Spend the day sightseeing in Los Angeles during this guided tour from Long Beach. With an expert local guide and a small group of 14 people or less, see LA landmarks like the Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Follow your guide to filming locations of famous movies, explore Hollywood Boulevard and see one of the biggest ports in the US. This tour includes a balanced mix of guided tours and free time and includes round-trip transportation from Long Beach hotels.
Small-group day trip to Los Angeles from Long Beach
See downtown Los Angeles highlights including the Los Angeles Coliseum and world's shortest railway
Capture amazing photos of the famous Hollywood sign!
Visit the TCL Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the theater for Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Tour ritzy Beverly Hills and experience the relaxed vibes of Santa Monica and Venice Beach
Enjoy morning pickup at your hotel in Long Beach, then board a comfortable Mercedes Benz tour coach to ride north to Los Angeles. During the journey, view the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, one of the largest ports in the country. In downtown LA, stop first at the Los Angeles Coliseum, where many of the city's biggest concerts and sporting events take place. Then head for the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, the distinctive building where the Los Angeles Philharmonic plays. Stop at the shortest railway in the world, Angels Flight, a funicular that goes up Bunker Hill. On Olvera Street, get a feel for the oldest area of downtown LA, where many blockbuster films have been shot. Head for the Hollywood Sign, perched high above the city on Mt Lee. Hang out there to snap photos and enjoy the views, then head down the hill into the neighborhood itself. Spend time exploring the Dolby Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the TCL Chinese Theater. Eat lunch (own expense) at Mel's Diner on the Sunset Strip, then peruse the luxury shops on Rodeo Drive. Contrast that with the relaxed vibe in Santa Monica and Venice Beach. After a full day of exploring the City of Angels, enjoy a lift back to your hotel in Long Beach.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Fabulous LA day
, Apr 2019
I loved my LA tour day! We managed to fit plenty into the one day and Alberto was the perfect guide - what a great guy and with such a passion for Hollywood and plenty of knowledge it made everything come alive that bit more. I'd recommend this day out from Long Beach for sure. Thank you so much to everyone behind the scenes that organises these tours!
Very disappointed with this trip as we didn't get to see everything that was promised in the description of the tour. We didn't see the Los Angeles Coliseum, or the world's shortest railway. Also, our driver Alberto decided not to take us to the Hollywood Observatory as a fellow tourist told him that it was closed the previous day. So instead of checking for himself he decided not to bother and said we would be able to take photos from a mall in Hollywood Boulevard. This was true but we feel our photos would have been a lot clearer if we'd been able to get closer. He also failed to explain that at the Chinese Theatre we would find the stars hand and footprints, so we missed this opportunity to take photos as well! The trip description also said we would get to peruse the shops on Rodeo Drive but we only got to view them from the minibus window! Our driver also had a problem with his microphone and we were unable to hear him for most of the afternoon, we realised he was talking but assumed he was just chatting to the young lady who sat at the front with him. It would have been advisable if he had checked with all his passengers that we could hear him. We have booked several trips with Viator on previous holidays and have never been disappointed before.
The tour guide was friendly, funny and mostly informative. I guess everyone has their own style of conducting a tour but we wished a bit more information of what areas we were passing through. At one time, one of the passengers asked where we were at a stop light and the guide wasn't sure. Near the end of the tour, he asked everyone what was their favorite part of the tour and no one answered but me saying I really like the lunch at Mel's. Other than my small issue, it was great.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Alberto. He made the tour fun and entertaining and was very interactive with everyone on the tour. He picked us up on time and we had ample time at all to stops to see the highlights of Los Angeles. It was one of our favorite activities while on vacation in California as reported by two teenagers! Alberto was lots of fun and particularly connected with our son who was fascinated with all of the Maserati's in L.A.
We had a very good day. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable with facts regarding Los Angeles and those who live there. He was an excellent guide, both helpful and friendly during our tour. I would have liked a bit more time in some of our stops of interest, and a little less in others but overall our tour was very good.