Sightseeing in South Whittier

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Curated Gnomes

Lucky Noodle King

$65 $45

During a four-hour excursion, traverse about six blocks and sample spicy Chinese delicacies on a tour lauded by the Huffington Post

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Los Angeles

$25 $12

Guides show groups iconic LA street art on 90-minute tours, sharing factoids about the LA graffiti scene of the '80s and the present day

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LA Hollywood Tours

Los Angeles

$98 $35

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

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Travel Town Museum Foundation

Los Angeles

$60 $30

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

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Chinese American Museum

Chinatown

$50 $22

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

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The Museum of Contemporary Art ( moca )

Downtown Los Angeles

$34 $15

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

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Copter Pilot

Van Nuys Airport

$450 $299

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

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Rockin Hollywood Tours

Hollywood

$40 $20

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

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Out & About Tours

Los Angeles

$90 $39

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

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Zuri Wine Tasting

Westchester Shopping Center

$89 $44

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Luxury motorcoaches ferry tour-goers to historical wineries, opulent restaurants, and hip shopping destinations with views of the Pacific

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LA Club Crawl - NightClub Tour

Los Angeles

$40 $20

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

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Hollywood Tourz

Hollywood

$98 $44

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

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Esotouric

On Location

$58 $30

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Bus tours chart a course through Los Angeles’s lesser known locales, visiting hot spots frequented by actors, writers, and filmmakers

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Los Angeles

$49 $25

Narrated bus tour passes iconic Hollywood landmarks and stars' homes

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Great Food Tours

Hollywood

$50 $25

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

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Downtown LA Walking Tours

Downtown Los Angeles

$30 $18

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

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Hollywoodland Tours

Hollywood

$29 $14

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

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Museum of Tolerance

Beverlywood

$31 $17

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

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Star Helicopters

Hawthorne Airport

$675 $375

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

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ScareLA

The Reef (Formerly LA Mart)

$68 $39

Summer Halloween convention features panels, screenings, classes, and interactive exhibits for all ages

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CityRace Urban Adventure Hunts

Online Deal

$80 $40

In an event inspired by The Amazing Race, teams roam local neighborhoods to solve scavenger-hunt clues

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Pasadena Museum of California Art

West Central

$50 $25

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Art museum features modern design, textiles, woodblock prints, and sculptures created by California artists

Rose Bowl Stadium – 43% Off Guided Tours

Rose Bowl Stadium

Pasadena

$35 $20

Led by experienced guides, walking tours hit all of the Rose Bowl Stadium's key landmarks, from the field to the original 1922 locker room

Up to 52% Off at the Museum of Latin American Art

Museum of Latin American Art

Downtown Long Beach

$60 $29

Works from Latin America and the Caribbean fill the only museum in the country dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art

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Historical Society of Long Beach

Historical Society of Long Beach

$100 $59

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Tour covers some of Long Beach's most notable residents; history museum exhibits photographs, newspapers, documents, and other artifacts

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Queen Mary Events

Long Beach

$27.95 $14

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Explore a collection of Princess Diana's gowns, letters, and other artifacts along with royal-family history aboard The Queen Mary

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Harbor Breeze Cruises

Downtown Long Beach

$24 $15

Views of sea lions, the Queen Mary, and Long Beach's coast and skyline

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Urban Dare

Auld Dubliner

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

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Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours

Multiple Locations

$59 $32

Foodies tour through unique eateries and farmers' market as guests sample ethnic, artisan, and specialty foods

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Discovery Science Center

Santa Ana

$16.95 $9

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A suite of 120 interactive exhibits including WEEBLES Coast to Coast & Dino Quest Adventure inspire youngsters in a hands-on environment

Bowers Museum of Cultural Art—Up to 52% Off Admission

Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Downtown Santa Ana

$30 $15

Cultural museum showcasing a permanent collection of more than 120,000 artifacts and artwork from all across the world

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Lyon Air Museum

Orange County Airport

$24 $12

Authentic planes and rare automobiles that trace back to World War II are on display at this museum, located within John Wayne Airport

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OC Helicopters

Atlantic Executive Terminal

$398 $199

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Helicopter tours of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach unveil panoramas of Corona del Mar, the Newport dunes, and other sites

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Revolution Aviation

Private Executive Terminal - Signature Flight Support

$349 $199

Lessons begin with ground school before students pilot a helicopter; tour ferries passengers over ocean waves and wilderness

Up to 46% Off Admission to the American Museum of Ceramic Art

American Museum of Ceramic Art

Pomona

$14 $8

Visit the largest ceramics-only museum in the U.S., observing rotating exhibits and the studio where the community makes art as well

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Star Track Tours

Hollywood

$39 $19

Open-top stretch vehicles drive folks by the homes of stars such as Ellen Degeneres and Tom Cruise as 32" screens show the homes' interiors

Up to 45% Off Guided "Entourage" Tour

Entourage Tour

Hollywood

$69 $38

Hit the highlights and haunts as seen in the acclaimed HBO series, "Entourage", in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Westwood

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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

In order to pursue his passion for flying, Anaheim Helicopters founder Mark Skinner left his home in England and began the journey to his current West Coast home. Now, in stable, modern, and air-conditioned helicopters, Mark stirs the air above Los Angeles and Orange County to provide passengers with views of rugged mountains and iconic buildings. During tours, Mark points out landmarks such as the Sunset Strip, the Capitol Records Building, and Dodger Stadium before soaring between skyscrapers, over famous homes, and in V-formation with migrating geese. In addition to piloting helicopters, Mark joins with a team of FAA–certified flight instructors to lead aviation lessons for aspiring pilots.

4119 W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton,
California
US

Lux Travel Group's early-morning ground service chariots riders to Las Vegas in style, boasting luxurious service and perks similar to a first-class flight. Commence road trips with a champagne toast before sipping on two additional complimentary cocktails from the extensive drink menu. A continental breakfast or a lunch package consisting of a half sandwich, fresh fruit or salad, and a freshly baked cookie fuels passengers up for Olympic-level Internet surfing on the free WiFi (available on most routes, but subject to location and satellite interference from clouds and bandwidth-stealing UFOs). After reveling in the bus-centric festivities, wind down during a movie screening with a chocolate-mint-drizzled cake pop. Finally, a warm scented towel allows guests to freshen up for their triumphant arrival in Vegas.

700 West Convention Way
Anaheim,
CA
US

Nestled in the historic Rancho Santa Anita—a homestead originally inhabited by the Gabrieleno Tongva tribe—Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden houses wildlife and plants from all over the globe on 127 acres. Its creators opened the Arboretum in 1947 to promote environmental awareness in a sanctuary that reflects the distinct history, flora, and culture of southern California. The grounds reflect the founders' aim—hummingbirds flutter among the colorful blooms in the Grace Kallam Perennial Garden, and wildflowers, herbs, and veggies spring to life at the hands of community volunteers in the educational Garden for All Seasons. Tropical and temperate blossoms embellish the Meyberg waterfall's sun-drenched stone face and blue-gum trees stand guard in front of the Queen Anne cottage, one of several historic sites that was constructed in 1885 to encapsulate Victorian opulence. Peacocks and great egrets strut among living plant collections, which explode into flowery canopies whenever the right garden sprites are available to aid in pollination.

Members often gain exclusive access to the Arboretum's slate of events, which includes workshops, tours, Yoga in the Garden, and live music performances in the summer months. The Arboretum Summer Nights series kicks off with David Correa and Cascada on July 11, followed by Sour Mash Hug Band on July 25, Ooks of Hazzard on August 1, and closes out with Steve Rushingwind on August 8. Summer camps reawaken brains that usually hibernate until September, and Bookworms Story Time captures attention year-round. Members can also take advantage of free tram rides during SpringTopia on May 3–4.

301 N Baldwin Ave
Arcadia,
CA
US

The Hammer Museum presents a broad range of exhibitions, a well-rounded permanent collection with a special focus on Southern California artists in the contemporary collection, and a full schedule of public programs. Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection include works by Mel Bochner, Mark Bradford, Llyn Foulkes, and Gillian Wearing, as well as video work by Paul Chan and a 20-part painting installation by Kara Walker. The permanent collection contains photography and abstract drawings from the likes of Agnes Martin and Ed Ruscha, as well as more historical works in the Grunwald Center, including more than 45,000 prints, drawings, photos, and artists' books dating back to the Renaissance, a period of intellectual inquiry and above-average paninis.

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