Los Angeles is the largest city located on the Pacific coast in the southern part of California. The city is best suited for outdoor sports and recreation such as surfing, hiking, golf, and many more due to the warm, sunny, year-round climate. It’s the center of the nation’s film and television industry and most notably, renowned as the home of Hollywood. LA is also a strategic point for international business, fashion, design, and cultural heritage. The beehive of activities in the business districts and freeways contrast to the quiet streets and peaceful neighborhoods. It has some of the beautiful beaches, mountains and desert landscapes that portray a charming geographical architecture. It brings together people from different cultures and traditions. To fully experience Los Angeles, try out one of the Viator tours on the list below.
This is a tour where you can hop-on and hop-off at any point of your choice, hence the convenience of not having to sit the whole tour in the bus. Transport is by a well-designed double-decker bus with an open top that offers a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding iconic landmarks. The bus makes at least 50 stops at different locations in the city for people to get on and off at their pleasure. Get to see Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and even Downtown LA as the bus is scheduled to make stops at those places. If you need to board a bus, head to Grauman’s Chinese Theater which operates as a hub for both the Red Route and Blue Route buses.
Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Explore the beautiful sights of Hollywood and celebrity homes on this fabulous two-hour tour on an open Mercedes minibus with an onboard guide with a vast knowledge of the attractions along the tour. As you pass by, you’ll get to see where the stars live, shop, and party. Even more, you’ll have an opportunity to have a glimpse of mansions of today’s trending celebrities and legends of yesterday. There are many famous places to see like Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills, even Sunset strip. For memories of your time in Hollywood, you can take photos of the Hollywood sign, Dolby Theater, Chinese Theater, Walk of Fame and many others. See famous film locations and studios.
Hollywood and Celebrity Homes Tour by Bus
Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
Before commencing this breathtaking adventure, you’re required to acquire your boarding pass. Once people have boarded the double-decker catamaran with bow seating, it only takes a fast 15 minutes to cruise from the famous Balboa Boardwalk before entering the marine sanctuary where whale and dolphin exploration starts. Sometimes whales and/or dolphins may be spotted immediately or it may take a while to locate them depending on the mammals. You’ll receive informative insights about the mammals and the marine habitats by the watching captain and onboard naturalist. The vast marine park outside Newport Bay offers scenic coastline attractions such as the Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. In case you need memories of the adventure, there’ll be photos and drone videos of the animals sighted, for purchase.
Newport Beach Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise
Duration: 2 hours
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This adventurous tour kicks off in front of LA City Tours, near the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Enjoy the magical experience of Hollywood as you pass through some memorable locations from hit movies. If you’re a bit curious about some celebrities, you can search for their hand-prints at the TCL Chinese Theater and search for their names on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Apart from that, you’ll also have the chance to see Dolby Theater, the new home of the Oscars, and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. For beautiful memories, go inside Griffith Park and have a selfie or picture taken in front of the famous Hollywood sign. Make sure to visit the charming sunny California coastline, especially the sandy Venice Beach. Make sure to visit Downtown, LA so that you get to see the Disney Concert Hall and Staples Center, home of the Lakers.
Los Angeles City Tour with Guide
Duration: 6 hours
For this is a five-hour exploration of the Warner Bros studio, transport is provided and knowledgeable tour guides who will offer any necessary help or answer any questions about the studio tour. See and learn about outdoor sets and soundstages where most famous film and TV shows such as The Big Bang Theory, Pretty Little Liars, Ellen, Gilmore Girls have all been filmed. The tour also offers exclusive access to original costumes, props, picture cars, and sets used from Batman to Friends. A visit to the archive featuring DC Universe is also included in the tour. The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts can be seen from the upper level of the Archive. Finally, visit Stage 48, where you can get a few pointers on film or TV show production. You can take photos of your memories.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Transportation
Duration: 3 hours
Los Angeles plays host to different cultures and incredible ethnic eats that this four-hour food adventure promises to treat your taste buds with. There is a well-informed guide who will always assist with signs and menus in foreign languages. Get to know about the “hidden gem” that’s the mix of late-night taco trucks, Korean barbecue joints, and strip mall Vietnamese are what distinguishes the ‘City of Angles’ from other ordinary cities. Learn about some of LA’s lesser-known culture as you pass through a mix of bakeries, restaurants, ethnic markets, and many more. Explore the lesser-known LA landmarks such as Thai spirit house, RFK’s assassination site, traditional homes and various styles of architecture and cultural hotspots.
Los Angeles: Ethnic Food, Drink and Culture Tour (Small Group)
Duration: 4 hours
Have you ever wondered about Hollywood and how it may look like? Then this trip offers the ultimate Hollywood movie experience. Universal Studios Hollywood hosts a myriad of adventures that everyone will love. With the help of a VIP guide, you get to visit the park’s most popular rides and attractions via special exclusive VIP entrances. Need to be thrilled with excitement on themed rides? Then the world-famous Studio tour will not disappoint you. At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you’ll get to explore the Hogwarts castle plus exhilarating rides and attractions that carry you into the world of magic and excitement. There are specialty shops and restaurants where you can catch a delicacy or a drink as you enjoy the Hollywood experience.
The VIP Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood
Duration: 1 day
Treat your taste buds to delicious meals that Hollywood’s neighborhood has to offer. There are five local eateries with some of the local delicacies in the neighborhood that are worth paying a visit. Whether you’re searching for tasty local foods or looking to explore a different side of the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown, This excursion has your needs sorted out. Your exploration starts at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, home to the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929. Along Melrose, there is a strip of interesting retail attractions and many gourmet cafés where the local celebs grab their power lunches. Then proceed to the famous Sunset Strip, a meeting place for rock and roll fanatics from all over the world.
Best of Hollywood Food and Sightseeing Walking and Van Tour
Duration: 4 hours
This is a four-hour wine tour that takes you through the heart of Beverly Hills into some of the most exclusive tasting points in town. Throughout this exploration, you’ll enjoy artisan snacks, taste several wines, learn about terroir, and learn about the history of each location. For gourmet pairings, there are gourmet dishes to enjoy, bistro pizzas, artisanal cheese, delicious chocolate and definitely the amazing wines from the local community. Apart from learning the delightful stories behind the Beverly Hills wine venues, you’ll also get to experience the culture, history, and beauty that Beverly Hills such an exciting wine tasting venue. Finally, don’t forget to visit the Secret Five-Star Garden where luxury and wine share a common theme of ultimate joy.
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate City Tour
Duration: 4 hours
A breathtaking 45-minute aerial tour that takes your experiences to new heights as you soar above historic Los Angeles landmarks like the Griffith Observatory, the Pacific coast, the Hollywood sign, and the Santa Monica Pier. During the flight, snacks and bottled water are provided to ensure that you don’t get any distractions from an empty stomach. For this tour, there are two scenic routes to choose from, DTLA to Santa Monica or Santa Monica to Malibu. You’ll get to view landmarks like Griffith Park, the LA River, Dodger stadium, and even the famous Santa Monica Pier. Via the other route, you get to view the beautiful Malibu Hills, many celebrity homes along the coastline, and sublime up-close views of Stone Canyon Reservoir, the Getty Center and many others.
Los Angeles Air Tour Experience
Exciting things to do in Los Angeles with Viator tours
Whether you’re visiting LA either for a short holiday or a long vacation, you will not be short of fun things to do during your visit.
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