Explore the Entire Los Angeles Area in 3 Days

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Discover the Best of Los Angeles in 3 Days

From sunny beaches and celebrity sightings to Universal Studios and endless museums, there’s a reason why Los Angeles is the Entertainment Capital of the World. But if you’ve only got three days in L.A., how can you explore the best of the best without missing out?

Easy. Champion Charter Bus is the leading group transportation provider in the Western United States, helping groups get anywhere they need to go in a comfortable, reliable charter bus rental. Because of our expertise in the Los Angeles area, we can help you hit all the top locations with ease.

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From weddings and corporate events to school field trips and private vacations, Champion Charter Bus makes exploring L.A easier than ever. No matter what you’re in the city for, you can trust the champions in group transportation.

Before You Leave

Preparing for any trip requires careful planning for the most enjoyable experience. Here are a few things to consider before heading out:

  • Pack comfortable walking shoes. You’ll be doing a lot of walking-- even with a charter bus driver taking you from place to place.
  • Pack clothes depending on season. L.A. can get hot during the summertime, and if you’re expecting to be in the sun all day, make sure to pack appropriately.
  • Note any places you might want to see. Are there any attractions, restaurants, parks, or anything else you’re dying to visit? Make sure to let us know so we can help your craft the perfect itinerary!

Where to Stay

Finding the right place for lodging on your trip is just as important as the attractions you visit for the best experience possible. Pick a hotel that’s not only clean and comfortable, but near the downtown area or any major highways, like the 405, for fast access to all your upcoming attractions-- that way, you have more time to explore everything. Here are just a few hotels our clients have loved:

  • 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

  • The Standard, Downtown LA

            Address: 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

            Phone: (213) 892-8080

  • Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

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

            Phone: (213) 488-3500

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles- Westside

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

            Phone: (310) 649-1776

The Best Way to Get Around with a Group

As one of the most populous cities in the nation, there are plenty of ways to travel throughout L.A. From car rentals to the Metro Bus and Rail system and rideshare apps, it’s easy to find a way to get to your next destination. Plus, Santa Monica is known as a very walkable city, so you can easily walk to each destination.

However, these are only viable options if you’re traveling by yourself or with a couple of people. If you’re traveling with a group, public transportation, car rentals, and rideshare apps aren’t the most efficient and cost-effective solution. Staying organized can be difficult when you have to separate your group amongst various vehicles, and costs can quickly add up without streamlined transportation. If you let a professional company like Champion Charter Bus find you the perfect minibus or coach rental for your group, all your transportation troubles will be taken care of so you can focus on experiencing all that L.A. has to offer.

Dive into the Big Orange

With only three days to explore Los Angeles, we know how difficult it can to plan the perfect itinerary. We crafted a seamless plan for you and your group based on our clients’ past trips, taking you through Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Long Beach so you won’t miss a thing. You’ll be counting down the days until you can return again.

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) 392-4687

Full of cool shops, hip restaurants, and the dreamy L.A. weather we all crave, Venice Beach is the best place to start your trip. If the clear sand, splashing water, and great spots to relax don’t excite you, don’t worry-- there’s something here for everyone. Lay out on the beach, shop across the boardwalk, meet locals, and grab lunch with your group. It can be difficult and quite pricey to find parking if you drive around, but with your personal charter bus, you can get straight to the action.

Afternoon

Lunch at Rose Cafe

Address: 220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Phone: (310) 399-0711

There are plenty of delicious restaurants speckled throughout Venice Beach, but Rose Cafe has proven to be a staple for the community with a funky, boho-chic atmosphere and the perfect Californian menu. If you’re looking for a true California restaurant, this is a local favorite-- or, tell your driver to take you to one of the many restaurants if you’re interested in something else.

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Santa Monica Pier

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

Phone: (310) 458-8901

Santa Monica Pier is the seaside destination everyone dreams of seeing once in their lifetime. It’s like an endless festival full of an eclectic mix of people and various vendors. Discover the amazing selection of shops and restaurants, explore the amusement park, get a high score at the arcade, play carnival games, and ride the famous ferris wheel for a spectacular 360-degree view 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.

Evening

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Address: 1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: (310) 393-6149

While you’re in the area, try to stop by the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. This small aquarium houses 100 different species, and if you have children in your group, they’ll enjoy the touctanks while you’ll enjoy the affordable price-- only $5 for adults and free for children!

 

Bergamot Station

Address: 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 453-7535

If you’ve still got time, visit the Bergamot Station (it closes at 6 p.m.) to explore the many art galleries featuring the beautiful work of local artists. Support the local community while getting in touch with your artistic side. Afterwards, you can pick out one of the nearby restaurants for a tasty dinner.

 

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

Live like luxury (or pretend to) by starting your 2nd day exploring Rodeo Drive, right in the heart of Beverly Hills. This 2-mile stretch features extravagant stores and designer boutiques, including shops like Armani, Anthropologie, Dolce & Gabbana, and more. Even if you aren’t planning on spending any money, window shopping is a great way to feel a part of the glitz and glamour of Beverly Hills, and who knows-- you might even spot a celebrity or two.

 

Stop by the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Address: 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: (310) 275-5200

At the southern end of Rodeo Drive sits the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel, dating from 1928, but mostly known for its appearance in the movie Pretty Woman. Even if you’re not a fan of the movie, it’s a beautiful building to admire while you’re already in the area.

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 know all about the Hollywood Walk of Fame-- now it’s your turn to see it in person! Find your favorite star along 15 blocks of around 2,600 brass stars. Did you know Michael Jackson has two stars? See if you can find them, and avoid the dreaded parking meters with your personal bus! There are plenty of restaurants along the strip to grab a bite to eat while you’re there.

 

Climb to the Top of Mount Hollywood at Griffith Park

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

Phone: (213) 473-0800

This is where your comfortable hiking shoes come in handy! On the south face of Mount Hollywood sits Griffith Observatory and Park, giving visitors a breathtaking view of L.A., as well as featuring a plethora of exhibitions and a planetarium. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore 50 miles of hiking and biking trails that take you to the Hollywood Sign. Be sure to bring water and comfortable clothes, as this can easily take up to two hours-- but the views are worth it!

Evening

Catch a Show at Hollywood Bowl

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

Phone: (323) 850-2000

Grab a bite to eat and a glass of wine (or two) and watch a show at the Hollywood Bowl, located in Hollywood Hills. From comedy shows by Kevin Hart to jazz festivals, there’s something here for everyone-- and you’ll feel fabulous as you laugh, or cry, amongst Los Angeles locals.

 

End day back at hotel.

Day 3: Long Beach, The International City

Start day at The Queen Mary.

Morning

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The Queen Mary

Address: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (877) 342-0738

Whether you’re a history buff or craving a spooky sighting, The Queen Mary offers it all and is a must-see if you’re in town. There are a variety of different tours fit for every kind of group, from time-traveling back to WWII to haunted tours. This old ship also functions as a hotel, giving you the option to stay the night if you’re brave enough.

Afternoon and Evening

Knott’s Berry Farm

Address: 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

Phone: (714) 220-5200

Craving old-school rides and atmosphere? Knott’s Berry Farm is a classic theme park with a variety of rides for children and adults, the perfect place to spend your last remaining hours in the Los Angeles area. There’s a reason this theme park is the 10th most-visited in the nation-- with its famous fried chicken, spectacular live shows, and fun for the whole family, you can easily spend a whole day here. Skip the parking with your bus rental and get straight to the fun. You’ll be craving to see Los Angeles again in no time.

 

End day back at hotel.

The Champion of L.A. Group Travel

Don’t let transportation take away from all the possibilities of your trip. Champion Charter Bus can help you craft the perfect itinerary, like the one above, while handling all your transportation needs. No matter the trip type, we’ve got the resources and expertise to help your trip run efficiently. With services all across California in major cities like San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, and more, we can help your travel wherever your heart desires. Call our 24/7 team at 310-295-9547 to learn more!

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