1-Day Tour in Los Angeles
The most memorable day in your life
The best things in life are handcrafted. Our handcrafted collection of things to do in Los Angeles will elevate your Los Angeles 1-day tour to the most memorable day in your life. Enjoy!
*The tour can be modified to meet your preferences.
- Walt Disney Concert Hall
- Microsoft Theater
- LA Live
- Bradbury Building
- Grand Park
- Pershing Square
- The Broad
- Rodeo Drive
- The Grove
- Hollywood Boulevard
- Walk of Fame
- Grauman’s Chinese and Dolby Theaters
- Drop off at Hollywood, OR Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park, OR Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, La Brea Tar Pits and Petersen Automotive Museum
- Sip French coffee while overlooking Downtown LA skyline and the beautiful Pershing Square;
- Gaze out at the city from the observation deck;
- Visit the Dolby and Grauman’s Chinese Theaters where the Hollywood began;
- Experience unmatched dining options at LA Live;
- Rejuvenate your spirit at the lush Grand Park;
- Try savory culinary experiments at Kelly's Coffee & Fudge Factory right in the heard of Hollywood (optional, not included in price).
Walt Disney Hall
There used to be two good reasons to see Walt Disney Hall. To see the performance and explore the gorgeous geometric shapes, the waves of steel, so ideally contributing to the evolving architecture of Downtown LA.
If the idea of admiring 6,500 stainless steel panels sounds gimmicky to you, consider Walt Disney Hall’s neighbor – Grand Park, one of our favorite Los Angeles attractions, a green (and so beautiful!) oasis in city center.
By the way, here’s a bonus for you: there are nice observation points we’ll take you to when you can observe amazing vistas of Downtown Los Angeles.
Grand Park is emerging as an epicenter for Los Angeles’ zeitgeist.
Sometimes you need the kind of recovery that only nature can provide. While the park itself is not that grand, the park is probably on the best places in Los Angeles for cultural experiences and local activities. Located between City Hall and The Music Center, the park attracts local from all other neighborhoods.
How about yoga retreats, springtime reads, book fests or lunch trucks on your tour? Or simply fantastic photo ops?
Are you an architect geek? A history buff? A passionate urban photographer? At least, you want to hear some fun facts, right? Well, we have some for you. Built in 1893, the Bradbury Building is not only one of the oldest building, but also quite unique for Los Angeles – it was designed in the Renaissance and Romanesque. architecture styles. Thankfully, not much has changed.
It also has been the location for movies like (500) Days of Summer (2009) and The Artist (2011).
It is hard not to like contemporary art when it’s so colorful, large-scale and… free to visit! So, don’t resist. Relax, get your camera ready and enjoy the art. How about an enormous table and chairs you can walk under and still not touching the top of the table with your head? Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Well, there’s so much more!
Sipping a rich espresso with palm and skyscrapers views right in front of the legendary Millennium Biltmore Hotel is what we’re going to do on our tour! Just across the street from the LA Diamond District, Pershing Square is fun green space to refresh before we move on.
The secret to good travel is to go to unplanned places. Well, how about having a French bakery as an unplanned spontaneous yum retreat? Rest assured, we’re choosing the best LA places for you.
Home of the Los Angeles Lakers, $375-million Staples is the finest arena in America, previously earning the title of the Pollstar CIC Arena of the Year.
Staples hosts the Grammys, NBA Finals, boxing matches and all kinds of big premieres and music events. But if you not into music or sport, Staple’s futuristic design with neon red and blue lights will make you want to take a selfie with the center. After all, that’s what 4 million guests a year come here for.
Our next great chapter is only two steps away from the Staples Center. Microsoft Theater is not only one of the largest indoor stages in the United States, but also the venur for the American Music Awards, Primitime Emmy Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.
Our Los Angeles one-day tour runs only for one day, so we don’t have time to go inside and see any of the above mentioned, but your friendly local guides will tell you more fun facts about this intriguing structure opened in 2007 and located at 777 Chick Hearn Court.
The focal point of the area and the #1 destination for live entertainment in Los Angeles. 14-screen Regal Cinemas and the Grammy Museum is just the beginning. 21 cafes and restaurants all in one place will be a hard choice to make. Fear not! We’ll advise you the best eatery here, at LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
The most famous shopping district in America is squeezed here in these three blocks of Rodeo Drive. Window-shopping and celebrity-spotting is what 99% of tourists do here. Guess what is located at 420 Rodeo Drive? Almost right, the most expensive store in the world – Bijan, where a pair of socks is $50 and an average spending is $100 000. But that’s not all. You have to make a reservation to shop at Bijan.
Your friendly local guide will tell you some more fascinating numbers and stories on the tour.
Nice ambience, lovely restaurants, beautiful farmers market, a free chocolate sample from See's Candy, the mouth watering cheesecakes at the Cheesecake Factory…
The Grove is one of the best shopping malls in America and, needless to say, a must-see in Los Angeles.
Within a single mile, you can time travel to the crazy 30-s, 50-s and 70-s of the Hollywood’s past. And present. And future, hopefully.
Back in 2007, more than $2 billion was spent to develop the neighborhood, you decide what has come out of it.
Walk of Fame
What do you expect from the 5.6 km (3.5 mile) walk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street? Created in 1958, almost 60 years ago, the Walk of Fame is home to over 2500 stars. But there is a lot more than impressive figures.
Find out on our LA tour which stars were stolen, who shares one star, which star has its own cleaning crew, what is the family with the most stars, what cartoon characters got their stars, and more!
Grauman’s Chinese and Dolby Theaters
The elegant and historical Grauman’s Chinese and Dolby Theaters are the heart of Hollywood. You don’t have to be a movie fan to be swept away by the massive buzz. On special request we can check tickets for you.
Watching a movie in the most famous and the biggest movie theatre in the world would be the experience to remember about for the rest of your life.
Choose the place you want to be dropped off, whatever you prefer:
- Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park
- Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (LACMA), La Brea Tar Pits and Petersen Automotive Museum
- Or simply getting back to your hotel
- * The itinerary is subject to change
|Extra costs (per person):||
Food and drinks
|Meet up & End location:||lobby of your hotel|
|Start time:||any time|
|Extra hours:||If you are having a good time and want your Los Angeles 1-day tour last a little bit longer, you are welcome to do that. Please note: You will be charged 25 USD per an extra hour.|
|Tipping suggestions:||If you feel like you had a good experience, your guide would appreciate a tip. It's not mandatory. It's your decision whether you want to give your guide a tip.|
What you get:
- + A friend in Los Angeles.
- + Private & customized tour.
- + An exciting pastime, not just boring history lessons.
- + An authentic experience of local life.
- + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences.
- + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants.
- + A photo session amongst spectacular Los Angeles scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
- + An expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time.
*This Los Angeles one day tour can be modified to meet your preferences.
- Los Angeles is a famous and very attractive touristic place. It is mostly known for Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. For me the most special sight in LA has become the Walt Disney Hall, which was very inspiring and fun. But of course, since it was my very first time in the city, my private local guide took me to the Hollywood boulevard and Walk of Fame and it was really amazing to see it with my own eyes. All in all, it was a great tour which I highly enjoyed. Thanks to the Friendly Local guides company for making this experience so entertaining.
Luca C, Italy, Sep 21, 2016
- We were picked up by our private guide early in the morning in the lobby of our hotel. Than we went to see the Grand Park, Walt Disney Hall, Grauman’s Chinese and Dolby Theaters and the Hollywood boulevard. It was a very rich experience and we’ve made good friends with our private guide. If there was a grading system, we’d definitely give this tour the maximum number of points.
Katell G, France, Sep 21, 2016
- We definitely got lucky in LA. For the first few hours of our LA one day tour it was raining cats and dogs, but it didn’t stop us from having a fun time in the city. The private local guide was very attentive to us and while it was raining, he took us to see the Bradbury building and the Microsoft Theater. My husband had some troubles with his leg, so we had to make a few stops to take a breath, but we still managed to see all the sights and still get a sip of coffee in a local coffee shop. Big thanks to our guide and the Local friendly guides company.
Hermina P, Slovakia, Sep 21, 2016
- At first we were concerned we wouldn’t be able to see all the sights we wanted in 7 hours, but somehow – we did. Our friendly local guide modified the itinerary and was very patient and flexible whenever we had to take our time and take pictures or make rest-stops. By the end of the tour we were genuinely surprised that we had visited all the attractions in our agenda. It was a very pleasant trip and we highly recommend LA one day tour to anyone.
Viktoria M, Russia, Sep 21, 2016