Sunset Boulevard street sign with palm trees in the background.
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Sunset Boulevard

Updated by Dianne Titos on March 14 2024

Iconic Strip of Culture and Entertainment in Los Angeles.

Address: Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

View of Chateau Marmont on sunset boulevard, LA
Sunset Boulevard is home to the famous Chateau Marmont.

💲 Free to explore

👩‍🦽 Mostly wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Dining options

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find Sunset Boulevard?

Sunset Boulevard stretches from the Eastside of Los Angeles to the glamorous beaches of Malibu.

It is one of L.A.'s most famous streets, traversing neighborhoods and districts such as Echo Park, Silver Lake, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.

It is easily accessible by car, bus, or on foot, offering a diverse array of sights and experiences along its route.

Why should I visit Sunset Boulevard?

Sunset Boulevard is a microcosm of Los Angeles culture, offering everything from historic music venues and studios to trendy boutiques, cafes, and bars.

It's home to the Sunset Strip, renowned for its nightlife, billboards, and connection to the entertainment industry.

Whether you're interested in the history of rock 'n' roll, film, dining, or simply people-watching,

Sunset Boulevard provides a vibrant slice of Southern California life.

What are the opening hours at Sunset Boulevard?

General opening hours

Monday - Open 24 hours

Tuesday - Open 24 hours

Wednesday - Open 24 hours

Thursday -Open 24 hours

Friday -Open 24 hours

Saturday - Open 24 hours

Sunday -Open 24 hours

As a public street you can access Sunset Boulevard anytime of the day.

Closures and holidays

For more information about what you can find here and up-to-date information, visit the official website.

If you have a specific place you are looking to visit then check the individual business hours.

Hollywood Walk of Fame, without any people. Neon lights in the background
Check out the stars at the Walk of Fame while in the area.

Where should I park when visiting Sunset Boulevard?

Parking options include metered parking along Sunset Boulevard, paid parking lots, and limited free street parking.

However, make sure to read any road and parking restrictions carefully.

Is Sunset Boulevard accessible by public transportation?

Sunset Boulevard is served by several bus lines, making it accessible from virtually anywhere in Los Angeles.

When is the best time to visit Sunset Boulevard?

The best time to visit really depends on your interests!

Daytime offers shopping, dining, and sightseeing opportunities, while evenings showcase the lively nightlife, especially on the Sunset Strip - especially at the weekend.

What are the best things to see near Sunset Boulevard?

There are plenty of great places close to Sunset Boulevard to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • The Sunset Strip - Famous for its nightlife, historic music venues, and iconic billboards.
  • Chateau Marmont - A historic hotel known for its celebrity patrons and Hollywood lore.
  • Griffith Park and Observatory - Offering stunning views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign, a short drive from Sunset Boulevard.
  • The Hollywood Walk of Fame - Celebrating the stars of the entertainment industry, south of Sunset Boulevard.
Hiking trail in Griffith Park with LA in the background on a clear day
Take in the views from a height with a visit to Griffith Park while you are local.
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Common questions about Sunset Boulevard

A nod to Sunset Boulevard is throughout film, music, and literature, revealing both the dreams and the harsh realities of Hollywood. As well as many famous attractions and sites, here is what else you can expect.

Is Sunset Boulevard accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, the sidewalks along Sunset Boulevard are accessible to those with lower mobility.

Is Sunset Boulevard free to enter?

✔️ Yes, exploring Sunset Boulevard is free.

Is Sunset Boulevard pet-friendly?

✔️ Yes, many areas of Sunset Boulevard are pet-friendly, especially outdoor dining areas.

Is Sunset Boulevard child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Sunset Boulevard offers attractions for all ages.

Is Sunset Boulevard a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, Sunset Boulevard can be enjoyed year-round, offering different experiences with the changing seasons.

Are refreshments available at Sunset Boulevard?

✔️ Yes, Sunset Boulevard is lined with a wide variety of dining options.

Are there restrooms at Sunset Boulevard?

✔️ Public restrooms are available in various businesses along Sunset Boulevard.

What else is useful to know before I visit Sunset Boulevard

Wear comfortable walking shoes, and be prepared for varying weather conditions, bringing a hat and plenty of water in the warmer months.

View of sign showing crossroads of Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard
A visit to famous Sunset Boulevard needs little introduction.

Where to stay near Sunset Boulevard

There are plenty of great hotel options in Los Angeles to head back to after exploring Sunset Boulevard. Here are our favorites

  • Hotel Per La, Autograph Collection - Centrally located, this plush hotel is an exceptional stay, while their dedicated team delivers first-class service.

  • citizenM Los Angeles Downtown - This trendy hotel serves as a convenient gateway to the Broadway Theater District and Little Tokyo, and many other great LA top attractions.

  • Ambrose Hotel - At Ambrose Hotel and you can expect stylish accommodation, fit for all the family, in the heart of Santa Monica.