Hop-on, hop-off tours explore intriguing surroundings at a leisurely pace, much like a photography class held in a thick bog of quicksand. Let it all sink in with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a five-day sightseeing pass from CitySights L.A. (a $125 value). The pass includes:
- Unlimited hop-on, hop-off access on the Beach Loop tour.
- Unlimited hop-on, hop-off access on the Hollywood Loop tour.<p>
CitySights L.A.’s battalion of double-decker buses escorts guests through Los Angeles’s concrete riverways on tours through sandy beaches and Hollywood’s star-studded hills. Knowledgeable guides point out interesting landmarks and share anecdotes about their surroundings throughout both of CitySights’ two-hour circuits. The Beach Loop cruises past the sparkling waves of the Pacific Ocean, with stops at Venice Beach to pick up workout ideas from body-builders, and at UCLA’s campus to buy graduate degrees off of hungry philosophy majors. Tour-goers on the Hollywood Loop can create new constellations on the sidewalks in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre before breezing down Rodeo Drive and crashing movie sets at Paramount Studios. Guests can explore attractions up close at any preordained stop as long as they like before hailing the next passing open-topped bus to continue the tour.