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Things to do in Downtown Los Angeles

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Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of LA Entry Ticket

1. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of LA Entry Ticket

With your day ticket, you’ll discover the past as you explore the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s world-class Dinosaur Hall with over 300 real fossils, 20 complete dinosaurs, and ancient sea creatures. The Museum also features the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how scientists work on fossils in the Dino Lab and watch as dinosaurs come to life in the Dinosaur Encounters show. Learn how Los Angeles came to be in the Becoming Los Angeles exhibit. Discover nature on a stroll through 3.5 acres of the Nature Gardens to find hidden secrets and the wildlife space attracts. Learn more about local plants and animals in the Nature Lab. Follow an epic evolutionary story that spans 65 million years. See 240 specimens in the Age of Mammals, including skeletons from mastodons to whales, and animal dioramas from North America and Africa and more. The Gem and Mineral Hall houses over 2,000 spectacular specimens, and in the vault, you can see diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and other exquisite gems.

Los Angeles: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

2. Los Angeles: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

The Los Angeles All-Inclusive Pass by Go City gets you into over 40 top attractions in the city for one low price. Enjoy great savings on admission compared to buying individual tickets and pay nothing at the gate. Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, Dolby Theatre, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and many more of the best things to do in L.A., Hollywood, and beyond. In addition, when you buy a 3-, 5- or 7-day pass, you also get a ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood. You can take up to 2 weeks from when you first use the pass to use the remaining calendar days on your pass. The free digital guide helps you decide what to do, where to go, how to get there and how to make reservations in advance when required. Simply show your pass straight from your phone (or printed) at the gate or ticket office to get in. Activities, attractions, and tours included with the Los Angeles All-Inclusive Pass: Theme Parks • Universal Studios Hollywood Ticket (3+ day passes only) • Knott's Berry Farm • Six Flags Magic Mountain • LEGOLAND California (choice between San Diego Zoo or LEGOLAND) • Knott's Soak City Water Park Outdoor Activities • Whale Watching in San Pedro or Long Beach • Catalina Flyer (Ferry to Catalina Island) • Harbor Breeze Whale Watching Tour - Long Beach • Perry's Beach Café and Rentals - Mountain Bike or Roller-Skates (All Day) • Hollywood Sign Tour • Celebrity Bike Tour by Bikes & Hikes LA (choice between self-guided or guided tour) • Whale Watch & Dolphin Tour - Beautiful Newport Beach • Harbor Cruise in Long Beach or San Pedro • Huntington Beach: 2-hr SUP board or kayak rental • Huntington Beach: Yoga on the beach Tours • Big Bus Los Angeles 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Tour • Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood • Big Bus Celebrity Lifestyle and Homes Tour • Dolby Theater Guided Tour • Starline Tours: Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour • Downtown LA Food and Culture Tour • Glass Bottom Boat Eco Tour • SoFi Stadium Tour Family-Friendly • Madame Tussauds Hollywood • Aquarium of the Pacific • TCL Chinese Theater - Tour or Movie and a drink (choice between TCL Chinese Theater or Hollywood Museum) • Santa Monica Pier Aquarium • Los Angeles Zoo • California Science Center IMAX Movie • San Diego Zoo (choice between San Diego Zoo or LEGOLAND) Museums and Entertainment • Hollywood Museum (choice between TCL Chinese Theater or Hollywood Museum) • GRAMMY Museum • Battleship IOWA Museum • Natural History Museum • Autry Museum of the American West • Museum of Latin American Art • Cabrillo Maritime Museum • Richard Nixon Library • South Coast Shop & Dine Package

Los Angeles: LA Grand Tour

3. Los Angeles: LA Grand Tour

Get a feel for the City of Angels with this full-day tour of some of its key sights. Experience a selection of its main attractions including ocean views and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. After departing from Sunset Boulevard, be driven first to Santa Monica Pier. Stop here for 1 hour to take a walk down the pier, see beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, and visit the 3rd Street Promenade. Next, drive to an outdoor farmer's market for a 1-hour lunch stop. Here you can enjoy some of the best food in LA, freshly prepared from local produce. Enjoy family-friendly activities and shop at the famous Grove in Beverly Hills. Then, head for the Griffith Observatory for views of the Hollywood Sign, space and science exhibits, and downtown LA. Finally, travel to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Check out Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Dolby Theater, and take a photo with your favorite celebrity's star.

Los Angeles: 2-Hour Hollywood Trail Horseback Riding Tour

4. Los Angeles: 2-Hour Hollywood Trail Horseback Riding Tour

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors on a 2-hour horseback riding tour with an expert guide. Ride through the top of Griffith Park with 360 views of all of Los Angeles. Meet your tour guide and group at Sunset Ranch conveniently located just minutes from Hollywood Blvd and the world-renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mingle with the beautiful horses and get ready to start on a tour that’s sure to provide you with memorable views of Los Angeles. Go at a leisurely pace with your group and tour guide through the 5,000-acre park in the heart of Los Angeles. Along the way, witness the beauty of this famous city as you gaze at the remarkable Hollywood sign, the magnificent Griffith Observatory, and panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles. Enjoy this relaxing horseback riding tour as you continue to navigate the Griffith Park hills. Leave with a suite of special memories, knowing you experienced LA in a unique way.

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.

Los Angeles: Big Bus Celebrity Homes & Lifestyle Tour

6. Los Angeles: Big Bus Celebrity Homes & Lifestyle Tour

Get a taste of the celebrity lifestyle as you pass iconic sites in and around Hollywood on this guided tour with photo stops. Visit hotspots and glimpse how the rich and famous live on this tour aboard a air-conditioned, retractable glass-topped Mercedes sprinter. Start your adventure in Hollywood and pass iconic landmarks such as Hollywood and Highlands and the Hollywood United Methodist Church, where "Sister Act" was filmed. Make your way to the Santa Monica mountains and legendary Hollywood Hills.  See where the likes of Halle Berry, Quentin Tarantino, Justin Timberlake, and Billy Idol all call home. Stop at an overlook above the Hollywood Bowl where you'll have a chance to snap pictures of downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign, and Griffith Observatory.  Make your way to Mulholland Drive for a photo stop at Universal Overlook. Snag an amazing photo of the San Fernando Valley and the Universal and Warner Brothers Studios. Continue on Mulholland Drive and see Laurel Canyon, home to many LA rock stars. Enter Beverly Hills and see the neighborhood of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Make your way onto Sunset Blvd and pass the Beverly Hills Hotel, one of the world’s best-known hotels.  Cruise along Rodeo Drive, an upscale shopping area which has been shown in numerous TV shows and movies such as "Pretty Woman," "Clueless," and "Beverly Hills Cop." Roll down Sunset Blvd and the famous Sunset Strip. Go back to Hollywood Blvd to catch a glimpse of the Roosevelt Hotel and stop for a quick photo at Yamishiro. On your way back to the meeting point, see the opulent Chinese Theatre and the Dolby Theatre.

Los Angeles: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2-7 Attractions

7. Los Angeles: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2-7 Attractions

Explore LA’s top attractions with the Los Angeles Explorer Pass and get up to 45% off compared to buying separate attraction tickets. Choose between 2, 3, 4, 5, or 7 activities from a list of over 30 attractions and tours. And with 60 days to use your pass, you'll have plenty of time to discover the City of Angels. You can go behind the scenes with a Warner Bros. Studios Hollywood tour, hop on and off a big bus tour around LA, take a selfie with your favorite celebrity at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, or go hiking in the Hollywood Hills. Your pass is fully digital. Simply print it at home or display it on your smartphone and show it at each attraction for free admission. You will also receive a digital guide to help plan your itinerary ahead. See the following list of attractions, tours, and activities you can enjoy with your pass (any activity indicated with an "R" means advanced registration is necessary): Popular Attractions • Big Bus LA 1-day Classic Ticket • Warner Bros. Studio Tour (R) • Madame Tussauds Hollywood • Big Bus Celebrity Lifestyle and Homes Tour • Hollywood Sign Tour (R) • TCL Chinese Theatre - Tour or Movie and a drink Tours and Cruises • Dolby Theatre Guided Tour - Home of the Academy Awards (R) • Celebrity Bike Tour (Guided or Self-Guided) by Bikes & Hikes LA (R) • Haunted Hollywood Walking Tour (R) • Downtown LA Food and Culture Tour (R) • Perry's Beach Café and Rentals - Mountain Bike or Roller-Skates (All Day) • Whale Watch (Long Beach) (R) • Whale Watch (San Pedro) (R) • Harbor Cruise (Long Beach) • Harbor Cruise (San Pedro) • SoFi Stadium Tour (R) • Night Star Tour (R) Museums and Landmarks • California Science Center IMAX Movie • Aquarium of the Pacific (R) • La Brea Tar Pits and Museum • Grammy Museum (R) • Battleship IOWA Museum • LA Zoo • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Leisure and Entertainment• Yoga on the Beach - Huntington Beach (R) • $30 Credit at Sixty Four & Hope Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go.

Los Angeles, Hollywood, & Beverly Hills Afternoon City Tour

8. Los Angeles, Hollywood, & Beverly Hills Afternoon City Tour

Start with an afternoon pickup from select hotels in Downtown Los Angeles, then travel with your small group through downtown Los Angeles. Get a look at art and culture venues such as the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Walt Disney Concert Hall—designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry. Stop at the Griffith Park Observatory and enjoy panoramic views of the city and the Hollywood Sign. Then pause in the center of Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd. There you will see Graumann's Chinese Theater with its celebrity handprints and footprints. You will also see the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and the Dolby theater, the permanent home of the Academy Awards. Next, cruise along the Sunset Strip and into Beverly Hills, where your guide will show you the Beverly Hills sign, as well as homes owned by movie stars and other famous folks. Then continue through Beverly Hills and through the trendy Mid Wilshire district and through Koreatown before arriving back in Downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles: Mulholland Trail Horseback Riding Tour

9. Los Angeles: Mulholland Trail Horseback Riding Tour

Ride up in the Hollywood Hills where you will get unforgettable views of the LA Basin and the Hollywood Sign. Embark on a relaxing horseback riding adventure through the spectacular hills of Griffith Park. Meet your tour guide and group at Sunset Ranch conveniently located just minutes from Hollywood Blvd and the world-renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mingle with the beautiful horses and get ready to start on a tour that’s sure to provide you with memorable views of Los Angeles. Along the way, witness the beauty of this famous city as you gaze at the remarkable Hollywood sign, the magnificent Griffith Observatory, and panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles. Enjoy this relaxing horseback riding tour as you continue to navigate the Griffith Park hills. Leave with a suite of special memories, knowing you experienced LA in a unique way.

Los Angeles: Downtown Food Tour

10. Los Angeles: Downtown Food Tour

Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Downtown LA on a food tour of Los Angeles! Your expert tour guide will lead you on a walking adventure through this extraordinary city, sharing stories of early settlers, Hollywood’s heyday, and the transformation of LA’s culture and food scene. On your food tour you will enjoy tastes from unique LA eateries, including the best bakeries, authentic ethnic eateries and renowned establishments creating a buzz in the foodie universe. Along the way your tour guide will introduce you to the city’s unique history, evolving food culture and fascinating architecture. At the end of your tour, with your newfound knowledge of LA’s best hidden gems, you’ll feel like a true "Angeleno"! Your flavorful food tour will visit: • The Pitchoun Bakery (an authentic French boulangerie in the heart of Downtown LA) • The Horse Thief BBQ (succulent Texas-style barbecue in the historic Grand Central Market) • Berlin Currywurst (a taste of Germany’s favorite street food with an LA twist) • DTLA Cheese (artisanal cheeses with a fun, modern vibe) • Madcapra Falafel (locally sourced produce and a unique take on falafel) • Guisados (slow-cooked braised meat tacos; some of the best in LA) • The Nickel Diner (Home of the maple bacon doughnut; serving up old-school comfort classics)  • the Bottega Louie (a grand restaurant, bakery and gourmet market located in the historic Brockman building) Behind every great food establishment in this city there is an equally great story of history, tradition and even innovation. On this food tour of LA you’ll discover these amazing stories while tasting what has made these eateries so prized among the locals.

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based on 1,021 reviews

highly recommend, very cost effective and easy to use. obviously not the time to do everything. But still fits. on each trip abroad, we will take the passes.

So thankful that we found these passes. We saved a lot of money and I would say hands down this was the best birthday!! Thank you!

Great fun and very informative about the history of LA, it’s architecture and the food

Our guide Paul was fantastic. Highly recommend this tour of Los Angeles!

Interessante Tour durch LA. Der Guide war unterhaltsam.