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Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Admission Ticket

1. Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Admission Ticket

Explore one of the largest vintage car collections in the world. See a vast array of over 100 classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles displayed over three floors and 25 galleries. Admire the artistry and extravagance of iconic vehicles while learning about the engineering behind them. Marvel at Italian Maseratis and Japanese “supercars.” Discover interactive exhibits which will entertain the whole family. Visit the Cars Mechanical Institute inspired by the animated film. Watch as your favorite cars characters explain how the mechanical systems that make cars work. Paint and personalize virtual cars. Race and color your own Cars character to take home. Kids can zoom toy cars around a racetrack. Get behind the wheel of a virtual race car with the Forza Motorsports Experience. Choose one of 8 curated experiences and feel what it’s like to burn rubber on the racetrack.

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

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

Explore the greater Los Angeles area with this hop-on, hop-off bus sightseeing tour. Listen to the narrated tour 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 for 3 tour routes and experience the freedom of a hop-on, hop-off city sightseeing tour. Start from the Starline kiosk or at any of the stops on the list. 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: Petersen Automotive Museum Public Vault Tour

3. Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Public Vault Tour

The Petersen Automotive Museum is home to one of the largest collections of automobiles in the world. Combine an admission ticket to current exhibits spanning 25 galleries with a guided tour of the famous "Vault", which features over 250 vehicles from the late 1800s to the present day. Exhibits include historic and classic cars, including a 1910 Ford Model T Roadster and the 1981 Delorean "Time Machine" from the iconic film "Back to the Future". With this ticket, you will have access to the main exhibits featuring 25 rooms over 3 floors of automotive history. The various exhibits feature classic and vintage cars spanning 120 years. Enjoy interactive teaching exhibits, providing fun for the whole family. The museum’s central focus is on the history of automobiles and on the Los Angeles car culture as it has evolved over time. The 90-minute "Vault" tour guides you through a special exhibit in the basement of the museum. This exclusive exhibit is where the most iconic and rare cars, motorcycles, and trucks are kept, which you won’t see anywhere else.  The Vault features over 250 classic automobiles, such as turn-of-the-twentieth-century cars, head-of-state cars, supercars, award-winning hot rods, cars that pushed the boundaries of innovation, and many other surprises.

LA: The Pink Panther City Exploration Game - App Guided

4. LA: The Pink Panther City Exploration Game - App Guided

The Pink Panther Diamond has been stolen and it's up to you to crack the case! This hilarious and fun Outdoor Adventure will navigate you to the hot spots, highlights and best parts of the city that we know you'll want to see. You'll discover new places, hidden gems and little nooks that you might want to return to, all while being entertained by the inimitable Inspector Clouseau, as you practice your detective skills and deduce your way to solving the Case of the Missing Diamond. Start and end your adventure at The Academy of Motion Pictures where you brush up on the Hollywood movie scene, or pop next door to LACMA and the famous LACMA Lights, or even across the street to the Petersen Automotive Museum. Throughout your journey you are the star, so you should feel right at home walking through the heart of Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Solve clues by the Hollywood Walk of fame, the TCL Chinese Theatre and famous handprints to the stars, The Dolby Theatre (home of the Oscars), Rodeo Drive, The Griffith Observatory, The Sunset Strip and the infamous Rock Strip, home to the Whiskey a go go, The Viper Room, The Rainbow bar and grill and much more. Explore until your hearts content. Then, when it's time to move on, press the button and the adventure continues! Whether you journey Solo, with friends or family, you will have the freedom to explore each location at your own pace. If you find a spot that you want to hang out in, no problem. The app will wait until you're ready to move on, whether its in an hour or even the next day. Your adventure remains available to you until you complete it, so feel free to take your time. The Pink Panther and the Case of the Missing Diamond is the best way to discover a new destination or even rediscover your home town.

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What people are saying about Petersen Automotive Museum

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 901 reviews

We had a great experience. The buses were on time, the driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. We learned some interesting facts about each of the stops by using the headphones and listening to the pre-recorded commentary. An excellent way to see and visit many iconic Hollywood spots without having to drive around the city ourselves.

It was great! If you don't have much time, it's a great way to see as much of Los Angeles as possible

Great place to go if you are a car lover my wife and I enjoyed seeing all the different cars

The trip to Santa Monica Beach was nice. The other 2 weren't that interesting.

to tour or see the most emblematic places of the city is a good option