Los Angeles is the land of stars, and if you plan your itinerary correctly, you just might spot one.
Sure, you might run into a celebrity while shopping at a HomeGoods store in Burbank or a Whole Foods in Silverlake, but your likelihood increases if you visit some of the hotspots listed below.
TCL Chinese Theater
Movie premieres are a surefire way to spot one of your favorite celebrities. “Since 1927, the TCL Chinese Theater has hosted the most important movie premieres and special events on the red carpet. This is where Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars come to watch their movies! Plan your visit around a premiere and watch some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities walk the red carpet.
The restaurant serves American and vegan fare and has been a celebrity favorite since it opened in 2011. Big names like Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Paris Hilton, George Clooney, and former President Bill Clinton have dined there. According to Celeb Map, Madonna gobbled down the vegan spaghetti bolognese and mushroom truffle pizza.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Adam Sandler, RuPaul and Zac Efron are just a few of the guests Jimmy Kimmel has had on his show. You can see it in person by signing up for free tickets here. Pro Tip: Look your best because you can be seen on TV and sometimes audience participation is necessary.
The seaside Japanese restaurant is a hotspot for influencers and celebrities. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are some of the famous faces you can spot here.
The outdoor mall and famous Farmer’s Market are celebrity favourites. Stars like Zachary Levi and Audrina Patridge of “The Hills” use the venue’s Barnes & Noble for signings. “Pretty Little Liars” alum Shay Mitchell recently stopped by to check out her pop-up shop Beis Motel.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
For over a century, this hotel has been a staple in the town of Tinsel for Hollywood stars and world leaders. Former President Obama has stayed here several times. The late Elizabeth Taylor is said to have spent six of her eight honeymoons here. Head to the hotel’s famous Polo Lounge and you might spot Nicole Kidman or Nicolas Cage.
If you’d rather have someone else take the reins of your celebrity journey, look no further than TMZ. The celebrity gossip entity has its own tour bus that takes tourists through Beverly Hills, the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood and Hollywood. People have spotted big names like Rihanna, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John Legend and Dave Chapelle along the route.
Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and Jennifer Aniston have been spotted at this restaurant at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood. The site hosted the elite Vanity Fair Oscar party for five years.
Home of the Oscars, selected fans can purchase tickets to watch some of Hollywood’s biggest names walk the red carpet from the nearby bleachers ahead of the awards show. The theater also hosts various musicals, plays, comedy shows and concerts throughout the year.
The West Hollywood restaurant is an A-list original. If you grab a bite to eat at the rose-filled restaurant, you might spot Elton John, Victoria Beckham, John Travolta or Paris Hilton!
Runyon Canyon Park
If you’re a multi-tasker and want to get some fresh air while spotting celebrities, you might be in luck at Runyon Canyon Park. LaLa Anthony, rapper The Game, Karlie Kloss and Ellie Goulding are among the celebrities who have walked here.
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