The city has acclaimed restaurants, trend-setting art and fashion scenes, and internationally flavored neighborhoods. Los Angeles has something for everyone.

Top Activities

Universal Studios Hollywood: Experience the magic of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ or walk through Springfield with The Simpsons™! With thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood is fun for the whole family.

At Warner Brothers Studio Tour Hollywood, you will explore our iconic backlots, the archive, the Picture Care Vault. Plus, you’ll view one of our many soundstages where today’s hottest TV shows and movies are made. With actual filming happening all around you, no two tours are ever alike.

The Getty Center: Presents the Getty’s collection of European and American art from the Middle Ages to the present against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views.

The Broad Art Museum: The Broad is a new contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space to showcase.

California Science Center: Reserve your tickets online to see Space Shuttle Endeavour – on display in the Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion. Free general admission includes over 100 hands-on science exhibits in immersive environments. Don’t forget to experience a film in the IMAX Theater, featuring LA’s largest screen.

Ideas for First Time Visitors:

  • Starline Hop On, Hop Off tour – great overview of the city and also a great way to get around LA
  • Universal Studios Hollywood – experience the Hollywood magic and visit the largest working movie studio
  • Santa Monica Beach – great LA beach experience
  • Endeavor Space Shuttle– visit the California Science Center to see space shuttle up close and watch a great video of the shuttle coming through LA
  • Downtown – catch a professional game: LA Dodgers, LA Lakers, LA Clippers or LA Kings

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

  • Hike and Visit the Griffith Observatory – great hike at dusk followed with amazing city views
  • Beverly Hills – stroll down Rodeo Drive
  • West Hollywood – dine or experience nightlife on the famed Sunset Strip
  • Natural History Museum – for unique collections of fossils, gems, gold and visit the new exhibit “Becoming LA”
  • USS IOWA – visit a floating museum, known as “ The Battleship of Presidents,” having hosted 3 Presidents

Special Events

Dodgers vs. Giants

Dodgers vs. Giants

GRAMMY Museum Daily Admission

GRAMMY Museum Daily Admission


AGENTS OF CHANGE, 2016,  Dirs. Frank Dawson, Abby Ginzberg. From the student-led strike at San Francisco State to the image of black students with guns occupying buildings at Cornell University, college campuses stood at the crossroads of the civil rights, black power and anti-Vietnam war movements at the end of the 1960s. This timely documentary profiles the young men and women at the forefront of the struggle for a more relevant and meaningful education, revealing the racial conditions that led to these protests and that still echo today. Panel discussion follows with co-director and SMC Dean Frank Dawson, SMC Associated Students president Terrence Ware and a representative from Black Lives Matter.

Local Transportation

Tourcoach Charter & Tours: TourCoach is recognized as the “most experienced” charter bus rental in Los Angeles. Since 1968, our President has dedicated his life to providing transportation services to passengers.

Ryan’s Express: Premier ground transportation service company that offers a wide range of vehicles and transportation services suitable for any event or need.  Their fleet has been used for corporate events, road shows, meetings and conventions, school excursions, SPAB activities, intercollegiate athletics, personal transportation solutions and everything in between.

Global Transportation Charter: Comfortable, air-conditioned, late-model fleet offers sightseeing tours and charter services for small or large groups. The deluxe fleet includes passenger vans, 28-passenger minibuses and 60-passenger motor coaches to accommodate business meetings, conventions or private groups.

Go West Adventures Inc.: Has its own fleet of state of the art coaches, minibuses and vans, and offers competitive prices on all programs. Go West is happy to quote on any customized services and are looking forward to turning ideas into memorable experience for all their clients.

Karmel Shuttle Transportation: Karmel offers airport transfers, limousine rentals, charter bus, and motor coach rentals. In addition to their Van service Karmel Shuttle offers Towncars and all types of Limousines ranging in size from 6 passenger to 36 passenger. Their Charter bus division, provides 24 passenger mini-coaches up to55 passenger full size coaches.

Distance from Major Airports

  • LAX – Los Angeles International Airport (to downtown) – 18 miles

Local Tour Guides

Marion Renk Rosenthal: German-born, French-educated, multi-lingual guide. Marion has resided in Southern California since 1986. Journalist and television field producer by profession, she authored two travel guide books and subsequently she has extended her work field into tourism since 1997 when she started working for LATCB. German, French, English and Spanish spoken. Contact: [email protected]

TWWOSW DBA DISCOVERY MANAGEMENT, LLC: Specialized company offering assistance in staffing, tour guides and logistical support for groups, conventions, and events. Serves Multi-languages. Contact: Susan Kaplon-Wong, Owner, [email protected]

Red Line Tours: Red Line Tours Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes is one of Hollywood’s most popular and enduring attractions and has become part of Hollywood’s modern history. Also offers step-on guide services. German, English and Spanish spoken. Contact: Tony Hoover, President, [email protected]

Kaoru Kanna: Travel Professional with in-depth knowledge of Los Angeles destination. Japanese spoken. Contact: [email protected]