8 Best Tours To Experience In Los Angeles - Updated 2021

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Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States. Nicknamed the City of Angels, it is well known for glitz, glamor, and great weather. It is also home to Hollywood stars, film studios and fun attractions. You will never be bored on a trip to Los Angeles. Here is a list of the 8 best tours to experience while you’re there.

1. The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour (from USD 162.0)

Posted by Bikes and Hikes LA on Thursday, 20 April 2017

For the exercise enthusiasts, a bike tour is the perfect way to explore Los Angeles. This 6 hour tour will have you riding by prestigious neighborhoods, homes of celebrities, and famous beaches. If you love the beach too much to just pass it, don’t worry, you will stop at Venice Beach for lunch and a special 30 minute tour of Greystone Mansion.

The Ultimate Los Angeles Bike Tour

Duration: 6 hours

10 reviews

2. Hollywood Hills Hiking Tour (from 52 USD)

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Posted by Bikes and Hikes LA on Thursday, 25 February 2016

Have you ever wanted to feel like you were on top of the world? You can cross it off your bucket list on this 2.5 hour hiking tour through the Hollywood Hills. You will begin at Greek Theatre in Griffith Park and head up Mt. Hollywood trail. The end of the hiking tour brings you to Griffith Park Observatory, where you can see a stunning sunset before heading back down the mountain.

Hollywood Hills Hiking Tour

Price: from 52 USD


3. Catalina Island Day Trip (from USD 138.0)

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Get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city on this day trip to Catalina Island. Take a ferry from Los Angeles or Anaheim and arrive in Avalon, the largest city on the island. The first activity during the guided tour is a 50 minute, nonstop ride through Catalina Island. As you ride, listen to the history of the island or bask in the beauty of the landscape. The excursion allows you to explore underwater sea life without getting wet.

Board a climate controlled submarine for this 45 minute adventure that boasts spectacular views. The third tour activity is definitely for thrill seekers. Feel the ocean breeze as you jet through the water on a Ribcraft boat for 1 hour. Lastly, take a 2 hour zipline journey from the hills of Avalon all the way to Descanso Beach. After a long day, you will then take the ferry back to Long Beach where you will be transported to your hotel.

Catalina Island from Anaheim with Upgrades

Duration: 12 hours

10 reviews

4. Palm Springs and Outlet Shopping Day

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Posted by Desert Hills Premium Outlets on Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Tour Palm Springs on a fabulous 12 hour day trip. You’ll meet your tour guide at Los Angeles Farmers Market or the Four Points by Sheraton to board the air-conditioned coaches that will bring you to Palm Springs. Once you’ve arrived, a guided tour will lead you to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway where you can take in the fantastic views of the desert landscape on your way up. After the tram ride, take a walk on the wild side at the Living Desert Zoo, peek into the lifestyles of the rich and famous at El Paseo, and eat lunch amongst the locals. You’ll finish the tour with a visit to Desert Hills Premium Outlets before heading back to the Los Angeles area.

From Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Outlet Shopping Day Trip

Duration: 11 to 13 hours

10 reviews

5. Celebrity Homes Sightseeing Tour (from USD 49.0)

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Do you ever wonder where your favorite celebrities live? You can see their mansions up close on this small group celebrity homes sightseeing tour. After snapping some pictures, head to the Hollywood Bowl Outlook to catch a breathtaking view of downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles: Celebrity Homes 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 2 hour

95 reviews

6. Hop-on, Hop-off Double Decker Tour (from USD 49.0)

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Hop on hop off bus tour through Down Town Los Angeles 🙈 @discoverla #LAstory

Posted by Sjana Elise on Saturday, 30 January 2016

What better way to explore Los Angeles than on the top of an open-air double decker bus? Ride in style while you experience famous areas such as Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, and Venice Beach. Pick up your 24, 48, or 72 hour pass and choose the bus route you would like to go on. You can also mix and match all 7 routes for a more flexible sightseeing excursion. The tour starts at the Chinese Theater. After that, you are free to hop off and hop on at whichever bus stops you please.

Los Angeles Sightseeing Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Ticket

Duration: 1 day

667 reviews

7. Los Angeles Dinner Cruise (from USD 139.0)

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Spend an evening on the water at this 3 hour dinner cruise. Enjoy a romantic night with your loved one as you sip wine and partake in a lovely 4-course dinner. The fun doesn’t stop after dinner. When you are finished, head to the dance floor for some tunes from a live band or DJ.

The cruise has boarding locations at Marina del Rey and Newport Beach. Be sure to double check your boarding location selection, as you may not change it after booking is completed. Also, If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, notify the staff by writing in the “special requirements” field before completing your booking.

Los Angeles Dinner Cruise from Marina del Rey

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

8. Farmers Market Food Walking Tour (from USD 68.0)

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This tour of the Los Angeles Farmers Market is the perfect experience for a foodie at heart. Explore and taste the delicious foods from this historic landmark that was opened in 1934. Starting at 9:30 am, your tour guide will lead you through the market while you taste samples and speak with the owners of the many food stalls and businesses. The best part of this tour is that families can enjoy it together. Children under 5 years of age join the tour free of charge.

Los Angeles Farmers Market Small-Group Food Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

Make memories on your Los Angeles trip

Whether you’re out chasing celebrities or ziplining through beautiful terrain, Los Angeles is one of the best cities to make lasting memories. A trip to Los Angeles can be fun and convenient for solo travelers, couples, as well as families. Use this list as a guide to plan engaging activities that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

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