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Los Angeles Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, December 2014

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If movies, stars and Hollywood are your first thoughts when you think of LA, you’re probably missing out on some unique experiences that the city has to offer. Swarming with tourists and wannabe starlets, LA is also home to some top-notch music, food, architecture, theme parks and museums. To do it justice, you must experience at least three different sides to this city extraordinaire. 

Day 1: More Than Movies

Start your day in LA with breakfast at the legendary Original Pantry Cafe in downtown LA before embarking on some sightseeing! Take the trolley tour to get a basic orientation of LA and take pictures of famous landmarks such as the Hollywood Sign and the Walk of Fame. Take a walking tour behind the scenes of Hollywood’s most televised locations. Alternatively drown yourself in the world of art at the Getty Museum before heading downtown to enjoy dinner at one of many cafes and restaurants reminiscent of 1930s and 40s. If you’re still up for more, be sure to take a night tour and watch the city come alive as the sun goes down.

Day 2: Hollywood, Baby!

Alright, so no trip to LA is ever complete without some movie mania and celebrity spotting. A great starting point is the rather comprehensive Grand LA Tour which includes visits to all the famous sites in the city. If you’re keen on seeing where the celebs live, work and play, try the which takes you into Sony Studios, across 40 movie star homes and into the heart of Hollywood, all in six hours. For the gruesome Hollywood trivia lovers, the Dearly Departed Tour is an amazing way to experience the tragic events that have shaped and shaken Hollywood over the decades.

Day 3: Do-Something-Different Day

Step away from the maddening crowd and discover something new about LA today. Try your hand at tandem paragliding in Malibu, take a helicopter tour or a champagne airplane tour. Spend the day in one of LA’s famous theme parks or visit the Griffith Park Observatory by night. Check out this list of things to do in LA for more ideas on having a fantastic LA experience.

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Battleship Iowa Museum Admission in Los Angeles

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore a real battleship at Los Angeles’ Battleship Iowa Museum, touted as the World's Greatest Naval Ship and the West Coast’s only battleship open to the ...  Read more

Location: Long Beach, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $17.99

Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour and Movie Stars' Homes Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Go behind the scenes of Warner Bros. Studio and see dozens of celebrity homes on this 9-hour tour that takes you from Hollywood to Beverly Hills. Explore ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.00

Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 284 Reviews

Explore Los Angeles at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off bus tour through the heart of Los Angeles. The open-top buses allow you to enjoy 360-degree ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 24-48 hours

From USD $43.99

Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Trip from Los Angeles

4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

Experience spectacular views and awe-inspiring sights along the California coast! You can enjoy one of the world's most scenic coastal drives on this day ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00

San Diego Day Trip from Los Angeles

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Explore sunny San Diego and visit some of Southern California's most exquisite sights on this day trip from Los Angeles. Spend time in La Jolla, explore the ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.99

Best of Hollywood Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Sample the mouthwatering diversity of Southern California cuisine while taking in the area’s most popular sights on a Hollywood sightseeing food tour. Make ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.99

Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Scavenger Hunt

Combine a hop-on hop-off bus tour with the Fantastic Race scavenger hunt and get a day of Hollywood sightseeing highlighted by the fun of a brain-twisting ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.99

Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour by Helicopter with Mountaintop Landing and Champagne Toast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This exclusive 45-minute helicopter tour takes you over the most highlighted areas of Los Angeles, such as the homes of today's most popular celebrities, the ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $298.99

Independent Day Trip to Tijuana from Los Angeles

4 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Escape Los Angeles on a south-of-the-border day trip to Tijuana for some Mexican shopping, dining and culture. Travel along the legendary California coast by ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.99

California Beach Cities Day Trip from Los Angeles: Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Venice Beach and Santa Monica

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience Southern California’s laid-back beach lifestyle, and see various Pacific coast beaches on this day trip from Los Angeles! Visit Huntington Beach, ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.99

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