There are no two ways about it; Hollywood is one of the weirdest places in the country. At the center of it, the glitz and glamor of the Hollywood Boulevard, Chateau Marmont, and Chinese Theater spark legends by merely existing. Hollywood is an offbeat and wonderful town. Where else on earth could you hike to an observatory and then see a movie in a cemetery the same day? It’s a city wherein the strange is possible, and the banal is frowned upon. Simply put, there are many things to do in Hollywood that might never have crossed your mind.


01Catch a Matinée Movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

It's only right to cover the cemetery-cum-outdoor-movie experience before anything else. Launched in the early 2000s, Cinespia hosts screenings of classic films throughout Hollywood history at open-air locations around the city. Its most popular is, by far, those held at Hollywood Cemetery Forever. Now looked upon as the best movie theater in Los Angeles, Hollywood Forever is also the resting place of some of our most beloved stars including Cecil B. DeMille and the legendary Valentino. If you do nothing else in Hollywood, make sure you at least catch one of these shows.

Tomb of actors Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Jr., at Hollywood Forever Cemetery