Sightseeing in Los Angeles

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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Two or Four Tickets to GRAMMY Museum (Up to 50% Off)

GRAMMY Museum

Downtown Los Angeles

Donna Summer and the greats of 1960s Los Angeles are the centerpiece of this summer's exhibitions at the GRAMMY Museum

$25.90 $13

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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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LA Celebrity Homes Tour for Two, Four, or Six From LA Hollywood Tours (Up to 74% Off)

LA Hollywood Tours

Los Angeles

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

$98 $28

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Family or Individual Travel Town Museum Foundation Membership (Up to 50% 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 $30

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One-Year Individual or Family/Dual Membership to the Chinese American Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Chinese American Museum

Chinatown

In its 10th year, CAM's current exhibits include L.A. Heat: Taste Changing Condiments, documenting Chinese immigration to the States

$50 $22

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Admission for Two or Four with $10 or $20 Off at Gift Shop at The Museum of Contemporary Art (56% Off)

The Museum of Contemporary Art ( moca )

Downtown Los Angeles

Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat and other visual masters star in permanent collection at museum filled with post-1940 art

$34 $15

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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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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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2, 4, or 10 General Tickets or Private Crawl for Up to 20 from LA Club Crawl - NightClub Tour (Up to 70% 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 $20

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Cupcake Tour of Hollywood with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 60% 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 $25

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Downtown Walking Tour for Two or Four from Downtown LA Walking Tours (Up to 42% Off)

Downtown LA Walking Tours

Downtown Los Angeles

Stroll through areas such as Union Station and Grand Central Market while a guide shares the history of each spot

$30 $18

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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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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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Night Helicopter Tour for Two or Three from Star Helicopters (Up to 53% Off)

Star Helicopters

Hawthorne Airport

Treat yourself, friends, or loved ones to a sky-high ride above the entertainment capital of the world

$675 $375

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Art Tour for Two or Four from LA Art Tours (Up to 50% Off)

LA Art Tours

Multiple Locations

Tour goers hunt for graffiti in the Downtown Arts District or capture artists at work at the Brewery Art Complex and Santa Fe Art Colony

$24 $12

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$45 for $100 Worth of Gallery Visits — MRG Fine Art Gallery

Mrg Fine Art Gallery

Los Angeles

Exclusive after-hours docent tour features a special performance by artist Amy Arrow and a champagne party

$100 $45

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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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Petroleum mogul Dr. Armand Hammer clung to life just long enough to see The Hammer Museum make its debut in 1990, passing away three weeks later. Without the founder’s support, construction screeched to a halt and spaces sat in varying states of completion. But not for long. The powers that be at UCLA saw Hammer’s vision, and took control of the abandoned museum in 1994. They restored it to its former glory by importing the university’s own collections and staff. Today, The Hammer’s unique compendium of works still hints at the unlikely collaboration that bore the museum all those years ago. Its stockpile of masterpieces explores the modern-day in a contemporary collection of mostly drawings and photographs. Richard Hawkins’ disembodied zombie george green might best embody current artistic trends; his expressionless eyes stare from a yellow backdrop, the handiwork of an undead inkjet printer. Meanwhile, the Armand Hammer Collection, left behind by the museum’s namesake, balances george and other outlandish works with 19th-century art by Degas, Cézanne, and van Gogh. It’s virtually impossible to predict whether rotating exhibits will land in classic or contemporary camps. They range from performance art installations—Floor of the Forest depicts two dancers moving through hanging jumbles of used clothing and ropes—to sculptures, paintings, and drawings. To cultivate better artistic understanding, the Hammer Museum hosts events including lunchtime art talks, tours, and screenings.

10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

A giant forest stretches across most of California?but its impossible to hike there. Submerged just off of the state's rocky coast, large kelp forests make a home to diverse animal and plant life. Moray eels, leopard sharks, and giant sea bass all swim beneath the water, while sea otters splash at the surface. That's just one of the habitats on display inside the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

The 21,000-square-foot aquarium showcases Southern California's rich marine life, making it the largest aquarium of its kind in the world. The Susanne Lawrenz-Miller Exhibit Hall charts a journey through different regions, from the open ocean, to the mudflats, to the sandy shores. Other areas present a more immersive experience. The tide pool lets visitors touch a starfish, while the exploration center lets them crawl into a tunnel, where they find themselves surrounded by octopuses, sting rays, and other creatures that have signed contracts to make public appearances.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium wants to keep all of these creatures around for the long term. Case and point: the aquarium houses a research library and an aquatic nursery, where the team raises young sea animals and trains young scientists.

3720 Stephen M White Dr.
San Pedro,
CA
US

In the late 1980s, the Simon Wiesenthal Center gathered top museum leaders and representatives to discuss new ways of teaching tolerance to a younger generation. Since 1993, the Museum of Tolerance has encouraged visitors to contemplate the effects of intolerance with interactive exhibits on the Holocaust as well as present-day discrimination. The guided, 70-minute sound-and-light presentation at the Holocaust exhibit recreates Nazi-occupied Europe, and the Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves exhibit showcases diversity through the personal histories of several American celebrities, including Billy Crystal and Carlos Santana. Some of the museum's features also examine more recent issues, such as the Tolerancenter, which highlights the struggles of the civil-rights movement and enlightens museum goers on contemporary human-rights violations. The museum also hosts special exhibitions, live testimonies from Holocaust survivors, and youth programs, such as anti-bullying workshops.

9786 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Photographer Stuart Townsley uses a trained eye and high-tech equipment to capture memories into frameworthy prints and digital art, using 10 of LA's most attractive landmarks as backdrops. The famed local sites where he sets up camp—such as the roaring Pacific Ocean under Santa Monica Pier or the 1930s architecture and picturesque fountain of Union Station—elegantly complement subjects' smiling visages. His shutter snaps hundreds of times during each photo shoot, immortalizing the faces, poses, and secret handshakes of families and well-behaved pets. Well-versed in state-of-the-art retouching gear, Stuart unfurls his astutely edited creations onto glossy prints, canvases, and online albums.

Stuart's advice on what to wear and bring to shoots, garnered through 12 years of professional experience, conveniently resides online to aid in the selection of appropriate outfits for every mother, father, child, or hamster.

5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles,
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

Led by Allen Levin, an experienced actor, producer, and writer, Lifebook Acting Class’s celebrity-extolled workshops impart budding performers with the art of dramatization. Stratified into three levels ranging from orientation to advanced, classes for aspiring professionals mix improv and character building with career coaching to prevent missteps such as starring in a western with talking tumbleweeds. Acting hobbyists develop comedic and dramatic talents in Acting for Non-Actors and First Timers, a self-confidence strengthening romp through the basics of theatrics. For those with proven celebrity or one major credit to their name, the Master Class sharpens already deadly dialogue skills into a force to be reckoned with in time for a prized audition, starring role, or first meeting with future in-laws.

665 N Heliotrope Dr
Los Angeles,
CA
US