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Los Angeles: 1 or 2 Day Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Los Angeles: 1 or 2 Day Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Discover the top sights in Los Angles with a hop-on hop-off open-top double-decker bus tour. Choose from a 1 day, 2 day, or a deluxe 2-day tour with a TCL Chinese Theatre walking tour, and a Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle tour.  Climb aboard the double decker bus for great views of sights like the world-famous Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, and Beverly Hills. Your journey will be packed of fun with this fully narrated audio tour. Stop at over 15 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at the Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Stay comfortable with air-conditioning on the lower deck and recorded commentary is available in 9 languages. Location Highlights Include: Big Bus Visitor Center Hollywood TCL Chinese Theatre Guitar Center “Rock Walk” The Comedy Store Whisky A Go Go Beverly Gardens Park Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive Beverly Center LACMA La Brea Tarpits Farmers Market The Grove Melrose Shopping Paramount Studios 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica Pier

Los Angeles: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

2. Los Angeles: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Explore the greater Los Angeles area with this hop-on, hop-off bus sightseeing tour. Listen to the narrated tour in 9 languages. Enjoy the view from the open-air, double-decker bus as it takes you through Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach. Pick a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour pass, choose 1 of 3 tour loops, or combine them and experience the freedom of a hop-on, hop-off city sightseeing tour. Start from the Starline kiosk or at any of the stops on the list. Board the Hollywood Tour to experience the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, including such world-famous sights as Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip, Melrose Avenue shopping district, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Dolby Theater, TCL Chinese Theatre, LACMA, Petersen Automotive Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, and much more. Travel between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica on board the Santa Monica Tour, enjoying stops along the way including Fox Studios, the 3rd Street Promenade, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica Pier. Take a solar-powered Ferris wheel ride at the historic Santa Monica Pier, walk or bike along the marvelous Pacific coast, and enjoy the heaven of shops, restaurants, and attractions at 3rd Street promenade.

Los Angeles: Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle Big Bus Tour

3. Los Angeles: Celebrity Homes and Lifestyle Big Bus Tour

Get a taste of the celebrity lifestyle as you pass iconic sites in and out of Hollywood. Visit the latest hotspots and get a glimpse into where famous movie starts and musicians live and play. Keep your eyes peeled as you never know who you might encounter while cruising in class aboard Los Angeles’ only fully air-conditioned, retractable glass-topped Mercedes sprinter. First class guides are ready to make you feel like a VIP. Start your adventure in Hollywood and pass iconic landmarks such as Hollywood & Highlands and the Hollywood United Methodist Church, where "Sister Act" was filmed. Make your way to the Santa Monica mountains and legendary Hollywood Hills. See where the likes of Halle Berry, Quentin Tarantino, Justin Timberlake, and Billy Idol call home. Stop at an overlook above the Hollywood Bowl where you'll have a chance to snap pictures of downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign, and Griffith Observatory. Then make your way to Mulholland Drive for a photo stop at Universal Overlook. Snag an amazing photo of the San Fernando Valley and the Universal and Warner Brothers Studios. Continue on Mulholland Drive and see Laurel Canyon, home to many LA rock stars. After, enter Beverly Hills and see the neighborhood of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Make your way onto Sunset Blvd and pass the Beverly Hills Hotel, one of the world’s best-known hotels. Then head to Rodeo Drive, an upscale shopping area which has been shown in numerous TV shows and movies such as "Pretty Woman," "Clueless," and "Beverly Hills Cop." Continue your Los Angeles adventure on Sunset Blvd and the famous Sunset Strip. Make your way back to Hollywood Blvd to catch a glimpse of the Roosevelt Hotel and stop for a quick photo at Yamishiro. On your way back, see the opulent Chinese Theatre and the Dolby Theatre.

Los Angeles: Best of LA Bus Tour

4. Los Angeles: Best of LA Bus Tour

Take in LA's top attractions on a guided bus tour. See the sights you want on a customized tour with plenty of photo opportunities. Take in Hollywood, Paramount Studios, the Greek Theatre, and more. Stop at Santa Monica Pier and Beach, the Original Farmers Market, and the Griffith Observatory. Meet your guide on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Climb aboard the bus and head straight to Santa Monica. On the drive, listen to entertaining stories and take in Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Rodeo Drive. See views of the affluent Bel-Air neighborhood and the Getty. Next, stop at Santa Monica Pier and Beach for an hour to explore the famous boardwalk, shop along the 3rd Street Promenade, and see why Southern California is famous for its beaches. Head back to the bus to take in Culver City and Museum Row. Get insider tips on the best restaurants and museums. Then, stop for an hour's lunch break at the Grove/the Original Famers Market, known for some of LA's best dining and shopping. Once sated, climb aboard the bus to be taken to your last stop. On the way, see the sights of Fairfax, Melrose, Paramount Studios, the Greek Theatre, and Griffith Park. Stop at the Griffith Observatory for an hour, where you can take in sweeping views of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. Take photos of the Hollywood Sign from the best angle. As you head back to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to end your tour, see the Capitol Records Building and explore more of Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles: Hollywood Celebrity Homes Tour

5. Los Angeles: Hollywood Celebrity Homes Tour

Explore the celebrity homes of Hollywood and Beverly Hills aboard an open-top passenger bus. Get the best views of Hollywood from the specifically designed bus, and receive a personal headset to enjoy your guide's commentary at your own volume and comfort level.  From Hollywood Walk of Fame, you’ll head into the hills along Mulholland Drive, a road frequented by some of Hollywood’s richest and most famous personalities, from the likes of Katy Perry and Michael Jackson to Nicolas Cage and Orlando Bloom. From the top of the hill, you’ll have breathtaking photo stops looking down into Los Angeles and across to the Hollywood sign before making your way down Laurel Canyon Drive, former home to music greats like Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, and Jim Morrison.  As the tour continues through the hyper-affluent streets of Beverly Hills and exclusive Bel-Air, you’ll pass by the infamous rental home trashed by Justin Bieber and Meek Mill in 2015, and the police station famously favored by rapper Chris Brown.  After that, it's back to Hollywood via the Sunset Strip and the myriad of restaurants, bars, and comedy clubs that call the place home.

Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off & Celebrity Homes Tour

6. Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off & Celebrity Homes Tour

Starline’s Hollywood tour has been around since 1935, and with over 80 years experience, LA’s most entertaining tour guides will take you on a trip like no other. Travel to Hollywood’s legendary landmarks and see first-hand where the celebrities work, play, live and create memories. Our professional guides spot more celebrities, see more homes and have more unique stories than anyone else. Our intimate, small, open-top vehicles allow you to see the sights in the upmost comfort. On top of our celebrity tour, your Hop-On Hop-Off double decker bus pass is your key to the city, delivering incredible adventure and great value for money. We offer two types of Hop-On Hop-Off bus passes, including 24 hour and 48 hour timeframes. It's an ideal way for first time visitors to get to know Los Angeles. If you’re a returning visitor, you can also take advantage of this tour to explore the city from a new perspective, at your leisure and convenience.

Beverly Hills: Guided E-Bike Tour

7. Beverly Hills: Guided E-Bike Tour

Embark on an e-bike cycling adventure around Beverly Hills, one of the most exclusive areas in the United States. Join your tour guide to see the trendiest neighborhoods as you learn a bit about local history. Discover the extravagance of Beverley Hills as you ride effortlessly down the bustling avenues of the city. Glide up and down the manicured tree-lined lanes of Beverly Hills' first neighborhood, the fabled 90210. Find hidden historic gems that some locals don't even know about. See the glittering shop fronts of Rodeo Drive, beneath the towering glory of its great hotels and famous buildings. Discover a bit of Hollywood, Melrose Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard, and the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Los Angeles: Hollywood Film Studios & TMZ Private Day Tour

8. Los Angeles: Hollywood Film Studios & TMZ Private Day Tour

Immerse yourself in glittering Hollywood with a private, full-day tour, including a local guide and van transportation between locations. Visit iconic locations such as Universal and Paramount film studios, TMZ studios, the Hollywood sign, Sunset Strip, Melrose Place, Beverly Hills, and more. Begin your tour by getting picked up from your Hollywood hotel with a private van and tour guide. Stop by major Hollywood film studios, including Universal, Paramount, Sony, and Fox. Continue to the infamous TMZ studios, where you can take photos, browse, or shop. Then it's time to visit the Hollywood sign, situated on Mount Lee in the Beachwood Canyon area of the Santa Monica Mountains. Continue your tour to the Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip, the Grove, and Rodeo Drive while keeping an eye out for famous celebrity mansions and estates in Beverly Hills.

Los Angeles: Private City Highlights Tour with Transfer

9. Los Angeles: Private City Highlights Tour with Transfer

Discover all the main highlights of the City of Angels in one day, on a private guided trip. This all-encompassing tour will bring you to Hollywood, Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Griffith Park, Downtown Los Angeles, and the iconic attractions located in those areas. Enjoy an up-close photo stop at the famous Hollywood sign, then move on to the star-studded Hollywood Walk of Fame. No trip to Hollywood would be complete without a stop at the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater, where you can walk among the cemented handprints and footprints of big movie stars. See the Dolby Theater, home to the Academy Awards, before cruising along the legendary Sunset Strip, where you'll see the recognizable bars and nightclubs that today's young and hot in Hollywood frequent. Continue into the gorgeous neighborhoods of Beverly Hills with a selection of celebrity homes. Tour the exclusive Rodeo Drive, Downtown LA, Griffith Park, and the renowned observatory, for a comprehensive overview of the city. Finish off with a lovely visit to the area's most visited beaches, including Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina del Rey, and beautiful Malibu.

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What people are saying about Melrose Avenue

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 911 reviews

Loved it! Great way to discover highlights around LA. The staff were friendly and helpful The bus drivers were not particularly personable but we really didn’t have to deal with them because it’s an audio tour

Our guide, Jeff, was great! Full of fun stories and great advice! 5 hours went by fast! Would do another tour with him again!

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Not a dull moment at all.

Jeff was awesome! We really enjoyed the tour and gave us enough time at each stop!

Comfortable ride and our tour guide was amazing, Gary with great sense of humour.