Los Angeles Sightseeing Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Ticket
- Duration options: 1 - 3 days
- Optional audio guide
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).
There were four of us in my group and the vote was unanimous. We all had a great time on the tour. We all agree that we got a well rounded view of the Hollywood/Beverly Hills area, the other group of friends who shared our bus were very friendly, and our guide was great. The only thing I would have wished for was just being able to slow down for a second or two to get good photos of special sites. That aside though, kudos to Gary King, not only for his expert city driving skills but also for his people skills. He was a super friendly, funny, engaging tour guide whom we all enjoyed riding along with!
The day was a bit chilly, so apparently lots of people had cancelled. It was just us two and another person, yet the tour still went ahead which was great. The tour guide Sammy privided us with blankets to protect from the harsh winds. There is only one stop where you get out and takd pictures with the Hollywood sign and the downtown LA skyline, but there are plenty of times along the way where the car stops for a moment to let you take pictures of the celebrity homes. All in all, we enjoyed the tour and it was a good way of noting places you think are worth coming back to on your own.
Excellent way to get to know LA. Although we’ve been here several times on business, for special events, etc., we’ve never really explored the full breadth of Los Angeles, without having to worry about traffic, parking, etc. We took the two day option, and Loved being able to spend time at the La Brea tar pits, Farmers Market, walking from Santa Monica to Venice beach, stopping off for lunch, shopping, cocktails, etc, and then hopping the bus back. Tour guides and drivers were all very good, and some were exceptional, wish I had written down all the names. Highly recommend!
It says that there is a hotel pick-up but once I booked it, there was never an option for this. The $10 parking spot was an easy few blocks walk to the start of the tour. You could probably find street parking closer if you wanted to try. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was a very efficient way to see a lot of things in the city! Recommend!