From a bird's eye view you can see the never-ending coastline, which gently caresses the Pacific Ocean. Los Angeles - the City of Angels in Spanish. Made famous by movie stars, and home to the iconic Hollywood sign, is a cultural landmark of the US. The best way of exploring the chessboard-like streets is in a hire car from TUI Cars.
The most famous neighbourhood in the world - Beverly Hills - is located in the north of the city. After equipping yourself with a road map, you can navigate your hire car between villas and palm trees to go celebrity hunting. On TUICars.com you can quickly find an economic hire car for roaming Los Angeles. Countless highlights such as Venice Beach, Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive - the world's premier and most expensive shopping street - are just waiting to be explored.
To escape the hustle and bustle of the city, a trip to the Joshua Tree National Park in Palm Springs is a great option. Whether you want to pick up your hire car from a car rental station in the city or at the airport, it is easy to book the hire car of your choice from one of our many car rental partners.
Hollywood and the Walk of Fame
The legendary Walk of Fame is known the world over and is made up of over 2,600 stars embedded in the pavement from Sunset to Yucca Boulevard.
Actors and musicians such as Marilyn Monroe, George Clooney, James Dean, John Lennon and Michael Jackson have pressed their hands and feet into the cement here. The Walk of Fame was initiated by the Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood. The first person to have their name immortalised in a Walk of Fame star was US American actor Joanne Woodward in 1960. Celebrities in the categories of film, television, radio, music and theatre are immortalised in the Walk of Fame. A select committee decides on the merits of nominees who must have a minimum of five years' experience in the category for which they are nominated and a history of "charitable contributions".
The Walk of Fame’s five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks and along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street have become a major destination, attracting more than 10 million visitors annually. Adjacent to the section with the "hottest" stars is the Dolby Theatre (formerly Kodak Theatre), the venue of the legendary Oscar ceremony.