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Los Angeles: Battleship Iowa Museum Ticket

1. Los Angeles: Battleship Iowa Museum Ticket

Learn about the Battleship of Presidents and see how sailors lived during your visit to the Battleship IOWA Museum. As you walk onboard you'll be greeted on the quarter deck and be given a safety briefing. Appreciate Iowa’s graceful, narrow lifted bow as you look forward up the sloped deck. Stand in front of turret one to get an up-close and personal look at the barrel of a 16-inch 50 caliber Mark 7. Continue a level above the main deck and see inside the captain’s cabin. Learn about president Franklin D. Roosevelt's custom-built bathtub, the first aboard a USN vessel. It was built for his stay on board because of his inability to take showers due to polio. Next, you'll see The 03 level flag bridge. Hear about the history of the ship and how only IOWA’s 03 level conning tower was armored among the four ships of her class. As you move toward the stern on the 05 level you'll get a closer look at the replicas of the 20mm Phalanx CIWS guns. Continue along the tour route, which will lead you down to a narrow deck behind one of the 5-inch gun mounts. Take a moment to walk around the large fantail when you reach the main deck. The self-guided tour includes free use of the award-winning mobile app and the Vicky the Dog scavenger hunt. This application contains a great deal of information that will enhance your experience.

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: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2-7 Attractions

3. 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.

From Long Beach or San Pedro: Hollywood and Los Angeles Tour

4. From Long Beach or San Pedro: Hollywood and Los Angeles Tour

You will be picked up directly from your hotel in Anaheim, Long Beach, San Pedro, LAX area, Marina Del Ray, Hawthorn, or El Segundo. During the tour, you'll visit Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Colosseum, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Sign, Griffith Park Observatory, Sunset Plaza, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Beach, and Venice Beach. There will be free time at each of the stops and you'll be able to get out of the tour van to take pictures, shop, and explore. For lunch, there will be an hour-long stop at Mel's Diner on Sunset Boulevard, a popular 1950s-style diner. After the tour, you'll be dropped back at your hotel between 4:30 and 5:00 PM.

Los Angeles: City Highlights Tour w/Cruise Terminal Transfer

5. Los Angeles: City Highlights Tour w/Cruise Terminal Transfer

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Los Angeles and see the sights from Hollywood Boulevard to Beverly Hills. Sit back and relax on board a comfortable van and listen to insightful commentary from your tour guide. After being picked up from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal or the Los Angeles Cruise Terminal (Port of San Pedro) in the morning, make your way to Exposition Park and see the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the first stadium to have hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice, in 1932 and 1984. Next, drive through Downtown Los Angeles and admire historic buildings, striking architecture, and cultural attractions. Continue past Griffith Park Observatory, a popular tourist attraction with an excellent view of the Hollywood Sign and an extensive array of space and science-related displays. Arrive at the iconic Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard. Marvel at well-known highlights in the area, including Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Kodak Theater, where the Oscars take place, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Stop for lunch (not included) at Mel’s Diner for the ultimate 1950s dining experience and see where George Lucas filmed scenes for American Graffiti. Slip into the world of the rich and famous as you drive past the exclusive boutiques of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills. Then, drive to Santa Monica Beach along America’s most famous cross-country highway. After taking in the views at Santa Monica, head to Venice Beach and see the iconic boardwalk with its busy boutiques, street performers, artists, and fortune tellers. You have the option of being dropped off at the following locations at the end of this tour: the ship, LAX Airport, or any hotel in Long Beach, San Pedro, or Santa Monica. 

Pacific Coast Highway: Audio Tour Between LA & San Diego

6. Pacific Coast Highway: Audio Tour Between LA & San Diego

Connect your smartphone to your vehicle's stereo and make your drive come alive on this self-guided driving tour along the Pacific Coast Highway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Simply download your personal audio guide and tour to get started. Let your audio guide transform your scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure as you pass through and learn about some of the cities and small towns nestled along the coast. Along the tour, you’ll pass Oceanside, Carlsbad, Long Beach, Dana Point, San Onofre, San Clemente, and more. Your audio guide will point out must-see sights, parks, historical sites, tourist attractions, recreation areas, and more. Explore the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, the Batiquitos Lagoon, and look for dolphins at Dana Point. Walk along some of the world’s most famous beaches. Other tour highlights include Las Flores Estancia, Crystal Cove State Park, Sunset Beach, Torrey Pines, and the San Elijo Lagoon. Feel free to visit as many sights and attractions as you want: you have complete freedom to take as much time as you like to complete the tour. As you drive, get a historical overview of the area, including its original inhabitants, the Tongva. Hear about Louis Zamperini, the RMS Queen Mary, the Rise of Long Beach, Huntington Beach Oil Fields, and Crystal Cove's 1930 era beach cottages. This tour works in either direction and you can stop anywhere while you discover this incredibly scenic and historic drive.

Los Angeles: Private Transfer to Anaheim Area

7. Los Angeles: Private Transfer to Anaheim Area

Make your trip out of Los Angeles easy with a pre-booked private transfer. Choose from several pickup and drop-off locations and customize the trip according to your needs. Transfer between Los Angeles and selected locations around Anaheim. Get picked up from LAX, the Los Angeles Cruise Terminal, San Pedro, Inglewood, or El Segundo. Get dropped off at any address in Anaheim, Buena Park, Garden Grovem or Orange. Enjoy an easy transfer to Knots Berry Farm or Disneyland Resort.

San Pedro: Guided Family Walking Tour

8. San Pedro: Guided Family Walking Tour

Take a walking tour around San Pedro, Los Angeles, with a professional local guide. Stroll around the city center, see the most famous cultural and architectural sites, and learn their history. Enjoy a tour with a comfortable pace suitable for the whole family. Let your guide show you around the city and fill you in on insider stories and local legends. Learn about the traditions behind the Carnaval festival, how the town was inspiration for the hit Madonna song, “La Isla Bonita,” and much more.

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What people are saying about San Pedro, Los Angeles

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 400 reviews

This trip was worth every penny paid..We saw so much of Los Angeles and our tour guide John was excellent he was very knowledgeable and shared this giving lots of information and told of past history, John was a friendly gentleman who made sure we enjoyed our day. Excellent day professional service we would use again.

The Diver John was an excellent host, he was very knowledgeable, welcoming and did a great job all day. Thank you John for making my stopover a nice experience.

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!

Just a kind reminder to the tourists, taking a screenshot of the bar code will make the process easier.