Walk the Walk of Fame
With the closing of L.A.’s beloved parks and hiking trails, including Hollywood’s Runyon Canyon and Griffith Park, it’s getting more challenging to find ways to get out and active safely under the “Safer at Home” order. But the current climate also creates a unique opportunity for Hollywood locals to do something they may have never done before…walk the entire Walk of Fame!
The Walk of Fame runs 1.3 miles east to west on Hollywood Boulevard from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue, plus a short segment of Marshfield Way that runs diagonally between Hollywood and La Brea; and 0.4 miles north to south on Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard. That’s 3.4 miles total if you do the whole loop. It’s great exercise, and a perfect time to see the 2,690 embedded in the terrazzo. The area is clearer than ever before and it’s realistic to keep the 6 feet of distance required between others.
In addition to jogging or walking for exercise, it can be fun to look for your favorite stars. Stars are awarded in five categories: Live Theater (denoted by the twin comedy/tragedy masks), Motion Pictures (denoted by a camera), Radio (denoted by a microphone), Recording (denoted by a record), and Television (denoted by a TV set) and it is possible to get recognized in more than one category, so some celebrities have more than one star. Gene Autry has a star in each category! Bonus points if you can find all five!
Rest assured that while you’re out and about, there are plenty of essential Hollywood businesses open for takeout should you need to grab a coffee or a bite to go. For the full directory, click here!