Welcome to the City of Angels; a place that’s packed with more stars than the night sky and filled with more iconic attractions than you’ll know what to do with.

If you’ve landed at LAX with dreams of fame and fortune then you certainly won’t be disappointed. Not only home to the rich and famous, Los Angeles boasts a whole heap of jaw-dropping sights just waiting to be admired from the never-ending Hollywood walk of fame to the immaculate Rodeo Drive. Feeling like you’ve stumbled onto the set of a movie is completely normal and your Los Angeles tour guide will be there to help you navigate it all from knowing how to live out your childhood dreams at Disneyland to the best places to spot a celeb in their natural habitat. While it’s possible to get overwhelmed in a city that eats glitz and glamour for breakfast, our Los Angeles tours and vacations are guaranteed to have you feeling like you never want to leave (although you'll have to if you want to visit some of the United States National Parks).

Our Los Angeles Tours

5 Days From 20256

Take a five-day road trip from Los Angeles to Vegas, stopping by Joshua Tree National...

10 Days From 69743

From the famed LA streets to the glitz of the Vegas strip, travel through the hush of...

13 Days From 42777

Take an adventure through California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada past Joshua Tree, Grand...

11 Days From 37621

Travel from LA via Joshua Tree, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite, Sierra Nevada to...

18 Days From 69887

Travel for 18 days from Los Angeles to San Francisco, passing through Las Vegas, the...

Tailor-Made trips

Take four or more on an exclusive trip and tailor your itinerary

17 Days From 125443

From Los Angeles to San Francisco, take a trip through the USA’s best National Parks....

Fun things to do in Los Angeles

A bunch of Mickey Mouse shaped balloons at Disneyland, California

Unleash your inner child at a theme park

Is meeting Mickey Mouse all you’ve thought about since you were a child? Does the idea of exploring the Wizarding World of Harry Potter make you want to whip out your wand and yell “expelliarmus” at the next person you walk past? If the answer is yes to both, then you must visit a theme park while you’re in LA. From Disneyland to Universal Studios, and from Knott’s Berry Farm to 6 Flags, Los Angeles has a theme park for absolutely everybody so sit down, buckle up and take the ride of your life, or at least your holiday.

Rodeo Drive street sign in Beverly Hills, California

Window shop in Rodeo Drive

Traveling to Los Angeles and not coming to Rodeo Drive is a big mistake. Huge. Not only is this street practically sparkling and perfectly manicured but it also offers the best in high-end shopping and trendy restaurants so you can recharge before looking through stores such as Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent. Situated in the ritzy suburb of Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive is 2 miles long and has been featured in numerous movies including the 1995 cult classic ‘Clueless’ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ starring Eddie Murphy.   

Birds-eye view of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California

Count the stars at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

What is known as the most famous stretch of pavement in the world, the Hollywood Walk of Fame features over 2,600 stars made from terrazzo and brass, each with a name of a famous actor, musician, director, or other notable figure on them. This iconic attraction spans a massive 15 blocks along Hollywood Boulevard and was created way back in 1960 with Joanne Woodward becoming the first person to receive the coveted recognition. The Hollywood Walk of Fame has since become an LA institution and a massive hotspot among tourists craving a little bit of Tinseltown’s magic for themselves.

Sunset at the Hollywood Sign hiking trail in Los Angeles, California

Get your fitness on at the Hollywood sign hiking trail

Something must balance all the delicious food you’ve been eating during your time in Los Angeles and exercising in LA doesn’t have to mean taking a Pilates class or sweating it out at SoulCycle. Why not embark on a hike that’ll deliver you right behind the Hollywood sign? Roughly taking you about 2.5 hours long, this hike is truly an unforgettable experience and will give you a birds-eye view of some of LA’s other iconic attractions. Suitable for all fitness levels, this challenging (but oh so worth it) hike is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime kind of adventure, making it one of the top things to do in Los Angeles.

Griffith Park Observatory overlooking downtown Los Angeles in California

Look over LA at the Griffith Park Observatory

It turns out that walking along the Hollywood Walk of Fame or catching a ride on a ‘spot the celeb’ bus tour is not the only way you can see the stars in LA! Nestled right in the heart of the Hollywood hills, the Griffith Park Observatory offers numerous space-themed exhibits including the Samuel Oschin Planetarium where you can travel to the furthest corners of the universe without having to move a muscle. Completely free, this attraction also gives you a great view of downtown LA as well as the Hollywood sign making it a must-go on your Los Angeles city tour.

Aerial shot of the Santa Monica Pier amusement park in Los Angeles, California

Visit the Santa Monica Pier

Originally built in 1909 for kids (and those who are still kids at heart), the Santa Monica Pier has become one of LA’s most beloved attractions, featuring food stalls, arcade games, concession stands, and amusement rides. A place where fun is not only encouraged but insisted upon, the pier juts into the idyllic waters of the Pacific Ocean and remains an exclamation point in the landscape of this beautiful seaside community. Take a turn on the iconic Ferris Wheel, watch the vibrant street performers, chow down on a good ol’ American hot dog and watch the sun set on this unforgettable and instantly recognizable landmark. 

Los Angeles Tour Reviews 

Los Angeles FAQs

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).

However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy

Los Angeles is located on the West Coast and is the second largest city (behind New York) in the United States. Neighbouring Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, it is extremely easy to get to Los Angeles. You can either drive there (depending on which state you live in) or you can catch a flight with 1,500 (on average) planes landing and taking off in a single day at LAX. 

Los Angeles is well known for its crazy traffic congestion but on the whole, navigating your way through LA is easy enough, however doing it by car is usually the best way to get around this bustling city. While there is public transportation available in the form of buses and the local metro, this can be unreliable and often slower than driving in a car. 

Read more about getting around Los Angeles

Los Angeles generally has very good weather all year round with roughly 263 sunny days a year. Classified as a type of dry, subtropical climate, LA doesn't get too hot or too cold and the months of March, April and May (Spring) are usuaully the best months to travel in because of the mild weather. July is the hottest month in LA with average temperatures reaching 72°F, and January is the coldest month with temperatures averaging 55°F. 

Read more about the weather in Los Angeles

There is a whopping 38 theme parks in California that are spread across cities such as San Diego and Anaheim so you'd need heaps of time in California if you wanted to see them all! Luckily most of them are easily accessible from Los Angeles so if you just want to visit the best and most popular ones, we've listed them below: 

  • Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California
  • Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California
  • Legoland in Carlsbad, California
  • SeaWorld in San Diego, California
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California
  • Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California

If you're in dire need of some sustenance while giving your credit card a major workout, stop at one of the many restaurants located on or around Rodeo Drive. Whether you're just after a quick bite to eat at one of the manty cafes and bakeries or you're after something a little more fulfilling, there are many different options offering a range of cuisines from Italian to seafood, and from Japanese to Mexican. 

There are roughly 2,600 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the first being gifted to Joanne Woodward in 1960. Created as a way to eternalise the fame and glamour of the Los Angeles community for people all over the world, the Hollywood Walk of Fame spans a massive 15 blocks along Hollywood Boulevard and remains one of LA's iconic attractions.  

Situated on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign is an iconic landmark that was built in 1923. Originally created as part of an advertisment for a real estate development titled 'Hollywoodland', this sign soon became a representation of the showy entertainment industry in LA and reflected the very glitzy lifestyle that made living in Los Angeles attractive to outsiders. 

There are a number of different ways to get to the Griffith Park Observatory with the easiest being via public transportation however you can also walk/hike, bike, catch a shared ride such as Uber or drive yourself and park in the designated parking spots or along the road leading to the observatory. 

Read more about the getting to Griffith Park Observatory

Read more about the United States