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  • Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Admission Ticket

    1. Los Angeles: Petersen Automotive Museum Admission Ticket

    Explore one of the largest vintage car collections in the world. See a vast array of over 100 classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles displayed over three floors and 25 galleries. Admire the artistry and extravagance of iconic vehicles while learning about the engineering behind them. Marvel at Italian Maseratis and Japanese “supercars.” Discover interactive exhibits which will entertain the whole family. Visit the Cars Mechanical Institute inspired by the animated film. Watch as your favorite cars characters explain how the mechanical systems that make cars work. Paint and personalize virtual cars. Race and color your own Cars character to take home. Kids can zoom toy cars around a racetrack. Get behind the wheel of a virtual race car with the Forza Motorsports Experience. Choose one of 8 curated experiences and feel what it’s like to burn rubber on the racetrack.

    I have been there before with a cousin visiting from Costa Rica in 2017, we truly enjoyed it so now my brother came to visit me so I thought about the Museun again. He absolutely loved it and I enjoyed too, nice to see different cars. But the parking is too expendive.

  • Los Angeles: La Brea Tar Pits Museum Ticket

    2. Los Angeles: La Brea Tar Pits Museum Ticket

    Discover science in action and make discoveries right alongside the scientists. Step into the past and experience the Ice Age come to life as you explore the world's only active, urban Ice Age excavation site. Check out the La Brea Tar Pits where tar is still bubbling. See what excavators have uncovered today at the active fossil excavation site. Enter the museum and watch as scientists clean and study the unearthed fossils right before your eyes in the Fossil Lab. The museum showcases the best fossils, animals and plants that have been discovered here - mammoths, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, and more. It’s a gateway back to the Ice Age, right in the heart of Los Angeles.

    This is an amazing museum. I had no idea the so many large fossils were found right in downtown LA.

  • Santa Catalina Island: Nautilus Semi-Submarine Cruise

    3. Santa Catalina Island: Nautilus Semi-Submarine Cruise

    Join the captain and crew and set off on a 45-minute exploratory mission through Lover's Cove, a State Marine Conservation Area sanctuary. Traverse amazing undersea gardens and ocean habitats in a semi-submersible vessel designed after America's first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, on a trip that is both educational and entertaining. Let your imagination descend into the depths of the ocean as you explore the magic and wonder of undersea life on the Nautilus. Venture into the ocean and through the kelp forest in a state-of-the-art vessel. Learn about what you see with the crew and research team, and let them entertain you with their stories. As you learn and explore, interact with the fish through a specially designed feeding system. Launch fish food torpedoes right from your seat (at an additional cost) and instigate feeding frenzies right outside your personal porthole.

    Such a unique experience. My husband and I travel often and have never done anything like this! They take you to three different spots and you can see the kelp and different fish. Although you do see the same fish and kelp at each spot, it was still pretty awesome to see the fish up that close. I don't foresee myself ever snorkeling or scuba diving, so it was amazing to see the oceanlife. The guide was informative but he was not required to wear a mask, so him coming up to talk to us was a bit unsettling. Also, if you order mobile tickets you are still required to checkin and get your tickets printed. Overall excellent experience and highly recommend if visiting Catalina island!

  • Los Angeles: Evening Ghost Walking Tour

    4. Los Angeles: Evening Ghost Walking Tour

    This Los Angeles ghost tour takes you through 8-12 different sites around the Hollywood Boulevard area, each one bringing the paranormal excitement to a boiling point. As you walk through Hollywood’s golden age on this 1-hour walking tour, you’ll marvel at the famous, oft-photographed buildings on the city’s Walk of Fame, all the while delving in to the ghostly presences that haunt the boulevard to this day. Ambling along the fabled throughway, become enraptured by your guide’s accounts of murder, obsession, and the dark dealings that crack through Hollywood’s glitzy façade. Pass by the TCL Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Pantages, and more. Take an uncompromising look at the ebbs and flows of fortune that underly Los Angeles’ smiling exterior, and the apparitions that assure that time will not be forgotten.

    The host was great, but we realized that we were more interested in the history behind the buildings and not so much the « ghost part » but thankfully she made it interesting for everyone !

  • Los Angeles: Private Walking Tour of Griffith Observatory

    5. Los Angeles: Private Walking Tour of Griffith Observatory

    Learn about modern architecture, science, movie history, and the history of Los Angeles. Begin in the Observatory’s central rotunda, where you’ll gaze at overhead murals inspired by Greek myth. Next, learn about the inventor Nikola Tesla and his 50,000-volt Tesla Coil, which is on exhibit. Discover how the solar system works and look through a telescope to see sun spots. Experience a spectacular show with the help of a Zeiss star projector and a state-of-the-art digital projection system. Descend into the depths of space and view the night sky like you’ve never before. Learn more about seismology, the L.A. earthquakes and the Pacific Rim of Fire as you stand next to an active seismograph.  At night, wait in line for the 12-inch Zeiss telescope. One-of-a-kind and German-made, it gives viewers an unparalleled and intimate look at the planets and stars, depending on the weather and schedu...

  • San Francisco: 6-Day Excursion of Southwestern United States

    6. San Francisco: 6-Day Excursion of Southwestern United States

    Enjoy a 6-day excursion departing from San Francisco to some of the best sites in the Southwestern United States! Your first day will begin with an exploration of San Francisco, including a cruise in the bay, a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge, and China Town, before heading off to your first night in Modesto at the Best Western Palm Court Inn. Your second day, if it is the summer, will be spent exploring Yosemite National Park, a 1,200 square mile wonderland of forests, lakes and waterfalls located in the Sierra Nevada. Here you'll be able to witness such iconic sites as the highest waterfall in North America at Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Bridal-Viel Falls and the Half Dome. In the winter, the route will explore Monterrey (including the wharf and Cannery Row), then a visit to Hearst Castle, filled with antiques and amazing stories of the rich and famous how have frequented the grounds. ...

  • From Santa Monica: The O.J. Simpson Tour

    7. From Santa Monica: The O.J. Simpson Tour

    Start from Santa Monica, a coastal city west of downtown Los Angeles and meet your expert local tour guide. Set off to find out about the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial in a 1994 Ford Bronco, identical to the vehicle used on the night of the murders.   First, get a glimpse of the crime scene and O.J. Simpson's Rockingham estate which was a key location during the investigation. See what used to be the Mezzaluna Restaurant, a restaurant often visited by O.J.'s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and where her friend Ron Goldman worked. Discover how the Mezzaluna eventually became a trial landmark. Next, see additional sights and learn about alternate theories and explanations firsthand from your expert local tour guide who grew up in the middle of the Trial of The Century. Finally, discuss the O.J. Simpson trial phenomenon and its lingering effects on American culture.

    Adam is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter. The tour is a 1 hour drive through the Santa Monica/Brentwood neighborhoods with brief stops at prominent locations involved in the case.

  • Downtown Los Angeles: Food, Arts and Culture Walking Tour

    8. Downtown Los Angeles: Food, Arts and Culture Walking Tour

    Your tour will begin by learning about Los Angele’s public transportation. Most people picture just one thing when driving in Los Angeles, traffic jams. Few realize, however, that LA is home to a world class metro system which you’ll learn about on this tour. Come hear about the struggle between mass transit and car culture and learn about the demise of the original Red Line, and experience it for yourself later in the tour when you hop on the world famous Angels Flight. Your next few stops will take you to several unique and fascinating locations: The Last Bookstore, The Bradbury Building and the Grand Central Market which are all distinctly LA and shouldn’t be missed. Next up, you will see where locals and travelers visit to experience world renowned symphonies and art in the notable institutions that line Grand Street such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Music Pavilion, the Muse...

    Absolutely enjoyed this tour! Discovered some wonderful parts of downtown LA including the last bookstore, the grand market, angels flight among others. The guide was friendly and informative. Highly recommend this

  • Malibu Beach: Surf Tour in a Vintage VW Van

    9. Malibu Beach: Surf Tour in a Vintage VW Van

    Enjoy a truly unique Californian experience as you hop into a vintage VW campervan and head up north towards Malibu. Ride along one of the most beautiful coastlines in Southern California. Stop at Malibu Pier for a quick tour and at a few other great viewpoints along the way.  It doesn't matter if you've never surfed before or if you are an intermediate or advanced surfer, all of the guides are professional surf instructors and they will be happy to help you both on land and in the water. If you don’t feel like surfing you will still enjoy this experience by exploring the beach with its serene views and various wildlife. Surf and relax for a couple hours and then cook lunch at the van to renew your energy. You can also do a quick photoshoot with the van at different locations. Keep your eyes out as you sip a warm tea, usually sea lions, dolphins and a large variety of birds are spotted...

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What people are saying about Los Angeles

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Such a unique experience. My husband and I travel often and have never done anything like this! They take you to three different spots and you can see the kelp and different fish. Although you do see the same fish and kelp at each spot, it was still pretty awesome to see the fish up that close. I don't foresee myself ever snorkeling or scuba diving, so it was amazing to see the oceanlife. The guide was informative but he was not required to wear a mask, so him coming up to talk to us was a bit unsettling. Also, if you order mobile tickets you are still required to checkin and get your tickets printed. Overall excellent experience and highly recommend if visiting Catalina island!

I have been there before with a cousin visiting from Costa Rica in 2017, we truly enjoyed it so now my brother came to visit me so I thought about the Museun again. He absolutely loved it and I enjoyed too, nice to see different cars. But the parking is too expendive.

Absolutely enjoyed this tour! Discovered some wonderful parts of downtown LA including the last bookstore, the grand market, angels flight among others. The guide was friendly and informative. Highly recommend this

Adam is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter. The tour is a 1 hour drive through the Santa Monica/Brentwood neighborhoods with brief stops at prominent locations involved in the case.

The tour was well organized and we saw a lot of great spots within a short period of time.