The Sunset Boulevard stretches from downtown LA all the way to the Pacific Coast Highway, passing en route such popular tourist sites as Hollywood, UCLA, and Beverley Hills, among others. Of these, the Sunset Strip is both the heartland of the LA nightlife, and an emblematic symbol of Hollywood's celebrity culture. The Sunset Boulevard, lined on both sides with towering palm trees and clad in legions of billboards, is a scene filmed in numerous movies and TV shows. The Boulevard is truly at its most splendid at sunset, when the road takes on a dreamlike quality steeped in golden rays emitted by the setting sun and all is tinged with orange by car lights in an illusory haze. A stroll all the way to the beach unveils even more mesmerizing views.