Fun Things To Do With Teens On Hollywood Boulevard

LA Trip Loews Hollywood Pool

Day 3 of our LA Trip was the perfect balance of relaxing and fun. We slept in late after an extremely long Day 2. Then decided to hang out at our hotel pool before hitting the local attractions on Hollywood Boulevard. Not only did I choose the Loews Hollywood because of it’s convenient location (see my Day 1 Recap), but also because the pool is absolutely beautiful. The back drop is gorgeous for photos. And on the other side there’s a distant, yet extremely clear view of the Hollywood sign. It was a good enough view to satisfy Esean’s curiosity about it since we didn’t make it to the Griffith Observatory as planned.

LA Trip Lunch at Pokinometry

After the pool we got ready for the day and headed to the Hollywood & Highland Center. It’s a shopping and dining complex that’s pretty much connected to the hotel. I ate at Pokinometry the last time I was in LA and decided to take Esean to try it since he loves sushi. Let’s just say he’s now in love with Poke Bowls.

Pokinometry Poke Bowl

Esean had a large bowl with his choice of toppings. I had a medium bowl with brown rice,all of the base toppings, yellowtail, octopus, scallops, all of the toppings, spicy mayo and eel sauce. Yes, it was as good as it looks!

Street Churros Hollywood & Highland Center

We got churros for dessert from Street Churros, which is also in the complex. They were so fresh and good that we had to get another fix on our last day before we left.

LA Trip Hollywood Museum

Now it was time to start our Hollywood Boulevard adventure. First up was the Hollywood Museum. It’s technically on Highland. But right off of the boulevard. The museum provided us with complimentary tickets and we were excited to see the treasures inside.

LA Trip Hollywood Museum Batman Exhibit

Located in the historic Max Factor building, the Hollywood Museum is the official museum of Hollywood and has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. As suggested by the museum hostess we started on the top floor and worked our way to the bottom. We loved the Batman Exhibit with all of the old Batman costumes. There were also comics and other memorabilia.

LA Trip Hollywood Museum Monsters

We really got a kick out of the Monsters, Mummies and Mayhem Exhibit down in the dungeon. It featured all of the boogeymen from my childhood including Jason, Freddy and Michael Meyers. There was also a creepy Silence of the Lambs Exhibit. Along with some modern day creepers like the vampires from True Blood.

LA Trip Hollywood Museum Sci-Fi Exhibit

The Sci Fi Exhibit was pretty cool as well and featured memorabilia from sci-fi thrillers. Like this Planet of the Apes spaceship.  Along with costumes from the original and modern day movies, Star Wars, Star Trek  and more.

LA Trip Hollywood Museum Max Factor Makeup Case

I really enjoyed all of the Max Factor Memorabilia on the main, glamour themed floor. This is a peek inside of his personal makeup case. The museum itself including the glamour exhibits was heavily centered around Marilyn Monroe and other actresses from the Hollywood Golden Era. It would have been nice to see representation for famed black actresses of the era, such as Dorothy Dandridge. At least Eartha Kitt was featured in the Batman display for her role as Cat Woman. Overall we still enjoyed the museum though.

Hollywood Boulevard With Teens TCL Chinese Theatre

Next we headed to Forever 21 on Hollywood Boulevard to find Esean some sunglasses. We browsed around the store for a bit and ended up buying a few things. We also picked him up a new pair of low top Vans for Summer. After dropping the goodies off at the hotel, we headed back to Hollywood Boulevard to visit more attractions. Starting with the TCL Chinese Theater.

LA Trip TCL Chinese Theatre

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We enjoyed browsing the hand & footprints, and inscriptions. Next we headed to Madame Tussauds.

Hollywood Boulevard With Teens Madame Tussauds

Esean was pretty hyped about visiting Madame Tussauds Hollywood as we had a blast at the NYC location some years back. So I was grateful to receive complimentary tickets for our visit.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Kobe Bryant

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Snoop Dog

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Will Smith

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Beyonce

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Rocky

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Scissorhands

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Bruce Lee

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wolverine

Can you tell how much fun we had?! Lol. Madame Tussauds was definitely the highlight of the day.

Hollywood Boulevard with Teens Walk of Fame

Next we strolled along the Hollywood Walk of Fame to look for whatever stars we could find for black people. I’m always rooting for everybody black lol.

LA Trip Hollywood Walk of Fame

It’s super hard to get photo opps with the stars because of the foot traffic, but we managed a few.

Hollywood Boulevard Dinner California Pizza Kitchen

At this point we were famished and exhausted. So we headed back to the Hollywood & Highland Complex to grab some pizzas from California Pizza Kitchen to take back to the hotel. Esean had the Jerk Chicken Pie, while I went with the Shrimp Scampi Pie. Both were sooooooo good. We ate pizza and watched TV until we fell out. Day 4 was a nice adventure so stay tuned for that recap next, and make sure you check out Day 1 and Day 2 for more ideas on things to do when visiting LA. Including the Guinness World Records Museum which is also on Hollywood Boulevard

Complimentary accommodations were provided for some attractions and/or locations. However, all opinions are my own. See my Disclosure page for additional information.
Erica

When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.

6 Comments

  1. Erica Cooper
    07.20.2018 / 1:12 pm

    I can’t believe how much he has grown!!!!!!!! (longtime reader)

    • Erica
      Author
      07.20.2018 / 3:42 pm

      Yes, I have a man child now lol. Thanks for the continued support!

  2. Nyree
    07.20.2018 / 4:03 pm

    You’re such a great Mom—-I’m taking my boys to LA next month, we miss California since we moved back to the Chi. I might book the same hotel, you are your son are Twins.

    • Erica
      Author
      07.20.2018 / 4:28 pm

      Awww thank you so much. I highly recommend Loews Hollywood. The area is super convenient. It was clean, cozy and the food was good. You guys have a safe and fun trip. You’re a great Mom as well!xo

  3. jessica
    07.22.2018 / 11:39 pm

    I enjoyed reading this LA series. I don’t have kids but I definitely took notes as the city is on my list of places to go this year. Thanks for sharing!

    • Erica
      Author
      07.22.2018 / 11:52 pm

      You’re very welcome. Trust me, you’re going to have an amazing time! xo

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