What happens when you have only one day to spend in Los Angeles yet still want to explore the whole city? First of all do not panic! We found the perfect way for exploring everything in a day, and let us present to you Proper Sightseeing’s Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour!
A tour in Los Angeles in an educating and entertaining way, conveniently stopping at key places of interest. On the tour, you will see the absolute best that the city has to offer from historic Hollywood, to glitzy Beverly Hills, to the Trendy Sunset Strip and everywhere in between!
After visiting LA Downtown and having checked the starts at Walk of fame and the amazing Dolby theater in Hollywood we crossed across the street and found ourselves in a beautiful place, easily recognizable by its vivid orange colour! Time to meet Proper Sightseeing and its team! Jackie, Tony and the best driver ever David were there to welcome us in the warmest way! Extraordinary vibes and passionate people eager to explain any details about the tour just to make sure that all passengers would make the most out of it!
The crazy orange bus is there for us and the adventure begins! You can start at any of the stops you wish and of course take your time sightseeing after hopping off the bus! You have the freedom to hop-on and hop-off as many times as you’d like. Sit back, relax on fully cushioned seats, and explore one of the globe’s most creative and expressive cities in a manner, and at a speed, that suits your interests!
We started our tour from the very first stop, but there more to explore since there are 13 stops in total waiting you to discover them all! So lets take a look:
Stop 1: PROPER/TMZ TOUR CENTER
First Stop is located close to El Capitan Theatre across the street from the Hollywood & Highland
shopping center. Come in & purchase your sightseeing tickets! The friendly staff we ll help you out!
Stop 2: ROCK WALK (GUITAR CENTER)
Second stop is a music shop with the largest chain of musical instruments throughout the US! This
location is best known to be a place where famous musical artists and bands have imprinted their hands.
Stop 3: LAUGH FACTORY/CHATEAU MARMONT
Third stop is recognized as “the #1 comedy club in the country” by USA Today. Great stop to enjoy a stroll down Sunset Strip & all the area’s most famous hotels!
Stop 4: COMEDY STORE/SUNSET STRIP
Fourth stop is where hilarious performances are held nightly. The popular late night show host, Johnny Carson, was one
of the first to perform here when it opened.
Stop 5: WHISKEY A GO GO
Fifth stop is an awesome rock band venue where you can catch rock music nightly! This venue is located on the
Sunset Strip, which is known for the famous wall-to-wall colorful billboard ads, notorious bars, nightclubs, rock clubs and more!
Stop 6: WEST HOLLYWOOD/PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
Sixth stop is an award winning design center that showcases the best modern interior design. The city of
WEST HOLLYWOOD offers amazing food and beverage options.
Stop 7: 3RD STREET/BEVERLY HILLSMON-SAT:
Seventh stop is a connection stop is where you can check out Rodeo Drive and the beauty of the wellknown
Beverly Hills. This city is comprised of the most luxurious shopping, dining, and hotel destinations in the world.
Stop 8: BEVERLY CENTER
Eight stop is California’s hot spot for shopping with 8 floors, 160 stores, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci,
and Michael Kors inside. Nearby is LA’s famous Restaurant Row featuring notable restaurants such as The Original Lawry’s Prime Rib, Fogo de Chao, The Stinking Rose and more!
Stop 9: LA BREA TAR PITS/LACMA
Ninenth stop is where you can visit the Tar Pits Museum & the Los Angeles County Museum of Art- LACMA;
the largest museum in the Western US with over 100,000 sculptures, paintings, other fine works of art. Just a block away
from Petersen Automotive Museum’s rare car collection.
Stop 10: ORIGINAL FARMERS MARKET/THE GROVE
Tenth stop is where you’ll be surrounded by over 160 shopping stores & restaurants! The
Original Farmers Market features more than 100 restaurants, grocers, and tourist shops. North of the market is the famous
CBS studios, where The Price is Right, Dancing with the Stars, and American Idol are filmed.
Stop 11: MELROSE SHOPPING
Elenenth stop is where you can walk down the street that made the show “Melrose Place” famous. Excellent
dining choices and wonderful local shopping makes this stop a must! Don’t forget to stop at Pink’s Hotdog stand where you can get one of the most delicious hot dogs in LA or even possibly spot a local celebrity getting their grub on. Make sure you bring cash if you want a hot dog!
Stop 12: PARAMOUNT STUDIOS
Twelveth stop is where you will get off if you made a reservation to do the Paramount Studio Tour. North of the
studio is the final resting place for Hollywood’s founders, stars, directors, writers, and performers at The Hollywood Cemetery.
Stop 13: HOLLYWOOD & VINE/PANTAGES THEATRE
Last but not least stop is the last stop before returning to stop #1. If you want to explore the Walk of Fame, see
the famous Capitol Records, visit the Pantages Theatre or see what’s happening in the area, get off here! This intersection used to be the Time Square of the West Coast and the main hub for what was happening in Hollywood
So travellers all you have to do is relax and explore the City of Los Angeles at your own pace on our fantastic Hop On Hop Off tour and spend time at the most famous locations! This team is full of energy and passion for what they do!
The Proper Sightseeing’s Hop-On Hop-Off tour was complimentary though all the opinions expressed above remain our own and they are based on our personal experience! Totally recommended!!! Many thanks for the amazing experience!