Signature City Los Angeles
Learn the stories behind L.A.’s famous icons from a local resident as you visit Beverly Hills, the Walk of Fame, Griffith Observatory, La Brea Tar Pits and the museum at Getty Villa.
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Program No. 16962RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience L.A.’s diverse cultural and geographic regions during five days of discovery. Touch the Hollywood stardust on visits to the Walk of Fame and Sony Pictures Studio. Explore L.A.’s multicultural treasures and monumental architecture, and enjoy an evening performance at one of the city’s dynamic entertainment venues. Discover the secrets of the La Brea Tar Pits and the opulence of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Marvel at the beauty of Malibu and walk the picturesque streets of Santa Monica.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile over two hours, standing, stairs. Getting on/off bus, public transportation.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend time at Griffith Observatory and enjoy its exhibits, grounds and spectacular views of Los Angeles.
  • Visit the Getty Villa, J. Paul Getty's first museum with its large collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities and beautiful Roman-inspired architecture and gardens.
  • Stop to observe an archeological reminder of the Ice Age as black tar oozes from the ground at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of urban Los Angeles.
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John Daugherty
John Daugherty has keen insight into Los Angeles’ architectural, historic, educational and residential treasures. Born and raised in L.A., John has earned great popularity for his “Spectacular Downtown L.A.” walking explorations. He has been involved in a large number of volunteer activities in his many years with the L.A. Conservancy. John enjoys bike riding, meeting people, traveling, and speaking French — which he does fluently.
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Eric Bruehl
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