The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a 2.1-kilometre length of star-embedded sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard stretching from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue, located in downtown Los Angeles, California. The monumental landscape dedicated to the achievements of entertainers is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the country and sees more than 20 million visitors on a yearly basis.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame honours actors, musicians, directors, producers, performers, fictional characters, and other entertainment-related accolades with over 2,500 decorated five point stars bearing recipients’ names inset in intervals along the sidewalks. Guided tours are a popular way for tourists to experience the area. In addition, historic sights, local theatres, restaurants, and museums are plentiful. Some visitors are happily awarded sightings of real-life Hollywood stars strolling down the streets.
Public transportation around the Hollywood Walk of Fame is highlighted by a subway train with Hollywood and Vine being the nearest station. There are also many bus routes that run routes across Hollywood Boulevard. The entire length of the destination can be walked on foot.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is kept by the Hollywood Historic Trust. The design scheme was outlined in 1956 and construction began in 1958, with the first star placement heralded in 1960.