Los Angeles Tourist Pass

Los Angeles is known for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, and Beverly Hills, but there are also museums, aquariums, and historic sites to round out a visit to the Entertainment Capital of the World.

More than 4 million people live in the city limits, making LA the second-most populous city in the country next to New York. It’s home to the Dodgers, Kings, and Clippers, and it hosted both the Rams and the Raiders until both NFL teams relocated in 1995. There’s never a bad time to visit, with only about a foot of rainfall per year and temperatures that rarely drop below 50°F or rise far above 70°.

In addition to the star tours and Hollywood walk of fame, you can get up close to film history at the Hollywood Museum with its huge collection of classic memorabilia from the early days of motion pictures through to the present. All of the major movie studios offer behind the scenes tours (although kids are usually not allowed). You can visit Sony, Paramount, Warner Bros., and Universal.

Art lovers have the Getty Art Museum, the Huntington Library, the Hammer Museum, and MOCA Grand Avenue—one museum with three different locations.

There are three major aquariums in the area, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, so fans of all things aquatic have lots to choose from. You can also cruise Los Angeles Harbor on a narrated tour or even head out into the Pacific Ocean on a whale watch where you’re likely to also encounter sea lions, dolphins, and more.

Smart Destinations offers the Go Los Angeles Card, which is good for unlimited admission to more than 45 attractions for 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7 days. Since L.A. is spread out and there’s so much to see outside of the city, the Go Los Angeles Card can be used over a 14-day period. There’s also a Go Select LA that lets customers choose the attractions they want to see and calculates a discounted total as you go.

CityPass Hollywood focuses on the history of American cinema with discounted admission to several “homes of the stars” tours, the Hollywood Museum, a guided tour of the Kodak Theater (home to the Academy Awards), and admission to Madame Tussauds where you can rub shoulders with “celebrities.”

Top Los Angeles Tourist Passes

Go Los Angeles Card: No other attraction pass for Los Angeles offers you the value of free admission to more tha 30 attractions, tours, and activities with the flexibility to use it over 2 weeks.

Hollywood CityPASS: There are lots of tours available with this pass, so you can get behind the scenes from Hollywood Boulevard to Bel Air.

Southern California CityPASS: The Southern California CityPASS is one of the best ways to see the region’s most popular theme parks for one low price.