Southern California is infamous for its intricate network of freeways and driving in and around Hollywood will mean navigating your way through them. You can generally reach your destinations on the many of the freeways in the Los Angeles area that form concentric rings around Downtown LA. However, finding surface streets can be a better alternative to the congestion typically encountered on the freeways. For example taking Santa Monica Boulevard in either direction to destinations in Beverly Hills, Hollywood or West Hollywood can often be a better option.
Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard are the main east-west streets running through central Hollywood. The main north-south streets are La Brea Avenue, Cahuenga Boulevard, Vine Street and Gower Street. When driving the side streets of Hollywood be careful that they are often quite narrow due to curb parked cars. If looking for a space yourself, you can make use of pay parking lots. Many offer discounts or a free hour if you get your parking stub validated by a shop or restaurant that you have visited.