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Hollywood can stake a claim to being the most iconic corner of LA: the giant letters on the hills; the historic movie theaters; and the star-studded Walk of Fame. It’s an essential stop on any trip to LA, a city that’s best explored by car. Rent one through Orbitz to navigate the famous streets of Hollywood.
If you’ve never rented a car in Hollywood, you probably have questions. We’ve answered them below.
The state of California allows car rental companies to set their own age limits for renting a car. Most allow drivers aged 21 and upward to rent a car, although many add surcharges for drivers below 25.
There are car rental outlets spread throughout the neighborhood, with a few in the east of downtown and others on the outskirts of the area, along Santa Monica Boulevard.
Companies rarely ask for advance deposits or cancellation fees, so there are no drawbacks to booking your rental car in advance. Hollywood gets busy in peak season, so use Orbitz to secure the car of your ideal size and price before heading here.
A quick search on Orbitz will show you that you can take your pick of several major car rental brands in the popular destination of Hollywood. That means you can choose from companies such as Midway, Sixt, Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Budget and more.
Just bring your driving license and your credit card, which is used for blocking out a security deposit, and the car is yours.
Your rental car gives you access to all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, as well as the famous sights associated with the region. Here are three of the most iconic spots.
The center of Hollywood is packed with cinematic delights. Once you’ve parked your rental car, wander down Hollywood Boulevard, with the names of stars beneath your feet as you go. The Dolby Theatre hosts the Oscars, while its neighbor the Chinese Theatre is where you might find the latest movie premiere.
The home of the Hollywood sign sits just to the north of the neighborhood. The vast parkland is a fun spot to hike – paths will lead you to the famous Griffith Observatory, an outdoor amphitheater, and vintage train rides. The park is also the home of the Los Angeles Zoo, which hosts over 250 animal species.
You don’t need to join one of the celebrity-spotting tours to explore the famous neighborhood of luxurious mansions and cinematic sights. Drive around the tree-lined roads off Santa Monica Boulevard to glimpse into the lives of the incredibly rich and famous. Mingle with other sightseers in the grounds of the Greystone Mansion, the walkways in Beverly Gardens Park, and the shops of Rodeo Drive.