We are taking our family to the Los Angeles area for the first time and wanted to show our kids all of the amazing attractions and places to visit. We only have about four hours and didn’t want to worry about driving and parking and driving and parking and trying to find each of the places we wanted to go to, so we decided to look into City Tours for Los Angeles. After a lot of comparing we found that StarLine Tours is the best value and gives you the best tours. The thing I loved the most, is that they have a family pass that allows us to Hop-On and Hop-Off whenever we want at the stops so we can visit what we want and explore without having to deal with the stress of driving to each location.
StarLine City Tours has four routes that accommodates everyone in the different areas of Los Angeles. They are family friendly and budget friendly so you can take your family on a Tour of Los Angeles without the stress of planning and driving. You just show up and enjoy the day. The Tours are available in 24 hour, 48 hour, and 72 hours so you can enjoy the sites over 1, 2 or 3 days. They also have family pricing (which we always are looking for and LOVE). Another great thing to know is that 2 and younger ride for free. You can use strollers, but they have to be folded up while on the bus, and they have Itineraries are geared towards families!
The Red Route:
Hollywood and Beverly Hills –
2 HOUR LOOP: Chinese Theatre, The Grove/Farmers Market, Walk of Fame, Kodak Theatre, Route 66, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Center, Shopping on Melrose Ave., Sunset Strip, Pink’s Hot Dogs, La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA, Peterson Automotive Museum, Hollywood and Vine, RockWalk.
The Yellow Route:
Beverly Hills and Santa Monica –
2 HOUR LOOP: 3rd St. Promenade, Montana Ave. (Santa Monica’s Rodeo Drive), Brentwood Country Mart, Westwood Village, Hammer Museum, Rodeo Drive, Century City, Fox Studios, Marilyn Monroe’s Gravesite at Westwood Memorial.
The Purple Route:
Downtown Los Angeles –
2 HOUR LOOP: Chinese Theatre, Olvera St./Union Station, City Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Historic Movie Theatres, Staples Center, LA Live, Grammy Museum, Fashion District, Jewelry District, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Grand Central Market.
The Green Route:
Venice and Marina Del Rey –
1 ½ HOUR LOOP: Fisherman’s Village Marina Del Rey, Marina Beach, Venice Pier, Venice Canals, Venice Boardwalk, Venice Skate Park, Main Street, Downtown Santa Monica, 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Beaches & Bike Path.
They also have the Blue Connector and the Orange Connector which loop between various sites and Hotel’s – these do not include narration. For family pricing you will want to call StarLine Tours at 1-800-959-3131 or 1-323-463-3333 and talk to one of their helpful and friendly employees. If you are driving into the Hollywood/LA area like we are to take the tour, there is parking available at the Hollywood & Highland Center. For more information about that you can find it here. They also have a great app that you can download on your Smartphone or iPhone and it will help you navigate your way through LA on your tour! Search for the City Sightseeing app.
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