Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a new city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with Los Angeles the easy way with today's Groupon: for $17, you get one adult ticket for an all-day hop-on, hop-off double-decker city tour from Starline Tours (a $35 value). This Groupon can be redeemed at the Starline kiosk in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (Red Route stop #1) or on the Santa Monica Pier. Today’s Groupon is not valid from December 29, 2011–January 5, 2012.
Sending buses zooming through four different loops (Red, Purple, Blue, and Yellow) that traverse the neighborhoods of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and downtown Los Angeles, Starline Tours transports passengers through a trove of city landmarks in open-top, double-decker buses. Board a two-tiered cableless car at Grauman’s or the Santa Monica Pier and begin hopping, skipping, and flamenco-ing through any of the tour’s 40-plus stops. Buses chug past most stops every 20–30 minutes, granting passengers leave to disembark at any stop to satiate stomachs, snap extra photos, and apply temporary tattoos to statues. Each loop runs past the Chinese Theatre, allowing sightseers to ride each route with ease and visually inhale landmarks such as Paramount Studios, Little Tokyo, or Marylin Monroe’s gravesite.
Each hop-on, hop-off bus-tour pass is good for 24 hours and tours run seven days a week, though the ability to board buses is subject to seat availability and a conquered fear of moving objects. For a complete map of sites covered by the tour, please click here