Top 10 things to do in Los Angeles

Top 10 things to do in Los Angeles

Headed to the glamour capital for some celeb-spotting or Hollywood Hills hiking?

Fancy a spot of shopping or a biking adventure around Tinseltown? Well, there’s more to LA than meets the eye, and we’re here to give you the lowdown on the top 10 best experiences when in the sexy city.

It comes as we wrap up our rundown of the TTC Great Escape itineraries, from Auckland all the way to the West Coast, and returning to LA for some Creative Holidays fun.

If you haven’t scored a seat on this incredible agent famil, you’ll want to put your name in the hat, as it’s a trip of a lifetime in mega-fam terms. You can get on board here.

Here’s the top 10 ways to spend time in LA:

1. LA in a Day Bike Adventure


Begin on legendary Route 66 in West Hollywood and cycle through Beverly Hills and Bel-Air to see the incredible palaces that movie stars call home.

Your bike trip will cover iconic destinations like Santa Monica and Venice Beach, movie studios, and a few walking stints as well.


2. Hollywood Hills Hike

Hollywood sign - Flickr - Tony Hoffarth

Believe it or not, L.A. is a hiker’s paradise. You’ll be amazed by the natural beauty and breathtaking views you’ll encounter on this daytime or sunset adventure high into the hills.

Your guide will take you to the summit of Mount Hollywood where you’ll see all of L.A. – from the skyscrapers of downtown to Beverly Hills and beyond. Plus, you’ll hike to a vista overlooking the Hollywood sign and discover the fascinating story of its history.


3. Universal Front of Line Pass

Universal _Flickr - Chad Sparkes

Get the celebrity treatment with this all-access pass. It includes all-day admission to the Park, one-time priority access to all rides, shows and attractions, plus behind-the-scenes privileges at select attractions.


4. Hop-on Hop-Off Double Decker

Hop-on Hop-off Hollywood bus - Flickr - Prayltno

See all that Los Angeles has to offer and choose between a 24-hour and 48-hour pass that’ll give you the freedom to experience the city on your terms.

With this hop-on hop-off tour you can choose one of six loops or combine all six to shop Beverly Hills, visit Santa Monica Pier and the surrounding beaches, or return to Downtown Los Angeles and discover the Historical Landmarks.


5. City, Movie Stars’ Homes & Beach Tour


Experience the sun, sea, sand and stars, and see the very best of Los Angeles. Take in the incredible movie star homes in Hollywood Hills, where there are plenty of photo opportunities to see a celebrity!

You’ll also get the chance to visit the beaches, where you’ll be able to indulge in multiple shopping opportunities such as at the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica.


6. Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

Hollywood_Flickr - Shinja Suzuki

On this 5½ hour sightseeing tour of Los Angeles, an expert guide will take you to one-of-a-kind destinations, encompassing the world capital of the entertainment industry, lifestyle playgrounds of the rich and famous, historical and architectural gems, and trend-setting arts scenes unlike any other.


7. Warner Bros. Studio VIP Tour & Stars’ Homes


This tour is ideal for movie and television fans, combining a guided excursion past more than 40 luxurious homes of the rich and famous with an exploration of inner Hollywood.

You’ll see Warner Bros. Studio sets, stages, props and costumes from past and current, world-famous films and television shows. Save your camera battery for the end of the trip: the last stop on the tour is the iconic Hollywood sign!


8. Citadel Shopping Mall

Los Angeles: Sampson Tyre--now Citadel Outlet  Center. Street Entrance.

Shop ‘til you drop’ at Citadel Outlets – L.A.’s best place for outlet shopping with more than 130 top brand name stores offering 30-70% off retail prices.

Discover a variety of fashions and accessories at COACH, Michael Kors, H&M, Kipling, Vince Camuto, Volcom, Juicy Couture, Calvin Klein, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion and many more.


9. Disneyland Day Tour

Mickey and Minnie Mouse - Flickr - PictureWendy

Visit one of the happiest places on earth, the Disneyland Resort. Your daily, direct round-trip bus tour visits the resort during the day, then Downtown Disney District at night before returning to Los Angeles.


10. TMZ Hollywood Tour: Secrets & Celebrity Hotspots

The TMZ Tour - Hollywood Walk of Fame - Los Angeles, California,

Immerse yourself in the ultimate Hollywood experience on this Hollywood Tour. Within the comfort of Starline’s special 13-passenger bus, you’ll visit exclusive residential neighbourhoods where most tour buses are forbidden to go!

Hit the hotspots where celebs are found and discover star secrets, view hilarious videos and even get the chance to win specialty prizes!

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