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Our most recommended Los Angeles Walking Tours

Warner Bros. Studios Hollywood Tour

1. Warner Bros. Studios Hollywood Tour

Get ready to touch, tour, and explore the 110-acre backlot that brought “Argo” and “Batman” to the big screen. From “Gravity” to “Friends,” the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood takes you behind the camera for a revealing look at your favorite TV shows and movies. 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. Then, shop for exclusive Friends merch in the Friends Boutique. The Grand Finale lets you step into recreated sets from the DC Universe where you can explore superheroes and supervillains. Then swish and flick your way through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and even have your own Hogwarts house sorting ceremony.

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Los Angeles: Hollywood & Celebrity Homes Tour

2. Los Angeles: Hollywood & Celebrity Homes Tour

See Hollywood’s highlights for yourself on a guided sightseeing tour from the comfort of an open-top bus. Marvel at iconic locations such as the Hollywood Sign, where you can stop for a photo and admire the views of downtown LA. Make your way to the local partner’s office to begin your activity. Board the sightseeing bus, and away you’ll go on your tour of Hollywood.  Pass the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theatre, the Art Deco entertainment complex of the Dolby Theater, and the circular Capitol Records Building and other historic sights you’ve seen 1000 times on TV.  Next, head to the Hollywood and Vine district at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.  Cruise down Sunset Boulevard, passing famous bars and nightclubs like Whiskey A-Go-Go and the Viper Room. Admire the Chateau Marmont Hotel, where Tim Burton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and other legends have stayed. Then, drive past the upscale stores on Rodeo Drive as you head towards Beverly Hills. Take a photo of the Beverly Hills Sign and the Beverly Hills Hotel, plus see the homes of Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Elvis Presley, and many more. Be dropped off at your Hollywood, West Hollywood, or Beverly Hills hotel at the end of your activity. If you’re staying outside of these areas, you’ll be dropped back at the local partner’s office. 

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Los Angeles: Hollywood Sign Comedy and Pictures Tour

3. Los Angeles: Hollywood Sign Comedy and Pictures Tour

Join your local guide for a walk right to the top of the Hollywood Sign. Be guided up the best path to get to the sign as your host entertains you with fun historical facts and stories relating to one of the most recognizable signs in the world. In addition to the storytelling, your guide has curated this hike to provide you with best pictures for your Instagram, creating memories to last a lifetime. Your guide is on hand to help you get the best photos of the sign, the city skyline, and other scenic panoramas that are bound to make your social media light up with likes.   Take once-in-a-lifetime photos in the best locations throughout Griffith Park, including a stunning panorama from above which comes complete with the sign in the background and Los Angeles below.

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Santa Catalina Island: Nautilus Semi-Submarine Cruise

4. 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.

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Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Hike

5. Los Angeles: The Official Hollywood Sign Hike

See the front and back of the Hollywood Sign on this unique experience as well as 360° views of Los Angeles from the San Fernando Valley to Catalina Island. With ample opportunities for fantastic photos, you'll also get to learn about insider Hollywood History from your local guide. Take in views of the Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, and Dreamworks film studios. Plus, catch a glimpse of the Forest Lawn Mausoleum, the final resting place for many celebrities. Your guide will regale you with Hollywood history while ensuring a safe and exciting climb. Once you've hiked to the Hollywood Sign, you’ll arrive at a scenic outlook with some of the best views of the sign in all of Los Angeles. Once you’ve taken some great photos with the Hollywood Sign and taken in the stunning views of LA, hike down to the front of the sign for even more incredible photos opportunities. This experience will take approximately 2.5 hours and is suited for guests looking for a challenging outdoor adventure.

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Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

6. Hollywood Sign Hiking Tour to Griffith Observatory

See iconic locations from your favorite films and television shows on this guided hike that takes you above Los Angeles. Start your tour at Franklin's Cafe and Market in Los Feliz, a neighborhood that’s home to celebrities and hopefuls. On this 2-hour tour you’ll pass the Greek Theater before heading off the paved road and into the LA wilderness. Take a short, steep path that rewards with stunning views of the city in all directions. During the half-hour hike you’ll ascend the equivalent of 12 flights of stairs at a leisurely pace, making frequent stops to admire the views and hear about the history of this place. As you approach the Griffith Observatory, the iconic Hollywood sign will come into view and provide a spectacular backdrop for your photos! The Griffith Observatory is an Art Deco masterpiece that is considered the hood ornament of Los Angeles. After the tour you have the option of entering the building (free of charge) or to take the short hike back with your guide.

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Los Angeles: Evening Ghost Walking Tour

7. 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.

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Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory Hike

8. Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory Hike

Hiking to the Hollywood Sign is the ultimate LA tour bucket list item, and this Hollywood sign hike is an unbeatable combo of exercise and sightseeing.  You’ll walk to a vista that overlooks the Hollywood sign to get the ultimate Instagram-worthy photo with one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. Afterwards, you’ll skip the line and be taken inside Griffith Observatory for a free immersive museum experience, where you’ll get to hold a real meteorite, and weigh yourself on all the planets in the solar system.  What would a Los Angeles tour be without movie madness? Along the way, you’ll visit famous locations from films such as La La Land, Terminator, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future II, and Rebel Without a Cause. You’ll climb Mount Hollywood, the highest point in the Hollywood Hills, and experience amazing 360 degree panoramic views of the entire City of Stars, giving you by far the best photo opportunities of any Los Angeles hiking tour.  This hiking tour is available daily at 10:00 AM and at sunset. Kids are welcome, but should be able to hike. Please note: The Observatory is closed on Mondays.

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Los Angeles: Private Walking Tour of Griffith Observatory

9. 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 schedule.

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Hollywood: Haunted Walking Tour, True Crime, Creepy Tales

10. Hollywood: Haunted Walking Tour, True Crime, Creepy Tales

Spend two hours exploring the darker side of Hollywood, with an expert guide. Travel to haunted locations throughout LA, as your passionate guide fills you in on the creepy, paranormal history, as well as some true crime stories that will make your skin crawl. Get to see the Pantages Theatre, the Knickerbocker Hotel, as well as The Roosevelt Hotel, after dark. Uncover the secrets of Hollywood, from arson to ghosts, to the occasional serial killer. See what really happens when the lights go out in the Pantages Theatre. Discover the truth about the Hollywood Ripper. Find out where to see the ghost of Marilyn Monroe.

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What people are saying about Los Angeles

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 735 reviews

Very fun! But do get ready to hike! I can imagine people not making it to the very top, (I think a couple in the group I was in left mid-hike and some were kinda behind) so prepare to hike so you can make it all the way. The guide JB was very friendly and accommodating and took a bunch of pictures of each of us and AirDrop them at the end of the hike. He brought water and granola bars but I’d advise to just bring your own bottle. Had to Uber to get to and leave the meeting point. Would do it again next time I’m there; it was one of the highlights of my LA trip!

We had a great experience, it was the first time my kids (age 13 and 14) were in California. Our tour guide Emily was phenomenal! She was very knowledgeable about the history of Hollywood and the sign and offered insights that made the hike very fun and interesting. I would definitely do this again and highly recommend it for families of all ages.

Our tour guide was as very informative. Unfortunately, I don’t remember her name but she had long blonde hair. She also had a great sense of humor.

Our guide JB was great! Very knowledgeable about the area, and fun to be around! Even took all of our pictures!

My husband and I had a lot of fun! I would definitely do this hike again!