Los Angeles Attractions: Theme Parks & Tours

What better place to visit Universal Studios Hollywood when you’re around Hollywood, right? Or, for that matter, the birthplace of all the Disney Magic at Disneyland in Anaheim. And when you’re more into roller coasters that make you wonder if you should have eaten that breakfast, please try the Six Flags Magic Mountain Park in Valencia. In for a car ride, or already driving down to San Diego, check out Sea World and enjoy the magical wonders of the sea.

You can also book ‘breathtaking’ Air Tours and sightseeing tours around Los Angeles, and when you are in San Francisco, you should definitely get a Bay Cruise or visit the (in)famous Alcatraz Prison Island. And don’t miss out on a great show when in Vegas. Viva Las Vegas! It’s your time to enjoy all the splendor this amazing part of the world has to offer. It’s all about what you do, once you get there!

THINGS TO DO

The possibilities are endless, so we’ve come up with a shortlist. You can book tickets to these and more attractions, parks and tours at our travel desk Tours&Tickets section. And from our experience, these are some of the things to do that will serve memories for a lifetime!

Universal Studios® Hollywood

Cast yourself in the action on rides and attractions that bring movie thrills to life. You’ll face raging dinosaurs in Jurassic Park®, ogre-the-top adventure in Shrek 4-D™, a roller coaster ride through a cursed tomb in the new Revenge of the Mummy–The Ride, and more. And if that’s not enough, face your worst fears at the most extreme audience participation show ever—the new Fear Factor Live, now open. Then, give your day a big, fun-filled finish with 67 cool stuff to do at CityWalk®. So come on and put yourself inside the movie action… At Universal Studios Hollywood, the world’s largest movie studio and theme park. Book this ticket.

The Grand Tour of Los Angeles

This Los Angeles tour offers Los Angeles visitors a narrated tour of Los Angeles’ most famous attractions, including Rodeo Drive, Melrose Avenue, Sunset Strip, Graumann’s Chinese Theatre, the Music Center, La Brea Tar Pits and many more Los Angeles attractions. Stand on the Walk of Fame where Marilyn Monroe, Tom Hanks and hundreds of other celebrities have their stars on the sidewalk. See where the stars live, play, shop, and make movies. This Los Angeles tour includes drop off and pick up at most major Los Angeles hotels. Book this tour.

Deluxe Movie Stars’ Home and Trolley Tour

The Deluxe Movie Stars’ Home and Trolley Tour combines excellent Hollywood tours in one. Take a trip on a narrated, air-conditioned bus to the homes of today’s celebrities, including Steve Martin, Barbara Streisand, the Playboy Mansion and Richard Gere, as well as the homes of Hollywood legends, including Lucille Ball and Marilyn Monroe. Pass the Hollywood sign, this Los Angeles tour also includes a one hour tour of historic Hollywood movie, TV and radio landmarks, including the Walk of Fame and well-known filming locations. Book this tour.

Los Angeles City Tour by Night

When the sun sets in the City of Angels, the stars come out to play. Tour through the famous areas of this glittering city, including a visit to the Griffith Park Observatory for a simply spectacular view of Los Angeles. Enjoy the funky architecture and unique shops at Universal’s City Walk, and visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Cruise down Sunset Strip and onto the glamour of Beverly Hills for a memorable Los Angeles night. Book this tour.

Six Flags Magic Mountain

If it’s roller coasters that you’re after, then come along to the place that has more thrill rides than anywhere else on earth! Experience the newest, scariest rides – Scream, Deja Vu and X, the world’s first 4th-dimensional thrill! Definitely not for the faint-hearted! But for those preferring something a little more relaxing – there’s something here for you too. There are dozens of rides and attractions for the whole family. It’s all here at Six Flags Magic Mountain! Book this ticket.

Front of the Line Pass: Universal Studios

Go right to the front of the line at Universal Studios Hollywood. Make the most of your day by avoiding the long lines at the park’s top attractions. Get the best seats in the house at all shows and attractions. Book this ticket.

Aquarium of the Pacific

Come face-to-face with man-eating sharks… Watch amazing jellyfish… See a sea lion up close… You can experience all this and so much more at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The aquarium is home to over 12,000 of the inhabitants of the ocean, from colorful fish to sea otters all in natural environments. So come along and see why this is known as one of the world’s best aquariums. Book this ticket.

Los Angeles Air Tours

Choose from a selection of air tours through the skies of the City of Angels, offering bird’s-eye views of Los Angeles-area landmarks such as the Hollywood Sign, Downtown LA, Santa Monica Pier, the Queen Mary and more. Book this tour.

Disneyland or Disney’s California Adventure

Who could visit sunny Southern California and not go to Disneyland? Whether you are 5 or 105, you will without question fully enjoy your visit. At Disneyland Park, experience over 60 attractions — more than ever before. Zoom through doom on their biggest ride in 40 years, the Indiana Jones Adventure. It’s the most high-tech, adrenaline-pumping thrill on wheels! Behold undying love in the new stage show, The Spirit of Pocahontas. You’ll embark on a journey through the Happiest Place on Earth, with thrilling rides like the Matterhorn, Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain and the all-new The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Don’t forget to meet those lovable Disney characters – Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and more. Book this ticket.

Checkout additional tours and tickets to get more out of your stay in Los Angeles, but also Las Vegas, San Franciso and San Diego in our TravelDesk Tours&Tickets section or CONTINUE to the next chapter.