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Half Day Hollywood and Beverly Hills Tour
"This tour is quite unique and will allow guest passengers flexibility of time in the maximum comfort and enjoyment of their ride through Hollywood and Beverly Hills. After meeting at the departure point you will go through Hollywood Boulevard over onto the famed Sunset Strip and Santa Monica Boulevard and finally through Beverly Hills to your destination on Rodeo Drive. There you will enjoy world-class shopping and dining for approximately 90-minutes before re-boarding for the return of the tour through West Hollywood and other Hollywood Areas. You will also receive discounts at select restaurants and cafes as well as shoppin the chauffeur will take the best route available for maximum sightseeing and enjoyment and comfort.""""Enjoy this unique experience in an open-air
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Santa Monica Street Art Bike Tour
"Spend an unforgettable 3-4 hours on a guided bike tour through Santa Monica and the historical neighborhoods of Venice Beach California. The tour begins with a leisurely cruise through Santa Monica's charming Main Street and stops at Venice Beach near Muscle Beach the birthplace of skateboarding and training grounds for a young Arnold Schwarzenegger. Venice Beach's Italian-influenced landscape is also widely recognized for its West Coast legal graffiti walls that attract street artists from around the world. Tour- Rip Cronk Emily Winters Frank Gehry and other prominent figures. Riders will also be given some time to walk along the colorful Venice Boardwalk to purchase souvenirs and watch live street performances. Afterwards you'll pedal through the picturesque Venice Canals
From $69.00
"Los Angeles City Tour Including Farmers Market
"Los Angeles City Tour Including Farmers Market Beverly Hills and Santa Monica Bike Ride""Your LA day tour starts when you meet up with your small group and follow your guide on a walk down Hollywood Boulevard. See some of your favorite 'stars' on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and pass by the TCL Chinese Theatre and Dolby Theatre en route to a secret garden oasis and other hidden gems.Hop on a local bus for a brief ride to the Los Angeles Farmers Market — aka the Original Farmers Market — established in 1934. Meander past and purchase something delicious for lunch (own expense). Then take a quick bus ride to the heart of Beverly Hills and indulge in a provided cupcake tasting at a bakery. Afterward visit the Paley Center for Media
From $60.00

Unsafe Areas Tips (13)

Bad Areas

I cannot imagine any reason for a tourist to be in any gang area. They are concentrated in neighborhoods far away from any tourist destinations or entertainment areas. If you have to go to USC or any...
Mar 13, 2012

Warning about gang colors, areas, bandannas...

I wasn't aware until I first moved here, but if you look even slightly black, Latino, or Asian, do NOT wear red or blue. These are gang colors, and many people have been shot for being suspected rival...
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Jan 18, 2004

The LA Chicken Little Brigade is out in full force

I arrived in LA, like many of the people reading this board, with bug eyes and shaking hands thinking there were gang members around every corner and I was going to be shot.Didn't happen.Lived in East...
Apr 22, 2012

Stop Watching The News

I went to Los Angeles by car in 2000 from Toronto. We didnt have any money just enough to get down there we had no place to stay so we just slept in the car. There was 4 myself included. The only...
Feb 20, 2009

Protests A-plenty!

Westwood is known for UCLA and some good places to eat and go see a movie. However! This is also home to the local federal building and when a group of people want to protest about something -...
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Jan 31, 2009

Want danger? Try Detroit!

I was born and raised in Detroit then moved to LA. Detroit is more dangerous hands-down. LA has more people, but Detroit has a higher percentage of crime. I was robbed twice within 3 hours in Detroit....
Feb 18, 2010

Consider the size of the city

Regarding the crime rates you may hear in L.A, you have to consider the size the city is. The larger the city, the higher the crime rate and it's just simply because of it being more populated. But if...
Jul 05, 2011

Stay on the beaten path

Yes, LA is crime ridden, but so are most other major cities. You should be fine in the tourist corridors. The most dangerous parts of the city haven't seen a tourist in 50 years, unless they take the...
Jul 07, 2007

Los Angeles remains unsafe for tourists

LA is a very unsafe place to visit. My daughter from Australia got beaten up last night and robbed of all her possessions (in the central district). No one helped her. The police were not interested...
Oct 18, 2013

Stay out of skid row! DUH!

@TravellerfromAus: I have to doubt the veracity of your post. What kind of person goes cruising through skid row? Not a very smart one, I'm afraid. Perhaps you should read "The Six Blind Men and...
May 27, 2014

Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome To The JungleGuns N RosesWelcome to the jungle we've got fun and gamesWe got everything you want honey, we know the namesWe are the people that can find whatever you may needIf you got the...
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Jun 19, 2004

Los Angeles..danger?

If you have grown up or ever been to any of the Midwest cluster ***s such as Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincy, Milwaukee, ect. then you will be baffled on how anyone can call Los Angeles...
Feb 24, 2010
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Things to Do Near Los Angeles

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Art - Architecture

The Broadway Spring Center is a parking garage and businesses. What caught my attention is the huge carved reliefs on the sides of the building. Very impressive and encouraging to know at least the...
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Museum of Tolerance

Wonderful resource for the Holocaust and other diversity issues. Take the tour first, then you can wander on your own. Give yourself plenty of time to soak it all in....about 3 hours. There are...
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Hollywood Boulevard & The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Artists Susan Krieg, Preston Craig, Rodd Swerdloff, Geoffry Tuttle, Jennifer Snoeynick, Jeanna Abbey Cobelli, Jasser Membreno, Kate Macomber-Jones, and Lindsey King in 2003 painted the rollup doors...
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Los Angeles City Hall

We reached Los Angeles City Hall in downtown LA by taking the metro to Civic Centre on the red line. The City Hall is next to Grand Park which is quite a pleasant place with fountains and flags. Los...
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Bradbury Building

This is a beautiful, well-known landmark in downtown Los Angeles. The building is lovely and worth a visit for itself, especially the inside, and visitors are free to roam the lobby and stairs, but...
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Grand Central Market

To get to Grand Central Market take the red metro line to Pershing Square Station. The market is opposite the Angels Flight railway. Grand Central Market has food stalls and cafes and bars. It dates...
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