See Los Angeles in 3 Days

Champion Charter Bus can connect you with the right charter bus rental in Los Angeles for your upcoming trip! The buses in our network are safe and reliable, have all the amenities you need, and are driven by professional charter bus drivers. Our reservation team is available 24/7 and is experienced in securing all types of LA charter buses for all group sizes and occasions. Give them a call at 310-295-9547 when you are ready to book. 

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Discover the Best of Los Angeles

If you’re exploring Los Angeles with a group and only have a long weekend to do it, booking an LA charter bus rental is a great way to get around. Due to our extensive network, we have different charter buses available for any and every type of group, from 18-passenger minibuses to 56-passenger charter buses. Each LA charter bus rental in our network offers amenities like A/C, onboard WiFi, power outlets, and even onboard restrooms in larger models. And for passengers with special mobility needs, you can request an ADA-compliant charter bus at no extra cost. Check out our guide to LA charter bus prices to learn more about how to budget for your LA group trip!

From sporting events to corporate outings to school field trips, Champion Charter Bus has access to a network of LA charter buses perfect for any occasion. And that includes a three-day tour of the City of Angels. Keep reading for a list of recommendations on how to spend three days in Los Angeles!

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Before You Leave

Before you and your group jump on your LA charter bus to explore, there are a few things you should know. Here are a few pointers on how to prepare for a trip to Los Angeles:

  • Pack comfortable shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking in Los Angeles, even with a charter bus to drop you off at certain locations. Some comfortable tennis shoes or even hiking shoes should suffice depending on which activities you partake in.
  • Be sure to dress accordingly. It can get very warm in Los Angeles during the summer, so be sure to pack light clothes if you plan to visit then. When you rent an LA charter bus from us, you and your group can pile into the cool, air conditioned charter bus after a day of exploring in the sun.
  • Make sure you have your itinerary ready. The great part about renting a charter bus in Los Angeles with Champion is that we only go where you want us to. You aren’t limited to public transit routes, pricy rideshares, or scarce parking with a professional driver and charter bus to take you and your group anywhere in Los Angeles.

Where to Stay

Now that you’re prepared for your trip, and have a list of everything you want to see in Los Angeles, it’s time to decide where you want to stay. Depending on your itinerary, you may want to pick a hotel that is in the downtown area or at least close to major highways, like 405, for faster access to all the attractions. Keep in mind that your LA charter bus can pick you and your group up directly from any hotel and take you where you need to go! Below are a few recommendations for Los Angeles hotels to stay in.

  • Ace Hotel Downtown

            Address: 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

            Phone: (213) 623-3233

  • The LINE Los Angeles

            Address: 3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

            Phone: (213) 381-7411‚Äč

  • Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

            Address: 711 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

            Phone: (213) 488-3500

  • Hilton Los Angeles Culver City

            Address: 6161 W Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA 90230

            Phone: (310) 649-1776

How to Get Around Los Angeles with a Group

Some areas in LA, like West Hollywood and Santa Monica, are very walkable. However, most areas of Los Angeles are farther apart from each other and not within walking distance. To get around with a group, you can opt for car rentals, rideshares, or public transportation through the Metro Bus and Rail system

These options can be quick and convenient, but they have their limitations, as well; LA public transportation has a set route with no flexibility, can experience technical issues, and is often very crowded. And rideshares are not always reliable, involve separating the group, and are subject to unexpected surge fees. However, with a minibus or charter bus rental, you have reliable group transportation in LA that goes anywhere you want to go. No waiting on public transportation, separating the group, struggling in Los Angeles traffic, or trying to find overpriced parking in a hectic city. 

Three Days in LA

It may seem like three days to see LA’s highlights is impossible. But in addition to providing charter bus rentals in Los Angeles for all group sizes and occasions, we at Champion have also put together a three-day itinerary to check out some of the best LA has to offer with a limited timeframe. This plan takes you through Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Long Beach, three of the best places to explore in LA.

Day 1: Santa Monica, California’s Most Celebrated Beach City

Start day at Venice Beach.

Morning

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Venice Beach

Address: 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 396-6764

Looking for the dreamy, beachy side of Los Angeles that you have seen in all the movies? Start in Venice Beach to get your first taste of the LA beach scene. At Venice Beach, you will see clear sand, splashable water, and plenty of places to relax and soak up the sun. You can also lay out by the beach, shop across the boardwalk, dine at local restaurants, and more. This is a typically crowded area with pricey and limited parking, but your own personal LA charter bus driver will make it easier for you to get right to the fun!

Afternoon

Lunch at The Rose Venice

Address: 220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Phone: (310) 399-0711

While there are many delicious and unique restaurants sprinkled throughout Venice Beach, one on the list is definitely a standout. The Rose Venice features a funky, bohemian beach vibe with two patios for sightseeing. You can rent numerous rooms for different group sizes at this restaurant, from the 14-person Chef’s Table to renting out the entire restaurant, which seats 500 people. While you are there, be sure to try the menu standouts: breakfast burrito, brussels sprouts, and the carbonara. 

Reviews mention that street parking can be tough to find, so an LA charter bus rental would be a great option for group transportation. 

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Santa Monica Pier

Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: (310) 458-8900

After lunch at a Californian classic, your next move will be to visit the world-famous Santa Monica Pier. The pier has rides, boardwalk and arcade games, restaurants, sunset views, shopping, and so much more. Be sure to ride the famous Ferris wheel for breathtaking, 360-degree views of the city. Parking can be hard to find, especially later in the day, but your driver will find the perfect drop-off location and handle the rest for a stress-free trip. Another pier highlight includes the Heal the Bay Aquarium, previously known as the Santa Monica Aquarium.

Evening

Explore downtown Santa Monica

Address: 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: (310) 393-8355

The sun may be going down, but the fun is just getting started! After you explore the Santa Monica Pier, be sure to check out what the rest of downtown Santa Monica has to offer. Your LA charter bus will serve as your personal chauffeur as you shop countless stores, eat at one of the dozens of restaurants, and visit art galleries. Our recommendations include seeing a show at Westside Comedy Theater, chowing down and sipping wine at Tar & Roses, and popping into any of the unique boutiques along Main Street.

End day back at your hotel.

Day 2: Explore Beverly Hills and Hollywood

Start day in Beverly Hills.

Morning

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Shopping on Rodeo Drive

Address: Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (323) 769-3600

Feel the true luxury life of California by starting day two in the heart of Beverly Hills. The two-mile stretch of street called Rodeo Drive features extravagant stores and designer boutiques like Dior, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., and more. Whether you are window shopping or bringing home an expensive souvenir, exploring Rodeo Driver will help you and your group feel a part of the glitz and glamor of Beverly Hills.

See the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and get lunch

Address: 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: (310) 275-5200

Movie buffs will want to stop by the southern end of Rodeo Drive and see the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel. It dates back to 1928 and is known for its appearance in Pretty Woman. And if you aren’t a fan of the movie, or feel like getting lunch instead, be sure to get a bite to eat while you are in the area. You can dine at a fancier restaurant, like 208 Rodeo, or stick to a familiar favorite like The Cheesecake Factory.

Afternoon

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Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Address: N Highland Ave & Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Phone: (323) 469-8311

You’ve heard of the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame, and now it’s time to see it in person! The walk is 15 blocks long with almost 3,000 different stars. You can use the onboard WiFi on your LA charter bus to look up your favorite stars and their locations to make sure you can snap a selfie with them. Also, enjoy the numerous restaurants and street performers along the way!

 

Climb to the Top of Mount Hollywood at Griffith Park

Address: 2800 E. Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Phone: (213) 473-0800

Remember those comfortable hiking shoes we told you to pack? This is where they come in handy! On the south face side of Mount Hollywood sits Griffith Observatory and Park, which gives visitors a breathtaking view of Los Angeles along with numerous exhibitions and a planetarium. Explore more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails that will end up taking you to the legendary Hollywood Sign. Be sure to bring water and comfortable clothing, as the hike can take up to three hours - but the view is worth it!

Evening

Catch a Show at Hollywood Bowl

Address: 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Phone: (323) 850-2000

To end your second day in LA, head to Hollywood Hills and watch a show at the famed Hollywood Bowl! The venue has every type of show imaginable, from comedy shows to jazz festivals, and there’s something for everyone at the Hollywood Bowl. Your LA charter bus can drop you off at the show and help you avoid dealing with parking and crowds yourself.

End day back at hotel.

Day 3: Long Beach, The International City

Start day at Shoreline Village.

Morning

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Shoreline Village

Address: 429 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (562) 435-2668

You could easily make an entire day out of exploring the Shoreline Village in Long Beach. The area features a colorful boardwalk with shops, dining, entertaining, and mesmerizing views of the harbor. You can parasail, ride a carousel and play arcade games at Pelican Pier, enjoy a morning on the harbor on one of the cruises offered, and more. Your options for dining are extensive, with everything from quick bites at Tugboat Pete’s to fine dining at Parker’s Lighthouse. Your LA bus driver can drop you off at the village in the morning, and pick you up in the afternoon if you choose to go to our next recommendation: Knott’s Berry Farm.

Afternoon and Evening

Knott’s Berry Farm

Address: 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

Phone: (714) 220-5200

If you decide to not make an entire day out of Shoreline Village, head to Knott’s Berry Farm next for some old-fashioned fun! Knott’s Berry Farm is a classic theme park with tons of rides for adults and children, and the nostalgia kick is the perfect way to end your time in Los Angeles. Known as California’s first theme park, Knott’s has legendary fried chicken and the perfect mix of old and new when it comes to rides. Skip the parking with your bus rental and get straight to the fun.

End day back at hotel.

Book Your LA Bus with the Champions

We hope you are excited for your upcoming LA getaway, and that our itinerary gave you some ideas! Our team has the expertise to find you the right LA charter bus rental for your group, and can even help you with trips to other California cities like San Francisco, San Diego, and more. Give us a call today at 310-295-9547 and see how easy it is to book the right LA charter bus with Champion. We are available 24/7 and can’t wait to hear from you!