The drive through, in, and around Hollywood and Santa Monica was chock full of all the famous streets you hear about: Sunset, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Wilshire, Crenshaw, etc.
We cruised a bit on our way to the Santa Monica pier and once there, walked the typical gambit of artists and performers. Though a bit chilly, the sun was out and the beach front was nice.
The 3rd street promenade had a bit more to offer. The street musicians were a clear cut above the pier folk. We stopped in one of four Starbucks along the way and meandered in and out of a few stores on the way back to the car.