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

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

Experience the glittering allure of Los Angeles, all from the comfort of an open-top double-decker bus. This tour is an invitation to see LA's most stunning vistas, without the worry of driving or navigating public transport. Marvel at the majestic Hollywood Sign, the star-studded Walk of Fame, the opulent Beverly Hills, and the radiant Sunset Strip. The Big Bus tour is your passport to the heart of LA, offering unparalleled views of the city's iconic landmarks. With your ticket, you can explore two unique sightseeing routes, each accompanied by captivating digital commentary painting the vivid picture of LA's culture and history. Uncover the secrets of Hollywood on the Red Route, or soak in the coastal beauty of Santa Monica on the Blue Route. Hop on or off as often as you like, allowing you to curate your LA adventure. Explore Universal Studios, discover the magic of Warner Bros, or indulge in a shopping spree on Rodeo Drive – Big Bus will be right there when you're ready to resume your journey. Upgrade your ticket with the 2-hour Celebrity Homes & Lifestyle Tour for a glimpse into the glamorous lives of Hollywood's elite. This tour transports you into the luxurious realms of stars like Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Elvis Presley as you journey through posh neighborhoods like the Hollywood Hills and Rodeo Drive. With plush seating, engaging commentary, and unrivaled views, the Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour is your golden ticket to experiencing Los Angeles in all its glory. So, book your ticket today and gear up for a mesmerizing journey through the City of Angels.

Los Angeles: Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Audio Guide

2. Los Angeles: Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Audio Guide

Welcome to the ultimate adventure through the City of Angels, where the magic of Los Angeles awaits you. Are you a movie buff, beach lover, or history enthusiast? We've got you covered! Explore the magic of Los Angeles hassle-free with CitySightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off Tour. Three diverse routes, one unbeatable price: Three Routes in One Price: - Red Route: Dive into Hollywood and Beverly Hills' glamour. - Purple Route: Immerse in Downtown LA's culture. - Yellow Route: Enjoy coastal bliss in Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Freedom to Explore: Hop-on and hop-off 40+ stops with buses every 45 minutes to 1 hour. Each route is approximately 2 hours long, offering ample time to discover. Pass Options: - 1-Day Classic: Quick and immersive LA experience. - 2-Day Adventure: Leisurely exploration at your pace. - 3-Day Premium: Best value for an extensive adventure. Two Routes Daily: Please note: You can explore a maximum of two routes in one day, ensuring you have quality time at each stop. Audio Commentary: Enjoy prerecorded audio commentary in nine languages, adding depth to your journey. Book Now and experience LA like a star as you create unforgettable moments. Join us for a Hollywood story, timeless memories, and the magic of Los Angeles!

Los Angeles: Group Surfing Lesson

3. Los Angeles: Group Surfing Lesson

Meet your guide at Venice Beach, one of the most famous and lively beaches in California. Take part in a 2-hour group surfing lesson which is ideal for everyone from beginners (even first timers!) to upper intermediate levels.  Start the lesson by getting geared up with the wetsuits and surfboards. Head down to the sand with your group of 5-6 fellow students. Spend the first 30-40 minutes training on the beach and learning all the important aspects of surfing. Your professional certified instructors will teach you how to pop up on the board, educate you about the ocean and end the land lesson with the most important part - safety. After that, enjoy 40 minutes with an instructor(s) in the ocean getting coaching and helpful pushes. The remaining time will be yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water. After the class, an instructor will lead you to an outdoor public shower where you will be able to rinse off. Don't worry about your belongings, as you will be able to leave everything locked in the surf school van. 

Los Angeles: Champagne Brunch Cruise from Marina Del Rey

4. Los Angeles: Champagne Brunch Cruise from Marina Del Rey

Relax and unwind on a 2-hour cruise departing from the famed harbor at Marina Del Rey. Enjoy a buffet brunch prepared from the freshest seasonal ingredients and sip on unlimited champagne or sparkling cider. Set off on a morning cruise that offers a magical escape, even if only for a couple of hours. In addition to salty breezes and abundant sunshine, this Champagne Brunch Cruise includes relaxing background music, free-flowing champagne, and a delicious brunch buffet. Sample Brunch Buffet Menu: EARLY RISER BREAKFAST PASTRIES (V)(N)Assorted Muffins and Danishes *May Contain NutsSCRAMBLED EGGS (G*)(V)American Cheddar CheeseBREAKFAST MEATS (G*)Applewood Smoked Bacon | Pork Sausage LinksBREAKFAST POTATOES (V)Carmelized Onions | Red & Green Bell PeppersFRENCH TOAST (V)Whipped Cream | Maple Syrup LATE RISERS KALE QUINOA SALAD (G*)(VG)(V)Quinoa | Roasted Red Pepper | Spinach | Lemon Oregano VinaigretteGREEN GODDESS PASTA SALAD (V)Sweet Peas | White Beans | ScallionsHAND CARVED STRIP LOIN (G*)Hornblower Signature Spice Rub | Horseradish Crème | Au JusHAND CARVED OVEN ROASTED TURKEY (G*)Cranberry SaucePASTA AL FORNO (V)Alfredo Sauce, Panko Parmesan Crust DESSERT SIGNATURE DESSERT STATION (V)(N)Cakes | Brownies | Seasons Fruit *May Contain Nuts(N) Contains Nuts(VG) Vegan(V) vegetarian(G*)

LA: City and Beach Highlights Tour with Transfer Options

5. LA: City and Beach Highlights Tour with Transfer Options

Enjoy a stress-free tour of LA with expert tour guides who will ensure you have an entertaining and educational day. Begin the tour in Santa Monica where you'll have the opportunity to explore the Santa Monica Pier. Your first stop will be Venice Beach, home of LA's skateboarding and surf culture. You will then be driven along Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards on your way to the ritzy Beverly Hills, where you will be given the opportunity to window shop for 30-minutes on Rodeo Drive.  Enjoy lunch at the Farmers' Market at The Grove (1 hour) - with hundreds of options to please everyone from the adventurous foodie to kids. You will then be whisked to Griffith Park where you will receive VIP curbside service and experience the best views of LA and the Hollywood Sign. Finally, try to spot the stars of your favorite Hollywood celebrities as you walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Marina Del Rey: Kayak and Paddleboard Tour with Sea Lions

6. Marina Del Rey: Kayak and Paddleboard Tour with Sea Lions

Start your tour at Mother's Beach. Your guide will provide information about the local environment and marine life, kayaking/paddle-boarding techniques, and safety while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of Los Angeles boaters realm. Then board your kayaks and paddle towards the main channel of the Marina. On the way, observe the beautiful and extraordinary boats. Begin your search for sea lions, birds, dolphins, and other marine life.

Los Angeles: Luxury Cruise with Wine, Cheese & Sea Lions

7. Los Angeles: Luxury Cruise with Wine, Cheese & Sea Lions

Enjoy wine and charcuterie board with a selection of meat, cheeses, and fruit while cruising in a fully electric Duffy boat along Los Angeles' largest marina. Start from the dock where the boat is parked and make your way towards the main channel of beautiful Marina del Rey, a charming coastal community with yachts, beaches, and cycle paths. Keep your eyes peeled for sea lions and bird species as you explore the surroundings. Get a closer look at the boathouses and luxury yachts parked along the way. Relax with a glass of wine while relishing the tranquil water and connecting with nature.

Los Angeles: Private Ferrari Drive or Ride Tour

8. Los Angeles: Private Ferrari Drive or Ride Tour

Take in Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and the iconic Hollywood sign in classic Hollywood glamour on a city tour in a glamorous red Ferrari. Choose to either drive or take a back seat as you spin past Los Angeles' most iconic landmarks. Start your tour near the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hop in the Ferrari for the ride of your life. Whether you choose to drive or ride, you'll be accompanied by a tour guide/instructor throughout the tour. For the 20-minute tour, focus on areas around West Hollywood including Dolby Theatre, TLC Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and lively entertainment around Hollywood. For the 30-minute tour, get to experience higher-up, beautiful views of Los Angeles from the mountainsides. If seeing the Hollywood Sign is on your bucket list, choose the 50-minute tour for a drive right up to the sign with no windows or obstructed views. Stop for a quick photo op before returning to Hollywood. On the 75-minute tour, explore the mega-mansions and luxury stores where the stars live and shop. On the 4-hour tour, explore the city's best beaches until you find the perfect place for you and your group to relax. Some of the beach choices include, but are not limited to, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and Muscle Beach.

Santa Monica: Bike and eBike Rentals with Map

9. Santa Monica: Bike and eBike Rentals with Map

Enjoy the best of Los Angeles with this self-guided bike ride that begins in Santa Monica near the famous Santa Monica Pier! Our Cannondale hybrid bikes are hybrids between comfort and performance and are excellent for riders of all ages and skill levels. Explore West Los Angeles the way locals do and take in the vibrant Marvin Braude Bike Trail, Main Street, and other favorite biking areas. This is a fun, family-friendly way to explore a gorgeous area! We offer bikes for everyone, including eBikes, Kids Bikes and Tandems. Additionally, we have tag-a-longs and toddler trailers available for families. Upgrade to a pedal assist eBike (13+) to boost your ride!

From Long Beach or San Pedro: Hollywood and Los Angeles Tour

10. From Long Beach or San Pedro: Hollywood and Los Angeles Tour

You will be picked up directly from your hotel in Anaheim, Long Beach, San Pedro, LAX area, Marina Del Ray, Hawthorn, or El Segundo. During the tour, you'll visit Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Colosseum, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Sign, Griffith Park Observatory, Sunset Plaza, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Beach, and Venice Beach. There will be free time at each of the stops and you'll be able to get out of the tour van to take pictures, shop, and explore. For lunch, there will be an hour-long stop at Mel's Diner on Sunset Boulevard, a popular 1950s-style diner. After the tour, you'll be dropped back at your hotel between 4:30 and 5:00 PM.

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Trip was great. Our guide picked me up from my hotel and after drop me back at my location. It’s was a pleasure to be guided by her, she was hilarious and gave lot of travel tips and was very knowable. I highly recommend, bus was comfortable and it was a great deal all together.

Zoro is the best! Knowledgeable and courteous and made us feel comfortable. We saw everything we wanted because of him! We enjoyed it

The knowledge about the local history and the murals. The food spots were wonderful great mix.

Very enjoyable and laid back! We were even able to see some dolphins! Highly recommend!

Greatest one-day experience we could imagine! Thanks you, Alberto!