Hollywood Sign

The heart of show business. Get up close with LA’s iconic symbol, and the epitome of all things film, TV, and celebrity.

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Hollywood Sign: Our most recommended tours and activities

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. 

Beverly Hills and Hollywood: Helicopter Tour

2. Beverly Hills and Hollywood: Helicopter Tour

Enjoy an exciting tour in a private helicopter over Beverly Hills and Hollywood. On this tour, you'll get an intimate look into the lives of celebrities, while listening to true stories from your friendly pilot. Begin your tour at the world-class Burbank Airport, a stone's throw from Universal and Warner Bros Studios. All guests are asked to arrive at least thirty minutes before the start of their tour in order to check-in with the flight team and get situated for their exclusive sightseeing experience. Lift off from the ground and soar through the air as you climb over the Hollywood Hills and across the LA basin. As you pass over Universal Studios, you might just make out the small crowds lined up for butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or see the gentle smoke rising from the stunt shows and animal experiences. Your tour will pass right by the iconic Hollywood Sign, offering you an opportunity to snap a photo (or a selfie if you're quick) from a vantage point view that few others get to see. From there, it's over Mulholland Drive and around Laurel Canyon, an exclusive, historical enclave once home to some of the greatest names in the music industry. Pass over Beverly Hills and the ultra-wealthy Bel-Air, and see the $90-million dollar mansion purchased by Jay-Z and Beyonce in 2017. Every seat is the best seat on a tour that includes noise-canceling headphones that allow you to listen along to your pilot's running commentary as you whirl through the air on this exclusive celebrity helicopter adventure. For an additional fee, you can book out the tour as private or include the sunset option to add a world-class sunset to the already incredible experience.

Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Hike

3. Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Hike

Get as close as possible to the Hollywood Sign on this LA sightseeing tour. Hike to the Hollywood Sign and go directly below and behind the world’s most famous sign for the ultimate photo shoot. Stage the perfect Hollywood sign photos, and immerse yourself in the best views of Los Angeles. Meet your guide and embark on the official Hollywood Sign hike, perfect for those looking for exercise, sunshine, LA history, celebrity sightings, and incredible memories to last a lifetime. Follow your guide around the Hollywood sign, learning the history of this world-renowned film industry along the way. Allow your guide to help you stage stunning photos for Instagram, and get a bird's eye view over the film studios of Warner Bros, Disney, and Universal Studios. Keep your eyes peeled for top LA filming locations in Griffith Park, the backdrop for such classics as Rebel Without a Cause, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, La La Land, Batman, Back to the Future, Terminator, Adele’s recent comeback concert, and more. Plus, catch a glimpse of the Forest Lawn Mausoleum, the final resting place for many top Hollywood celebrities. Be regaled with Hollywood History and Tinseltown trivia while ensuring a safe and exciting climb. To cap it all off, go behind the Hollywood Sign, arriving at a scenic overlook with the best views in all of Los Angeles. Once you’ve taken photos behind the Hollywood Sign and admired the stunning views of Hollywood Reservoir and Los Angeles, walk down to continue your Los Angeles sightseeing. You'll be raving about L.A. for the rest of your life.

Los Angeles: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

4. Los Angeles: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

This hop-on, hop-off city sightseeing tour of Los Angeles allows you to see and explore greater Los Angeles. The narrated tour is now available in 9 languages. Enjoy the view from the open-air, double-decker bus as it takes you through Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach. Pick a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour pass, choose 1 of 3 Loops, or combine them and experience the freedom of a hop-on, hop-off city sightseeing tour. You may start from the Starline kiosk or at any of the stops. Board the Hollywood Tour to experience the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, including such world-famous sights as Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip, Melrose Avenue shopping district, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Dolby Theater, TCL Chinese Theatre, LACMA, Petersen Automotive Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, and much more. Travel between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica on board the Santa Monica Tour, enjoying stops along the way including Fox Studios, the 3rd Street Promenade, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Pier. Take a solar-powered Ferris wheel ride at the historic Santa Monica Pier, walk or bike along the marvelous Pacific coast, and enjoy the heaven of shops, restaurants, and attractions at 3rd Street promenade.

Los Angeles: LA Grand Tour

5. Los Angeles: LA Grand Tour

Get a feel for the City of Angels with this full-day tour to some of its key sights. Experience a selection of its main attractions including ocean views and the Walk of Fame. After departing at 10:00 AM 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: Hollywood Celebrity Homes Tour

6. Los Angeles: Hollywood Celebrity Homes Tour

Explore the celebrity homes of Hollywood and Beverly Hills aboard an open-top passenger bus. Get the best views of Hollywood from the specifically designed bus, and receive a personal headset to enjoy your guide's commentary 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, from 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.

Los Angeles: Official Hollywood Sign Walking & Pictures Tour

7. Los Angeles: Official Hollywood Sign Walking & Pictures Tour

Join your local guide for a walk right to the top of the Hollywood Sign. Be guided up the best path to get to the sign as your host entertains you with fun historical facts and stories relating to one of the most recognizable signs in the world. In addition to the storytelling, your guide has curated this hike to provide you with best pictures for your Instagram, creating memories to last a lifetime. Your guide is on hand to help you get the best photos of the sign, the city skyline, and other scenic panoramas that are bound to make your social media light up with likes.   Take once-in-a-lifetime photos in the best locations throughout Griffith Park, including a stunning panorama from above which comes complete with the sign in the background and Los Angeles below.

Los Angeles: Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle Big Bus Tour

8. Los Angeles: Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle Big Bus 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.

Los Angeles: Celebrity Homes 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

9. 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. Go to the Hollywood Bowl outlook, nestled in the Hollywood Hills. Take pictures of, and from, 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.

Hollywood: Haunted Walking Tour, True Crime, Creepy Tales

10. Hollywood: Haunted Walking Tour, True Crime, Creepy Tales

Spend two hours exploring the darker side of Hollywood, with an expert guide. Travel to haunted locations throughout LA, as your passionate guide fills you in on the creepy, paranormal history, as well as some true crime stories that will make your skin crawl. Get to see the Pantages Theatre, the Knickerbocker Hotel, as well as The Roosevelt Hotel, after dark. Uncover the secrets of Hollywood, from arson to ghosts, to the occasional serial killer. See what really happens when the lights go out in the Pantages Theatre. Discover the truth about the Hollywood Ripper. Find out where to see the ghost of Marilyn Monroe.

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Visitors are not permitted to go inside Hollywood Sign, so you can only see it from the outside.

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What people are saying about Hollywood Sign

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,325 reviews

Really enjoyed the hike! Good views of the Hollywood sign and the LA county. Our guide, Sarah, was entertaining and very informative. She knew the place at the back of her hand, she was sharing tidbits of trivia and stories of places we saw in the view while we were hiking. Also shared tons of recommendations of things-to-do in the city. She said she's from Chicago but would totally pass as a local guide. Would recommend even for those who haven't hiked in the past! You'll break a light sweat but easily doable.

Very well organised tour. There are 6 stops on the planned route. There is enough time to see the sites and get a taste of it. Joe was very knowledgeable about the locations and about the celebrities details. He was also very informative about the history of California and of Los Angels. The mini bus was comfortable, safe and ample inside. It was also luxurious when comparing to the open air options that we saw driving around. If you only have a short stay in L A then this is a recommended day trip

Alaina was a very informative tour guide that made the experience enjoyable. She drive us to all the highlights efficiently and safely. She was always prompt with pick up times and conveyed instructions and city history regarding the points of interest.

It was an open top bus tour of the larger residential areas on Mullholland Drive. Many impressions of both the houses and Hollywood and the surrounding area.

Absolutely loved this tour! We ended up getting a private tour because it wasn’t a busy day! We were thoroughly entertained and got some beautiful pictures!