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Los Angeles Specialty Tours

Los Angeles Theme Tours


Foodies, crime buffs, art lovers and others interested in a more thematic approach to exploring Los Angeles will enjoy these unique offerings.

Ghost Tours of Los Angeles

Dearly Departed Tours
Photo © 2008 Kayte Deioma, used with permission
Ghost tours are popular around the world and Los Angeles is no exception. We have our share of haunted buildings, ships, parks, graveyards and other venues and plenty of historians, psychics and paranormal experts willing to point them out to you. See the full list of Ghost Tours in LA and Orange County.

Amazing LA Race/Fantastic Race Tour, Game and Scavenger Hunt

With the Fantastic Race, you jump into a reality show experience in a competitive small-team race and self-guided tour through Hollywood's landmark's.

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Quick Culture Art Tours

Quick Culture for Kids at LACMA
Photo © 2007 Kayte Deioma, used with permission

Quick Culture Art Tours offer regular and customized tours of LA art museums and neighborhoods. They have great tours designed to introduce children to the elements of art, but they're also great for adults who don't really have much background in art. You can check their calendar for tours offered, or book a private tour.

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Off 'N Running Tours

Running from the Paparazzi
Courtesy of Off and Running Tours

Off 'N Running Tours takes runners and fitness walkers on guided tours of Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. The Running from the Paparazzi Tour covers 4 miles through Beverly Hills. The Marvelous Mansions Tour takes in 4.3 miles including a stop at the Greystone Mansion. The Pacific Pleasures Tour takes runners through Santa Monica's attractions. their Rolling WITH the Paparazzi Tour doesn't involve running, but rather sends you on assignment with real paparazzi.

Esotouric - Noir-Themed Bus Tours of LA

Esotouric Guides
Photo © 2007 Kayte Deioma, used with permission

Esotouric is a tour company that offers very specialized thematic tours of Los Angeles. The subjects of the tours change, and they are not on a regular schedule so you have to plan around their date. Some popular tours they offer are the Black Dahlia Tour and Raymond Chandler's LA.

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Melting Pot Tours

Melting Pot offers 3 1/2-hour food tasting walking tours of 3rd Street from the LA Farmer's Market to the Beverly Center. Regular tours are scheduled Fridays and Saturdays year round. Private tours are also available on other days.

Metro Art Tours

The LA Metro offers regularly scheduled Metro Art Tours of the artwork in the Metro Rail system. Tours are led by trained Metro Docent Council volunteers. Free tours are offered the first Thursday, Saturday and Sunday of every month. Group tours can also be arranged at other times by special request. The tours are round trip and last approximately 2 hours. No reservations are required. First Thursday tours leave at 7 pm and First Saturday tours leave at 10 am from the street-level entrance to the Hollywood & Highland Metro Station near Highland Ave. First Sunday tours leave from the information booth at Union Station. The tours are 90% walking, but include some Metro riding.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tours

Biweekly guided walking tours of the star-studded Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Neon Cruises

Neon Cruises are double-decker bus tours of LA's most significant neon offered by the Museum of Neon Art. The tours are offered every Saturday from June through November.

SegWow Segway Tours

SegWow 2-hour guided Segway tours explore the most popular tourist areas or take on some more remote and rugged terrain on some local hiking trails, including up to the Hollywood Sign. They offer one of the few tours of the UCLA campus.You cover more distance in a shorter time than you could walking, but standing for two hours can sometimes be harder on your feet than walking.
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