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Los Angeles: 1 or 2 Day Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Los Angeles: 1 or 2 Day Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Discover the top sights in Los Angles with a hop-on hop-off open-top double-decker bus tour. Choose from a 1 day, 2 day, or a deluxe 2-day tour with a TCL Chinese Theatre walking tour, and a Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle tour.  Climb aboard the double decker bus for great views of sights like the world-famous Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, and Beverly Hills. Your journey will be packed of fun with this fully narrated audio tour. Stop at 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. Stay comfortable with air-conditioning 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

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, choose 1 of 3 tour loops, or combine them 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.

Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off & Celebrity Homes Tour

3. Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off & Celebrity Homes Tour

Starline’s Hollywood tour has been around since 1935, and with over 80 years experience, LA’s most entertaining tour guides will take you on a trip like no other. Travel to Hollywood’s legendary landmarks and see first-hand where the celebrities work, play, live and create memories. Our professional guides spot more celebrities, see more homes and have more unique stories than anyone else. Our intimate, small, open-top vehicles allow you to see the sights in the upmost comfort. On top of our celebrity tour, your Hop-On Hop-Off double decker bus pass is your key to the city, delivering incredible adventure and great value for money. We offer two types of Hop-On Hop-Off bus passes, including 24 hour and 48 hour timeframes. It's an ideal way for first time visitors to get to know Los Angeles. If you’re a returning visitor, you can also take advantage of this tour to explore the city from a new perspective, at your leisure and convenience.

Hollywood: Celebrity Homes Self-Guided Driving Tour

4. Hollywood: Celebrity Homes Self-Guided Driving Tour

Visit your favorite celebrity homes and hear about their famous occupants on this self-guided driving tour around the Hollywood, Los Angeles, area. From the classic stars of yesterday to the mega-stars of today, get the inside scoop on all your favorite celebrities. See the staggering mansion where Jay Z and Beyonce live. Hear about the “nicest guy in Hollywood” and scandals galore. Tour the astonishing neighborhoods of Hollywood Hills, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, the Sunset Strip, and more. Add to your tour by visiting the Hollywood sign to panoramic views of Los Angeles. As an added perk, this tour has been developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists. Choose from a list of famous figures, then let the GPS guide you to their houses and hear all about them once you arrive. Celebrities to choose from include: • Zac Efron • Bob Barker • Cameron Diaz • Johnny Depp • Matthew Perry • Avicci • Keanu Reeves • Leonardo DiCaprio • Halle Berry • Simon Cowell • Michael Jackson • Marilyn Monroe • Adam Sandler • Meg Ryan • Jennifer Aniston • Salma Hayek • Jay Z & Beyonce • David Beckham • Sharon Stone • Ryan Seacrest • Carrie Fisher • Elton John • John Legend • Rod Stewart • Eddie Murphy • Calvin Harris • John Mayer • Paris Hilton • Jack Nicholson • Jennifer Lawrence • Gwen Stefani • Will Ferrell • Justin Timberlake • Robert Pattinson • Quentin Tarantino • Katy Perry • Charlize Theron • Bruno Mars

From San Francisco: Highway 1 Self-Drive Audio Tour

5. From San Francisco: Highway 1 Self-Drive Audio Tour

Hop in your car and enjoy this self-guided audio tour along the Pacific Coast Highway. Start in San Francisco or LA, and simply follow the GPS guide to explore one of the most beautiful stretches of coastal road in the world. Take your time driving through Monterey Bay, artsy Carmel and more. Your virtual audio guide will share interesting facts and insights as you drive. Admire views of rocky headlands, jewel-like coves, waterfalls and the famous bridges of Big Sur as you explore California’s coastal highlights. Your downloaded guide will give you plenty of opportunities to pull off the road and explore local beaches, wildlife and towns on foot. Wander through San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Ventura & Malibu before wrapping up the tour in Los Angeles. You will receive an email with the audio tour app link and a unique password from the local supplier within 1 hour of booking. Once the app is downloaded, take the tour whenever you would like. Just head to stop number 1 and begin exploring.

Los Angeles: Self-Guided Tour of Iconic Filming Locations

6. Los Angeles: Self-Guided Tour of Iconic Filming Locations

With an app that functions as your guide, audio tour, and map all in one, this self-guided driving tour of Los Angeles Filming Locations is flexible and customizable. Choose which spots you want to see most and go right to them. To get started, simply download the app, then follow the audio instructions and route. As an added perk, most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots of interior rooms. Visit the site where Joe Mantell uttered the famous words “Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown” in Roman Polanski’s all-time classic, “Chinatown,” and take in some striking scenery while you’re there. See a courthouse from “The Dark Knight Rises,” a police station from “Blade Runner,” and a bank from “Catch Me if You Can," all the same building: Union Station. If old-timey sci-fi is more your speed, check out the Los Angeles City Hall, featured in “War of the Worlds” and “The Adventures of Superman.” Take some time to check out the Bradbury Building, where the climactic final showdown takes place in “Blade Runner.” Discover some surprising facts about that famous scene. Banks tend not to fare too well in Hollywood, and this couldn’t be truer of the next stop, where Doc Oc wreaked havoc in “Spiderman 2” and Jim Carrey was robbed in “The Mask.” If you’re into surrealism, you’ll find it at the Palace Theater, which doubled as the mysterious Club Silencio in David Lynch’s mind-bending “Mulholland Drive.” Fans of the supernatural can’t miss the Cicada Club, the setting of one season of “American Horror Story.” Stop at Millennium Biltmore, where the ghostbusters catch their first ghost (and break a few things in the process). If you’ve ever wondered how Hollywood gets away with all its destruction, you’ll get a glimpse of that here. Travelers needing a meal break can dine like Denzel at the Pacific Dining Car, where Denzel Washington’s character takes Ethan Hawke for a meal in the cop thriller “Training Day.” Those with a bad case of nostalgia will definitely want to stop by Echo Park Lake, home to none other than the lagoon from “Gilligan’s Island.” For the contemporary film-lover, this park is also home of Dom’s house in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. Take a step back in time at the Music Box Steps, where Laurel and Hardy performed one of their most iconic bits. Head to The Virgil for a more contemporary musical landmark. This was where Lady Gaga first performed in “A Star Is Born.” Most high schools never see a serious film crew, but it’s part of the culture at John Marshall High School, which has served as a set for everything from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Nightmare on Elm Street.” Finally, pay a picturesque visit to Griffith Observatory. This observatory wasn’t just a filming site for movies like “Rebel Without a Cause” and “La La Land,” it also offers the best views of Los Angeles anyone could ask for. Finish off your tour by getting close to the famous Hollywood sign and seeing the whole city sparkling below.

Los Angeles: Lost Souls of Hollywood Smartphone Ghost Tour

7. Los Angeles: Lost Souls of Hollywood Smartphone Ghost Tour

Listen to a group of three podcasters turned ghostly tour guides through your smartphone. Covering 15 points of interest on a 1.5-mile tour, you'll visit a number of famous locations and hear about the history behind Hollywood Blvd's haunted locations and lost souls. Haunted highlights include the Knickerbocker, Hollywood Pacific and Pantages Theatres, Boardner's by La Belle, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Hear about the famous ghostly inhabitants of the Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, Hudson Hollywood Apartments, and the Vogue Theatre. Some great museums you may want to check out along the way, with undead visitors in attendance, are Madame Tussauds Hollywood and the Hollywood Wax Museum. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The activity also comes with a fun location-based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Get all the best out of a guided tour but without the big crowds and tight schedules. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop and start anywhere along the route.

Pacific Coast Hwy (LA <> Santa Maria): Smartphone Audio Tour

8. Pacific Coast Hwy (LA <> Santa Maria): Smartphone Audio Tour

Explore the stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between L.A. and Santa Maria on a self-guided driving tour. Start anywhere along the route and enjoy a scenic drive along the California coast. Let your audio guide transform your scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure. Pass through and learn about some of the cities and small towns nestled along the coast. See the famous Marina Del Rey, catch glimpse of the Channel Islands, and pass by the Vandenberg Space Force Base. Find out about parks, historical sites, tourist attractions, recreation areas, and more from your audioguide. Explore Tuna Canyon and Topanga State Park, Nicholas Canyon Beach, and the Chumash village of Wishtoyo. Admire Boney Peak at the Point Mugu State Park and look for the endangered California Condors in Ventura County. Check out other sights along the way, including the Getty Villa Museum, Port Hueneme, Santa Ynez Mountains and Painted Caves Historical Park, Goleta, and Nojoqui Falls.

Pacific Coast Highway: Audio Tour Between LA & San Diego

9. 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.

California: Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle

10. California: Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle

Traverse California with this bundle of self-driving audio guides. Learn about local history and see fascinating sights as you drive to destinations throughout the state. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Visit La Jolla in sun-kissed San Diego, and the star-studded mansion of Los Angeles. Encounter the arid landscape of the Joshua Tree National Park, and the high-tech center of Silicon Valley. See San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, and marvel at the picturesque Lake Tahoe. Traverse the Pacific Coast Highway to iconic destinations like Malibu and San Luis Obispo. Immerse yourself in the Californian way of life at Big Sur, Monterey, and 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy an experience that never expires, allowing you to take these tours whenever you choose. Make it one big road trip or spread it out over months or years: the choice is yours. The bundle includes the following tours:• Big Sur Tour• Silicon Valley Tour• Pacific Coast Highway Tour• La Jolla Tour• San Francisco City Tour• Lake Tahoe Tour• LA Filming Locations Tour• Hollywood Homes Tour• Joshua Tree National Park Tour• 17 Mile Drive Tour• Sequoia and Kings Canyon Park Tour

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What people are saying about Los Angeles

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 670 reviews

This was a really nice comprehensive loop of most of the main sight seeing points in the Hollwood area. Interesting facts pointed out on the free audio headphone tour at numerous points. Friendly, personable, and a great value for the money. We enjoyed it so much that we purchased another tour from them of homes of the rich and famous which was equally good if not better.

This was nice to see more without being on my feet the whole time. They stop and you can get off and get back on when the next bus comes around. Very nice tour and bus and staff. The staff were all friendly and professional. They didn’t run us down and try to force us to buy like the other similar companies.

Loved it! Great way to discover highlights around LA. The staff were friendly and helpful The bus drivers were not particularly personable but we really didn’t have to deal with them because it’s an audio tour

Highly recommended to get to know Los Angeles quickly, easily and safely. Except for the Hollywood Sign and Bel-Air, you know the main things about the city in your language.

Very good to know, LA is big and with this bus you can cover a lot of it.