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Warner Bros. Studios Hollywood Tour

1. Warner Bros. Studios Hollywood Tour

Get ready to touch, tour, and explore the 110-acre backlot that brought “Argo” and “Batman” to the big screen. From “Gravity” to “Friends,” the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood takes you behind the camera for a revealing look at your favorite TV shows and movies. Explore “Stage 48: Script to Screen,” an interactive soundstage that explores phases of the film and television production process. Re-enact a scene from “Friends” on the iconic “Central Perk” set, or climb aboard Harry Potter’s broomstick for a photo opportunity. Explore the Studio Store with exclusive merch from your favorite films and TV shows. Dine at the Central Perk Cafe and enjoy your meal amongst recreated sets like Monica's apartment, and Joey and Chandler's pad. Then, shop for exclusive Friends merch in the Friends Boutique. The Grand Finale lets you step into recreated sets from the DC Universe where you can explore superheroes and supervillains. Then swish and flick your way through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and even have your own Hogwarts house sorting ceremony.

Los Angeles: Hollywood & Celebrity Homes Tour

2. Los Angeles: Hollywood & Celebrity Homes 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 Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

3. Los Angeles Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

The open-top double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Los Angeles' charm. From the world-famous Hollywood sign, Walk of Fame, and the TCL Chinese Theatre to the luxurious Beverly Hills. Your journey will be packed of fun with this fully narrated audio tour that allows you to discover over 15 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. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded commentary is 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

Beverly Hills and Hollywood: Helicopter Tour

4. 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.

LA: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Ticket

5. LA: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Ticket

With your day ticket, you’ll discover the past as you explore the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s world-class Dinosaur Hall with over 300 real fossils, 20 complete dinosaurs, and ancient sea creatures. The Museum also features the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how scientists work on fossils in the Dino Lab and watch as dinosaurs come to life in the Dinosaur Encounters show. Learn how Los Angeles came to be in the Becoming Los Angeles exhibit. Discover nature on a stroll through 3.5 acres of the Nature Gardens to find hidden secrets and the wildlife space attracts. Learn more about local plants and animals in the Nature Lab. Follow an epic evolutionary story that spans 65 million years. See 240 specimens in the Age of Mammals, including skeletons from mastodons to whales, and animal dioramas from North America and Africa and more. The Gem and Mineral Hall houses over 2,000 spectacular specimens, and in the vault, you can see diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and other exquisite gems.

Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Hike

6. 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

7. 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 Brea Tar Pits Museum Ticket

8. Los Angeles: La Brea Tar Pits Museum Ticket

Discover science in action and make discoveries right alongside the scientists. Step into the past and experience the Ice Age come to life as you explore the world's only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Check out the La Brea Tar Pits where tar is still bubbling. See what excavators have uncovered today at the active fossil excavation site. Enter the museum and watch as scientists clean and study the unearthed fossils right before your eyes in the Fossil Lab. The museum showcases the best fossils, animals and plants that have been discovered here - mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and more. It’s a gateway back to the Ice Age, right in the heart of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles at Night 30-Minute Helicopter Flight

9. Los Angeles at Night 30-Minute Helicopter Flight

Climb aboard a helicopter for a panoramic 30-minute flight over the city center of Los Angeles. Departing from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank just north of the Santa Monica mountains, set off for breathtaking views of the Downtown skyline. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Staples Center, LA’s multi-purpose sports center. Swoop over Hollywood, with panoramic views of the Kodak Theatre and Hollywood Sign on the Hollywood Hills. Enjoy views of Dodger Stadium, Universal Studios, and many more of Southern California's notable landmarks. It’s truly amazing to see the shimmering lights of the city at dusk, and the tour is perfect for couples, families, or friends. Even if you are a native of Los Angeles you will see city sights you have never seen before.

Los Angeles: LA Grand Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Hollywood

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Everyone at the tour office was polite and friendly when we arrived and they offered us coffee water and told us to relax. We waited like 15 minutes at their waiting room and we went on with our tour. The pilot was great and showed us all celebrities homes that he knew of and the Hollywood sign just looks amazing from the air. I recommend the tour to everyone…

I really enjoyed the tour, everyone was very nice and friendly. Great tour for the price I will definitely come back with my friends.

Emily was so great! Very interactive and gave lots of historic info and fun facts throughout the trip. Would highly recommend!

This hike was the best part of my LA visit - I would highly recommend to everyone.

This is a transportation to the movie's world. Really good experience.