10+ Best Tours of Los Angeles

LA is a popular destination for couples, families, and groups of friends. The weather is sunny, the people are friendly, and there’s so much to keep you busy.

One of the best ways to explore LA is with a Los Angeles tour. Whether you’re a movie buff or an A-list lover,  there are tons of options for you to choose from. Here are some of our top picks…

    • Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour
    • Warner Bros. Studio Tour
    • Dolby Theatre Tour
    • TCL Chinese Theatre Guided Tour
    • Hollywood Movie Star Homes Tour
    • Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour
    • Universal Studios Tour
    • One Hour Hollywood Trolley Tour
    • Sony Pictures Studio Tour
    • And many more…

With the Go City pass, you can enjoy these and many more attractions at a discount of up to 50% off the gate price. Read more about each tour below and decide on the best one for you!

Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour

This two-hour tour picks up at the Santa Monica Pier. It includes two stops, one at Malibu Bluffs and the other at Malibu Beach. Your guide will provide entertaining commentary as you soak up the scenery along the Pacific Coast Highway.

You’ll get a glimpse of over 40 celebrity homes and if you’re lucky, you might even see one of the many celebrities who call Malibu home. Some of the stars who have homes in Malibu include Adam Sandler, Courtney Cox, Cher, and Charlize Theron.

In addition to the celebrity homes, you’ll see the Getty Villa, a historic landmark and famous art museum perched above the Pacific.

Bring your camera, you can capture stunning views of the coastline and the Pacific Ocean while enjoying the feel of sand between your toes.

Getting In: The Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour is included in the Go Los Angeles pass.

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Warner Brothers Studio Tour

If you’ve ever wanted to go behind the scenes to see how your favorite movies and TV shows are created, this tour is perfect for you. The guided part of the tour lasts for two hours and then you’ll have an additional hour to poke around on your own.

Fans of The Big Bang Theory will be able to enjoy a visit to apartment 4A and see where Sheldon, Leonard, and Penny live, have a photo op in front of the broken elevator, and enjoy a glimpse of the Caltech Physics Department Cafeteria.

If Friends is more your speed, you’ll love the chance to hang out in Central Perk where so many amazing episodes were filmed. You can even record a screen test along with your favorite cast members.

This is just a small sample of all the great sets that you will be visiting on your tour. Guests must be 8 years or older to take this tour. Be sure to bring a picture ID.

Getting In: The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is included in the Go Los Angeles pass.

Dolby Theatre Tours

Enjoy all the glamour of the Academy Awards on the Dolby Theatre tours. Walk where you’ve seen your favorite stars walk, see an actual “Oscar” statuette, and visit the celebrity lounge. You’ll leave here feeling like a star yourself.

Keep in mind this is a 30-minute walking tour and several flights of stairs are involved. Accommodation can be made for disabled guests – be sure to inform them when purchasing your tickets. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Since this is an operating facility, tours may not be available every day so be sure to have optional dates in mind or check the online schedule.

Getting In: The Dolby Theatre Tour is included with the Los Angeles pass.

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TCL Chinese Theatres Guided Tours

Since 1927, the biggest stars in Hollywood have come to this theater to enjoy movies. Now you’ll be able to enjoy your free popcorn while your guide takes you through the theater’s storied history.

The 30-minute VIP tour will give you a glimpse into the stars of Hollywood past and present. Be sure to look for your favorite stars’ hand and footprints immortalized in cement in the theater’s forecourt.

Getting In: The TCL Chinese Theatres Guided Tour is included in the Go Los Angeles Pass.

Hollywood Movie Star Homes Tour

This Starline tour is two hours of sheer enjoyment. Not only will you be seeing some star homes, you’ll also swing by Rodeo Drive, Bel-Air, and the Hollywood sign. Your tour guide will entertain you with fun facts and stories about the homes and stars who own or owned them along the way.

This is a top rated tour and has a reputation for celebrity spotting so you may get lucky and get a glimpse of not only how the other half lives but one of the stars too. In addition to looking at houses the tour includes these stops and places of interest:

  • Hollywood Blvd. and Walk of Fame
  • Beverly Hills
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Sunset Strip
  • Hollywood Hills
  • Movie and TV locations

Getting In: The Hollywood Movie Star Homes Tour is included with the Go Los Angeles pass.

Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Put on your walking shoes to take this 75-minute Los Angeles tour. You’ll have time to find your favorite star on the Walk of Fame and at the TLC Chinese Theatre. Walk the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre and hear lots of little known stories about stars past and present.

This is a must for film lovers, you’ll visit filming locations where many A-list celebrities performed.

Getting In: The Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour is included with the Go Los Angeles pass.

Universal Studios Tour

When it comes to amazing places to visit, Universal Studios is hard to beat. Hop on a tram for a tour narrated by Jimmy Fallon and visit real movie and TV sets. You may even see some of the stars! When you’re done with that part of the tour, you can enjoy all the rides and attractions that your ticket includes.

You can spend the entire day at Universal Studios and the whole family will be entertained. Things you can do at Universal include…

  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • AMC’s Walking Dead
  • Transformers™: The Ride-3D
  • The Simpsons Ride™
  • Special Effects Show

Getting In: The Universal Studios Tour is included with a Universal Studios Hollywood ticket, which is a premium attraction on the 3, 5 and 7 day Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive pass.

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One Hour Hollywood Trolley Tour

Start your visit to Los Angeles with this one-hour immersive tour. No stops are included on this tour but it will give you a good idea of things that you will want to come back and visit in depth.

Some of the attractions you will see on the one hour Hollywood Trolley Tour are…

  • The Hollywood Sign
  • TCL Chinese Theatre
  • Dolby Theater (home of the Academy Awards)
  • Capitol Records
  • Paramount Studios
  • Egyptian Theatre
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Hollywood and Vine
  • Melrose Ave
  • Hollywood Bowl

Getting In: The One Hour Hollywood Trolley Tour is not included on the Go Los Angeles pass and tickets must be purchased separately.

Sony Pictures Studios Tour

This is your chance to see where the TV game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are filmed. This two hour, behind-the-scenes tour is filled with gossip and loads of entertaining information.

Additionally, a visit to the sets of the Wizard of Oz, Men in Black, and Spiderman are included. You’ll get to visit a real working studio. Find out why this is such a fan favorite tour.

Getting In: The Sony Pictures Studio Tour is included in the Go Los Angeles pass.

Starline Movie Location Tour

Have you ever wondered where some of your favorite movies are filmed? This amazing tour will take you on a two-hour journey to over 50 of those locations. Spend 15 minutes at the iconic Union Station and then head downtown.

This is a top rated tour and one that is not to be missed. Board this state of the art bus and enjoy the climate control and the custom stadium seating.

Getting In: The Starline Movie Location Tour is included with the Go Los Angeles pass.

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Self Guided Movie Star Homes Bike Tour

This LA tour will allow you to feel like you are a local. Put on your helmet and safety vest and hop on your bike to enjoy your four-hour rental. A map with suggested routes is included. You’ll be able to go to some of the places where tour buses are not allowed. Some of the places you may see on tour include…

  • West Hollywood
  • Sunset Strip
  • Marilyn Monroe’s old apartment
  • Greystone Mansion and public park
  • Michael Jackson’s last house
  • Spadena House
  • Rodeo Drive
  • Beverly Hills Sign
  • Pacific Design Center

Getting In: The Self Guided Movie Star Homes Bike Tour is included with the Go Los Angeles pass.

These 10+ Los Angeles tours plus a lot more are available on the Go Los Angeles pass. You can choose 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7 days. Considering that these tours are just the tip of the iceberg, you won’t find a better deal on all the best tours.

Add some premium attractions to the All Inclusive Pass or Build Your Own Pass. At Go Los Angeles you can find the perfect pass for your vacation.

The information contained in this post, to the best of the author's knowledge, was accurate at time of publishing. We do our best to ensure and maintain the accuracy of this information.

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