Here's an excellent overview of the tour from our friend Karla Around the World describing her experience on the tour and what you can expect to see and do yourself on the best tour of Los Angeles! Please note that some of the information has changed since she wrote this. If you have any questions you can check out our FAQ Page or send us an email at email@example.com!
We never started giving the best tours of Los Angeles for the accolades. Our main gratification is the feedback we receive from our guests telling us that they had an amazing #dayinla. But it doesn't hurt when other recognize it too! On that note, thanks to Expertise for awarding us the Best Local Tour of Los Angeles 2018!
Expertise uses uses a 5 element test to determine the best of the best: (1) Reputation, (2) Credibility, (3) Experience, (4) Availability, and (5) Professionalism. Based on those criteria, they hand select the best in the biz. Here's what they have to say:
"A small Los Angeles-based company built by travelers, A Day in LA Tours focuses on bringing 100 percent customer satisfaction. Founded in 2011, their famous buses and excellent guides also focus on keeping each guest entertained throughout the day while also seeing the most notable sights in Los Angeles. They offer public and private tours that cruise through to see famous sights including the Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, and more."
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One of the most common questions we get is "what is the difference between the full day tour and the half day tour?" I'm glad you asked!
Our tours of Los Angeles are consistently ranked #1 of the best tours of Los Angeles. Why is it the best tour of LA? Simply put, we have the best guides, the best buses and we take you to the best spots in LA so that you will have the best possible experience!
FULL DAY TOUR OF LOS ANGELES
The world famous full day tour has 5 stops where you will be able to get off the bus on your own to explore and get those perfect Instagram and Facebook worthy photos! Stop 1 is Venice Beach where you can explore the famous boardwalk and see the birthplace of skateboarding and the incubator for much of the culture that has made California what it is today. Stop 2 is in Beverly Hills where you'll be able to take a stroll down Rodeo Drive - one of the most expensive streets in the world. Stop 3 is lunch at the Grove and Farmers Market; a bustling complex known for celebrity sightings and its diverse selection of cuisines from all over the world. You'll probably need some recommendations to narrow it down so ask your guide for their favorites! After lunch we'll head to Stop 4 - Griffith Park and Observatory with sweeping views including a great photo op of the Hollywood Sign. Finally, Stop 5 is to Hollywood where you'll see the Walk of Fame, and the Dolby and Chinese Theaters.
Oh, and by the way, we offer free hotel pickup from a wide range of hotels all over LA! If you don't see your hotel let us know and we'll help get you to one of our pickup spots nearby!
HALF DAY TOUR OF BEVERLY HILLS AND HOLLYWOOD
If you have the time, we always recommend taking the full day tour but we understand that not everybody has a full day to spend seeing LA. That's why - due to popular demand - we created the half day tour experience. The half day tour is approximately 4 hours and has 2 stops. We'll take your from your hotel on the west side to Beverly Hills for a stop at Rodeo Drive so you can window shop with the rich and famous. Next, we head to Hollywood for a stroll down Hollywood Blvd. to find your favorite stars on the Walk of Fame and get some shots of the Hollywood sign. We'll also drive down the Sunset Strip to see the most famous clubs and venues in LA.
Whichever tour you choose, we guarantee you the best possible experience of LA! Find out why we're ranked the best tour of Los Angeles!
The image of Rodeo Drive as the shopping street for celebrities and the rich and famous was spread in part by advertising campaigns by the Rodeo Drive Committee and the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. By the early 1980s the City of Beverly Hills stated that the street accounted for 25% of its sales tax revenues.
In 2015, Chanel purchased the building it had been leasing on Rodeo for a record breaking $152 million - over $13,000 sq/ft. Chanel also owns the building located next door giving them the largest footprint on the street. But records are made to be broken and it was surpassed less than a year later when Bijan purchased their property for $122 million - a staggering $19,000 sq/ft!
If you want to experience the best of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles, make sure to join us on our world famous tour of Los Angeles!
The park is named after Griffith J. Griffith (seriously!). He donated the original 3,000 acres to the city in 1896 which eventually would grow to encompass 4,300 acres, making it one of the largest public parks in North America. On the grounds, Griffith built an amphitheater (now known as the Greek) and the Observatory. From 1912 to 1966 it was also home to the Griffith Zoo - the remnants of which can still be found in the park.
The Griffith Observatory sits atop Mount Hollywood looking down on the city and the sprawl below. Opening to the public in 1935, the Observatory quickly became an LA landmark. It was also the backdrop for numerous famous movies, including The Terminator, The Rocketeer, and of course La La Land. But the Observatory was built for scientific and educational purposes. Mr. Griffith specified that the building would be open to the public free of charge and that it would serve to educate the citizens of Los Angeles and any visitors from around the world. That remains the case today.
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A Day In LA Tours Is Hands Down The Most Fun Way To See Los Angeles!
We certainly appreciate the recognition! Come see why we are consistently rated the best tour of Los Angeles by TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google!