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A Day in LA: One day overview of the City

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A Day in LA Tour

A Day in LA Tour is the perfect way to see Los Angeles if you only have a few days in the city. Despite the notorious traffic, we got to see a lot in a relatively short amount of time! Even though the tour seems pretty compact, we learned a lot. Our guide, Harisson, was totally rocking it. He was super knowledgeable about Los Angeles, and he constantly gave us interesting facts about each place. We drove by a lot of cool places, like movie studios! The tour wasn’t that great for taking pictures, since we mostly drive by places, but it’s worth it to get a fast overview if you don’t have a lot of time. If you enjoy exploring, this tour might seem too rushed for you, but if you only have a few days, it’s great. Besides, when else are you going to see a major American city in a Jamaican bus?

Cost: $89 for adults and $79 for children

How to book: The tour sells out quickly, so you should book ahead of time on Rasta Bus or the A Day in LA website.

Where to go: The tour starts at the Visitor Center of Santa Monica Pier

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How to get there:

  1. Drive to the nearby parking garage. Parking is about $10 for the day.
  2. Take a bus to Santa Monica Pier
  3. Ride the train! A brand-new train line takes you straight to Santa Monica and drops you off at 4th and Colorado. Then you just have a five to ten minute walk to the visitor center.
  4. Get picked up. The tour does free pick-up at a lot of major hotels in the area.

What you’ll see:

  1. . Venice Beach. This beach is delightful! I loved all the art and murals. Every surface is decorated with color! My favorite was a big mural named Touch of Venice, to honor the beach’s name.venice beach
  2. Beverly Hills and Rodeo. This is where “Pretty Woman” was shot. How cool walk the streets of a real movie! This area has a deliciously luxurious feel, with lots of upscale shops.Rodeo Drive
  3. Farmers Market. I loved the food selection here! It was hard to choose what to sample—I wanted to try it all. The Grove Mall is near here, and it’s a nice place to walk market
  4. Hollywood. California’s most famous district has definitely been on my must-see list. There are a lot of people dressed up in costumes here, but you have to pay to take a photo with them.
  5. Griffith Observatory. There is a lot to love about Griffith Observatory. First of all, the place itself is really pretty. It gives you a great view of the LA area and the Hollywood sign! Of course, I took a ton of pictures. The museum inside is also really interesting. I learned a bit about the solar system and space.

Griffith Observatory


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61 thoughts on “A Day in LA: One day overview of the City

  1. LA looks like a great place to spend the day exploring. I need to plan a trip to LA for the family.

    1. You absolutely had a blast on that Day tour of LA Karla and You just reminded me of the good times I had for 10 amazing days in the City of Angels! Your images speak to me, I need to plan another LA visit woop!

  2. This is something I really hope to do! Would love to check out LA for a day, or two! Looks like a lot of fun.

  3. LA sounds like a very nice place. I heard so many good reviews about it. You look fab on you last photo.

  4. This is a great way for someone to see the key points in LA. My family really enjoyed visiting Venice Beach on our last trip to LA.

  5. So much fun! If I ever get to the West coast it will definitely be someplace I’d like to check out!

  6. LA is definitely full of attractions and it would be nice to be able to see them through this tour! I think I’ll enjoy the Farmer’s Market the most! This sounds like a super fun tour especially if it’s your first time in LA!

  7. If I ever find myself in LA I’ll make sure to never miss this tour! It’s full of places that I would love to see with my family, especially Venice Beach, the Farmer’s Market, and Hollywood! This tour is so worth it!

  8. I have never been to America before but if I do in the future, Los Angeles has to be on my list of places to see. The Farmers Market sounds like a great idea for lunch and the Santa Monica Pier looks like a lot of fun

  9. Your pictures are gorgeous! LA is like, THE prettiest city and with so much to see and do, I can’t believe how much you got done in a day! So awesome!

  10. This is such a cool idea! My boyfriend is out in LA this week fr his job and between him telling me all of the cool things he’s been seeing and seeing this it makes me want to go even more! Lol

  11. I think I’d want to do this if I should ever go to LA. It looks like it goes to a couple of spots that are definitely worth a visit.

  12. I love all of your photos. I have never been to LA but I’ve always wanted to go. It sounds like a very nice and beautiful place to visit too.

  13. Now I wanted to go to LA because of your stunning photos. I want to try their coffee and donuts too!

  14. I am planning to go for a vacation in LA. And it looks like this place is fun to explore. Thanks for sharing your holiday, and I am surely will try these places too.

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