Los Angeles is a pretty big city, and for first-time visitors, it can be very tricky to get your bearings. With so much to do and see, how do you decide where to go? We recommend checking out a few of these popular Los Angeles Tours. They’ll introduce you to everything from Hollywood hotspots and cultural centers to celebrity homes and famous filming locations. See the best of Tinseltown with any of these top Los Angeles attractions!
Everyone loves a good celebrity homes tour. After all, it’s the real life equivalent of reading People Magazine or watching E! Whether you want to scope out Hollywood or Malibu, either of these tours provides you with insider anecdotes and fun details about the lives of some of our favorite celebrities. You’ll also see iconic landmarks and neighborhoods like Rodeo Drive, the Hollywood sign, Muholland Drive, and the sunny Pacific coastline.
The Malibu Movie Star Homes tour is also a great option for those of you who want to combine star-watching with a little beach action. Leave from Santa Monica and then drive up along the Pacific Coast Highway to see homes belonging to celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Sandler, Bruce Willis, and more! The Hollywood Movie Star Homes tour covers a bit less ground but is chock full of celebrity home sightings. Just a few of the stars whose houses you’ll get to see include Sean Connery, Tom Cruise, Ozzy Osbourne, Paris Hilton, Cher, Christina Aguilera, and tons more! You’ll also see the homes where stars used to live, like Michael Jackson, George Harrison, and Lucille Ball. Both of these tours are great opportunities to not only see where your favorite celebs rest their heads, but to get some pretty great photos of beautiful, palatial houses.
Another touring option for visitors is a fun walking tour of Hollywood hotspots. The Hollywood Walking Tour is a fully-narrated headset tour that brings you through diverse neighborhoods, past historic buildings, and around iconic locations from cinema history. This behind-the-scenes look at LA’s top sites includes Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood sign, the Roosevelt Hotel, and more. It’s a perfect photo opportunity for all those postcard moments, and must-do tour for movie lovers!
If you’re looking to see more of LA but don’t feel up for planning your own driving itinerary or dealing with LA parking (ugh), check out a Los Angeles Bus Tour. These air-conditioned buses will take you on a two-hour loop all across Los Angeles, from 3rd Street Promenade and Westwood Village to Rodeo Drive and Century City – among many others. It’s an informative, in-depth survey of LA landmarks and is the perfect introduction to the city for first-time visitors, or a great overview for anyone who’s only seen a few areas.
One more option for the tech-savvy crew is the Stray Boots Beverly Hills tour, an exciting cell phone scavenger hunt through LA. It’s part interactive cell phone tour, part adventure, and all fun! Solve riddles and clues to discover new spots and uncover cool insider information about LA’s neighborhoods and landmarks. Explore unique and funky shops, scope out hidden landmarks and historical sites, and even check out some local artwork. These tours are great for families, and have the added benefit of running entirely on your schedule. Play at your own pace, and start (or stop) anytime you want.
Enjoy exploring the city on any of these LA tours! Save on these and other tours and top Los Angeles attractions with the all-inclusive Go Los Angeles Card or the customizable Go Select Los Angeles Pass.