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Los Angeles Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

1. Los Angeles Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Explore Los Angeles’ famous landmarks while you sit back and cruise through the city on an open-top bus and learn about Los Angeles’ unique history. You have the choice of personal recorded commentary, available in 9 languages, or an entertaining live commentary. This is the best way to discover all that Los Angeles has to offer. Our unique city tour and beach loop have a combined 22 stops for guests to hop-on or hop-off the bus to visit attractions and points of interest. Included in your ticket are two exciting loops. The Hollywood loop features views of the world-famous Hollywood sign, Walk of Fame, and Chinese Theatre. Explore Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive shopping area. See prehistoric fossils at the LaBrea Tar Pits and cruise the Sunset Strip. Discover a whole different side to LA by taking our Beach loop. Discover the sandy beaches and sun-soaked shoreline of Santa Monica and Venice Beach.  The Hollywood Loop (Red Route): 1) Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood 2) TCL Chinese Theatre 3) Guitar Center “Rock Walk” 4) The Comedy Store 5) Whiskey A Go Go 6) Beverly Gardens Park 7) Beverly Hills / Rodeo Drive 8) Beverly Center 9) LACMA / La Brea Tarpits 10) Farmers Market / The Grove 11) Melrose Shopping 12) Paramount Studios  The Beach Loop (Blue Route): 1) Beverly Gardens Park 2) Beverly Hills / Rodeo Drive 3) Hammer Museum 4) Westwood Village / UCLA 5) 3rd Street Promenade / Santa Monica 6) Santa Monica Pier  7) Ocean Park Beach 8) Venice Boardwalk / Muscle Beach 9) Venice Beach / Marina Del Rey 10) Sony Studios Choose the 48-hour deluxe ticket option to add a guided Chinese Theatre walking tour and a Celebrity Homes and Lifestyles Tour to your hop-on, hop-off experience.

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Los Angeles: Hollywood Celebrity Homes Tour

2. Los Angeles: Hollywood Celebrity Homes Tour

Your 2-hour tour of the celebrity homes of Hollywood and Beverly Hills from Hollywood Walk of Fame or with a prompt pick up from your select Los Angeles-area hotel, depending on which option you select. After meeting your local guide and group, you’ll climb aboard your customized, open-top passenger bus, specifically designed to give you the best view of Hollywood. Each passenger will receive a personal headset to enjoy your entertaining guide at your own volume and comfort level.  From Hollywood Walk of Fame, you’ll head into the hills along Mulholland Drive, a road frequented by some of Hollywood’s richest and most famous personalities. Your guide will point out the more notable villas, from homes owned by the likes of Katy Perry and Michael Jackson to Nicolas Cage and Orlando Bloom. From the top of the hill, you’ll have breathtaking photo stops looking down into Los Angeles and across to the Hollywood sign before making your way down Laurel Canyon Drive, former home to music greats like Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, and Jim Morrison.  As the tour continues through the hyper-affluent streets of Beverly Hills and exclusive Bel-Air, you’ll pass by the infamous rental home trashed by Justin Bieber and Meek Mill in 2015, and the police station famously favored by rapper Chris Brown. After that, it's back to Hollywood via the Sunset Strip and the myriad of restaurants, bars, and comedy clubs that call the place home.

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Los Angeles: Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle Tour

3. Los Angeles: Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle Tour

Get a taste of the celebrity lifestyle as you pass iconic sites in and out of Hollywood. Visit the latest hotspots and get a glimpse into where famous movie starts and musicians live and play. Keep your eyes peeled as you never know who you might encounter while cruising in class aboard Los Angeles’ only fully air-conditioned, retractable glass-topped Mercedes sprinter. First class guides are ready to make you feel like a VIP. Start your adventure in Hollywood and pass iconic landmarks such as Hollywood & 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 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. Then 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. After, 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. Then head to 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." Continue your Los Angeles adventure on Sunset Blvd and the famous Sunset Strip. Make your way back to Hollywood Blvd to catch a glimpse of the Roosevelt Hotel and stop for a quick photo at Yamishiro. On your way back, see the opulent Chinese Theatre and the Dolby Theatre.

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Los Angeles: Evening Ghost Walking Tour

4. Los Angeles: Evening Ghost Walking Tour

This Los Angeles ghost tour takes you through 8-12 different sites around the Hollywood Boulevard area, each one bringing the paranormal excitement to a boiling point. As you walk through Hollywood’s golden age on this 1-hour walking tour, you’ll marvel at the famous, oft-photographed buildings on the city’s Walk of Fame, all the while delving in to the ghostly presences that haunt the boulevard to this day. Ambling along the fabled throughway, become enraptured by your guide’s accounts of murder, obsession, and the dark dealings that crack through Hollywood’s glitzy façade. Pass by the TCL Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Pantages, and more. Take an uncompromising look at the ebbs and flows of fortune that underly Los Angeles’ smiling exterior, and the apparitions that assure that time will not be forgotten.

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LA: City and Beach Highlights Tour with Transfer Options

5. LA: City and Beach Highlights Tour with Transfer Options

Enjoy a stress-free tour of LA with expert tour guides who will ensure you have an entertaining and educational day. Begin the tour in Santa Monica where you'll have the opportunity to explore the Santa Monica Pier. Your first stop will be Venice Beach, home of LA's skateboarding and surf culture. You will then be driven along Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards on your way to the ritzy Beverly Hills, where you will be given the opportunity to window shop for 30-minutes on Rodeo Drive.  Enjoy lunch at the Farmers' Market at The Grove (1 hour) - with hundreds of options to please everyone from the adventurous foodie to kids. You will then be whisked to Griffith Park where you will receive VIP curbside service and experience the best views of LA and the Hollywood Sign. Finally, try to spot the stars of your favorite Hollywood celebrities as you walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Los Angeles: Haunted Hollywood Exploration Game

6. Los Angeles: Haunted Hollywood Exploration Game

Imagine you have just returned to consciousness. The Hollywood you once knew looks different, yet eerily familiar. As you roam the streets, you realize you’re a ghost and you can’t remember who you were when you were alive. A heart-shaped locket that floats around is the only thing tethering you to this earthly life. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. The city game starts at the northeast corner of Hollywood & Vine. It will take you around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Parisian Florist. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

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Hollywood Blvd: Lost Souls Smartphone Walking Tour

7. Hollywood Blvd: Lost Souls Smartphone Walking Tour

Listen to a group of three podcasters turned ghostly tour guides through your smartphone. Covering 15 points of interest on a 1.5-mile tour, you'll visit a number of famous locations and hear about the history behind Hollywood Blvd's haunted locations and lost souls. Haunted highlights include the Knickerbocker, Hollywood Pacific and Pantages Theatres, Boardner's by La Belle, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Hear about the famous ghostly inhabitants of the Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, Hudson Hollywood Apartments, and the Vogue Theatre. Some great museums you may want to check out along the way, with undead visitors in attendance, are Madame Tussauds Hollywood and the Hollywood Wax Museum. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The activity also comes with a fun location-based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Get all the best out of a guided tour but without the big crowds and tight schedules. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop and start anywhere along the route.

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What people are saying about El Capitan Theatre

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 301 reviews

Love this tour. The information provided for the places we were passing was very interesting. Drivers were friendly and professional. I enjoyed a lot listening to the stories during the tour in Hollywood , unfortunately when I changed to the bus that goes to Santa Monica pier we didn’t have one. Nothing to hear for a long ride. Over all I give the tour a 5 starts.

Great experience, great family event. We rode the bus to Santa Monica Pier, got off the bus there and enjoyed the entertainment, got back on the bus and finished the tour

Great way to the highlights of LA in a short time. Well maintained buses. Very informative tour. Great for solo travelers. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Fun and informational and if you get stumped the hints and ability to move forward make it a good experience.

loved seeing the parts of LA that I wouldn't have seen on my own