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Hollywood: Haunted Walking Tour, True Crime, Creepy Tales

1. Hollywood: Haunted Walking Tour, True Crime, Creepy Tales

Spend two hours exploring the darker side of Hollywood, with an expert guide. Travel to haunted locations throughout LA, as your passionate guide fills you in on the creepy, paranormal history, as well as some true crime stories that will make your skin crawl. Get to see the Pantages Theatre, the Knickerbocker Hotel, as well as The Roosevelt Hotel, after dark. Uncover the secrets of Hollywood, from arson to ghosts, to the occasional serial killer. See what really happens when the lights go out in the Pantages Theatre. Discover the truth about the Hollywood Ripper. Find out where to see the ghost of Marilyn Monroe.

LA Ghosts Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

2. LA Ghosts Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Are you ready to party like a Tinseltown legend? Join US Ghost Adventures for a thrilling haunted pub crawl of LA's most famous strip. You'll sip vintage cocktails and modern mixers as you hear campfire tales of Hollywood's most famous spirits. Find out how Boardner's is tied to "I Love Lucy" and an infamous 1940s murder case. Discover who's lurking in the back corners of Musso and Frank's. Feel the weight of history all around you as you walk in the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, and Marilyn Monroe. In between the bars, you'll visit paranormal hotspots like the Hollywood Wax Museum and Hollywood Toys and Costumes, where ghost hunters have experienced bone-chilling encounters. Rent an EMF detector and you may experience a chilling encounter of your own... Are you ready to explore the spectral side of Hollywood? The spirits are waiting.

LA Ghosts: Terrors of Tinseltown Tour

3. LA Ghosts: Terrors of Tinseltown Tour

US Ghost Adventures' Los Angeles ghost tour takes you through 8 different sites around the Hollywood Boulevard area, each one bringing the paranormal excitement to a boiling point. As you walk through Hollywood’s golden age on this 1-hour walking tour, you’ll marvel at the famous, oft-photographed buildings on the city’s Walk of Fame, all the while delving in to the ghostly presences that haunt the boulevard to this day. Ambling along the fabled throughway, become enraptured by your guide’s accounts of murder, obsession, and the dark dealings that crack through Hollywood’s glitzy façade. Pass by the TCL Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Pantages, and more. Take an uncompromising look at the ebbs and flows of fortune that underly Los Angeles’ smiling exterior, and the apparitions that assure that time will not be forgotten.

Los Angeles: E-Bike Tour to the Hollywood Sign Adventures

4. Los Angeles: E-Bike Tour to the Hollywood Sign Adventures

Explore Hollywood on this unique E-Bike Tour to the Best Views of the Hollywood Sign with Private Tour to the Top of the Sign at Mount Lee. Enjoy a small-group ride, for a more private experience. Visit Famous, and Secret locations in the Hills with ease on fun New Electric Bikes. Safely visit the Walk of Fame Stars, Movie Locations, Celebrity Homes, and Historic Sites, with your Experienced Bike Tours Hollywood Tour Guide Scott. Ride at a comfortable pace through wonderful custom routes. Private Tours are perfect for proposals at the Top of the Hollywood Sign, with Pro Photos by your guide to capture your special moment. Park, Start and Finish at the same location, one block from the Chinese Theatre and Roosevelt Hotel. See you soon!

Los Angeles: Hollywood Walk of Fame Walking Tour

5. Los Angeles: Hollywood Walk of Fame Walking Tour

Pull back the velvet curtain on this tell-all walking tour of Hollywood. You’ll meet your top-notch guide at Musso and Frank’s, a 100-year-old staple of Hollywood Boulevard, before heading down the iconic Walk of Fame. Follow the same worn paths as Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and Bette Davis. Stand in the shadow of iconic landmarks like the Hollywood Roosevelt, the El Capitan, and the exclusive Magic Castle. Uncover tinsel town’s biggest secrets, including a murder mystery involving William Randolph Hearst and Charlie Chaplin, before circling back to Musso’s for a photo op with the Hollywood sign. You may even spot your favorite celebrity. Kids, teens, and adults will love this engaging daytime tour. Are you ready to see the real Hollywood?

Los Angeles: Lost Souls of Hollywood Smartphone Ghost Tour

6. 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.

Los Angeles: Downtown Hollywood Guided Ghost Walking Tour

7. Los Angeles: Downtown Hollywood Guided Ghost Walking Tour

Take a trip through Hollywood’s most haunted landmarks and learn about their ghostly histories on a guided walking tour. Walk 1.5 miles of Hollywood Boulevard and hear about the spooky legends behind spots like the Dolby Theater, Knickerbocker Hotel, and Musso & Frank Grill. Start at the Dolby Theater, originally the site of the Hollywood Hotel, which was said to be haunted by one of the industry's first heartthrobs, Rudolph Valentino. Make your way past the Stella Adler Theater and Vogue Theater, and hear the chilling paranormal stories of their past. Learn about the paranormal sightings of Charlie Chaplin at his former favorite haunt, the Musso & Frank Grill. Then, hear the tragic story of the Warner Brothers at the theater which they opened, before learning about the haunted legacies of the old Knickerbocker Hotel. Finally, stop by TCL Chinese Theater Courtyard and hear about the legend of the vanishing man. Finish at the Roosevelt Hotel, the site of the first Academy Awards, filled with old legends and has a pool that’s said to be haunted.

Los Angeles: Haunted Hollywood Exploration Game

8. Los Angeles: Haunted Hollywood Exploration Game

Imagine you have just returned to consciousness. The Hollywood you once knew looks different, yet eerily familiar. As you roam the streets, you realize you’re a ghost and you can’t remember who you were when you were alive. A heart-shaped locket that floats around is the only thing tethering you to this earthly life. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. The city game starts at the northeast corner of Hollywood & Vine. It will take you around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Parisian Florist. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Hollywood: Walk of Fame Sites Tour with Sunset & Night Hike

9. Hollywood: Walk of Fame Sites Tour with Sunset & Night Hike

Walking and Hiking sightseeing tours in the heart of Hollywood. Learn about the fascinating history of the area, and get a positive perspective on Tinsel Town. Safely Explore for amazing skyline views of the entire city from downtown to the beach. Enjoy a 1-Mile Walking Tour and about 3-Mile Hike. See views of the Hollywood Sign for great photos during the tour. This tour is designed to take you away from the crowds, towards unique quiet lookout spots with special scenic overlook. Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors. Great way to see LA like a local, with a nice mix of famous sites and a refreshing nature walk. We do not Hike to the Hollywood Sign. We'll start and Finish on the Walk of Fame where we started, to see your favorite Stars on the Hollywood Blvd. Re-Connect with Nature, and Shed some Stress. One of a kind experience with personal Tour guide Scott. Get great insight on what to do during your visit to LA. Welcome all locals, couples, families, groups, schools, and team building. See you soon!

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What people are saying about The Hollywood Roosevelt

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 28 reviews

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide, Paul, was super knowledgeable and really made the experience memorable.

Our tour was awesome and our guide, Paul, was excellent. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun!

I love walking tours. Cassie was very knowledgeable. I would book with her again.

Amazing guide and great way to learn about another side of Hollywood.

The app is great and works fine, the tour is really cool