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

1. 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: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

2. Los Angeles: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Discover the top sights in Los Angles with a hop-on hop-off open-top double-decker bus tour. Choose a 24 or 48-hour ticket or upgrade your experience to the Deluxe 2-day tour with the TCL Chinese Theatre Walking Tour, and the Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle Tour.  Climb aboard the double-decker bus for unique views of sights like the world-famous Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, and Beverly Hills. Your journey will be packed with fun and engaging stories with a fully-narrated audio tour. Stop at locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at the Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Stay comfortable with air-conditioning on the lower deck and recorded commentary available in 9 languages. Location Highlights Include: Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood TCL Chinese Theatre Guitar Center “Rock Walk” The Comedy Store Whisky A Go Go Beverly Gardens Park Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive Beverly Center LACMA La Brea Tarpits Farmers Market The Grove Melrose Shopping Paramount Studios 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica Pier

Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Admission Ticket

3. 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: Petersen Automotive Museum Private Tour

4. Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Private Tour

Enjoy a private 1-hour tour of the highlights of the Petersen Automotive Museum, which gives a more personalized and in-depth experience. The Petersen Automotive Museum boasts 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.” Learn about the cars on display in the Hollywood Gallery on the History Floor. See hot rods and customs on the Industry Floor. Take a close look at the masterpieces on in the Mullin Grand Salon on the Artistry Floor. Visit the Cars Mechanical Institute inspired by the animated film. Watch as your favorite characters explain how the mechanical systems 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: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pickup

5. Los Angeles: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pickup

Welcome to the most comprehensive city tour in Los Angeles! Begin your exciting adventure in the heart of Downtown. The first stop will be at the historic Olvera Street where one of the oldest churches in Los Angeles “The Plaza Church” is located. From there you will be transported back in time to explore the world famous Union Train Station which is known as the "Last of the Great Railway Stations." The route will continue through downtown, passing by Chinatown, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, the Civic Center, Broadway, and the city skyline. You will see the fashion district (which consists of over 1,000 stores), some film locations from famous Hollywood productions, and the Staples Center Arena before heading northwest toward Griffith Park. Griffith Park offers the best view of the city as well as the world famous Hollywood Sign; the views are simply breathtaking. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is the third major stop on this tour and is among the most popular stops in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Walk of Fame will give you the opportunity to walk among the “stars” that have made significant contributions to film, radio, television, theater, and the recording industries. The legendary Chinese theater located alongside the Hollywood Walk of Fame hosts movie premieres as well as other special events. You never know, you may be able to witness a red carpet premiere while there. After many attractions, you deserve a break. Next, you will stop at the historic Farmer's Market, which is one of the greatest places in Los Angeles to enjoy a variety of foods and beverages. "The Grove” which is located next to the Farmer's Market will not go unnoticed. You can take a ride on a historic 1950’s trolley and enjoy the features of a large center garden that includes an animated fountain with many shopping opportunities. Now that you've had time to relax and eat, you will be whisked off in the early afternoon to another world! From the Sunset Strip, you'll pass by iconic locations such as the Whisky a Go Go and the Chateau Marmont, before reaching Beverley Hills. While in Beverly Hills you will experience the charm of Rodeo Drive and may even feel like a star yourself. You'll soon see how varied and diverse this metropolis really is as you get an insight into what life is like once you've been discovered by the Hollywood Studios. Back on Sunset Boulevard heading west will bring you past the Getty Center. From there you will finally feel the breeze of the ocean. The Santa Monica Pier is a landmark of the city and has served for many backdrops in countless Hollywood films. Finally, round off a fascinating day with a nice walk along Venice Beach where you will be entertained by many different artists and showmen. “See and be seen” is the motto here. You will not be disappointed! With countless attractions in the most exciting city in the world, you will finally be brought back to your hotel or to a prearranged drop-off location by late afternoon. You won't sit on a big sightseeing bus on this tour. Capped at a maximum of 14 people, a familial atmosphere always develops during the tour. The tour makes frequent stops, allowing you to discover everything at a relaxed pace.

Los Angeles: Guided Beverly Hills E-Bike Tour

6. Los Angeles: Guided Beverly Hills E-Bike Tour

Embark on an e-bike cycling adventure around Beverly Hills, one of the most exclusive areas in the United States. Join your tour guide to see the trendiest neighborhoods as you learn a bit about local history. Discover the extravagance of Beverley Hills as you ride effortlessly down the bustling avenues of the city. Glide up and down the manicured tree-lined lanes of Beverly Hills' first neighborhood, the fabled 90210. Find hidden historic gems that some locals don't even know about. See the glittering shop fronts of Rodeo Drive, beneath the towering glory of its great hotels and famous buildings. Discover a bit of Hollywood, Melrose Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard, and the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Los Angeles: Beverly Hills Segway Tour

7. Los Angeles: Beverly Hills Segway Tour

Add a little glitz and glamour to your Los Angeles adventure and take a Segway tour of Beverly Hills. Hollywood moguls, mavens, and movie stars began moving to the upscale neighborhood in the 1920s, and today it is renowned for its chauffeured Rolls Royce limousines and incredible real estate. After a short training session on how to stay upright on the easy-to-use self-balancing vehicles, glide through arguably the most exclusive neighborhood in the entire world. There is much more to see than just the elite boutiques of Rodeo Drive. Pass diverse architecture, restaurant hot spots, and beautifully manicured gardens. Your guide will give you a brief history lesson about Beverly Hills, as you cruise down notable streets, such as Wilshire Boulevard, and stop at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, also known as the “Pink Palace.” Snap a picture at the Beverly Hills sign, look for stars around the Beverly Hilton, and make your way down Santa Monica Boulevard for a true taste of LA's energy and lifestyle.

Los Angeles: The Wilshire Boulevard Segway Tour

8. Los Angeles: The Wilshire Boulevard Segway Tour

Enjoy a safe but exhilarating glide down the bustling boulevard on a Segway, and ride up and down the manicured tree-lined lanes of Beverly Hills. The 2-hour Wilshire Boulevard Segway Tour takes you to one of the principal east-west arterial roads in Los Angeles. Named for Henry Gaylord Wilshire, an Ohio native who made and lost fortunes in real estate, farming, and gold mining, the boulevard was initiated in the 1890s when Wilshire cleared out a path in his barley field. Running for 15.83 miles from Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles to Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard is densely developed throughout most of its span. It links 5 of LA’s major business districts and Beverly Hills, where the world's most luxurious boutiques are found, and where you’ll head on this tour. Glide by the glittering shops of Rodeo Drive and beneath the towering glory of its great hotels and famous buildings.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,457 reviews

I went with my son and a friend to visit the Petersen Auto Museum. It was a first for all of us. No matter what your level of interest is in "things automotive," this collection is a real treat. A blend of the old and the new, classic and everyday rides, and staple and concept cars, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The section on the history of Elon Musk and the Tesla brand is a fascinating journey through the mind of an automotive and engineering genius. We did not visit the famous Vault collection of cars which is an extra attraction, so we we have a good reason to return for another look. The McLaren collection is another bonus for race car enthusiasts. On another note, the museum is near the Fairfax Farmer's Market which is an LA historical landmark where one can buy a variety of specialty cuisine and novelty items. I wish parking were cheaper at the Petersen. It actually doubles the price of admission. In spite of this, I highly recommend a visit to the Petersen Museum.

The private tour guides were outstanding and had very interesting stories- they have a heart for these cars and their histories! The food at the restaurant was excellent! Highly recommend investing in a private tour. The fried trumpet mushrooms were a unique and outstanding appetizer! All of the volunteers and paid staff were very professional. It's easy to see why the Petersen has been awarded the best museum in the United States several times!

A great way of seeing a huge city which without a car would be impossible. The commentary is informative and the loops overlap so you can swap between routes easily. Good value for money.

Very good for discovering the city Possibility to get on and off at different places Comments in all languages 3 lines possible with 1 single ticket

Very good activity to know the city. Advice: To be done on the 1st day.