Included Attractions - Los Angeles

  • Chevron down 1. Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • What’s more exciting: stepping into those star-studded shoes on the Walk of Fame, or stepping into the hotel allegedly haunted by Marilyn Monroe? This Tinseltown tour gives you the full treatment, from famous theaters to a storied history.

    Red Line Tours brings you its most famous tour of Hollywood, taking you “behind the scenes” of the city to show you all the hotspots up-close, and letting you listen to your tour guide at a volume of your choosing over even the most distracting urban noise thanks to a “live audio system” of headsets. The Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour is a great option for anyone who is into history and architecture, as well as the more obvious cinematic appeal of the city.

    Red Line Tours boasts that this is not only the most authentic tour of Hollywood, but also the only company-operated walking tour of Hollywood- so don’t miss it! Remember to make a reservation in advance, particularly in the busy summer months.

    Hours

    Box office opens 30 minutes before earliest departure time.

    Closings

    Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, Academy Awards Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    Express Entry! Proceed to ticketing counter for express entry. One included walking tour* per day with your Go City Card. *Based on availability. One tour is available to you each day that your Go City Card is valid.

    Reservation Instructions

    Placing your reservation with your contact information is especially important so that we can notify you in case of any changes to our schedule. We do not take reservations over the phone. Reservations MUST be submitted in writing. If you are traveling generally your hotel concierge or front desk attendant will be happy to assist you. Our reservation page is formatted for smart phones.

    Included Extra(s)

    Skip the Line! Proceed to ticketing counter for express entry.

    Address

    6708 Hollywood Blvd Egyptian Theater Hollywood, CA 90028

    Driving Directions

    On Hollywood Boulevard between Las Palmas and McCadden Place just east of Highland Avenue. Area lots are $5-$10 on Selma and Las Palmas, Cherokee.

    Public Transportation

    Hollywood and Highland Metro Stop

    Here’s a sampling of the sights you’ll see on your Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes walking tour:

    • Grauman’s Chinese Theatre: Open since 1927, this legendary Asian-inspired venue has been a cornerstone of Hollywood for over 75 years
    • Kodak Theatre: The crown jewel of Hollywood, this complex is the home of the annual Academy Awards, and seats a staggering 3,401 people.
    • Walk of Fame: See the stars….or at least the star shapes on a sidewalk where the prints of various celebrity body parts have been forever memorialized in stone.
    • Hollywood Sign: Learn the story behind the world-famous landmark up close and in person with Red Line Tours!
    • El Capitan Theatre: A fully-restored movie palace that opened in 1926 and is operated by the Walt Disney Company, and once saw the likes of Clark Gable and Joan Fontaine performing live productions on its stage.
    • Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre: Open since 1922, this grand motion picture theatre was inspired by an Egyptian craze that swept the nation after the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb the same year.
    • Roosevelt Hotel: A unique structure built in the historic Spanish-Style and named after Theodore Roosevelt that first opened in 1927. The hotel has been featured in multiple films, and was the site of the presentation of the 1st Academy Awards in 1929 in its Blossom Ballroom. The hotel is allegedly haunted by its former patron, Marilyn Monroe.

    Red Line Tours’ Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour operates seven days a week and is a great way to see the sights of the city up-close and with the added bonus of your own red-shirt clad tour guide on hand to answer your questions. Obviously, don’t forget your comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses!

  • Chevron down 2. Movie Stars Homes Tour by LA City Tours
  • This popular tour offers a rare glimpse into the private lives of Hollywood A-listers, from Sean Connery to Paris Hilton. See 45 palatial homes, and be sure to bring a camera — you may be privy to more than just the landscaping!

    Important Note: This tour has Same Day Seating – please show up at LA City Tours the day of your tour to reserve your seats and departure times.

    Don’t fight LA traffic in a rental car—hop aboard our tour bus that will take you to all the celebrity hotspots of the city of Los Angeles so you can get your star-gaze on! This two-hour Movie Star Homes Tour by LA City Tours showcases the glitz and glamour of this city, taking you past the homes of Oscar winners (and hopefuls), rock stars and music legends, as well as the former homes of some of pop culture’s deceased icons. Join LA City Tours on its most popular tour and bring your camera!

    Hours

    Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tour departs: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. All seats are space available only. We recommend to be at LA City Tours at least 1 hour before tour departure time to sign up for seats. Office hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or feel free to call for daily space availability.

    Closings

    Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. Closed for the Oscars. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    Please present your Go City Card at the office to redeem your tour.

    Note

    Please keep in mind that due to the smaller size of the vehicles, the tour cannot always accommodate groups, so if you are traveling with a group of over 6, you might have to split up in different tours. There are other attractions nearby, so we encourage our customers to visit the other Hollywood attractions on the same day in order to be flexible to the availability options for this tour. If you are traveling on holidays or busy summer weekends, there could be a waiting list for this tour. LA City Tours will do their best to accommodate everyone.

    Address

    6806 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Driving Directions

    We are located on the south side of Hollywood Blvd, near the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave.

    Public Transportation

    We are across the street from the Red Line Hollywood and Highland Metro Station

    You will enjoy your tour in an air-conditioned mini-bus. Be aware that you can ONLY reserve a seat the day of your tour, so plan to stop into the office the same day you are visiting the Hollywood area attractions to reserve your seats. Whose homes will you be able to see on your Hollywood Movie Star Homes Tour? Here are a few of the 45 celebs whose homes are featured on this trip:

    • Michael Jackson
    • Aaron Spelling
    • Tom Cruise
    • Ozzy Osbourne
    • Barbara Streisand
    • Paris Hilton
    • Nicholas Cage
    • Sean Connery
    • Bruce Willis
    • George Harrison
    • Elvis Presley
    • Christina Aguilera
    • Lucille Ball
    • Rod Stewart
    • Mick Jagger
    • Cher
    • Bugsy Siegel
    • Jim Morrison
    • Marilyn Monroe
    • Bill Cosby
    • Madonna
    • …and many more!

    You’ll also pass by Rodeo Drive, the Hollywood sign, Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and the Sunset Strip. Don’t leave Hollywood without getting a glimpse of those celebrities! Feel like an A-Lister, if only for a few hours and see how your favorite stars really live. You’ll see the homes of people who have made America laugh, cry, cringe, dance, and sing for decades. Climb aboard, and bring your star-shaped glasses!

  • Chevron down 3. Universal Studios Hollywood (Bonus with 3,5 and 7-Day Cards)
  • Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood movie experience! Included exclusively on 3, 5, and 7 day cards only – up to 3 visits per card.

    First, go behind the scenes on the world famous Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made. Experience the largest movie set street expansion in Hollywood history built with creative consultation by Steven Spielberg himself. Be immersed in the full Backlot experience with built-in state-of-the-art HD monitors. Our Special Effects Stage is where you’ll learn the secrets behind the making of your favorite blockbuster movies. Become an expert in Hollywood movie making as you learn about CGI, stop-motion, motion capture, and 3-D technology. Then, face action head-on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies. Including King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson. It’s the world’s largest 3-D experience. It’s 3-D to the next level and it’s only at Universal Studios HollywoodSM -The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM

    Don’t miss the all new King Kong 360 3-D created by Peter Jackson. It’s the world’s largest 3-D experience. Here, you won’t just see it, you won’t just hear it: you’ll feel it. It’s 3-D to the next level and it’s only at Universal Studios Hollywood -The Entertainment Capital of L.A. SM While you’re at Universal Studios, check out the all-new Special Effects Stage where you’ll learn the secrets behind the making of your favorite blockbuster movies. Become an expert in Hollywood movie making as you learn about CGI, stop motion, motion capture, and 3-D technology. At Universal Studios Hollywood, anything is possible.

    And be part of the battle as you embark on a mission to defend the Allspark from the evil clutches of the DECEPTICONS® in TransformersTM: The Ride-3D.

    Add a classic Hollywood finish to your day at Universal CityWalk with over 32 great places to eat, 19 state-of-the-art movie theaters, 6 hot night spots, over 30 unique stores, and more. Find a full day of entertainment all in one place. Universal Studios Hollywood – The Entertainment Capital of L.A.

    Hours

    Open Weekdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Weekends 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hours subject to change.

    Redemption Instructions

    Valid Go Los Angeles Cards accepted for admission on multiple days (up to 3 of your card days). Please note admission to Universal Studios included only on 3, 5, or 7-day Go Los Angeles Cards.

    Note

    Admission NOT included on 1 or 2-day cards. The Go Los Angeles Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:30 pm. Once inside the park all guests are welcome to stay until closing.

    Address

    100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608

    Public Transportation

    Metro: Take Red Line North Hollywood train to Universal City Station.

    The 45 minute studio tour is a truly unique experience that recreates action sequences in movies to be felt up close and personal – and it is one of the only studio tours which will take you right into working sets. Travel through the front and back lots, drive right past the working sets for Desperate Housewives, and learn how they make movie magic at Universal Studios.

    Next, visit the most impressive simulated roller coaster ride at Universal: The Simpsons Ride (also one of the new attractions at Universal). The Simpsons ride is a simulator, but you will be fooled into thinking you’ve just taken a ride on one of the most thrilling roller coaster rides of your life.

    Not only is Universal fun for kids of all ages, but it’s also a great theme park for the adults!

  • Chevron down 4. Warner Bros. Studios VIP Tour
  • Back-lot streets. Sound stages. And let’s not forget the stars. You’ll feel like a Hollywood exec as you cruise by all the action in an extended golf cart. You can even walk onto the sets of hit TV shows and watch the construction of actual sets.

    Please note: this is a real working studio, and therefore only those over age 12 are allowed on the lot. Tour is available by reservation only so call ahead to confirm your tour times.

    Get an authentic look at the inner workings of one of America’s most prominent film companies and see where the magic happens. You’ll come within inches of actual television and film projects in the making, and chances are, you’ll see some celebs as well!

    Hours

    Tours available daily, but based on availability. Call in advance for reservations.

    Closings

    Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Note

    Although Children over 8 years old are welcome, there is not a child rate for this tour. So unfortunately the Warner Bros. Studio Tour is only included on the adult card.

    Address

    3400 Riverside Drive Burbank, CA 91505

    Driving Directions

    The Tour Center is located on the corner of Riverside Drive and Avon Street in Burbank, CA conveniently off the 134 or 101 freeways. Parking is available at Lima St. & Warner Blvd at a fee of $5.

    Public Transportation

    Metro: The Metro Lines 96, 155 and 163 are located at the corner of Riverside and Hollywood Way.

    Enjoy a 2 hour and 25 minute tour aboard an extended golf cart that takes you through the back lot streets, sound stages, sets, and craft shots that are all integral parts of the film making process. Walk onto the set of a hit television show and watch the construction of actual sets! Visitors can also peruse over 10 million items in the Warner Bros Studio prop department. You’ll walk by some very recognizable vehicles from your favorite action films, and potentially see some of the stars from such shows as The Big Bang Theory, Conan, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Lopez Tonight, The Mentalist, Chuck, Pretty Little Liars, Mike & Molley, and many others!

    Your industry-expert tour guide will take you to the locations of many of film and television’s most memorable moments, starting at the Tour Store & Center, conveniently located by the WB gift shop, Starbucks Coffee, and a Ciao Bella gelateria. Right next to the Center is the Studio Plaza Café, where you can eat a meal with studio personnel. After meeting, you’ll begin your trip through the back lot, working your way through Midwest Street’s town square to Hennesy Street’s urban exteriors, then on to the Jungle lagoon. You’ll probably recognize much of what you see. Then walk on the set of a hit show and visit its costume and prop departments, while browsing the collection of costumes, props, sets, and correspondence in the Warner Bros. Museum. You’ll see Stage 16- the tallest sound stage in the nation. You can even have your photo taken in front of the backdrop of your favorite WB movie moment, thanks to the Green Screen!

    As Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour puts it, “With actual filming and production all around, no two tours are alike…Always, always be on the lookout for a star!”

    Don’t miss this chance to get a REAL look at the action of Hollywood. And remember what you’ve witnessed—you might very well see it on the big screen in the months to come!

  • Chevron down 5. Sony Pictures Studios Tour
  • What do “The Wizard of Oz,” “Men in Black” and “Spider-Man” have in common? They were all filmed at the famed Sony Pictures Studio. Get the insider’s scoop on the movies, TV shows and commercials that have been shot here. Note: Must be 13 or older.

    Please note: This is a working studio, and as such, only those over the age of 12 are permitted on this tour. Studio tours are available only by reservation and only on weekdays.

    Take the Sony Pictures Studio Tour and step back in time to the era when the sensation of the big screen was first capturing the attention of the world. Located on one of the world’s most famous studio lots, this walking tour gives you a rare look into the glory days of old Hollywood and an insider’s view of a state-of-the-art motion picture studio. Enjoy a stroll through the home of the Yellow Brick Road and Munchkinland of Wizard of Oz fame, the Men in Black battles, and Spider-Man! A dynamic and informed tour guide will give you insight into the entertainment industry, and take you to the sets of such shows as Jeopardy!, and Wheel of Fortune.

    Hours

    Monday-Friday, departures at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

    Closings

    Saturday-Sunday, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    Included Studio Tour, plus 15% savings on apparel and souvenirs at the exclusive Studio Emporium with the Go Los Angeles Card.

    Reservation Instructions

    Reservations highly recommended. Reservations for Go Card customers must be made between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm PST. Phones are forwarded to an answering service after 5:00 pm. The answering service cannot accommodate Go Card reservations. A credit card number may be required to secure your reservation.

    Note

    Although Children over 12 years old are welcome, there is not a child rate for this tour. So unfortunately the Sony Studio Tour is only included on the adult card.

    Free underground parking available at Sony Pictures Plaza. Tour times are subject to change; please call between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to confirm.

    Address

    10000 West Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

    Public Transportation

    Metro: go to: www.mta.net

    Sony Pictures Studio—once the home of MGM—is located in Culver City, and also houses the division’s film companies, Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures. The studio is home to an impressive sixteen sound studios. Your Sony Pictures Studio Tour guides will shed light on the entertainment industry with tales from cinematic history. You will be taken to the sets of various shows filmed at the studio (pending stage availability). Filled with movie, television and commercial productions each day, you never know what—or who—will be just around the corner!

    Your tour of Sony Pictures Studio includes free parking, as well as access to the exclusive Studio Emporium—an awesome opportunity to purchase memorabilia from your favorite Sony films. For example, you can pick up reasonably priced themed t-shirts from Ghostbusters, Karate Kid, and Smurfs, or movie collectibles and DVDs.

    Watch an artist create a scenic backdrop, visit the various impressive sound stages at the studio, and experience tapings of your favorite programs. Visitors to Sony Pictures Studio can also enjoy lunch on the lot—keep your eyes peeled for stars and celebs!

  • Chevron down 6. Dolby Theatre Guided Tour
  • This half-hour Dolby Theater Tour is your VIP access to the home of the Academy Awards® Ceremonies. Step inside and revel in the elegance of this state of the art facility. See an Oscar statuette, visit the exclusive George Eastman VIP Room, view 26 Academy Award images, and learn where this year’s nominees sat!

    Inspired by the elegance of a European opera house, with state-of-the-art technical capabilities, the Dolby Theatre has hosted the world’s top performers. Celine Dion, Prince, Dixie Chicks, American Ballet Theatre, Barry Manilow and the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet have all performed on this stage!

    The center of the five-level Dolby Theater is a grandiose spiral staircase with cherrywood balustrades, standing beneath an impressive silvery dome. As you take your Dolby Theater Tour, you will learn that design elements of the lobby were inspired by Michelangelo’s Campodiglio in Rome.

    Twenty-six images of famous Oscar winners, including Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Julia Roberts, and Grace Kelly are permanently displayed across four lobby levels.

    Hours

    Daily, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Extended summer hours (June to August) 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (subject to availability). See Dolby Theatre’s website for updates

    Closings

    New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, July 4th, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, During the Academy Awards and private events. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    You may redeem your Go Los Angeles Card offer at the Dolby Theatre box office located on Level One of the Hollywood and Highland Center. The box office opens daily at 10 a.m. Subject to change. Not to be combined with any other offer.

    Reservation Instructions

    Call ahead for availability.

    Note

    Tours are subject to availability and may be cancelled due to theater operations. Not to be combined with any other offer.

    Address

    6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

    Driving Directions

    Take 101 N. and exit on Highland Avenue. Stay right off exit, and turn left on Highland Avenue. The parking structure is on Highland Avenue next to the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, north of Hollywood Blvd.

    Public Transportation

    By Metro: Take the Red Line to the Hollywood/Highland station conveniently located right below Hollywood and Highland Center

    Your Dolby Theater Tour will take you into the audience chamber, which is graced by a silver leafed tiara. The chamber was designed to achieve an intimacy between the audience and performers, drawing attention to the action onstage. Sumptuous details, such as cherrywood finishes and deep plum upholstery, add to the glamour of this spectacular venue.

    The Dolby Theater Tour will also give you a behind the scenes look of other popular events, including: the American Idol finals, the AFI Awards, the daytime Emmies, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, live concerts, cultural festivals, family shows and musicals.

    Save on admission on the Dolby Theater Tour, plus San Diego’s top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the Go San Diego Card!

  • Chevron down 7. Madame Tussauds Hollywood
  • Get up close to 100 of your favorite celebrities… well, super life-like wax figures of them, at least. Marvel at the craftsmanship at this famous museum, where all types of stars are present, from Hollywood legends to today’s sports standouts. Bring your camera!

    Sometimes the beautiful people of Hollywood are accused of being fake…(plastic, if you will). At Madame Tussauds, it’s not plastic or botox that keeps them looking so good. It’s wax! That’s right—100 of your favorite Hollywood celebrities are here at Madame Tussauds “ house of wax” captured in their most flattering poses, and just waiting to have their pictures taken with you!

    Enjoy a carefree time hanging out, posing with, and laughing at the lifelike Hollywood personalities on display at Madame Tussauds Hollywood! Three full floors of “film sets” house these waxy stars, adorned in glamorous attire and wearing their best camera smiles. Step into the most memorable movie blockbusters, and be sure to bring a camera so you can take home the ultimate souvenir photo to fool your friends! “Did you really meet Nicole Kidman?” Just smile and keep them guessing …

    Hours

    Open Daily at 10 a.m. (offer is available until 5:30 p.m.)

    Closings

    Madame Tussauds Hollywood is closed on the day of the Academy Awards®.

    Redemption Instructions

    Present your Go Los Angeles Card at the Madame Tussauds Hollywood Box Office and redeem your tickets for entry to the attraction.

    The Go Los Angeles Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:30 pm. Once inside the museum all guests are welcome to stay until closing.

    Address

    6933 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA

    Driving Directions

    By Car: Take 101 Freeway to Hollywood Boulevard west. Madame Tussauds is located on the corner of Hollywood and Orange Drive.

    Public Transportation

    By Metro: Metro Red Line at the Hollywood and Highland stop.

    While there are other Madame Tussaud museums in major cities around the world, none are quite like the Hollywood venue, which has the most movie-centric collection. Here’s a preview of the Hollywood celebs you will meet at this wax museum:

    • Movie Stars: The Oscar winners are here in full force as are some hopeful nominees… You’ll see Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Robin Williams, Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman, and Jamie Foxx, among others.
    • Hollywood Icons: The early giants of the big screen have even made an appearance, including James Dean, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, and Audrey Hepburn herself.
    • Movie Characters: Get ready ladies, because Hugh Jackman is here…as Wolverine! You’ll also see Uma Thurman as ‘The Bride’ from Kill Bill, as well as Jackie Chan and many others.
    • Pop Stars: Let’s not forget Hollywood’s other A-Listers, the musical legends! A few of the big names are here at Madame Tussauds, including Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and every teenage girl’s favorite rebel- Lady Gaga.
    • Sports Stars: Hollywood’s adopted son David Beckham is here, along with Tony Hawk, Lance Armstrong, and others.
    • Movie Directors: The behind-the-scenes magic makers are also at Madame Tussauds, specifically Howard Hughes, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, and Alfred Hitchcock.
    • TV Stars: Check out the stars of the “small” screen, including Jane Lynch as Glee’s Sue Sylvester, as well as George Lopez, and Selena Gomez.

    Madame Tussauds Hollywood is redefining celebrity encounters on the boulevard of stars. Don’t miss your chance to mingle with the rich and famous…who do you want to meet?

  • Chevron down 8. Hollywood Museum
  • Swoon over Marilyn Monroe’s sexy dresses and Cary Grant’s Rolls-Royce. Imagine yourself with Rocky’s boxing gloves or Indiana Jones’ whip. This must-see museum has the largest collection of movie costumes and props in town.

    Behold the cinematic splendor of Hollywood as you peruse thousands of beloved items from Hollywood’s glitzy history, spread out on four floors and across 35,000 square feet. 10,000 items, including Rocky’s boxing gloves, Marilyn Monroe’s sexy dresses, Indiana Jones’ whip, Cary Grant’s Rolls-Royce, and so much more! The Hollywood Museum boasts the largest collection of costumes, props, and photographs anywhere in Hollywood, and a visit to Tinseltown wouldn’t be complete without checking this place out.

    Hours

    Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Closings

    Mondays and Tuesdays, New Year’s Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    Included general admission with the Go San Diego Card and Go Los Angeles Card.

    Address

    1660 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Public Transportation

    Metro: The Red Line Metro to Hollywood & Highland stop at the northwest corner of the Hollywood and Highland intersection. The museum is just steps south of the southeast corner of the intersection.

    The Hollywood Museum has pieces to excite film-lovers of any genre and visitors from any generation. Here’s a look at what the museum has in store for you on each of its star-studded floors:

    • Ground Floor: After entering via the historic Hollywood-style plush pink lobby, you’ll move through to Max Factor’s restored make-up rooms, and then on to a vintage black and white photo gallery housing over 1,000 prints from film sets. You’ll also see Cary Grant’s “Roller”, memorabilia from Planet of the Apes and Jurassic Park, and then a sparkly tribute to Judy Garland and her famous “ruby slippers”.
    • Floors 2 & 3: Here you’ll find a lavish display of Hollywood’s most memorable costumes which will take you back to your favorite classic films, and you’ll also see the corresponding props and photos. You’ll see the earliest Technicolor film shot, a Roman bed from Gladiator, the dog from There’s Something about Mary, and the decked-out golden Cadillac from Dreamgirls!
    • The Lower Level: Once a speakeasy and bowling alley during Hollywood’s Prohibition days, this basement floor is now a resting place for Hollywood’s spookiest moments, including the jail cell corridor that Jodie Foster traversed in Silence of the Lambs. You’ll also see Dr. Lecter’s mask and cell, and other props from that film and others like it!

    Additional museum favorites include the nostalgic Parisian swing from Moulin Rouge, a whole array of I Love Lucy memorabilia (watch how she turned into a redhead, and how Marilyn Monroe became a blonde!), Paris Hilton’s super-expensive party dresses, Elvis’ favorite bathrobe, and treasures from Star Trek and Jaws!

    The Hollywood Museum is a real blast from the past, and keeps you immersed in the moments that made you laugh, cry, and beg for sequels throughout the decades. Housed in the beautiful Max Factor Building, visitors can really get a feel for the culture and vibe of the city that makes the big-screen magic and walk away with a stronger love for that classic American institution—the movie!

  • Chevron down 9. Knott’s Berry Farm
  • America’s first theme park continues to thrill visitors daily with world-class roller coasters, water rides, children’s activities and plenty of entertainment. Show your bravery on the gravity-defying Screamin’ Swing, or cool down on the Timber Mountain Log Ride.

    Experience the pride of Southern California and visit America’s first theme park! The historic Knott’s Berry Farm boasts a lineup of ride and attractions to suit everyone, ranging from 50mph thrill rides and nine world-class roller coasters, to a variety of children’s rides as well as some refreshing water rides! Knott’s Berry Farm has its roots in Great Depression-era highway commerce and an entrepreneurial fruit-stand enterprise that grew with the advent of a hybrid type of berry—the Boysenberry. Now the park boasts a lineup of breathtaking rides and entertainment, while still retaining that old-world California charm that draws in thousands of visitors each day.

    Hours

    Open daily. Call or check calendar online at www.knotts.com

    Closings

    Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    Proceed to Knott’s Berry Farm Guest Services Window for included general admission tickets.

    Address

    8039 Beach Boulevard Buena Park, CA 90620

    Driving Directions

    10 minutes from Disneyland Park and 30 minutes from both John Wayne/Orange County Airport and downtown Los Angeles. The Park is situated on Beach Blvd. in Buena Park, one mile south of the 91 (Artesia) Freeway and two miles south of the 5 (Santa Ana) Freeway.

    Public Transportation

    By Bus: Take The Bus From Your Southern California Hotel! Pacific Coast Sightseeing and Airport Bus provide daily express service to Knott’s from select area hotels. Check with your hotel concierge or front desk for details.

    Here’s a preview of the excitement that awaits you at this landmark theme park:

    • Rollercoasters: The park has an impressive nine world-class roller coasters that range from child-friendly to downright scary. Among the most famous are the Boomerang back-and-forth coaster, and the 4,553 foot-long GhostRider.
    • Thrill Rides: Knott’s Berry Farm claims many of the most gravity-defying and terrifying thrill rides in Southern California. La Revolución swings riders 120 degrees in both directions at a dizzying 64 feet. The Screamin’ Swing blasts passengers 70 feet in the air. The newest addition to the park’s thrill rides is Windseeker, which takes you at a 45 degree angle, 301 feet in the air, reaching speeds of 8 revolutions per minute.
    • Children’s Rides: KBF also offers a number of lower-velocity rides that will keep the young ones thoroughly entertained and tear-free. Head to the park’s Camp Snoopy for the ultimate babysitting experience.
    • Family Rides: If your little ones have separation anxiety, you may want to take advantage of the family rides that accommodate posteriors of all sizes. Enjoy a relaxing ride aboard the Butterfield Stagecoach, which is not only a good time, but also gives a little taste of the park’s history, making for a unique learning experience. Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars provide fun for the older kids who want to try their hand at driving…thank goodness for controlled environments like theme parks!
    • Water Rides: If all these hot rides have you needing to cool down on a hot San Diego day, Knott’s Berry Farm has the just the solution. Risk total saturation on Bigfoot Rapids, Perilous Plunge or the Timber Mountain Log Ride.

    Knott’s Berry Farm provides not only quality entertainment, but also some great dining and retail options throughout the park. If you’re interested in a little piece of history, eat at Mr. Knott’s Chicken Dinner, a classic diner that also has its roots in the Great Depression, and get a taste of some real American comfort food—finished off, or course, with a slice of Knott’s own Boysenberry Pie! If you like it enough, you can take home a jar of Knott’s famous preserves from the Knott’s Berry Farm Marketplace.

  • Chevron down 10. Knott’s Soak City Buena Park
  • Knott’s Soak City is a separately gated, 13-acre water adventure park immediately adjacent to Knott’s Theme Park. Whimsically themed to Southern California beach towns of the 1950s, Soak City boasts 17 speed, tube and body slides including Pacific Spin featuring a six-story funnel; the 750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool; the one-third-mile Sunset River; and the three-story Toyota Beach House, featuring 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers and other interactive surprises. Designed for maximum family appeal, Gremmie Lagoon is a hands-on water playground for our pint-sized surfers. Open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, and weekends in September.

    Hours

    Vary. Please visit www.soakcityoc.com for specific operating days and hours.

    Closings

    Closed weekdays after Labor Day. Maybe closed major U.S. holidays. Closed for the winter after September 17th,2012.

    Note

    The Go Los Angeles Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:30 pm. Once inside the park all guests are welcome to stay until closing.

    Address

    8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620-3200

    Driving Directions

    Across from Knott’s Berry Farm.

  • Chevron down 11. Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Feel brave on Scream, the area’s first floorless roller coaster. Enjoy the view from Tatsu, an incredibly tall coaster. Hold on for the many turns on the X2 ride. At this thrill-ride haven, they’ve got it all, with over 100 rides, games and attractions.

    Known worldwide as a thrill-ride haven, Six Flags Magic Mountain is a 260-acre theme park featuring 14 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions for the brave, the young, and the young at heart! Among the park’s first-rate roller coasters and thrill rides are X2, the world’s only 5th dimensional roller coaster, Tatsu, the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster, and Scream, Southern California’s first floorless coaster! Wow-that’s a lot of superlatives! It’s safe to say then, that Six Flags Magic Mountain is one of the coolest places to spend time in the San Diego area!

    Even if defying gravity isn’t your cup of tea, Six Flags Magic Mountain offers lots of less heart-stopping thrills to keep anyone entertained, as well as more tame versions of the giant coasters for the little’uns. Take a spin on the Grand Carousel or cool off on the Log Jammer ride or Yosemite Sam Sierra Falls! All your kid’s favorite Looney Tunes characters are here in force, including Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Tweety Bird—and they can’t wait to join your little one for a picture!

    Hours

    Operating days and hours vary seasonally. Please call in advance of visit.

    Closings

    Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    Included General Admission to Six Flags Magic Mountain with the Go Los Angeles Card. Proceed past the ticket booths to Ticket Will Call. Limit one visit per life of the card.

    Note

    Limit one visit per life of the card.

    Included Extra(s)

    Skip the Ticket Line! Proceed to ticketing counter for express entry.

    Address

    26101 Magic Mountain Parkway Valencia, CA 91355

    Driving Directions

    From Anaheim: Take the Interstate 5 Freeway north. Exit Magic Mountain Parkway. Turn left at the traffic signal at the bottom of the exit ramp going under the Freeway overpass. Proceed along Magic Mountain Parkway to the parking toll booths and the Park entrances.

    From Hollywood/Universal City: Take the 101 Freeway north to the 170 Freeway north. Take the 170 Freeway north to the Interstate 5 Freeway north (the 170 Freeway automatically ends at the I-5 North). Take the Interstate 5 north to Magic Mountain Parkway. Exit Magic Mountain Parkway. Turn left at the traffic signal at the bottom of the exit ramp going under the freeway overpass. Proceed along Magic Mountain Parkway to the parking toll booths and the entrance to park.

    Public Transportation

    Metro Red Line – North Hollywood 757 Express route: From Downtown Los Angeles, take the Metro Red Line to the North Hollywood Station. Take the North Hollywood 757 Express bus to the McBean Regional Transit Station (MRTC). Connect to a Santa Clarita Transit routes 3 & 7 to Six Flags Magic Mountain.

    Here’s a look at the super-popular thrill rides that await at this Southern California landmark amusement park:

    • Batman the Ride: This floorless roller coaster features all your favs from the Batman movies, looping you around like a real superhero!
    • Apocalypse: This wooden roller coaster will take your breath away, throwing you around on five massive hills and six high-speed loops that defy gravity and leave you breathless.
    • Colossus: A ten-acre, dual track wooden roller coaster that features fourteen hills and two drops over 100 feet each.
    • Green Lantern (new!): Only those with nerves of steel should board this ride, which is the first vertical spinning roller coaster in the United States! This ultra-thrill ride features 825 feet of twisted vertical track.
    • Déjà vu: A looping boomerang ride that keeps you wondering whether you’re coming or going– this awesome coaster zips you forward an backward!
      Viper: Seven head-over-heels inversions keep you on edge as you traverse this snake of a ride.

    …and that’s just a few of the awesome rides that make Six Flags Magic Mountain the king of Southern California amusement parks! Twenty-four dining venues dot the park, with everything from Ben & Jerry’s to Panda Express on offer for hungry riders. Magic Mountain’s handy map gives you a visual of the park’s attractions, rating the rides in terms of thrill value from “Pint-Sized Fun” all the way up to “Maximum Six Flags Thrills”, so you won’t have any unexpected surprises.

    Don’t pass up the chance to cool off aboard any of the park’s four awesome water rides, and get your groove on at the Kid’s Karaoke! And of course, don’t leave without paying a visit to the Looney Tunes Superstore on your way out!

  • Chevron down 12. LEGOLAND California
  • Explore a village made of DUPLO blocks, rush through a 312-foot water pipe and play knight in a LEGO® kingdom. And that’s just for starters. This top attraction is full of rides and scenes built from miniature plastic blocks — a definite must-see.

    LEGOLAND® California is one of San Diego’s premier attractions. As you might expect from a Southern California amusement park, this place is larger than life—well, except that everything is miniature and made from plastic blocks! LEGOLAND® is packed with enough rides, shows and attractions to keep everyone in the family busy for a full day. Located in Carlsbad, just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, this resort is a great place to get away from it all, engage your imagination and let the little ones live out their wildest dreams. LEGOLAND® California features entire rides built from these world-famous plastic blocks, play areas, water rides and building zones, with acres of fun for you and the whole family.

    Hours

    Park hours vary seasonally please see Legoland site for specific details. LEGOLAND hours of operation (Opens new window from Legoland official website.)

    Closings

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays (during specific times of the year). May be closed major U.S. holidays.

    Redemption Instructions

    Visit any LEGOLAND ticketing booth with your Go City Card for admission.

    Admission to the Water Park and SEA LIFE™ Aquarium are now available for only a $12 upgrade fee for each, payable directly to LEGOLAND® California when you arrive. This exclusive upgrade rate is only available with your Go City Card. Please note that toddlers ages 0-2 must pay $3 to visit the water park.

    Note

    Water Park and Sea Life Aquarium are additional theme parks at Legoland and require an upgrade. Go San Diego cardholders get an exclusive discount to upgrade of $12 adult/child for each park.

    Included Extra(s)

    NEW! Add the new water park at LEGOLAND or the new Sea Life Aquarium at LEGOLAND to your visit for only $12 for adult/child with Go San Diego Card!

    Address

    One LEGOLAND Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

    Driving Directions

    Located off of I-5 at the Cannon Road exit in Carlsbad. Follow signs to LEGOLAND Drive.

    Here’s a look at the coolest spots in the park:

    Castle Hill: A LEGO® -filled kingdom that takes you back to a time when knights rescued damsels in distress and kings and queens ruled over the land.
    DUPLO® Village: These bigger LEGO® pieces are much more manageable for younger builders, and your little ones will enjoy a romp around this village made entirely of DUPLO® blocks!

    • Bionicle Blaster: A drive-controlled ride that spin you on a wild and exhilarating journey.
    • Knights’ Tournament: Robotic arms carrying six passengers take you on a magical ride. Cross the moat and come face to face with the dragon.
    • San Francisco: A mini-San Francisco built entirely from LEGO®, featuring the bridge, a carousel and the famous sea lions of Pier 39!
    • Daytona Speedway: Start your engines! This mini Daytona Speedway gives the Florida original a run for its money.
    • Safari Trek: Board one of the park’s mini safari cruisers and get ready to take a trip that will let you behold the park’s many animals of the African savanna—made entirely from LEGO®, of course!
    • Kid Power Towers: Kids and parents can pick from three towers, and ascend to the top for fantastic views of the whole park and the nearby ocean, then freefall down to the ground for a breathtaking ride!
    • Enchanted Walk: This walk lets you explore the gardens along a magical path lined with LEGO® creatures that are native to Southern California.
    • LEGO® Show Place: Hold on to your hat and get ready for a 4D LEGO® show with Bob the Builder and others.
    • Included Extra: San Diego pass holders get an exclusive discount admission to Water Park and Sea Life Aquarium at LEGOLAND® for only $12 per adult / child for each park. View the videos below to learn more about these attractions.
  • Chevron down 13. Starline Hop-on Hop-off Yellow Route Tour (departing Santa Monica)
  • This is a special EITHER / OR offer. The Go Los Angeles Card includes your CHOICE of 2 tours by Starline Tours. Hop-on Hop-off Yellow Route Tour OR the Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour.

    Discover the beaches and Beverly Hills from Starline’s vintage Double Decker Buses with open-air views. This narrated tour points out all the landmarks and top spots to see. Hop-On or Hop-Off as often as you like to explore. The yellow route is a 2 hour loop that covers 3rd St. Promenade, Montana Ave. (Santa Monica’s Rodeo Drive), Brentwood Country Mart, Westwood Village, Hammer Museum, Rodeo Drive, Century City, Fox Studios, Marilyn Monroe’s Gravesite at Westwood Memorial, and much more! The Yellow Loop Tour departs from beside the pier starting 9:30 am every 40 minutes. Check with Starline for updated times.

    Hours

    Daily, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Closings

    Oscar Day, Christmas Day, LA Marathon Day.

    Redemption Instructions

    Pick up your tickets at the Starline Booth on the Pier.

    Note

    Metered and paid parking is available on the pier and nearby

    Address

    322 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126

    Driving Directions

    1-10 West to Santa Monica. Take 4th Street exit, turn right 1 block to Colorado Street. Turn left on Colorado, 1/4 mile to Pier.

    Public Transportation

    Buses #4/304,33/333, 20, 720. Big Blue Bus.

  • Chevron down 14. Queen Mary
  • From “rich and famous” party boat of the 1930s to WWII service boat, the Queen Mary is one of the most famous ocean liners in history. Find out how it got its nickname the “Grey Ghost” and learn about this storied vessel’s haunted past.

    Walk aboard the legendary Queen Mary on this Self Guided Ship Tour, and learn about this vessel’s haunted past with the exhilarating Ghosts and Legends Tour! Take a trip back in time to the glory days of one of the most famous ocean liners in history. The Queen Mary was the mode of transportation for the elite of western society. 2011 marks the 75th anniversary of the Queen Mary’s maiden voyage and a tour of the deck is as impressive now as it was then.

    Construction on the R.M.S. Queen Mary began in 1930 in Scotland, and the ship was, from the beginning, destined to be in a class of its own. The maiden voyage in 1936 brought the Queen Mary to Cherbourg, France. The ship quickly became popular with the rich and famous. Future voyages would see the likes of Fred Astaire and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on her decks. In 1939, the Queen Mary was drafted into service and used as a troopship during World War II. Given the ship’s camouflaged grey exterior, she earned the nickname of “the Grey Ghost”, and played a vital role in the success of the Allied Forces.

    Hours

    Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    Closings

    Open 365 days a year

    Redemption Instructions

    Included General Admission Passport (includes Ghosts and Legends Tour and Self Guided Ship Tour) with the Go Los Angeles Card. Proceed to Ticket Booths to redeem offer.

    Address

    1126 Queen’s Highway Long Beach, CA 90802

    Driving Directions

    From LAX: Take the 405 Freeway south to the 710 Freeway south (23 mi). From John Wayne (Orange County): Take the 405 Freeway north to the 710 Freeway south (25 mi.) From Long Beach Airport. Take the 405 Freeway north to the 710 Freeway south (8 mi.)

    The self-guided audio tour of the Queen Mary lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, and visitors have the opportunity to experience an extra treat- the 30-minute Ghosts & Legends Show! The Ghosts & Legends Show brings you an interactive, special effects display that highlights the ship’s eerie paranormal hotspots, in the capable hands of a tour guide.

    The Queen Mary was first said to have been home to paranormal activity after being permanently docked in California. People have reported hearing children crying, seeing wet footprints mysteriously appear when not a drop of water sits in the swimming pool, and seeing women in vintage bathing suits taking a swim when the pool has been closed for more than 30 years. The passengers and crew members and their supposed sightings have been reported and documented, and the staff of the Queen Mary invites you to see for yourself the site of these haunting and spooky legends…is it real, or the imagination at work?

    Enjoy your Self Guided Ship Tour aboard the Queen Mary, and let your imagination run wild as you experience the Ghosts and Legends Tour. Your time aboard the Queen Mary will give you a unique and historic perspective of this once-popular mode of transportation, the elegant steam liner.

  • Chevron down 15. GRAMMY Museum
  • Love music? Don’t leave LA without visiting this attraction. It’s incredible array of artifacts, exhibits, films and more explore the people, songs and technology behind all major forms of music. Tip: Experience your own GRAMMY® moment in the Clive Davis Theater.

    The GRAMMY Museum® brings you a “celebration of the power of music” in the heart of Los Angeles. This one-of-a-kind museum takes you into the world of musical accomplishment, broadening your understanding of the creative process, and showing how music in all forms seeks to express emotion. The GRAMMY Museum® is a 30,000 square-foot venue featuring more than two dozen interactive, permanent, and traveling exhibits that explore the greatest GRAMMY music, from rock and hip-hop to country, classical, Latin, R&B and jazz! This museum is a must for any music lover vacationing in L.A.

    Hours

    Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Go Los Angeles Card valid until 5:30 p.m. daily)

    Closings

    Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

    Address

    800 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite A245 Los Angeles, CA 90015

    Driving Directions

    The GRAMMY Museum® is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, California (corner of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street), on the campus of L.A. LIVE. The Museum entrance is located on Figueroa.

    Public Transportation

    By Metro: The GRAMMY Museum® is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, California (corner of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street), on the campus of L.A. LIVE. The Museum entrance is located on Figueroa.

    Here’s a look at some of its highlights:

    • Songwriters Hall of Fame Gallery: Video highlights from the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Awards & Induction Dinners, as well as information about the inductees and honorees, and more!
    • Enduring Traditions: Artifacts and imagery exploring American musical traditions, including vintage footage and interviews with the greats.
    • Artist Voices: The Creative World: Features a sit-down theater experience, letting you connect with artists and hear directly how they were influenced by musical history, as well as interactive kiosks that allow you to listen to songwriters describe their own creative processes.
    • Recording Art and Technology: Houses a wide array of Roland electronic instruments, and lets you participate in the music-making process.
    • Revolutions of Recorded Sound: Artifacts, interactive audio and historical imagery that takes you on “a journey of recorded sound, from the dusty cylinders of the 19th century to the surround sound of the present”.
    • In the Studio: Interactive touch-screen experiences and unique film footage that takes you inside the recording process with the professionals.
    • The Making of a GRAMMY Moment: Sitting inside the 200-seat Clive Davis Theater, watch a film that takes you backstage at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Celebration!

    The GRAMMY Museum® also prominently features and pays homage to artists John Lennon, Barbra Streisand, Roy Orbison, and Bob Marley through focused and insightful special exhibits. A trip to this museum will leave you with a greater appreciation for the music-making process, and the talent, effort and precision that come together for the making of award-winning music.

  • Chevron down 16. California Science Center IMAX Movie
  • We bet you’ve never seen an IMAX film at this scale. With a screen measuring seven stories tall and 90 feet wide along with a state-of-the-art digital sound system, this theater creates a totally immersive experience. Admission to the California Science Center is free. This pass features the IMAX ticket.

    The California Science Center itself is free to all, but with this pass you will get to see a film at the incredible seven-story IMAX Theater found there. Choose from such scientifically-inspired films such as: Born to be Wild 3D, which documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them; A rainforest Adventure; Bugs! 3D, which gives a detailed look at the lives of a praying mantis and a beautiful butterfly; Hubble 3D, which lets you accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history; and Arabia 3D, a unique look at the history, culture, and religion of the Arabian peninsula. Films are shown daily on the hour and last approximately 45 minutes.

    Hours

    Daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Closings

    New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    Included admission to one IMAX movie and museum with the Go Los Angeles Card. General admission to the California Science Center is free to all, with the exception of IMAX and selected exhibits. IMAX is included with Go Los Angeles Cards.

    Address

    700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037

    Driving Directions

    The California Science Center is located in Exposition Park at the intersection of Figueroa Street and Exposition Park Drive, west of the 110 (Harbor) freeway. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena are south of the Science Center. Parking is $8 per car, $10 for buses, and $25 for oversize vehicles (cash only).

    After your film, don’t pass up the chance to check out the California Science Center, which is conveniently located in near downtown Los Angeles and provides an exciting venue for learning and interactive thrills, regardless of your age. In addition to over 100 permanent hands-on exhibits and a seven-story IMAX Theater, the Science Center also rotates special exhibitions throughout the year, focusing on a specific theme within science, mathematics, technology and art. Here is a preview of the exhibits you can expect to see in the galleries of California Science Center:

    • Ecosystems: This new exhibit brings you a look at how life on our planet is shaped by its unique geophysical and biological processes. You’ll walk through even the most inhospitable environments of the planet, learning about eight different zones.
    • Creative World: Everything from digital imagery to solar cars, you’ll learn about the benefits and the often overlooked consequences of innovation.
    • World of Life: From the single-celled amoeba to the 100-trillion celled human being, this exhibit explores the connections with a trip down its “Life Tunnel”.
    • Air & Space Exhibits: A collection of artifacts and hands-on activities across the many areas of human ingenuity and science, including “Air & Aircraft”, “Humans in Space”, “Missions to the Planets”, “Stars & Telescopes”, “Space Shuttle Endeavour”, and information from the mission to Saturn in “Cassini-Huygens Mission Updates”.
    • Science Court: A fun-filled space featuring science demos, special exhibits, and bike you can ride across a cable three stories above ground! Also features a motion-based simulator and an “Ecology Cliff Climb”.
    • Science Plaza: Explore the connections between art and science in this gallery that looks at DNA, skylight, chromosomes and the galaxy, and the works of artist Larry Kirkland—the artist behind Science Plaza! Kirkland has also created art for the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, as well as for the airport in Osaka, Japan, and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore!
    • California Science Center also features special temporary exhibits such as: Science in Toyland, a world of spinning tops, dominoes and mini roller coasters; 1001 Inventions, a look at the scientific contributions by men and women during the Golden Age of Muslim civilization; and After Life, an exhibit devoted to the shared human experience of grasping to understand the end of life as we know it.f
  • Chevron down 17. Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
  • Take a sun-powered spin on the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel. Breathe in the salty ocean air, then let it all out in a scream as you dive toward the Pacific on a steel coaster. Opened in 1916, this historic seaside park continues to thrill.

    Visit the iconic Santa Monica Pier and ride the landmark Ferris wheel over the Pacific—the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel at the West Coast’s only waterfront family amusement park! The historic tradition of amusements and thrill rides at the Pier that started in 1916 continues today in beautiful Pacific Park, and with your pass you can enjoy unlimited entertainment on 12 different rides. You’ll also have the chance to try your hand at some games that will test your skill, and then gorge yourself on that traditional American theme park food—everything from funnel cakes to cotton candy and tacos! Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier has something for people of all ages, and visitors will enjoy its old-world feel.

    Hours

    Peak Season: (June 1-September 1 and all major holidays), 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Off-Peak Weekdays, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.(limited operation on off-peak weekdays); Weekends: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

    Closings

    Open daily (weather permitting). The Go LA Card can not be redeemed on limited operation days when the ticket booths are not open. Please call or visit the Pacific Park website for operating hours and limitations.

    Redemption Instructions

    Children under 7 years: $15.95 Present your Go Los Angeles Card at the Main Ticket Booth only on expanded or full operating days when the Ticket Booth is opened, located adjacent to the Pacific Wheel Ferris Wheel. Admission to the park is included. Your Go Los Angeles Card is valid for the All Day Unlimited-Ride wristbands. The Go Los Angeles Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:30 p.m. Once inside the park, all guests are welcome to stay until closing.

    Note

    Convenient and affordable parking is available through the City of Santa Monica’s beach parking lots located on and adjacent to the Pier. Park opening/closing times as well as operating schedule for rides vary significantly by day of week, season and inclement weather. Call to verify operating hours.

    Address

    380 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Driving Directions

    I-10 west to Santa Monica. Take 4th St/5th St. exit, turn right 1 block to Colorado Street. Turn left on Colorado Street, 1/4 mile to the Pier.

    Public Transportation

    Metro: LA Metro Buses # 4/304, 33/333, 20, 720, Big Blue Bus

    Here’s a glimpse of the some of the rides you can expect to find at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier:

    • Inkie’s Wave Jumper: A super-cool pier-top surf ride that rotates, letting riders jump up and down and bounce as if they were really riding a wave.
    • Inkie’s Pirate Ship: Ride this exhilarating pirate ship that rocks you and lifts you up and down as if you were out on the high seas in the days of the swashbuckling pirates!
    • West Coaster: The only West Coast, oceanfront, steel roller coaster located on a pier over the Pacific Coastline (a very specific title!) that lifts you 55 feet in the air and gets you all misty with saltwater spray from the waves below! Check out the spectacular views from the top!
    • Pacific Plunge: A 9-story tower ride that makes you feel completely weightless as it whizzes you 150 feet over the Santa Monica Bay in a 10-seat gondola before dropping you in a freefall!
    • Frog Hopper: This ride bounces young riders straight up and down to heights of 18 feet, taking some exciting plunges!

    When you’re done checking out the rides, you can opt to try your hand at a few of Pacific Park’s traditional “pay per-play” pier games, such as “Wac-A-Mole”, “Riptide Ring Toss”, “Roller Derby”, “Break A Plate”, and the risky “Pier Plank Plunge” (prices not included with admission). Afterwards, satisfy your cravings with an iced mocha drink from the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a funnel cake, or some traditional fare from the Harbor Grill or Café Inkie! You can also get great seafood overlooking the ocean at The Lobster Restaurant or Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Factory.

    Some will want to visit Pacific Park for the rides, others for the arcade-style games, and others just to experience being out on the magnificent Pacific with the breeze in their hair. Whatever your interests, Pacific Park provides a great, low-key alternative to the more mainstream amusement parks in the area and should be a stop on any traveler’s itinerary!

  • Chevron down 18. Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Diving birds that “fly” underwater. Mysterious sea dragons that make their home in a coral lagoon. Sharks you can (safely!) touch. Get an up-close look at the diverse sea life of the Pacific — and don’t forget to say hello to resident sea otter Maggie.

    Get to know the inhabitants of the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. You will meet more than 11,000 animals as you explore the habitats of sunny Southern California and Baja Pacific, the frigid waters of the North Pacific, and the vivid, almost fluorescent reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Check out seals and sea lions and watch them frolic and play in an up-close indoor/outdoor setting. You’ll see puffins, diving birds that ‘fly’ underwater, and a coral lagoon featuring seahorses, sea snakes, and mysterious sea dragons. And of course, you’ll get the chance to see sharks and even touch them in a hands-on tank!

    Hours

    Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    Closings

    Christmas Day. Closed during the Long Beach Grand Prix

    Redemption Instructions

    Present your Go Los Angeles card at the aquarium ticket window and receive an admission ticket.

    Address

    100 Aquarium Way Long Beach Los Angeles, CA 90802

    Driving Directions

    From the 405 Freeway take the 710 South Freeway and follow the signs to the aquarium. The aquarium parking structure is located on the water side of Shoreline Drive. Parking is $6 for aquarium guests when you show an aquarium ticket stub upon exit.

    Public Transportation

    Metro: The aquarium is accessible from the Metro Blue line. Take the Blue Line from Los Angeles to Downtown Long Beach, to First Street and Pine Avenue. Once you get to Pine Avenue, you can catch the Long Beach Passport Shuttle for a free ride to the Aquarium of the Pacific.

    The most exciting destinations in Southern California:

    • Sea Otter Habitat: Get to know the curious traits and peculiarities of these highly-animated and loveable creatures in their above-water habitat, which features realistic rockwork, murals, and lighting. Meet Maggie—the newest resident sea otter who is just as curious to meet you!
    • Molina Animal Care Center: This new medical treatment center allows for Aquarium of the Pacific to provide top-notch healthcare to its animals and lets visitors watch veterinary medicine in action. The Molina Center features a 1,800 square-foot examination area.
    • Shark Lagoon: The lagoon is home to over 150 sharks that you can touch, and some that you wouldn’t want to touch! Sand tiger, sandbar, nurse, white tip and other varieties abound here, as well as zebra, bamboo and epaulette sharks available for gentle touching.
    • Our Watersheds: Learn about earth’s watersheds and why they need protection at this interactive and informative display. This exhibit is also a great place to pick up tips about sustainable water use, and to check out the native plants found around the coastal areas of the San Pedro Bay.
    • Whales: Voices in the Sea: Listen to the haunting sounds of the humpback, sperm, gray, blue, beaked, and northern right whales as they make their unique calls, and learn what all the noise means.
    • Southern California/Baja Gallery: A look at the coastal water ecosystems stretching from Oregon to Mexico, that are home to seals, sea lions, butterfly fish, rays, and shorebirds.
    • Northern Pacific Gallery: Covering 800,000 square miles between Alaska, Siberia, and the Bering Strait, this cold water exhibit gives a glimpse into the lives of sea jellies, sea otters, giant Pacific octopus, puffins, and auklets, as well as the bizarre diving birds of some of the world’s coldest waters.
    • Tropical Pacific Gallery: A look at the warm and beautiful waters of Micronesia.
    • Lorikeet Forest: Check out the dazzlingly colorful birds of the coastal lowlands of Australia.

    Aquarium of the Pacific also invites you to explore the Pacific Collections Gift Shop, where you can pick up a marine-inspired souvenir to remind you of your trip, and Café Scuba, which serves environmentally sustainable seafood and other light meals. Remember, the Queen Mary is right around the corner, so why not pair these two attractions together?

  • Chevron down 19. Whale Watching Cruise by Newport Landing
  • Have you ever seen a 90-foot giant blue whale? How about a humpback whale? Whale Watching San Diego gives you the chance to view these majestic creatures — along with dolphins, seals, killer whales, sharks and other sea life — with expert commentary from a captain and crew.

    Newport Landing Whale Watching San Diego has served the Southern California area for over 30 years with whale watching and dolphin cruises daily. The coast of California is famous for bordering the routes of various migratory whales, and Newport Landing invites you to see these magnificent mammals up-close and in their natural habitat.

    Year around cruises let passengers view an array of whale species, as well as dolphins, seals, and other marine life. The excursion lasts approximately an hour and a half.

    Newport Landing boasts a 65-foot vessel with an upstairs sundeck, wraparound seating, a snack bar, and an indoor seating area with large windows for cooler or windier days. The ship was specifically designed for the viewing of marine life in a comfortable fashion. The captains and crew members are well-versed on the subject of marine mammals, with extensive backgrounds in marine biology and ecosystems.

    Hours

    Daily: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

    Closings

    Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

    Reservation Instructions

    Reservations can also be made via email using our website.

    Note

    Parking options include parking structure at 309 Palm Street ($8 per day), Balboa Pier Parking Lot, & free residential parking

    Address

    309 Palm Street Suite A Newport Beach, CA

    Driving Directions

    Merge onto the 55 Freeway South; 55 becomes Newport Blvd. Continue south onto Balboa Blvd. at 21st St. Continue South on Balboa Blvd. to Adam St.; Turn left on Adams and pull into parking structure.

    Public Transportation

    Taxi, shuttles, and Orange County Transit Bus System available.

    Here’s a look at the fascinating creatures you may see on your excursion:

    • California Gray Whale: A baleen whale that can reach up to 52 feet in length and weigh 36 tons, with a life expectancy of up to 70 years. They are so named for the gray patches on their otherwise dark skin and were once called “devil fish” because of their erratic hunting behavior.
    • Giant Blue Whales: Measuring in at up to 108 feet and up to 180 tons, this is the largest animal ever known to have existed. They were once found in abundance in all the world’s oceans, but were hunted almost to extinction. In 2002 it was reported that there were between 5,000 and 12,000 blue whales in the world, traveling in as few as five groups. You’ll be very lucky if you see one!
    • Orca: Also known as the Killer Whale, these mammals are toothed whales belonging to the dolphin family. They are regarded as “apex predators” because they themselves have no predators and often feed on even large sharks, using sophisticated hunting techniques and vocal signals.
    • Minke Whales: A sub-order of baleen whale that is the second smallest type in existence. They measure in at an average of only 23 feet and weigh around 14 tons. They are black and gray in color, recognizable by the white band on each flipper. These whales typically live between 30 and 50 years.
    • Humpback Whales: A species of baleen whale ranging from 39-52 feet and weighing in at an average of 79,000 lbs. The whale is recognizable by its long pectoral fins and bumpy head. They are unusually playful, tending to breach and slap the water frequently in brilliant displays. The male variety is known to sing intricate songs lasting up to 20 minutes, possibly in a mating ritual.

    Take advantage of Whale Watching San Diego to see these vast and complex marine mammals in their natural environments. Passengers will leave with an enhanced appreciation for these gentle giants who are the kings of the sea.

    Save on admission on Whale Watching San Diego, plus the city’s top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the Go San Diego Card!

  • Chevron down 20. Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour by Starline
  • This is a special EITHER / OR offer. The Go Los Angeles Card includes your CHOICE of 2 tours by Starline Tours. Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour OR the Hop-on Hop-off Yellow Route Tour.

    Enjoy the sunshine and cool breeze as you cruise through the pristine beaches of Malibu while admiring elite beachfront communities. Departing from Santa Monica Pier and driving along the famous Pacific Coast Highway, our fantastic guides will give you the inside scoop. Homes you might see on the tour include those of Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Willis, Cher, Adam Sandler, and tons more.

    Hours

    Daily, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Tours run daily at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

    Closings

    Oscar Day, LA Marathon Day, Christmas

    Note

    Malibu Celebrity Homes Tour is included for free with your card on a space available (standby) basis. That means you can show up at least 30 minutes prior to the tour and you’ll be seated as long as there is room on the tour.

    Address

    322 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126

    Driving Directions

    1-10 West to Santa Monica. Take 4th Street exit, turn right 1 block to Colorado Street. Turn left on Colorado, 1/4 mile to Pier.

    Public Transportation

    Buses #4/304,33/333, 20, 720. Big Blue Bus.

  • Chevron down 21. Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
  • Sure, you have to see the elephants, seals, chimps, Komodo dragons, koalas, exotic birds and other animals. But leave plenty of time to explore the 7,000+ plants from around the world, too. It’s no wonder this attraction draws 1.5 million visitors a year!

    The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world, including several rare and endangered species. Get to know your neighbors on this planet at a natural oasis hidden away in one of the largest metropolitan areas on earth. You’ll see lowland gorillas, seals, chimpanzees, Komodo dragons, exotic birds, tigers, giraffes, rare snow leopards and more, all dwelling safely in captivity in impressive replicas of their natural habitats, coming from around the world.

    Hours

    Daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Closings

    Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    Present card at ticket booth. A Go Los Angeles Child Card covers admission for children from the ages of 3-12. Therefore, if you have a child under the age of 2, you will need to pay for their admission ticket separately.

    Address

    5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Driving Directions

    Griffith Park, intersection of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.

    Here’s a look at the exciting animals and plants that you can expect to see:

    • Birds: Dozens of colorful and noisy species abound at the Los Angeles Zoo, including the cockatoo, African crowned eagle, bald eagle, snowy egret, scarlet ibis, sacred ibis, laughing kookaburra, three kinds of Macaw, ostrich, Hawaiian short-eared owl, parrot, Congo peafowl, pelican, king vulture, and many more!
    • Mammals: The zoo’s most famous residents are included in this list, which features American black bears, jaguars, African wild dogs, African lion, otters, Sumatran tigers, harbor seals, kangaroos, koalas, wallaby, Asian elephants, hippopotamus, lemurs, seven kinds of monkeys, cotton-topped tamarin, Chinese water deer, Speke’s gazelle, Masai giraffes, Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, desert bighorn sheep, mountain tapir, and dozens more.
    • Reptiles: The Los Angeles Zoo features many cold-blooded residents, including American alligators, Colombian rainbow boa, Komodo dragons, Mexican beaded lizards, Aldabra tortoise; Madagascar radiated tortoise, woma, and others.
    • Invertebrates: See the giant desert centipede, Madagascar hissing cockroach, emperor scorpion, Chilean rose tarantula, Vietnamese walkingstick, and other creepy crawlies.
    • Amphibians: These unique creatures can live both in fresh water and on land, and the Los Angeles Zoo is home to the Axloti, and the Couch’s spadefoot toad!
    • Botanical Gardens: Most people come to see the animals, but what many don’t realize is that there is a world full of equally impressive, unique, and animated plants and flowers waiting to be discovered. Check out the park’s Botanical Gardens, where you’ll see the living things that provide food, shade, and entertainment to us and our animal neighbors. You’ll see plants such as the Chilean wine palm, bald cypress, cycads, cactus, and more. Some of these hardy plants have been in existence since the age of dinosaurs, and you’ll have the rare chance to learn and witness how they have adapted to survive.

    The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens provides a great learning opportunity for you and your family, and a way to escape the urban noise for a morning or afternoon as you peruse the magnificent displays and habitats that are home to some of the world’s most fascinating creatures.

  • Chevron down 22. Autry National Center
  • Formerly known as the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, the museum examines the interwoven histories, cultures and mythologies of the American West and its diverse peoples. In less than 20 years, this collection has grown to encompass a broad and inclusive representation of art and artifacts from the American West, including a renowned collection of ranch life and cowboy culture. The popular gallery is devoted to the early days of the Hollywood westerns.

    Hours

    Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 
(Museum Store is open until 4:30 p.m); 
Saturday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Summer Hours: Thursdays in July and August, the Museum and Museum Store are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Golden Spur Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Closings

    Mondays, New Year’s Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    Included daytime general admission and complimentary gift with a minimum purchase of $25 in the Museum Store and the Go Los Angeles Card. The Go Los Angeles Card is only valid at the Autry National Center’s Museum of the American West in Griffith Park.

    Included Extra(s)

    Free audio tour with the Go Los Angeles Card.

    Address

    4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Driving Directions

    Zoo Drive Exit off the 134 Freeway.

    Public Transportation

    Metro: MTA Bus Route #96 from Downtown LA.

  • Chevron down 23. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
  • The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits is located in the historic Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles Museum Row. The La Brea Tar Pits excavation site is one of the world’s most famous Ice Age excavation sites, recognized for having the largest and most diverse array of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world! Inside the Museum, watch the processes of paleontology unfold. Every day inside the glass-enclosed Fish Bowl Lab, scientists and volunteers prepare fossils excavated from the site. It’s where our best fossils are on display – including saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths.

    Hours

    Daily, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Closings

    New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

    Address

    5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Driving Directions

    Follow 10 Freeway West to La Brea Avenue Exit. Head north on La Brea Avenue to Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left on Wilshire Boulevard. Turn right on Curson Avenue. Parking lot on the left-hand side.

  • Chevron down 24. Belmont Park
  • Unlimited ride wristband at San Diego’s only beachfront amusement center, the home of the historic Giant Dipper rollercoaster. Belmont Park was once abandoned but has been reborn as a shopping, dining, and entertainment center in the tradition of old-time family fun. Originally built in 1925, the Giant Dipper is on the National Register of Historic Places but still delights riders with more than 2,500 feet of track and thirteen heart-pounding hills.

    Other favorite rides include Chaos, a random three-dimensional rocking, rolling, and rotating motion; Vertical Plunge, which drops riders three stories to the ground; the new twist on bumper cars, Krazy Kars; the classic Tilt-A-Whirl; and the Liberty Carousel, an antique reproduction from the golden age of amusement parks.

    Hours

    Offer valid from 11 a.m. (opening)-5:30 p.m. Operating hours vary by season. Please call (858) 488-1549 or visit www.belmontpark.com.

    Closings

    Inclement weather, Christmas Day, Various weekends October – February

    Redemption Instructions

    Included unlimited ride wristband (daytime entry) with the Go Los Angeles Card. Height restriction on some rides. Proceed to ticket counter inside the Roller Coaster Museum/Gift Shop. The Go Los Angeles Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:30 pm. Once inside the park all guests are welcome to stay until closing.

    Included Extra(s)

    Card holders get an Unlimited Ride Wristband

    Address

    3190 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA

    Driving Directions

    I-5 S to Sea World Drive. Follow the signs to West Mission Bay Drive. I-5 N to Hwy. 8 W. Follow the signs to West Mission Bay Drive.

    Public Transportation

    Old Town or Mission Trolley on ‘C’ Street and 3rd Avenue to Old Town Transit Center. Transfer to Bus 34 or 34a to Belmont Park.

    San Diego’s beachfront amusement and entertainment center located steps from the surf and sand in Mission Beach. Home to the historic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster and Plunge swimming pool, both built in 1925. Belmont Park promises fun for the entire family featuring rides, games, attractions, arcade, shopping and restaurants. Parking is FREE. Rides include the roller coaster, Beach Blaster, Speedway Bumper Cars, Carousel plus 7 more!

  • Chevron down 25. Flagship Cruises
  • Join Flagship Cruises for a harbor tour or Whale Watch. Harbor tours run year round and frequently each day; you can choose from the one hour North or South Bay tour. The Whale Watch is operated seasonally and runs from December to March. It takes 3 1/2 hours, and will follow the California gray whale as it migrates from the Bering Sea to Baja. On the water, you might also experience views of dolphins, seals and much more. Bring your camera and enjoy a wonderful day on the water in San Diego!

    Hours

    No reservations required. Choose North Bay: 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30* p.m. (*summer only); or South Bay: 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m.

    Closings

    May be closed major U.S. holidays.

    Redemption Instructions

    Your choice of a one Hour Harbor tour or Whale Watch daily with Go Los Angeles Card.

    Reservation Instructions

    Reservations required for Whale Watch. Harbor Tours do not require advance reservations. Your choice of a one Hour Harbor tour or Whale Watch daily with Go Los Angeles Card.

    Included Extra(s)

    20% savings at the Glorietta Gift Shop and 20% savings at the Bay Cafe with the Go Los Angeles Card.

    Address

    1050 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA

    Driving Directions

    From I-5 S, exit at Front Street. Turn right at Broadway. Continue on Broadway until you see the black awning ticket booth at Bay Cafe. From I-5 N, exit at Hawthorn Street/Airport. Turn left at North Harbor Drive. Continue on North Harbor Drive until you see the black awning ticket booth at Bay Cafe. Parking is available next door or across the street.

  • Chevron down 26. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
  • The first museum in Los Angeles, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history. Explore the planet’s biodiversity, and the increasing ways in which the natural and cultural worlds intersect. Exhibition halls house real dinosaur and mammal fossils, exquisite gems and minerals, grand habitat dioramas, and ancient Latin American archaeological treasures. You’ll even have access to behind-the-scenes experiences such as the Dino Lab active paleontology lab, where dinosaur fossils are prepared daily in public view.

    Hours

    Daily, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Closings

    New Year’s Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

    Address

    900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007

    Driving Directions

    From the 110 (Harbor) Freeway, take the Exposition Boulevard exit and head west toward Vermont Avenue. Turn left (south) on Bill Robertson Lane (formerly Menlo Avenue).

  • Chevron down 27. Petersen Automotive Museum
  • Encompassing over 300,000 square feet and one of the world’s largest and most beautiful automotive museums, the Petersen showcases over 150 race cars, classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles, movie cars and celebrity cars at any one time. It features three floors of automotive history.

    Hours

    Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Closings

    Mondays (except major holidays), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    The Go Los Angeles Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:30 pm. Once inside the museum all guests are welcome to stay until closing.

    Note

    Parking is $6 per car.

    Address

    6060 Wilshire Blvd. at Fairfax Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Driving Directions

    From the 10, exit on Fairfax Avenue and travel north to Wilshire.

    Public Transportation

    Metro: On Wilshire Boulevard, take the #20, #21 or the #720 bus.

  • Chevron down 28. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
  • The Huntington is a world-renowned center of art and culture set amidst 120 acres of breathtaking gardens. Four art galleries and a library showcase magnificent collections of rare books and historic manuscripts such as the Gutenberg Bible and Chaucer’s ‘The Canterbury Tales’, and priceless works of art include Gainsborough’s ‘Blue Boy’, and works by Reynolds, Sargent, Cassatt and Hopper.

    Botanical rarities flourish in the 12-acre Desert Garden, 14 acre Japanese Garden, and gardens devoted to roses, camellias, tropicals and more. The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science is equipped with state-of-the-art science stations and leads you into the Bing Children’s Garden. The Huntington Art Gallery and Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art restorations are complete. Visit the new Chinese Garden, Liu Fang Yuan (流芳園), the Garden of Flowing Fragrance and experience a Ming Dynasty scholar’s garden! Special events, world-class exhibits, museum store, café, Rose Garden Tea Room, and Chinese Tea House will round out your visit. Make The Huntington your special place and visit today!

    Hours

    Monday, Wednesday–Friday, 12 p.m.–4:30 p.m.; 
Saturday–Sunday and Holiday Mondays, 10:30 am–4:30 pm; 
Summer Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Closings

    Tuesdays. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

    Note

    Cost without the Go Los Angeles Card: Adult Weekends: $20.00, Child $6.00; Adult Weekdays: $15.00

    Address

    1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108

    Driving Directions

    From the 134/210 Freeway in Pasadena, take the Hill or Allen exit. Go south on Allen Avenue 1.5 miles to Huntington main gate.

    Public Transportation

    Metro: Gold Line, Allen Avenue station.

  • Chevron down 29. Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Grand Avenue
  • One museum with three locations, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), consists of MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center. Designed by Arata Isozaki, MOCA Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles is host to elegant underground galleries, the flagship location of the MOCA Store, the café Lemonade at MOCA, and staff offices. Pay close attention to the design of the building. Since opening in December 1986, this landmark structure has received numerous accolades from design critics nationwide. In 1991, the American Institute of Architects named it one of the ’10 Best Works of American Architecture Completed Since 1980.

    Hours

    Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Closings

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, New Year’s Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice. The museum is closed intermittently between exhibitions. Please call ahead for current exhibitions.

    Redemption Instructions

    Included general admission with the Go Los Angeles Card. Not valid for specially ticketed exhibitions or events. Call ahead for current exhibitions. The Go Los Angeles Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:30 p.m. Once inside the museum all guests are welcome to stay until closing.

    Address

    250 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Driving Directions

    From the (110) Freeway: Exit on 4th Street. Turn left onto Lower Grand Avenue. Pass Kosciuszko Way. Turn left into Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage. From the (101) Freeway North: Exit on Grand Avenue. Turn right onto 2nd Street. Turn right into Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage.

    Public Transportation

    Metro: Take the Red Line to Pershing Square

  • Chevron down 30. K1 Speed Indoor Karting
  • Since 2003, K1 Speed has become the nation’s largest indoor kart racing chain with six locations and more to follow. Our unique, high performance, zero-emission European electric karts and state-of-the-art live scoring system differentiates us from the rest. Each facility boasts 60,000-90,000 sq. ft. of pure racing entertainment on a real road course. Come race against your friends and colleagues, lounge in our memorabilia filled lobby, or have a snack from our Pit Cafe. We can accommodate 10-400 guests and are eager to host your next corporate function, team building event, or celebrate your birthday or bachelor party with an unforgettable racing experience.

    Hours

    Monday-Thursday, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m. -11 p.m.

    Closings

    Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice. Call ahead to ensure there are no private event closures,or visit https://www.k1speed.com/

    Redemption Instructions

    The Go Los Angeles Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:30 pm. Once inside the park all guests are welcome to stay until closing.

    Note

    Gardena Location Only

    Included Extra(s)

    Included one year license with race ride (value $5.95) with the Go Los Angeles Card.

    Address

    19038 South Vermont Ave. Gardena, CA 90248

    Driving Directions

    Head East on the 91 until the Freeway Ends. Turn Left(South) onto Vermont. We are located at the corner of 191st and Vermont next to the Skechers Outlet Store.

  • Chevron down 31. Japanese American National Museum
  • Located in the heart of downtown LA’s Little Tokyo Historic District, the Japanese American National Museum is nationally and internationally recognized for its commitment to explore the meaning of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Its ongoing core exhibition, Common Ground: The Heart of Community, chronicles over 150 years of Japanese American history from the early days of the Issei (first-generation) pioneers through the WWII incarceration to the present. The National Museum also presents art and cultural exhibitions, dynamic public programs, an award-winning Museum Store, and the Hirasaki National Resource Center, a self-directed educational experience connecting visitors with the Museum’s wealth of resources documenting Japanese American culture.

    Hours

    Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; 
Free every Thursday, 5 p.m.–8 p.m.; and 
all day every third Thursday of the month from 12 p.m.–8 p.m.

    Closings

    Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, July 4th. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    Included general museum admission with the Go Los Angeles Card. Excludes special events and exhibits.

    Address

    369 E. First St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Driving Directions

    101 Freeway south, exit Los Angeles Street; turn right off the freeway onto Los Angeles Street, and turn left onto First Street. The museum is located on the left-hand side. 101 Freeway north, exit Alameda Street turn left onto Alameda Street, and right onto First Street. The museum is located on the right-hand side. Public parking lots available off First and Central.

    Public Transportation

    Metro: The museum is easily accessible by public transportation via MetroLink (Gold Line) and MTA and Dash bus routes.

  • Chevron down 32. Museum of Tolerance
  • The Museum of Tolerance presents unique and exciting interactive exhibits, special events, and youth and adult education programs. These exhibits confront issues of prejudice and discrimination, the legacy of the Holocaust and contemporary human rights issues. ‘Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves’ showcases the diverse personal histories of several noted Americans, including Dr. Maya Angelou, Billy Crystal, Carlos Santana and Joe Torre. The exhibit celebrates experiences common to being part of an American family and encourages visitors to seek out their own histories, mentors and heroes.

    Hours

    Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.* *(early close at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays November – March) Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Closings

    Saturdays, Jewish holidays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

    Redemption Instructions

    Included daytime general admission with the Go Los Angeles Card

    Tip: When planning your visit, please note that each of the three main exhibits takes approximately 1½ hours.

    Note

    The Museum strongly recommends advance reservations. Please call 310-772-2505 to reserve your tickets. Last ticket is sold at approximately 3:30 p.m. daily. (1 p.m. on Fridays when the Museum has an early close.)

    Address

    9786 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035

    Driving Directions

    From Downtown Los Angeles: Santa Monica Freeway (10) West to Robertson Boulevard. Make a right (north) on Robertson Boulevard to Pico Boulevard Turn left (west) onto Pico Boulevard. From South Bay and Surrounding Areas: San Diego Freeway (405) North to the Santa Monica Freeway (10) East. Exit at Overland/National. Turn right and then right again onto Overland and continue to Pico Boulevard Turn right on Pico Boulevard.

  • Chevron down 33. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
  • Get a spiny hug from a sea urchin, feel a knobby sea star or sticky sea anemone, and experience the sea water spray of a swell shark when you visit the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. The aquarium, operated by the environmental organization Heal the Bay, is home to some 100 species of organisms, including moray eels, octopus, sharks, rays, and a variety of fish and invertebrates–all examples of the animals found just a short stroll away in the Santa Monica Bay. The popular shark-themed Sundays include shark related arts and crafts, story time, films and a presentation and feeding at the shark exhibit. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and volunteers enrich the hands-on experience at this interactive aquarium, where the wonder of discovery of the marine environment inspires conservation and stewardship.

    Hours

    Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m. -5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

    Closings

    Mondays, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Redemption Instructions

    Included general admission with the Go Los Angeles Card

    Note

    The aquarium closes periodically for special events; please call before arriving to verify hours of operation.

    Address

    1600 Ocean Front Walk Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Driving Directions

    From the 405 Freeway: Exit on to the 10 Freeway west into Santa Monica. Exit Fourth/Fifth Street staying in the left lane of the exit ramp. Turn left (south) at the end of the exit ramp onto fourth Street. Proceed south on fourth Street to Pico Boulevard and turn right (west). Go west on Pico Boulevard to Appian Way (crossing Ocean Avenue on the way). Turn right (north) onto Appian Way at the bottom of the hill. Proceed north on Appian Way towards the Santa Monica Pier. Turn left at stop sign under the pier ramp into the 1550 Lot.

  • Chevron down 34. Spirit Cruises: Long Beach
  • Your choice of one harbor tour per day (coastal cruises or whale watch when in season): Spirit Cruises offers three different harbor tours, departing from either Long Beach or San Pedro (based on availability). Each of the harbor tours covers over 50 points of interest and includes narration. Harbor tours operate regularly in the summer and have limited departures in the winter season. The Coastal Cruise / Whale Watch is a 2 hour professionally narrated tour which covers marine life, dolphins, sea lions, and giant gray whales as they migrate from Mid-January to Mid-March (this is a seasonal activity).

    Hours

    Call 562-495-5884 or 310-548-8080 for availability and reservations.

    Redemption Instructions

    Your choice of one harbor tour per day with the Go Los Angeles Card: The Harbor Bay Cruise (1 hour), The World Port Cruise (2 hours), The Super Circle Cruise (2 hours) or The Coastal Cruise/Whale Watch (2 hours)

    Reservation Instructions

    Please call for schedule, departure information, and reservations.

    Address

    Ports O’Call Village Berth 77 San Pedro, CA 90731

  • Chevron down 35. Spirit Cruises: Los Angeles Harbor
  • Your choice of one harbor tour per day (coastal cruises or whale watch when in season): Spirit Cruises offers three different harbor tours, departing from either Long Beach or San Pedro (based on availability). Each of the harbor tours covers over 50 points of interest and includes narration. Harbor tours operate regularly in the summer and have limited departures in the winter season. The Coastal Cruise / Whale Watch is a 2 hour professionally narrated tour which covers marine life, dolphins, sea lions, and giant gray whales as they migrate from Mid-January to Mid-March (this is a seasonal activity).

    Hours

    Call 562-495-5884 or 310-548-8080 for availability and reservations.

    Redemption Instructions

    Your choice of one harbor tour per day with the Go Los Angeles Card: The Harbor Bay Cruise (1 hour), The World Port Cruise (2 hours), The Super Circle Cruise (2 hours) or The Coastal Cruise/Whale Watch (2 hours)

    Reservation Instructions

    Please call for schedule, departure information, and reservations.

    Address

    Ports O’Call Village Berth 77 San Pedro, CA 90731

  • Chevron down 36. Spokes N Stuff Rentals: Griffith Park
  • One day bike rental included. Griffith Park is the best kept secret in Los Angeles. We have the Griffith observatory, the Los Angeles Zoo, horse back riding and bicycle riding. Ride your bike on many designated paths throughout the beautiful park. In addition to all the bicycles we rent we also feature surreys.

    Hours

    Monday – Friday: 2 p.m. – Sundown, Memorial Day to Labor Day; Saturday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – Sundown, Year Round

    Closings

    May be closed major U.S. holidays

    Note

    Located next to Ranger Station in Griffith Park.

    Address

    4400 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Driving Directions

    From south-take I-5 north to Los Feliz exit. Take Riverside Blvd into Griffith Park. Go through two stop signs and the rental booth is right next to the Ranger Station.

  • Chevron down 37. Spokes N Stuff Rentals: Santa Monica
  • Enjoy a leisurely bike ride or skate along the Ocean Front Walk where you can explore the beach communities of Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina del Rey, and Manhattan Beach; 19 miles in all. Enjoy the sunshine, the surf, and the people watching on one of the most famous beaches in the world. There is also a small snack shack located at the rental location.

    Hours

    Daily 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

    Closings

    May be closed major U.S. holidays.

    Redemption Instructions

    The Go Los Angeles Card is accepted daily until 5:30 pm; during all other times standard admission will apply.

    Note

    As a special offer, customers may upgrade to any rentals at Spokes N Stuff for an additional $5 per person (includes mountain bikes, city bikes, etc.)

    Included Extra(s)

    Upgrade to any other type of bike rental for $5 with the Go Los Angeles Card.

    Address

    1715 Ocean Front Walk Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Driving Directions

    Located south of the Santa Monica Pier on the beach bicycle path called Ocean Front Walk, between Colorado and Pico Boulevard (behind the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel). Paid parking is available in beach lots.

    Public Transportation

    Metro: Tide Shuttle-daily year-round service, small fee. Closest stop is Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

  • Chevron down 38. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is an educational, recreational, and research facility devoted to encouraging active public participation to promote knowledge and conservation of the marine life of Southern California. Celebrating 70 years of marine education, the Aquarium is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and is located on the shore at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro between Point Fermin and the Port of Los Angeles. The tidepools of the Point Fermin Marine Life Refuge, a salt marsh, fishing pier, sandy beaches and fossil rich cliffs are all within accessible walking distance from the Aquarium.

    Hours

    Tuesday-Friday, Noon-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Closings

    Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Address

    3720 Stephen M. White Drive San Pedro, CA 90731

    Driving Directions

    Take the 110 South, and exit at Harbor Boulevard in San Pedro. Take a Right on Harbor Boulevard. Take a Right on 22nd Street. Take a left on Pacific Avenue to 36th Street/Stephen M. White Drive.

    Public Transportation

    Metro: MTA bus 446 and MAX bus 3 stops nearby at 36th St. and Pacific Ave.

  • Chevron down 39. Santa Monica Historical Society Museum
  • Discover, Explore, and Experience the unique and colorful history of Santa Monica. Come experience the remarkable chapters of Santa Monica’s history in the permanent exhibit gallery. Place yourself in the front-page news of a past era, explore Santa Monica landmarks, or step into a re-created section of a Douglas C-47. Here you will discover the compelling people and stories that have shaped the extraordinary city of Santa Monica. A central timeline exhibit takes you through the early Santa Monica Bay area history including the life of the Native American Tongva Indians, Spanish explorations of Santa Monica Bay, the San Gabriel Mission, Santa Monica Bay Ranchos.

    This timeline continues to explore the history of the founding of Santa Monica by Robert S. Baker and John P. Jones, and the early developments of the town with Arcadia Bandini de Baker. The timeline exhibit concludes with the history of how Santa Monica became a “Paradise by the Sea.” In addition, there are three hands on interactive exhibits that bring the history to life.

    Hours

    Tuesday and Thursday, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. 
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Closings

    Sundays Mondays Major holidays All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

    Address

    1350 Seventh St. (located adjacent to the Santa Monica Main Public Library) Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Driving Directions

    The museum is located adjacent to the Santa Monica Public Library at 1350 7th Street. From the 10 Freeway (Santa Monica) take the Lincoln Boulevard exit and head north to Santa Monica Boulevard. Turn left on Santa Monica Boulevard. Make a right on 7th Street. The museum will be on the west side of 7th Street. Parking: A public parking garage is available on 7th Street next to the museum.

    Public Transportation

    Metro: Big Blue Bus #5 exit 14th Street.