Los Angeles is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Beaches, shopping, dining attractions, museums – the city has it all. Now Starline Tours, the city’s oldest tour operator has designed custom itineraries to help visitors explore the area using the CitySightseeing Hop-Off Hop-Off transportation system.
The 100-mile CitySightseeing Los Angeles Hop-On Hop-Off Service, the world’s largest tour of its kind, offers four different colour-coded tour routes, which combine to stretch across the entire city. A special itinerary section of the website,
www.citysightseeingla.com features celebrity dining and another showcases Movie and TV sights. Shoppers may select from the Vintage, Discount or Shopping itineraries. Two family itineraries offer parents, grandparents, toddlers and teens options for more than one day of exploration. An LGBT Tour provides an insider’s guide to the many LGBT faces of LA. • FAMILY FUN: Venice Skate Park is the right spot to practice skateboarding tricks. It’s where skateboarding began. (Green Route, Stop 76 or 84) • DISCOUNT SHOPPING: Fashion District in Downtown is one of the bargain spots for everyone – clothing, shoes and accessories. You can spend an entire day there scooping up amazing finds. (Purple Route, Stop 42) • MOVIES/TV: Hollywood History Museum features the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. (Red Route, Stop 1) • CELEBRITY DINING: Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood is the first location of this now famous outlet. (Red Route, Stop 6) • VINTAGE SHOPPING: Decades is the mother lode of vintage shopping. Designer fashions from yesterday. (Red Route, Stop 12) • LGBT ITINERARY: ONE Archives Gallery and Museum, the largest repository of LGBT materials, features exhibits. (Red Route, Stop 6) Complete Starline itineraries are available at
www.citysightseeingLosAngeles.com where discounted tickets may be purchased in advance for 24, 48 or 72-hour use. There is also an online special where 48-hour tickets can be purchased at full price ($59 for adults and $35 for children, 3-11) and each ticket then comes with a complimentary admission ticket to Madame Tussauds Hollywood (a savings of up to $27). An added bonus with every Starline CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off ticket is the Show & $ave program – which turns your bus ticket into a savings pass at many attractions, with several offering 2 for 1 admission (details can be found online or on the brochure map). Tickets may also be purchased directly from the driver, so the fun can begin any place.