Hollywood CityPASS

Rating: 4.3/5. From 7 votes.
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Get a peek at the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown with the Hollywood CityPASS. For only $59 ($39 for kids), you can get a pre-paid booklet of tickets to several great Hollywood attractions.  You can go to the Starline Tours of Hollywood, the Redline Behind-the-Scenes Tour, and Madame Tussaud’s where you can get up close and personal with the hottest celebrities—or at least remarkable likenesses. You can also pick a bonus attraction: the Kodak Theater Guided Tour (where the Oscars are held) or the Hollywood Museum. The pass gives you more than 40% off regular admission prices, and you have 9 days to use the pass so you don’t have to squeeze everything in to just two or three days.

NOTE: CityPass has stopped selling the Hollywood CityPASS but Smart Destinations is selling an almost identical product called the Hollywood Explorer Pass and they sell it at a great price.

The best alternative is the Go Los Angeles Card which is a bit more expensive but has more to offer.

Top Included Los Angeles Attractions

Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Dolby Theatre Guided Tour

See the complete list of attractions and tours in the sidebar.

What’s Good?

You can skip the lines at most attractions with a CityPASS.

All three of the tours originate in the same block of Hollywood Boulevard so it’s easy to plan your itinerary.

The Red Line tour is a walking tour where each participant gets a headset so you can hear your tour guide over city noise. It’s about 75 minutes of leisurely walking.

What Could get better?

Three of the five possible attractions are all tours. If you prefer exploring at your own pace, you may not find the City Pass to be the best choice.

Most tours and venues close before 5 pm.

Tipping is encouraged (some reviewers felt pressured) on some of the group tours.

Get Your Money’s Worth

Although you can only choose one of the bonus locations, your CityPASS does entitle you to discounted admission at the second location.

If you want a more in-depth tour of Los Angeles, CityPASS holders can upgrade to the Starline Tours Deluxe Grand Tour for $10. They also validate parking at the Hollywood & Highland Center garage.

Insider Tips

The Hollywood Museum will appeal most to visitors who like classic Hollywood and old movies. There is plenty of contemporary movie memorabilia, but the collection from the golden age of Hollywood is the best.

The Kodak Theater is closed to the public for nearly a month before the Academy Awards in March.

Bring a camera for Madame Tussaud’s, as hob-nobbing with the “celebrities” is encouraged.

Coupon Codes

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Where to Buy It

The card is available at many outlets. You can buy it at Expedia, Orbitz or Travelocity or you can buy it once you get to Los Angeles but these are not great options as you may pay more. The best place the buy the card is at the CityPASS website. Buy with confidence from the official site.