Sightseeing in East Los Angeles

General Admission for Two or Four Adults, or Dual or Family Membership at USS "IOWA" (Up to 40% Off)

USS IOWA

Central San Pedro

“Battleship of Presidents” provides a memorable experience for families and visitors as they venture through over years of history

$36 $24

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35-, 50-, or 60-Minute Aerial Tour of Los Angeles for Up to Three People from Corsair Aviation (Up to 52% Off)

Corsair Aviation

Los Angeles

Get a bird’s-eye view of the Hollywood sign, Dodger Stadium, and other LA sights during an airplane tour with an experienced pilot

$750 $375

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30-Minute Helicopter Tour for Two or Three People from Copter Pilot (Up to 48% Off)

Copter Pilot

Van Nuys Airport

Helicopter tours provide a bird’s eye view of sights such as the Hollywood Sign, Encino, and Santa Monica Pier; custom tours also available

$450 $299

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2, 4, or 10 General Tickets or Private Crawl for Up to 20 from LA Club Crawl - NightClub Tour (Up to 73% Off)

LA Club Crawl - NightClub Tour

Los Angeles

Instead of long lines and covers, patrons snag an all-access pass from the crawl and boogie at Hollywood clubs such as Cosmo and Playhouse

$40 $18

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Celebrity Home Tour for One, Two, or Four Adults or Children from Access Hollywood Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Access Hollywood Tours

Los Angeles

Narrated bus tour passes iconic Hollywood landmarks and stars’ homes

$49 $25

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Cupcake Tour of Hollywood with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 65% Off)

Great Food Tours

Hollywood

Two-hour walking tours start at Georgetown Cupcake and include six cupcake tastings from merchants such as Magnolia Bakery and Sweet E’s

$50 $22

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24-Hour Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Passes for 2 or 4 Adults or 1 or 2 Kids from City Safari Hollywood (Up to 51% Off)

City Safari Hollywood

Hollywood

Hit Hollywood hot spots such as the Sunset Strip, Chinese Theater, and Walk of Fame with easy-to-use, hop-on, hop-off bus pass

$108 $54

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Hollywood Open Bus Tour for Two or Four, or 2-Hour Private Bus Tour at Hollywood Tourz (Up to 55% Off)

Hollywood Tourz

Los Angeles

Visit the Hollywood sign, the Walk of Fame, and go past the houses of dozens of celebrities with this star-seeing tour

$98 $44

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Two-Hour Hollywood Tour in Open-Air Van for One, Two, or Four at Hollywood Dream Tours (Up to $ Off)

Hollywood Dream Tours

Hollywood

Open-top busses cart passengers past Hollywood streets, theaters, and celebrity homes during two-hour tour

$49.99 $22

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Family or Individual Travel Town Museum Foundation Membership (Up to 55% Off)

Travel Town Museum Foundation

Los Angeles

Support educational outreach and restoration programs with a year of gift shop discounts, admission to members-only events, and souvenirs

$60 $27

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Half- or Full-Day Tour for Two or Four from BlueSky Tours (Up to 59% Off)

BlueSky Tours

Los Angeles

Knowledgeable guides lead sight-seers through LA’s eclectic neighborhoods, doling historical anecdotes and the city’s vibes

$130 $59

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Haunted Sunset Hike to the Hollywood Sign for One, Two, or Four from Haunted City Ghost Tours (Up to 62% Off)

Haunted City Ghost Tours

Hollywood Hills

Visit the famous Hollywood sign to learn tales of celebrities who haunt various locales

$39 $19

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Farmers Market Food and History Tour for Two or Four from Melting Pot Food Tours (Up to 33% Off)

Melting Pot Food Tours

Mid-Wilshire

Guides with deep knowledge of food regale guests on this walking tour that includes food samples and amazing stories

$118 $80

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LA Celebrity Homes Tour for Two, Four, or Six From LA Hollywood Tours (Up to 72% Off)

LA Hollywood Tours

Los Angeles

Seated in an open-air van, tour-goers cruise by numerous celebrity mansions in picturesque Los Angeles

$98 $32

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Two-Hour Hollywood-Sights Tour for One or Five from Rockin Hollywood Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Rockin Hollywood Tours

Hollywood

Knowledgeable guides lead guests on two-hour tours that visit over 70 famous Hollywood locations

$40 $20

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Admission for Two, Four, or Eight to S.S. Lane Victory (Up to 50% Off)

S.S. Lane Victory

LA Harbor, San Pedro

Historic landmark and floating museum helped evacuate Korean refugees, served in post-WWII aid missions, and has appeared in numerous films

$10 $5

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Gay LA Walking Tour with Snacks for Two or Four from Out & About Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Out & About Tours

Los Angeles

Walking tour explores Los Angeles’ historic LGBT sites including Native American settlements and Golden Age hotels and bathhouses

$90 $39

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Hollywood, Hollywood Sign, and Star-Homes Tours from Hollywoodland Tours (Up to 58% Off). Six Options Available.

Hollywoodland Tours

Hollywood

Van tours of Hollywood shuttle camera-wielding sightseers past the iconic Hollywood sign, spots where movies are filmed, and stars’ homes

$29 $14

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Single-Day Admission or Membership to Museum of Tolerance (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available.

Museum of Tolerance

Beverlywood

Interactive exhibits on the Holocaust and contemporary human-rights violations illustrate the consequences of intolerance

$31 $17

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Select Local Merchants

Signature service: Rainbow Art provides quality art classes

Established: 2000

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Brands Used: Liquitex, Winston, Blick, Crayola, Reeve, Prostroke, and Royal

Pro Tip: Rainbow logo means the vision of promise, hope, joy, peace, dreams, creativity, and confidence in art.

Q&A with Susanne, Director

Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.

We always try our best to accommodate parents' request beyond our policies. Once we had a parent who was a single mom with three children ages 7, 5, and 4. They all wanted to join the art classes, but the mom couldn't afford the individual programs for three different age groups. We understand that life is never easy for anyone, so we just asked what she could afford, and gave each child individual art programs for about one year. Then she moved to another state, but before she left, she wrote me a thank-you card and gave me a book named Peace Maker that was written by her. I feel that if one can make a difference in someone's life, one's life is not in vain.

Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?

We give Rainbow Art dollars to students every time they come to the class as a reward for working hard. They can exchange them for prizes or art supplies that they want. We share the happiness of all birthdays, celebrations, and events with treats and gifts.

How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?

[Our director Susanne] graduated from Hong Kong SRB college of Education, majoring in art and design. [She] also hold[s] CA teaching credentials and ha[s] more than 20 years teaching experience in Hong Kong and America. [She has] taught children's art programs at East Los Angeles College, and helped prep portfolios during art portfolio prep seminars for high school students.

She says, "Our unique programs are combined Asian and Western styles. My mission is to make everyone enjoy art and appreciate the world with one's heart. Rainbow Art's comprehensive drawing and painting programs maximize the students' potentials in various art projects that go beyond just drawing and painting. We have done live drawing at Chinese New Year festivals, farmers' markets, and children's Chinese opera. We hosted a family event to teach students to recycle and draw on plastic and glass bottles last summer."

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Our students have won prizes from different drawing contests locally and internationally. Beyond our studio location, we also hold art classes for the City of Monterey Park recreation programs. [We host outdoor events] to inspire students to learn from their environment.

260 E Garvey Ave
Monterey Park,
CA
US

Since its inception in 1979, The Museum of Contemporary Art has devoted itself to post-1940 artwork, a focus that sets it apart from all other Los Angeles museums. Its permanent collection harbors more than 5,000 art objects, encompassing media from video installations and documentary photography to pop art. Works from renowned artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Diane Arbus share gallery space with pieces from up-and-coming artists across the museum?s three facilities.

To complement its permanent collection, the museum hosts rotating temporary exhibits, such as the current Mike Kelley exhibit, which explores american pop culture through irreverent, multimedia pieces. The museum staff also augments these displays with events, such as their screening series in collaboration with the Los Angeles Filmforum, which explores the intersection of experimental film and art like a projection screen sewn with pages from DaVinci?s journal.

152 N Central Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

A non-profit venue for and supporter of avant-garde contemporary art, LACE provides an artistic outlet unfettered by the demands of commerce. In its 30-year history, the organization has opened eyeballs to the work of more than 5,000 creative minds, including artists such as Martin Kersels, Nancy Rubins, and Johanna Went. Use your friend-level membership to preview exhibitions—such as the upcoming Los Angeles Goes Live: Exploring a Social History of Performance Art in Southern California, 1970–1983, opening in October 2011—before they're open to the public, giving you a small window of time in which to observe the art before children can attempt to smear it with peanut butter. Members also receive complimentary or reduced admission to special events such as the annual winter fundraiser and the LACE 10K, a steptacular art walk that immerses culture vultures in the greatest art form of them all, physical fitness.

6522 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Joy Theatre straps young comedians to a fully packed parachute of theatre fundamentals—confidence, improvisation, acting, sketch comedy, stage fighting, character development, and more—before giving these young talents a chance to jump onstage in front of a live audience. Most classes meet on weekends and offer students the opportunity to perform in one of the theatre's Saturday or Sunday shows, which are open to the public. Kids 4–11 meet on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. for the Giggle Gaggle class (with performances starting at 2 p.m. and running the last hour of class); the older set, ages 12–19, meets on Saturdays and Sundays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for their own Detention Span class and performance. Shy comedians and outgoing gorillas keeping a low profile in people suits can sign up for The Sunday Funnies. This class for ages 4–19 teaches all the essentials of improvisational comedy through games in a fun and welcoming environment. Instead of a weekly performance, Sunday Funnies keeps young stars in demand with a live performance every 10 weeks.

5233 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood,
CA
US

Pueblo pottery, six-shooters, new settlers in every ghost town—the story of the American West has many diverse set pieces. Yet the Autry National Center focuses on more than the surface appearances, using its 500,000-piece collection to tell the stories of both Native American tribes and Europeans settlers. Throughout the exhibits, the museum focuses on points of convergence and how those points shaped the histories of these peoples.

4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The Skirball Cultural Center is a renowned museum, vibrant performing arts center, and prestigious educational institution that is dedicated to sustaining Jewish heritage while welcoming visitors of all ethnic and cultural identities. Members get unlimited year-round access to museum exhibits, including Noah's Ark. The popular interactive gallery inside a massive wooden ark is filled with animal puppets (made from recycled materials) and hours worth of creative, challenging activities for kids of every shoe size, all aimed at teaching the value of community and sustainability without having to live among Himalayan monks for seven years. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and members should call ahead to schedule a timed entry or book online.

2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US