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Things to do in Los Angeles County, California

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Los Angeles: Hollywood & Celebrity Homes Open-Air Bus Tour

1. Los Angeles: Hollywood & Celebrity Homes Open-Air Bus Tour

See Hollywood’s highlights for yourself on a guided sightseeing tour from the comfort of an open-top bus. Marvel at iconic locations such as the Hollywood Sign, where you can stop for a photo and admire the views of downtown LA. Make your way to the local partner’s office to begin your activity. Board the sightseeing bus, and away you’ll go on your tour of Hollywood.  Pass the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theatre, the Art Deco entertainment complex of the Dolby Theater, and the circular Capitol Records Building and other historic sights you’ve seen 1000 times on TV.  Next, head to the Hollywood and Vine district at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.  Cruise down Sunset Boulevard, passing famous bars and nightclubs like Whiskey A-Go-Go and the Viper Room. Admire the Chateau Marmont Hotel, where Tim Burton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and other legends have stayed. Then, drive past the upscale stores on Rodeo Drive as you head towards Beverly Hills. Take a photo of the Beverly Hills Sign and the Beverly Hills Hotel, plus see the homes of Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Elvis Presley, and many more. Be dropped off at your Hollywood, West Hollywood, or Beverly Hills hotel at the end of your activity. If you’re staying outside of these areas, you’ll be dropped back at the local partner’s office. 

Los Angeles: Celebrity Homes & Hollywood Open Air Bus Tour

2. Los Angeles: Celebrity Homes & Hollywood Open Air Bus Tour

Discover highlights like the Hollywood Sign, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mulholland Drive, and the Hollywood hills on this Los Angeles tour in an open-air bus. Enjoy interactive narration from your driver-guide and have some fantastic photo opportunities along the way.  Hop aboard the bus on Hollywood Boulevard and take a seat on this open-air bus that puts no barriers between you and your photos of world-famous sights. After the first part of your adventure, take a 15-minute stop at the Beverly Hills sign that allows you time for a bathroom breaks, window shopping, or some star gazing. Following the Beverly Hills stop, drive through Rodeo Drive, West Hollywood, and the classic Sunset Strip. Go by a selection of famous homes and celebrity hotspots. Keep your cameras at the ready, as you might spot a celebrity before returning to your starting point.

Los Angeles: Hollywood and Beverly Hills Guided Bus Tour

3. Los Angeles: Hollywood and Beverly Hills Guided Bus Tour

Enjoy a top-ranked tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Feel the movie-magic as you roll past the homes of Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, and Justin Bieber. Cruise thorugh the streets in an open-air tour bus. Capture pictures of sights like Rodeo Drive, the Walk of Fame, and the Hollywood sign. Receive star treatment as your bus picks you up on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Head into the mountains to get up close to the Hollywood Sign. Continue to Beverly Hills to catch a glimpse of mansions that belong to Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Elton John and the Playboy Mansion. Avoid missing anything with the onboard 32 inch TV that shows you inside the homes of the rich and famous. Roll down the ritzy Rodeo Drive and see fancy Rolls Royce and Lamborghini cars before heading over to the fabulous Sunset Strip. Ride past the hotels and clubs where the famous come to stay and play. Return to Hollywood and the famous Chinese Theatre that features the footprints of the stars.

Los Angeles: Celebrity Homes 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

4. Los Angeles: Celebrity Homes 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Climb aboard a 12-seater bus for an intimate, small group sightseeing tour of Hollywood’s celebrity homes. Meet your fellow travelers on Hollywood Boulevard, and set off to drive past some of the city’s most iconic attractions. Equipped with canopies to protect you from the elements, the tour bus will drive right up to the front gates of the rich and famous. Enjoy a 15 minute photo stop at the Hollywood Sign. Marvel at the views of Downtown LA, and the Pacific Ocean (on a clear day). Drive the storied streets of Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Hollywood, snapping landmarks and gorgeous mansions in many different styles as you go.

Los Angeles: The Flutter Experience

5. Los Angeles: The Flutter Experience

Get ready for an immersive sensory journey with projection mapping, painting, dancing, sound baths, and much more. Enjoy a guided adventure with a flutter specialist who will share the inside secrets and make your experience unforgettable Arrive at America's number one art experience, Flutter, and discover incredible contemporary artists. Watch as they transform rooms into spaces that inspire you to play, create, imagine, and explore. Discover an interactive experience that will uplift your soul and interact with art like never before. Support mental health and youth engagement issues with this experience, as Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, is partnered with flutter.

From Los Angeles: 7-Day Golden Experience Tour

6. From Los Angeles: 7-Day Golden Experience Tour

Day 1: LOS ANGELES – SANTA BARBARA – 17 MILE DRIVE – CARMEL Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops. Head north to the world-famous Route #1 where you'll get to see the spectacular California coastline up close (small vehicles will travel the southern portion of route 1 while full-size coaches will travel the 17-mile drive exclusively). Visit the town of Carmel and enjoy some free time to stroll in town before departing to reach your hotel at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Oakland Airport. Day 2: SAN FRANCISCO – BAY CRUISE – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – CHINATOWN Start your tour at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world-famous bay. See great views of both the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island on your way to Sausalito. Return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city’s famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union square, Chinatown, and Nob Hill. Stay overnight in Modesto. Day 3: MODESTO – YOSEMITE Summer Route: Head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome. After a beautiful day in the park, head to Stevenson Ranch and stay the night at the Comfort Inn and Suites Stevenson Ranch. Day 4: STEVENSON RANCH – LAS VEGAS Head east through the desert and Death Valley to arrive at the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. Stop for lunch at the outlet mall in Barstow and in the evening, take a tour of the strip to see some amazing hotels such as Caesar’s Palace, Luxor, Mirage, Paris, Venetian, Bellagio, New York New York, Treasure Island, and more. Stay overnight at the Harrah’s Hotel. Day 5: LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON – PAGE Start the day traveling through the desert and through the Navajo Indian reservation before you arrive at the south bank of the Grand Canyon. After lunch, continue along the canyon east stopping at some of the Indian market places to browse the handmade arts and crafts. Then, head to the Page and Lake Powell area for the evening where you will stay at the Quality Inn View of Lake Powell. Day 6: ANTELOPE CANYON – BRYCE CANYON Tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. Then head west to Bryce Canyon, home to the most amazing natural sculptures in the world. Experience the unique changing of the colors during the sunset from one of the vista points in the park (this may change due to changing sunset times). After the visit, head towards the town of Kanab, where you will stay overnight at the Days Inn Kanab. On certain departures, the tour will continue to Cedar City for the night. Day 7: ZION PARK – LAS VEGAS Head into Zion Park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that runs through the park. Arrive in Las Vegas and head towards Los Angeles for a late night.

Los Angeles: Getty Center Museum Guided Tour

7. Los Angeles: Getty Center Museum Guided Tour

Explore one of Los Angeles' top sights with an art historian on a guided tour. Visit the Getty Center Museum and discover facts and revelations about the architecture and J. Paul Getty in addition to the impressive art collection. See works by Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Bernini, Monet and van Gogh. Meet your guide at the Getty Museum Tram or in the Front Entrance to the Museum and prepare to journey through time. Before you start your tour, let your guide know if you want to focus on a specific art period or want an overview the highlights of every period of art. Stroll through the impressive art collection, from illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, and sculptures, to paintings from the Middle Ages to the late nineteenth century’s post-Impressionism.Meander through the museum's six buildings with your guide and enjoy the best panoramic view of Los Angeles. At each gallery, you will be amazed by "peek behind the canvas" from your guide. Learn how each artist impacted history and the future as you discover little-known facts about them. As you pass through the Renaissance paintings, learn why and how so many nudes are featured and how symbolism was used before the masses became literate. Visit the Dutch Masters and learn why they painted so many dead bugs, wilted flowers, and objects that were not from their country! After you see the highlights of the permanent collection, head to the Decorative Arts Pavilion. Marvel at historical items belonging to the French Kings and Marie Antoinette before finishing your tour.

Los Angeles: Best of LA Bus Tour

8. Los Angeles: Best of LA Bus Tour

Admire in LA's top attractions on a guided bus tour that is customized to your preferences. Take in Hollywood, Paramount Studios, and the Greek Theatre. Stop at the Santa Monica Pier and Beach, the Original Farmers Market, and the Griffith Observatory. Meet your guide on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Climb aboard the bus and head straight to Santa Monica. On the drive, listen to entertaining stories and take in Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Rodeo Drive.  See views of the affluent Bel-Air neighborhood and the Getty. Stop at Santa Monica Pier and Beach for an hour to explore the famous boardwalk, shop along the 3rd Street Promenade, and see why Southern California is famous for its beaches.  Head back to the bus to take in Culver City and Museum Row. Get insider tips on the best restaurants and museums. Have an hour lunch break at the Grove/the Original Famers Market which is known for some of LA's best dining and shopping.  Continue past Fairfax, Melrose, Paramount Studios, the Greek Theatre, and Griffith Park. Take in sweeping views of the Los Angeles Basin from the Griffith Observatory. Capture pictures of views of Downtown Los Angeles, the ocean, and the Hollywood sign.  As you head back to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to end your tour, see the Capitol Records Building and explore more of Hollywood Blvd.

Catalina: Zipline, Avalon & Undersea Tour w/ Transportation

9. Catalina: Zipline, Avalon & Undersea Tour w/ Transportation

Leave the hustle and bustle of the “mainland” and relax on Catalina Island. The city of Avalon is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of Los Angeles. Your visit to Avalon will be a day to remember. With its year-round Mediterranean climate, it’s the ideal place to spend the day. Avalon has a long history of catering to visitors and locals alike. There are beautiful hotels, trendy restaurants, amazing tours, soothing spas, and more. Avalon is the quintessential beach town, laid back, but full of places to eat, drink, shop and explore. Best of all, it's only about an hour's boat ride from the Long Beach Landing and the Los Angeles coastline. Spend your time on the island as you wish by exploring on your own or upgrade your day by adding on an additional activity. You can choose a 50-minute scenic driving tour of Avalon and see all your favorite spots. Or, if you're feeling more adventurous, join a 2-hour Zipline eco-tour and zipline 600 feet above Descanso Beach. There are 5 platforms to zipline from, where you'll get amazing views of the sea line below. Additionally, you can choose the Undersea Sub Expedition. You'll cruise 5-feet underwater in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin. You'll see a wide array of undersea dwellers from bright orange garibaldi, spotted calico bass, urchins, rockfish, and bat rays, just to name a few.

Los Angeles: The Getty Villa Guided Walking Tour

10. Los Angeles: The Getty Villa Guided Walking Tour

Travel to Italy without a plane ticket with this guided tour of The Getty Villa in Los Angeles. Explore this near replica of a luxurious Roman residence that was uncovered from the ash of Vesuvius in Herculaneum. Choose between a 1-hour and 2.5-hour tour. Meet your guide and begin your walk through time. Learn about ancient Greek and Roman art that spans Explore 4,000 years of ancient art, from the Stone Age to the final days of the Roman Empire. See items like a Roman-era mummy. Make your way to the second floor to uncover temporary exhibitions featuring works of art from museums around the world and Getty's own collections. Take stroll thorugh verdant gardens that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Admire its fountains and exquisite mosaics.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 928 reviews

Katie was the best tour guide. I really enjoyed her we had loads of fun. She even did a rendition of Happy Birthday for my sister Tanya birthday. You rock Katie. Also thanks for waiting for us.

Jeff was great. He kept us entertained and informed the whole time. I would recommend this tour.

Paul did a great job! He was knowledgeable and took his time with the tour. Thank you!

It was an interesting tour with a very knowledgeable driver/guide.

Great! Friendly informative driver. Highly recommended.