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Los Angeles: Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

1. Los Angeles: Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

Get ready to touch, tour, and explore the 110-acre backlot that brought the films Argo and Batman to the big screen with this guided tour of Warner Bros. Studio. From the film Gravity to the TV show Friends, go behind the camera for a revealing look at your favorite cinematic creations. Explore Stage 48: Script to Screen, an interactive soundstage that explores phases of the film and television production process. Re-enact a scene from Friends on the iconic Central Perk set, or climb aboard Harry Potter’s broomstick for a photo opportunity. Explore the Studio Store with exclusive merch from your favorite films and TV shows. Dine at the Central Perk Cafe and enjoy your meal amongst recreated sets like Monica's apartment, and Joey and Chandler's pad. Recreate scenes from the DC Universe where you can explore superheroes and supervillains.  Swish and flick your way through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and even have your own Hogwarts house sorting ceremony. Between December 22 - January 1, 2023, you’ll also be able to explore a special stop at the Midwest Street Backlot, known by Gilmore Girls fans as the set location for Stars Hollow. 

Los Angeles: The 420 Experience Cannabis Tour

2. Los Angeles: The 420 Experience Cannabis Tour

The 420 Cannabis Experience begins at Universal Studios Hollywood, near the Burbank studio tour. After meeting your group and presenting your passports, you'll climb aboard your comfortable chartered bus. Meet the knowledgeable guide who will give you the insider's perspective on the booming legal cannabis industry in California. Although each trip caters to the personality and vibe of each group, there are a few constants expected from every tour: Visit a High-End Dispensary Start your tour with a visit to MMD, a favorite of locals for its wide variety of cannabis products. Whether you're looking for edibles, flower, dabs/wax, concentrates, CBD or any other type of cannabis, you can rest assured that MMD has what you’re looking for. Enjoy a special 10% off your entire purchase in addition to a 50% tax break from the dispensary’s owner. Experience one of SoCal’s only licensed Cannabis Grow facilities Swing by a grow house famous for creating an iconic cannabis strain known as Skywalker OG. Here, you can get up close and personal with the cultivation process to learn firsthand how cannabis is grown for sale and consumption. Be prepared to come with questions for the master grower who oversees the entire production. Witness an AMG Glass Blowing Demo Ever wonder how luxury water pipes, rigs, and other glass paraphernalia are made? The demonstration at AMG (American Made Glass) will put you front and center of all the action. Shop and Smoke in Style Your last stop on the tour will be The System, the factory warehouse for AMG where you'll receive a generous and exclusive 50% off all items made in-house. This stop also includes a perfect bake session, where you can enjoy any products bought at the dispensary or anything you’ve brought along, and build up some munchies. This tour is the perfect afternoon for both the experienced cannabis aficionado looking to explore the best of what Los Angeles has to offer and the curious out-of-town visitor looking for a unique California experience alike. Enjoy LA's most professional cannabis tour offered by true insiders eager to share their local knowledge of this booming industry.

California Coastline Helicopter Tour

3. California Coastline Helicopter Tour

Glide through the melting sunset over the California Coastline, sweep over the Santa Monica Mountains, or get great views over the exclusive homes of the Pacific Palisades. This is a unique and thrilling 30-minute helicopter tour exploring the Los Angeles Coast. The California Coastline tour is available at any time during the day and is a must for anyone who loves the ocean. Take off from the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, heading south to fly over the Santa Monica Mountains and drop down into the spectacular coastal homes of Pacific Palisades. Fly low-level along the world famous beaches of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Pier, and Venice. On your way back to the Airport, you'll fly over the new Getty Center, with its grand architecture appearing ever more dramatic from the sky.

10-Minute Hollywood Sign Helicopter Tour

4. 10-Minute Hollywood Sign Helicopter Tour

Explore Los Angeles from above and swoop by the Hollywood sign on this helicopter flight from the Burbank Airport. Capture stunning pictures of the city from above and get a bird's-eye-view of the mountains, sea, and the Hollywood hills. Check in with the flight team at the Burbank Airport and buckle in for the thrilling take off. Cross over the Hollywood hills and head towards the iconic sign. Keep your camera ready as you snap photos and listen your pilot's facinating commentary. Enjoy unique views of the surrounding celebrity-filled neighborhoods that dot Mulholland Drive, Laurel Canyon, and downtown Los Angeles. Pass the sign, as your pilot goes out of their way to provide you the best angle to take incredible photos. Select the sunset option to take majestic views of the mountains and the sun setting behind the Pacific Ocean (this option is limited, so book fast). Experience the excitement of landing in a helicopter at the end of your tour. 

Los Angeles at Night 30-Minute Helicopter Flight

5. Los Angeles at Night 30-Minute Helicopter Flight

Climb aboard a helicopter for a panoramic 30-minute flight over the city center of Los Angeles. Take advantage of the Valentine's Day package option to take in the sights alongside deserts, champagne, rosé, and chocolates. Departing from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank just north of the Santa Monica mountains, set off for breathtaking views of the Downtown skyline. Start off with a bird’s eye view of Staples Center, LA’s multi-purpose sports center. Swoop over Hollywood, with panoramic views of the Kodak Theatre and Hollywood Sign on the Hollywood Hills. See Dodger Stadium, Universal Studios, and many more of Southern California's notable landmarks. It’s truly amazing to see the shimmering lights of the city at dusk, and the tour is perfect for couples, families, or friends. Even if you are a native of Los Angeles you will see city sights you have never seen before.

Los Angeles Romantic Helicopter Tour with Mountain Landing

6. Los Angeles Romantic Helicopter Tour with Mountain Landing

From beautiful sunny Los Angeles, this private, 45-minute helicopter tour provides the perfect romantic getaway for two. The journey begins from the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, and once you’re in the air, heads east over many of the iconic landmarks of Los Angeles, including Universal Studios, the famous Hollywood Sign, and some celebrity homes of Beverly Hills and Bel Air. You'll then head west to see the world-famous beaches of Santa Monica, and the Pacific Palisades, which offer breathtaking views of the stunning California Coastline. Continue up the coast and land at your own private and secluded plateau overlooking the magnificent shores of Malibu beach. At this point, you and your guest will have 30 minutes of time on the peak for a complimentary toast, a delicious dessert, and a rose to celebrate your special occasion.

Private Hollywood Sign Adventure Hike

7. Private Hollywood Sign Adventure Hike

After meeting with your English-speaking tour guide at the front entrance of Lake Hollywood Park, your hiking tour will begin. Be sure to have good shoes and a bottle of water for the strenuous adventure hike ahead. Starting in a nondescript neighborhood, you will soon be greeted by the famous Hollywood sign. As you hike through the dirt trails and historic neighborhood of Hollywoodland, the sign will loom larger and larger overhead. Along with many photo opportunities, you will also have a great view of Downtown LA and Griffith Observatory. As you ascend along the road you will crest the mountain, being able to see both Hollywood and Burbank Studios. In Hollywood the stars are immortalized in wet cement, while in Burbank movie stars are immortalized through cherished films. You can learn about the movie making process from your expert guides, before you reach the peak of the mountain and go behind the sign for a unique view of the letters. Only those that endure the hard work and reach the top ever see the Hollywood sign like this. Pack yourself a light lunch and enjoy the views of Lake Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, Downtown LA and on most days, the Pacific Ocean. During this adventure your guide will explain the ecosystem which contained in Griffith Park and the surrounding basin. You can hear the sordid tales of the parks namesake, Griffith J. Griffith, the history of Hollywood itself, and stop to realize that everywhere you can see was once farmland. Remember, your guide will be very knowledgeable, and if you're not sure what to do tomorrow they will be more than happy to suggest things as you make your way back down the hill. Your tour will conclude back where you started at Lake Hollywood Park.

Santa Barbara: Shopping and Scenic Private Day Trip

8. Santa Barbara: Shopping and Scenic Private Day Trip

Discover the beautiful city of Santa Barbara on a private day trip. Take in scenic beach views, shop in the Camarillo outlet mall, and stroll around the city admiring the Mediterranean-style architecture. Begin your trip by departing from Los Angeles County or Orange County with your own driver. Make your first stop at the iconic Santa Monica Pier and have fun in the amusement park. Stay for about an hour to enjoy the attractions, take pictures, and do some shopping. From here, drive to the Camarillo Outlet Mall, via the Pacific Coast. Find brand-name retail at highly discounted prices and take a couple of hours to browse, shop, and dine. Finally arrive in Santa Barbara, a city on the central California coast. Explore the city and admire the red-tile roofs that reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. Visit local shops, discover the outdoor dining or head to the golden sandy beaches.

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What people are saying about Burbank

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,681 reviews

It was a great experience. Worth the money. Very nice staff and tour guides. Organized tour. You get to tour around the outside sets, plus the inside sets of actual TV shows. Would definitely recommend if you are into movies or how movies are made. Ultimately, we ended up choosing this one over the others like Universal and Paramount. This tour has a ton of interactive stuff about Friends, Harry Potter, and Batman.

Schöne Tour durch die Filmgeschichte(n) der Studios. Umfangreiche Befahrung und Begehung der Außenkulissen und eines Studios mit sehr informativen Guide. Schöne Ausstellungen im Empfangsbereich und nach der Führung zur Geschichte der Studios und bekannten Serien und Spielfilmen. Direkt aus dem Parkhaus zu erreichen.

I didn’t know what to expect going into this experience and wasn’t sure on how much I’d get to see within the time frame. Can confirm that I was not disappointed and the overall experience was fantastic! For a first timer visiting LA and who is thinking on doing this, I’d highly recommend going for it.

My family really liked this tour! Fantastic going behind the scenes!!!!

I love it! Good professionals and service. Thank you!