Following Silver Screen Legends Along Unforgettable Sunset Boulevard

L.A.’s most iconic stretch ranges from glamour to grunge, from Downtown to Malibu.

The appropriately sun-drenched roadway known as Sunset Boulevard has enough movie-lore and celebrity legends to fill a thousand film reels. L.A.’s boulevard of broken dreams encompasses everything from tacky strip clubs to historic movie studios, a route that captures the heart and soul of L.A. as it stretches from Downtown to Hollywood, twisting west through Beverly Hills and Bel Air, and ending at the beaches near Malibu.

Perhaps the route’s most iconic stretch is Sunset Strip , the nearly 2-mile section in West Hollywood. For decades, the Strip has ranked as one of the best places to tap into the West Coast music scene. Here you can catch jazz and rock legends and up-and-coming stars at venues like the House of Blues Sunset Strip, The Roxy, Viper Room, and Whisky a Go-Go.

Other standout sites along Sunset Boulevard include the Guitar Center's Hollywood RockWalk , rock’s version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with music legends ranging from AC/DC to ZZ Top leaving handprints in the sidewalk cement. The legendary Chateau Marmont known for luxurious bungalows hiding countless Hollywood secrets, is another famous location worth visiting—have a drink at Bar Marmont and see who turns up.