Los Angeles: LA Grand Tour
- Duration: 7 hours
This truly is the best tour for someone who only has one day in LA. We saw all the hot spots with a not-too-long, not-too-short amount of time to explore everywhere we went. All the passengers were great & we all took pics for each other at stops. Since you’re seeing everything in one day, wear your walking shoes! I definitely found myself jogging to explore everything I wanted to see at each spot, but well-worth it for seeing such a huge city in one day! I especially liked how much info our guide provided along the way, and the fact that there are ports for phone chargers at each seat took the stress off of needing to make a phone battery last the whole day. We drove through Santa Monica, stopped in Venice, stopped in Beverly Hills/Rodeo Dr, went to the Farmer’s Market for lunch and shopping, went to Griffith Observatory (closed due to covid, but offered a great view of the Hollywood sign and downtown LA), and walked amongst the stars on Hollywood Blvd (plus more time for shopping).
It was a chilly and foggy day, bad for us tourists. Thankfully I was by myself, so I sat up front with the driver and HEAT! It's an open window bus, so I imagine it was pretty chilly, especially when went got onto the highway to the Grove. Levi is an excellent guide, lots of fun facts, he stopped or slowed down for any picture opportunities. Love the Santa Monica pier, the Griffith Observatory (the exhibits in the building were awesome, if I had known I would have headed there right after taking pictures of the Hollywood sign). I thought gawking at the celebrity houses was a bit much. Overall a great experience and I would highly recommend!
The tour was the perfect start to my stay in Hollywood. Our guide, Breeanna, led us to major points of interest such as the Walk of Fame, TCL Chinese, Dolby, El Capitane, and Egyptian Theaters. Along the way, Breeanna shared fascinating stories about people and events that transformed the city and the industry. Highly informative and definitely recommended.
Alana was a great tour guide. I was hesitant about taking a 7 hour tour, but it was a wonderful way to view so many different sites in one day. And you didn't feel rushed at each stop. I'd encourage it for any first timer.
It was a great experience and Levi was awesome. Would have preferred to spend more time at Santa Monica Pier and eliminate Griffith Observatory, but understand offering diversity.