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Best Sightseeing Tours In Los Angeles

October 12, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

The best way to see the sights in Los Angeles is with a bus tour. Bus tours are not just for tourists, but for Los Angeles locals who want to discover unseen gems in their hometown. These tours are not just about celebrity homes and touring Hollywood. They can span from the beach to cultural destinations of mid-city and downtown LA. You can experience restaurant tours and historical tours. Many bus tours allow you to get out and walk around and experience the sights even closer.

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(credit: Esotouric)


Esotouric Tours
Lincoln Heights Neighborhood
Los Angeles, CA 90031
www.esotouric.com

If you’re more interested in seeing the path of urban Los Angeles, check out Esotouric Tours. These tours are not the ordinary. Your bus guide will surprise you with secrets of Los Angeles that are factual and interestingly insightful. See where the old architectural sections are in Los Angeles are and the history behind them. Visit the locations of famous crime events that have occurred in Los Angeles and discover insightful information about these interesting mysterious crimes. See the famous lobbies of old Hollywood hotels and learn about the history behind them. Estouric Tours offers unique bus tours such as rock history tours, currently for large private groups only. Crawling Down Cahuenga: Tom Waits’ LA music tour is another offering. Check out the literary tours about Raymond Chandler or Maja’s Mystery spiritual tours heading to the most interesting spiritual destinations in Los Angeles hosted by Maja D’Aoust, the famous white witch. This tour is both healing and enlightening for your spiritual side.

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TMZ Hollywood Tour – Secrets and Celebrity Hotspots
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(855) 486-9868
www.tmz.com

TMZ knows Hollywood and its celebrities very well. Famous for the TV show “TMZ” where they catch celebrities in their daily lives, this company offers about 87 tours a week. The tour bus hosts are humorous and fun. Sometimes you can see a celebrity around town, but it’s not guaranteed. Even if you don’t catch a celebrity sighting that day, you will laugh until your stomach hurts as your tour guide will keep you fully entertained. It’s a fun time for not only tourists, but LA locals who want to laugh, have fun and see the city. Tickets for adults are $55 and $45 for children. Hotel pick-up and return tour buses are more starting at $69 per adult and $59 per child.

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(credit: LA Beer Hop)


LA Beer Hop
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 928-2113
www.labeerhop.com

This tour is well reviewed and very popular with tourists in Los Angeles who love beer and want a safe night out on the town. This is not your large commercial bus tour. The LA Beer Hop is more grassroots – it’s one guy with a bus. Think of it not only as a bus tour through some of the best beer spots and breweries in Los Angeles, but as someone who also enjoys what they do and is happy to be your “designated driver” while you sip up some beer through the night. Not just for tourists, this is a great way to celebrate a birthday with a group of friends or a date night out for two. Tickets average about $65 per person.

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(credit: TOURific Escapes)


TOURific Escapes
Los Angeles, CA 90009
(424) 248-8687
www.tourificescapes.com

Bus tours are not only about seeing celebrities’ homes, they are also about getting tours of the great food and restaurants that Los Angeles has to offer in its multicultural city. TOURific Escapes offers tours that offer six food tastings to restaurants that may include celebrity chef restaurants. The tour guides know Los Angeles very well and are able to make your tour more personable and interesting by really giving lots of historical information about the places you are visiting. Foodies will really enjoy this tour because of the eclectic cuisine available in Los Angeles. Prices range from $54 to $84.

(credit: Legends Of Hollywood)

(credit: Legends Of Hollywood)


Legends Of Hollywood Tours
6333 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 928-2024
www.legendsofhollywoodtours.com

Are you a movie buff? Do you love Hollywood and want to be taken on a great tour in a comfortable van/bus through the most beautiful and historic scenery of Hollywood and Beverly Hills? Visit celebrities’ homes curbside, iconic locations like the architecturally-acclaimed Disney Hall and the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame and more. You will love this luxurious experience both for the visuals as well as for the narrative by the tour bus operator. Adults pay $79, seniors $69, students and kids $59 and kids under 5 are free.

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Leslie Cohen, Editor In Chief Cwebnews and VP Creative Affairs Paris Jewelry. Former business development manager for an international software company managing cyber intellectual property for Fortune 500’s and large internet companies. She has spearheaded projects in the internet retail space that involve media content management. Her articles appear on Cwebnews, Yahoo Content, The Examiner , Go Articles and more. She has experience in press releases. website content writing

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