Staples Center

Staples Center: Our most recommended tours and activities

Los Angeles at Night 30-Minute Helicopter Flight

1. 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: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pickup

2. Los Angeles: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pickup

Welcome to the most comprehensive city tour in Los Angeles! Begin your exciting adventure in the heart of Downtown. The first stop will be at the historic Olvera Street where one of the oldest churches in Los Angeles “The Plaza Church” is located. From there you will be transported back in time to explore the world famous Union Train Station which is known as the "Last of the Great Railway Stations." The route will continue through downtown, passing by Chinatown, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, the Civic Center, Broadway, and the city skyline. You will see the fashion district (which consists of over 1,000 stores), some film locations from famous Hollywood productions, and the Staples Center Arena before heading northwest toward Griffith Park. Griffith Park offers the best view of the city as well as the world famous Hollywood Sign; the views are simply breathtaking. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is the third major stop on this tour and is among the most popular stops in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Walk of Fame will give you the opportunity to walk among the “stars” that have made significant contributions to film, radio, television, theater, and the recording industries. The legendary Chinese theater located alongside the Hollywood Walk of Fame hosts movie premieres as well as other special events. You never know, you may be able to witness a red carpet premiere while there. After many attractions, you deserve a break. Next, you will stop at the historic Farmer's Market, which is one of the greatest places in Los Angeles to enjoy a variety of foods and beverages. "The Grove” which is located next to the Farmer's Market will not go unnoticed. You can take a ride on a historic 1950’s trolley and enjoy the features of a large center garden that includes an animated fountain with many shopping opportunities. Now that you've had time to relax and eat, you will be whisked off in the early afternoon to another world! From the Sunset Strip, you'll pass by iconic locations such as the Whisky a Go Go and the Chateau Marmont, before reaching Beverley Hills. While in Beverly Hills you will experience the charm of Rodeo Drive and may even feel like a star yourself. You'll soon see how varied and diverse this metropolis really is as you get an insight into what life is like once you've been discovered by the Hollywood Studios. Back on Sunset Boulevard heading west will bring you past the Getty Center. From there you will finally feel the breeze of the ocean. The Santa Monica Pier is a landmark of the city and has served for many backdrops in countless Hollywood films. Finally, round off a fascinating day with a nice walk along Venice Beach where you will be entertained by many different artists and showmen. “See and be seen” is the motto here. You will not be disappointed! With countless attractions in the most exciting city in the world, you will finally be brought back to your hotel or to a prearranged drop-off location by late afternoon. You won't sit on a big sightseeing bus on this tour. Capped at a maximum of 14 people, a familial atmosphere always develops during the tour. The tour makes frequent stops, allowing you to discover everything at a relaxed pace.

Los Angeles: The LA Highlights Tour

3. Los Angeles: The LA Highlights Tour

The Los Angeles Highlights Tour combines our Los Angeles Tour and the Los Angeles Beach Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. In 7 hours, you will see the best that the city has to offer from Hollywood, to the beaches, to Downtown Los Angeles, and more.  The tour gives provides a fun semi-private guided experience that is a great value and conducted in small groups. No other tour includes as much substantive history and fun sightseeing at a leisurely pace. In the first 3 hours of your tour, uncover the history of downtown, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. You will explore the most famous sights, including a few celebrity homes, and learn about some of the poignant moments from the glory days of Los Angeles and today. Some of the famous sites include the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Graumann's Chinese Theatre, the La Brea Tar Pits, the Dolby Theatre (Home of The Oscars), Sunset & Vine, Capitol Records, the Sunset Strip, Hollywood High School, the Viper Room, Whiskey A Go Go, the Chateau Marmont, Rodeo Dr., and many more.  On this tour you will enjoy a wide range of architectural styles. From the homes in Beverly Hills, to the iconic Staples Center, to the famous Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Mission on Olivera Street. This tour is a great way to get to know the unique character of Los Angeles. Some of the most beloved Los Angeles landmarks are downtown, like the Central Library, US Bank Tower, and Angels Flight. The history of the area goes back to the founding of the city in 1781, and its architecture tells the story of the city's growth from the 1890s to the present, including the current trend of converting vintage office buildings into loft-style apartments and condos. Learn fascinating information about Los Angeles and the people who have made it historic. This tour features glitzy buildings with historic charm and wonderful backstories throughout, and so much more.  After the morning portion is over we take a break and head to the Los Angeles Farmer's Market for lunch where everyone can enjoy a variety of lunch options on their own. The afternoon portion of the tour features dramatic ocean views, the Santa Monica Pier, a stroll on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, and a beautiful viewpoint where you can enjoy dramatic ocean views.

LA: City Highlights Private Guided Tour with Transfer

4. LA: City Highlights Private Guided Tour with Transfer

Explore Los Angeles' most famous landmarks, such as Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, and Santa Monica Pier, all in one private day trip. Get picked up at your accommodation by your guide and experience the City of Angels in a unique way, with the chance to purchase your own meals during walk breaks. Gaze at the massive Hollywood sign from up close, then wander through the Boulevard as you discover the star-studded Walk of Fame and look for your favorite movie actor's hand-prints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Don't forget to snap a picture at Dolby Theater, home to the Academy Awards. Sit back and relax as you drive through the legendary Sunset Strip, where you will see the recognizable restaurants and nightclubs that today's young and hot Hollywood stars frequent. Dive deep into the gorgeous neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, and have a peek at the top selection of celebrity homes. Past the iconic Beverly Hills Sign, enjoy some window-shopping at Rodeo Drive, the one and only destination to visit the world’s most exclusive boutiques. Tour Downtown LA and Griffith Park, with a quick photo op at the observatory for a breathtaking view of the Hollywood Sign. Unwind after a long day of exploring and breathe in the fresh air of LA's beautiful shoreline. Enjoy the famous beaches of Santa Monica, with stops at Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. Finish off with a visit to the yachts in Marina del Rey, in addition to gorgeous Malibu Beach.

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What people are saying about Staples Center

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The staff was really friendly and helped us to select the best flight. We were lucky enough to catch a sunset and the city lights during our tour time. The pilot was very friendly and down to earth. We had a blast. Booking was very easy, check-in was super simple, and the flight was very smooth.

Absolutely tons of fun and beautiful! The pilot and staff were friendly and knowledgeable, overall wonderful experience!

This was the most memorable and breathtaking event ever . Thank you guys. Awesome service

Best flying experience ever! Staff and pilot are very friendly and informative!

It was amazing! Everyone was so nice and the sites were beautiful!