Skip the notorious L.A. traffic and parking and let someone else do the work during this 5.5-hour grand city tour of Los Angeles by coach. Your informative guide will navigate you past some of the city’s top highlights, providing the perfect introduction to the endless sights in this mecca of sun, sand, history and Hollywood.
Start your trip in the morning or afternoon, leaving from in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre or with a pickup from select Los Angeles hotels (if the option is chosen). From there you’ll begin an exploration of the famous sightseeing strip of Hollywood Boulevard, pausing first to see more than 200 cement hand impressions at the TCL Chinese Theatre, then taking a walk along the stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and to the Dolby Theatre, site of the Annual Oscars ceremony.
Continue by coach to see the Hollywood Sign from an optimal viewing spot. This iconic landmark was first erected in 1923. Just nearby on your tour are the movie studios for Paramount in West Hollywood, along with those for CBS television. For those passengers on the morning tour, you’ll also swing by the iconic Hollywood Bowl, site of performances by such musical luminaries as the Beatles and Judy Garland.
Drive next to Melrose Avenue, past the glitzy nightclubs along the Sunset Strip, and then to the playground of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Hop off here to explore glitzy Rodeo Drive on foot. On your way to Beverly Hills, check out the Miracle Mile, a stretch of several blocks of Wilshire Boulevard that contain the campus for LACMA (the Los Angeles County Museum of Art).
Proceed from Beverly Hills back to downtown Los Angeles, where you’ll cruise past Chinatown, Our Lady Cathedral, the Staples Center, and the Nokia Theatre at LA Live. You’ll have 10- to 25-minute stops at the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, the prehistoric fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits and the historic 1818 Avila Adobe on Olvera Street.
Your trip also includes a 1-hour shopping break at The Grove and The Farmer's Market, covering more than 140 stores, eateries, cafes and markets, taking time to grab lunch or a snack (at your own expense). Luckily this famous shopping center is just next door to the Farmer’s Market, the city’s largest open-air market, first opened in 1934.
End your day with a drop-off back at your hotel (if option selected) or on Hollywood Boulevard.