Los Angeles, California

The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is oft described as the "dream machine." In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown's high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way?

Los Angeles is a port of embarkation and disembarkation for some cruises.

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Points of Interest

  • Hollywood Boulevard
  • TCL Chinese Theater (Formerly Grauman's)
  • Universal Studios
  • Olvera Street
  • Disney Concert Hall/Music Center
  • Hollywood Bowl
  • Beverly Hills
  • Santa Monica Pier
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  • Hollywood Boulevard

    This popular boulevard is home to the Walk of Fame, star footprints at TCL Chinese Theater, a dining/shopping complex, The Dolby (formerly Kodak) Theater, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum and Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum.

  • TCL Chinese Theater (Formerly Grauman's)

    Featuring elaborate Chinese-style architecture, and over 200 Hollywood legends hand and foot prints set in the concrete of its forecourt, this landmark is the most sought-after theater for movie premieres.

  • Universal Studios

    Universal Studios Hollywood is "The Entertainment Capital of L.A." and the only movie and television-based theme park to offer guests the authenticity of a working movie studio, bringing the magic of Hollywood to life. Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour and the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex,

  • Olvera Street

    The birthplace of the City of Los Angeles, this colorful village features 27 historic buildings, a Mexican-style plaza, and a marketplace offering traditional Mexican food and handcrafted Mexican wares.

  • Disney Concert Hall/Music Center

    Featuring stainless steel curves on its striking exterior, this 3.6-acre complex designed by architect Frank Gehry is one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world.

  • Hollywood Bowl

    Designed in 1919 by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. , this iconic bowl-shaped amphitheater has hosted some of L.A.'s most memorable musical moments, including symphonies, opera, jazz, ballet, presidential addresses and rock concerts.

  • Beverly Hills

    Playground to the rich, the famous and the glamorous, Beverly Hills is the home of some of California's most opulent homes, hotels and personalities.

  • Santa Monica Pier

    Built in 1909, this world-famous pier on the sparkling Pacific features an amusement park, a trapeze school, an ocean-front walk, an aquarium, an historic carousel, shops, eateries and an arcade.

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Long Beach On Your Own

5 hours | Los Angeles | LAX-185

Design your own adventure and experience the exciting city of Long Beach. A short motorcoach transfer takes you to Long Beach - where the action begins and the fun never ends. From the regal Queen Mary and spectacular Aquarium of the Pacific to stirring Broadway shows, live music venues and hundreds of exclusive dining destinations. Your drop off point is nearby to shopping, restaurants as well as one of the top attractions of Long Beach - the Aquarium of the Pacific. You will have approximately four hours for shopping, dining as well as to explore any of the cities well-known attractions.

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Easy Los Angeles

5 hours | Los Angeles | LAX-290
  • Hollywood Boulevard
  • Disney Concert Hall/Music Center
  • TCL Chinese Theater (Formerly Grauman's)

Delve into the history and glamour of Los Angeles during this half-day, guided tour via air-conditioned motorcoach. Drive downtown to see the Civic Center and the Music Center.Travel along bustling Hollywood Boulevard and visit TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's) to view stars' hand and footprints in the concrete. Stroll along the Walk of Fame featuring 2,500 stars honoring Hollywood's brightest entertainers. Pause at Hollywood and Highland, a massive entertainment complex that is the site of The Dolby (formerly Kodak) Theater, home to the Academy Awards. Cruise down the hip Sunset Strip - renowned for restaurants and nightclubs that are playgrounds for the rich and famous.

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Easy Los Angeles (Wheelchair Accessible)

5 hours | Los Angeles | LAX-291
  • Hollywood Boulevard
  • Olvera Street
  • Disney Concert Hall/Music Center

Delve into the history and glamour of Los Angeles during this half-day, guided tour via air-conditioned motorcoach. Drive downtown to see the Civic Center and the Music Center. Travel along bustling Hollywood Boulevard and visit TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's) to view stars' hand and footprints in the concrete. Stroll along the Walk of Fame featuring 2,500 stars honoring Hollywood's brightest entertainers. Pause at Hollywood and Highland, a massive entertainment complex that is the site of The Dolby (formerly Kodak) Theater, home to the Academy Awards. Cruise down the hip Sunset Strip - renowned for restaurants and nightclubs that are playgrounds for the rich and famous.

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TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood & Farmer's Market

5.5 hours | Los Angeles | LAX-200
  • Disney Concert Hall/Music Center
  • Beverly Hills
  • TCL Chinese Theater (Formerly Grauman's)

Settle in for a guided highlights tour of some of Los Angeles's most treasured landmarks. Your five-hour experience includes time to shop and lunch on your own. Board your motorcoach and travel north to the heart of downtown for views of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry, Grand Park, and Los Angeles City Hall. Next, you're off to Hollywood Boulevard to see two top attractions, the Dolby Theater and TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's), where you can step in the cement footprints of such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Tom Hanks. Stroll along the star-studded Hollywood Walk of Fame, recognizing over 2,500 stars across the entertainment industry. Drive down Sunset Strip, the lively playground of the rich and famous. Pause for lunch at L.A.'s classic Farmers Market, one of the most popular shopping and dining venues in the nation. After an exciting day, enjoy the drive back to port.

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Star Track Tour

5.5 hours | Los Angeles | LAX-130
  • Hollywood Boulevard
  • TCL Chinese Theater (Formerly Grauman's)
  • Beverly Hills

See the highlights of sunny Los Angeles in style when you travel in movie-star comfort in a well-equipped, open-air Star Track Tours sightseeing van. Begin your five-hour day at the pier and travel by motorcoach to Hollywood. Then, embark on a two-hour guided tour with an additional 30 minutes to see iconic Hollywood Boulevard. Star Track Tours features brand new vehicles that are the safest and most advanced tour vans in Los Angeles! Each van is equipped with a 32" television that plays videos that take guests inside the homes of the rich and famous. Travel along world-famous Rodeo Drive, marvel at the magnificent mansions of Beverly Hills and see some of the homes of your favorite celebrities. Drive down bustling Sunset Strip and take a turn along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Of course, you can't miss the Hollywood sign for picture-postcard views.
Return by motorcoach to the ship with a camera filled with memories.

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Beach Cities of LA: Venice & Santa Monica

5 hours | Los Angeles | LAX-280
  • Santa Monica Pier

Enjoy a relaxed motorcoach drive to the heart of Venice. Disembark with your guide and stroll its eclectic residential canal streets admiring the varied architecture reflected in the waterways. Continue your stroll to the famed boardwalk along Venice Beach, where colorful shops, cafes and street vendors take center stage. You'll see Muscle Beach, where Arnold Schwarzenegger pumped iron, outdoor basketball courts and a host of eye-popping murals that adorn the buildings and beach walls. With skateboarders, surfers and sunbathers, Venice offers a true Los Angeles experience. Next, a short and scenic drive takes you to Santa Monica with its iconic beach and nostalgic wood pier. You'll have plenty of time to explore, ride the landmark carousel and the solar-powered Ferris wheel, and win a stuffed animal souvenir. Then, do a little shopping at the Third Street Promenade, an outdoor, tree-lined mall brimming with trendy boutiques and restaurants. Return to port after your lovely day.

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The Getty Center Museum & Santa Monica

7 hours | Los Angeles | LAX-115
  • Santa Monica Pier

Explore two of Los Angeles' most notable attractions – one site holds some of the world's most priceless art and the other starred in "The Sting" with Robert Redford and Paul Newman. After a coach ride brings you to the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, you'll ascend via an electric tram to the hilltop Getty Center. Following an orientation, you'll receive an audio headset and have over two hours to explore at your own pace. Marvel at the exceptional collection of Impressionist art, European drawings and photography as well as the beautiful manicured gardens. Next, you'll head to the beach town of Santa Monica. Stroll along the nostalgic Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the rides and arcade games, and take in views of the beach and ocean. Then, do a little shopping at the 3rd Street Promenade, an outdoor, tree-lined mall brimming with trendy boutiques and restaurants.

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Debark Tour: Beach Cities of LA: Venice & Santa Monica

5 hours | Los Angeles | LAX-960
  • Santa Monica Pier

Delight in your remaining hours in Los Angeles before departing for the airport on this 5-hour exploration of the city's top beach communities. Board a motorcoach and head into Venice and with your guide and stroll its eclectic residential canal streets admiring the varied architecture reflected in the waterways. Continue your stroll to the famed boardwalk along the Beach, where colorful street vendors take center stage. You'll see Muscle Beach, where Arnold Schwarzenegger pumped iron, and a host of eye-popping murals that adorn the buildings and beach walls. Next, a short drive takes you to Santa Monica with its iconic beach and nostalgic wood pier. You'll have plenty of time to explore, ride the landmark carousel and the solar-powered Ferris wheel, and win a stuffed animal souvenir. Then, do a little shopping at the Third Street Promenade, an outdoor emporium. You'll be escorted to the Los Angeles Airport after this sun-splashed day.

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Discovery Family: La Brea tarpits & Griffith Observatory

5.75 hours | Los Angeles | LAX-125

Travel into the past and into the stratosphere with visits to two of the city's most iconic sites. From the pier, you'll travel through LA's bustling streets to the La Brea Tar Pits, the world's only active, metropolitan Ice Age excavation site. Outside, you can see tar that has seeped up from the ground over tens of thousands of years. Inside, you can encounter some of the Earth's most awe-inspiring mammals and discover how humans shared the frozen tundra with beasts during the "Titans of the Ice Age 3D" film. Then, get your head in the stars with a stop at the Griffith Observatory. Play astronomer with hands-on exhibits that will spark imagination and peak your curiosity through exposure to the awe and wonder inherent in astronomy. There are a number of exhibit halls that focus on unique aspects of observation plus an extensive array of space and science-related displays

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Universal Studios On Your Own

7 hours | Los Angeles | LAX-180
  • Universal Studios

Spend a fun, informative half-day exploring the entertainment wonderland of Universal Studios Theme Park – a movie-based theme park located on the Universal Studios lot. Enjoy thrilling rides such as "Revenge of the Mummy", "Jurassic Park Ride" (watch out for that T-Rex!) and the "Simpsons" virtual roller coaster ride. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the magic of movie-making at a trained animal show, a Special Effects show, and a spectacular stunt show. Take the famous Universal Studios Tram Tour for a sneak peak into the inner workings of a Hollywood movie studio. Hear commentary from famous directors. View the backlot and famous movie sets. Come face-to-face with the shark from "Jaws" and "King Kong" who will attack your tram in 3-D! Keep a keen eye out for movie stars who are hard at work! Shop and dine at the adjacent Universal City, a billion-dollar entertainment, dining and shopping promenade.

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Debark Tour: Universal Studios On Your Own

7 hours | Los Angeles | LAX-970
  • Universal Studios

Spend a fun, informative half-day exploring the entertainment wonderland of Universal Studios Theme Park – a movie-based theme park located on the Universal Studios lot. Enjoy thrilling rides such as "Revenge of the Mummy", "Jurassic Park Ride" (watch out for that T-Rex!) and the "Simpsons" virtual roller coaster ride. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the magic of movie-making at a trained animal show, a Special Effects show, and a spectacular stunt show. Take the famous Universal Studios Tram Tour for a sneak peak into the inner workings of a Hollywood movie studio. Hear commentary from famous directors. View the backlot and famous movie sets. Come face-to-face with the shark from "Jaws" and "King Kong" who will attack your tram in 3-D! Keep a keen eye out for movie stars who are hard at work! Shop and dine at the adjacent Universal City, a billion-dollar entertainment, dining and shopping promenade.

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