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Things to do in Los Angeles - Top 12 - and 5 to Avoid

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#3. Sunset Boulevard
Things to do in Los Angeles - Top 12 - and 5 to Avoid

Sunset Boulevard at Night

©2008 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.

Sunset Boulevard runs from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean, through some of Los Angeles' most exclusive neighborhoods. Its most famous stretch is probably the Sunset Strip, a section whose sexy curves make it a visual icon, lined with nightclubs and emblematic billboards.

During the day, this area is mostly quiet except for folks shopping, dining and wanting to be seen at Sunset Plaza. At night, it's illuminated by neon lights, an easy place to club-hop without driving around, and the sidewalks are full of party-goers.

The Sunset Strip runs through West Hollywood between Crescent Heights and Doheny Drive, on the north side of the Los Angeles Metro area. It's northwest of downtown and northeast of Beverly Hills.

Pros and Cons

Sunset Strip is an iconic spot, with clubs whose names you'll easily recognize, but if you don't enjoy the kind of nightlife it offers, you won't find much to do. Parking can be almost impossible in the evenings.

More About Sunset Boulevard

If you need more information, check the Complete Guide to Sunset Strip. It will tell you about hours, how to get tickets, admission discounts, how to get there and the best time to go.

Take a photo tour of Sunset Boulevard to see what it's like.

See where it is on a map. It's the pink-colored balloon.

Don't Take Our Word For It

See how others rate Sunset Boulevard - from Yuck! to Awesome! For your reference, everyone's taste is different and our readers are a fussy bunch, with the best-rated attractions in the LA area getting a little less than 60% Awesome votes.
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