Capitol Records Building

Capitol Records Building: 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. 

Los Angeles: Best of LA Bus Tour

2. Los Angeles: Best of LA Bus Tour

Admire in LA's top attractions on a guided bus tour that is customized to your preferences. Take in Hollywood, Paramount Studios, and the Greek Theatre. Stop at the Santa Monica Pier and Beach, the Original Farmers Market, and the Griffith Observatory. Meet your guide on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Climb aboard the bus and head straight to Santa Monica. On the drive, listen to entertaining stories and take in Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Rodeo Drive.  See views of the affluent Bel-Air neighborhood and the Getty. Stop at Santa Monica Pier and Beach for an hour to explore the famous boardwalk, shop along the 3rd Street Promenade, and see why Southern California is famous for its beaches.  Head back to the bus to take in Culver City and Museum Row. Get insider tips on the best restaurants and museums. Have an hour lunch break at the Grove/the Original Famers Market which is known for some of LA's best dining and shopping.  Continue past Fairfax, Melrose, Paramount Studios, the Greek Theatre, and Griffith Park. Take in sweeping views of the Los Angeles Basin from the Griffith Observatory. Capture pictures of views of Downtown Los Angeles, the ocean, and the Hollywood sign.  As you head back to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to end your tour, see the Capitol Records Building and explore more of Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles: Hollywood Tour by Electric Bike

3. Los Angeles: Hollywood Tour by Electric Bike

Bike your way through the ultimate Hollywood experience and leave no site unseen. You’ll pedal past Tinsel town’s most storied landmarks, from the Walk of Fame and iconic Capitol Records Building to Paramount Pictures’ twin archways. Designed for cyclists of every level, this 3-hour biking adventure also takes you by the estates of Hancock Park, the Original Farmers Market, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, CBS Television City, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Dolby Theater (home to the Oscars) as well as multiple filming locations and architecturally significant landmarks. Highlights: • Capitol Records Building • Melrose Avenue • Hollywood Walk of Fame • Dolby Theatre • Grauman’s Chinese Theatre • Nickelodeon Studios • Hollywood Forever Cemetery • Paramount Pictures Lot • CBS Television City • Larchmont Village • The Estates of Hancock Park • Historic Route 66 & The Pacific Design Center • Original Farmers Market & The Grove • La Brea Tar Pits • Rocky at LACMA • Jimmy Kimmel Live! Studios • El Capitan Theatre • Pretty Woman Apartment • Pantages Theatre/Hollywood & Vine

Los Angeles: The LA Highlights Tour

4. Los Angeles: The LA Highlights Tour

The Los Angeles Highlights Tour combines our Los Angeles Tour and the Los Angeles Beach Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. In 7 hours, you will see the best that the city has to offer from Hollywood, to the beaches, to Downtown Los Angeles, and more.  The tour gives provides a fun semi-private guided experience that is a great value and conducted in small groups. No other tour includes as much substantive history and fun sightseeing at a leisurely pace. In the first 3 hours of your tour, uncover the history of downtown, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. You will explore the most famous sights, including a few celebrity homes, and learn about some of the poignant moments from the glory days of Los Angeles and today. Some of the famous sites include the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Graumann's Chinese Theatre, the La Brea Tar Pits, the Dolby Theatre (Home of The Oscars), Sunset & Vine, Capitol Records, the Sunset Strip, Hollywood High School, the Viper Room, Whiskey A Go Go, the Chateau Marmont, Rodeo Dr., and many more.  On this tour you will enjoy a wide range of architectural styles. From the homes in Beverly Hills, to the iconic Staples Center, to the famous Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Mission on Olivera Street. This tour is a great way to get to know the unique character of Los Angeles. Some of the most beloved Los Angeles landmarks are downtown, like the Central Library, US Bank Tower, and Angels Flight. The history of the area goes back to the founding of the city in 1781, and its architecture tells the story of the city's growth from the 1890s to the present, including the current trend of converting vintage office buildings into loft-style apartments and condos. Learn fascinating information about Los Angeles and the people who have made it historic. This tour features glitzy buildings with historic charm and wonderful backstories throughout, and so much more.  After the morning portion is over we take a break and head to the Los Angeles Farmer's Market for lunch where everyone can enjoy a variety of lunch options on their own. The afternoon portion of the tour features dramatic ocean views, the Santa Monica Pier, a stroll on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, and a beautiful viewpoint where you can enjoy dramatic ocean views.

Los Angeles: The Famous Hollywood City Tour

5. Los Angeles: The Famous Hollywood City Tour

The Famous Hollywood Tour introduces you to a private guided experience that is unparalleled in its detail and scope. No other tour includes so much substantive Hollywood history and fun sightseeing at so leisurely a pace. In two hours you will learn about some of the most poignant moments from the glory days of Hollywood and today. Come and join us, be driven around town by the best hospitality professionals in the city of angels, and learn the back stories and history of this fascinating destination - Hollywood. This 2-hour sightseeing tour is offered daily from our office and the fun begins immediately. A few of the famous sites include The Charlie Chaplin Studios (now Jim Henson Studios), The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, The Kodak Theatre (Home of The Oscars), Sunset & Vine, Capitol Records, The Sunset Strip, Hollywood High School, The Viper Room, Whiskey A Go Go, The Chateau Marmont and many more. This tour includes complimentary snacks, bottled water, transportation in an SUV or sedan (depending on the group size), and a professional guide to accompany you throughout.

Los Angeles: Comprehensive Sightseeing Van Tour

6. Los Angeles: Comprehensive Sightseeing Van Tour

You’ll learn a lot about Los Angeles and Hollywood history on this fun and comprehensive 3-hour sightseeing tour. Travel by van all around the sprawling city of Los Angeles and take in the most famous sights as you hear about the glory days of Los Angeles and the important metropolis it is today. Some of most famous sites covered on the tour include the Miracle Mile, La Brea Tar Pits, downtown Los Angeles, LA Live, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Olivera Street, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Grauman's Chinese Theater. You’ll also see the Dolby Theatre (Home of the Oscars), Sunset and Vine, Capitol Records, the Sunset Strip, Hollywood High, the Viper Room, Whisky a Go Go, Chateau Marmont, Beverly Hills, and Rodeo Drive.

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What people are saying about Capitol Records Building

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 588 reviews

Jeff was a fantastic tour guide, providing comic relief and informative tips along the tour. It's a great way to start any trip to LA for first-timers as you get an overview of things to see and do. I can't wait to go back to Griffith Observatory, Grove and Farmers Market, and LA Brea Tarpits.

Our the tour guide Jeff kept us entertained throughout our journey! It’s a perfect tour to do when you don’t want to drive to all these touristy places yourself! We had ample time at each stop to enjoy the scenery. I definitely would recommend this to friends!

Decided to book this at the last minute and glad I did - driver was Jeff and was really great with loads of true and slightly suspect celebrity info. 2hrs well spent and good value too

It was fun, informative and entertaining. The driver was knowledgeable and a great personality overall!

We (4 of us) all enjoyed the tour and the driver helped to make it fun!!