A happy group of seniors posing at Santa Monica beach

Winter Activities in L.A.

    Many people laugh when they hear the words “Winter” in association with Los Angeles. We guess it is hard to believe the land of sunshine and beaches is anything but warm and wonderful. And while we agree that it is warm and wonderful, we still do have our version of “winter” here (sweatersRead More

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The Roots of Los Angeles

The history of Los Angeles is more than just the history of the Entertainment Industry. People settled here long before stars walked the red carpets. There are so many places to visit in Los Angeles where you can learn about the roots of this great city. So while you are here, take a look atRead More

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Things We Are Thankful For in L.A.

The American Holiday, Thanksgiving, is upon us once again. As usual, we want to take time to enumerate all of the ways we are thankful for our great town! The Weather We are serious. It is mid-November and the sun is shining and it is nice and warm during the day. You can ditch thoseRead More

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Holiday Movies Filmed in L.A.

Now that Halloween has passed, the holidays will be upon us faster than we know it! Which means it is time to turn on some favorite Christmas movies from the past and present that we all know and love. While LA isn’t really known for Christmas weather – no snow around here!- it is stillRead More

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Great Hollywood Haunts for Halloween

Halloween is just 2 weeks away and L.A. knows how to show everyone who visits a haunting good time. Here are some of our favorite places to visit during this spooky time of year. You can check them out on a Hollywood Tour! Knickerbocker Hotel The Knickerbocker was built in 1925 and played a majorRead More

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5 Iconic Movie Locations In Los Angeles Tours With LA Insider Tours

One of the things that draws so many people to LA is that movie and TV magic is made here. There is some type of filming happening somewhere in Los Angeles every day of the week. When you take a tour with us, we can take you to many of these great movie locations onRead More

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Beverly Hills Oil Field

OK, so when most people think of Beverly Hills, they picture the rich and famous, palm trees for miles and lots of very expensive shopping. But did they picture oil? Yes, oil. In fact, there is an active oil field underneath a portion of Beverly Hills and a derrick ON the high school property. YouRead More

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Our Favorite TV Family Homes

Los Angeles is truly a stage in which many of our favorite TV shows come to life. Because all of our tours are fully customizable and private, we are able to take our clients to many of the filming locations from TV shows that they know and love. We get a lot of requests toRead More

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When choosing one of our many tour options that has a lunch stop incorporated into it, many of our clients love going to the Farmers Market. However, we also get A LOT of requests for a California burger institution known as In-N-Out. Opened in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder, In-N-Out was the first drive-thruRead More

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Santa Monica Pier on an LA Insider Tours tour of Los Angeles.

5 Places to visit in LA from the Westside to the Eastside

Randy Newman wrote “ From the South Bay to the Valley, from the West Side to the East Side, everybody’s very happy ‘cause the sun is shining all the time. Looks like another perfect day, I love LA”. And he was right. Where ever you go, the sun is shining and LA is a perfectRead More

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    The tour was a lot of fun and he even took us to less well known spots for some great photo ops! Definitely recommend doing and would absolutely do another tour with these guys when next back in LA!

    ~ Kelly T

  • “Perfect fit for our family!”

    Our tour was AMAZING. This is one of the most professional companies I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.

    ~ Michele G, El Segundo, California


    I can recall doing a bus tour of LA a number of years ago, and that tour did not remotely compare to what we experienced with our number one guide Rivers. Our family of four, including two boys aged 13 and 10, had the best day possible.

    ~ Lindsay O, Hepburn Springs, Australia

  • “Worth the Splurge”

    Eight hours seems like a lot of time, but the day just flew by. It was so fun and interesting. I would do this again with no regrets.

    The Kozars, Lethbridge, Canada

  • “Great family day”

    A big thank you to Scott for our fantastic LA tour!! We got all the sights in, in one day including a last minute shop @ Dash!! Scott was full of information and my family including my 3 year old had a fantastic day!! Highly recommend !!

    ~ Nicole9Aust

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