There are plenty of things to do in Los Angeles from a cruise ship. LA’s role as a major cruise port means you’ll leave from Los Angeles on the way to plenty of other cruise destinations, like Canada, South America, and Hawaii.
It’s no secret that Los Angeles is where the world’s biggest stars live. The city also boasts some of the best tacos California has to offer. On Los Angeles shore excursions, foodies will love the city for the availability of cuisines from all over the world. Explore LA’s Koreatown for Korean barbeque and Chinatown for some of the best eats and shopping in the area, where string lights and lanterns decorate the streets. It’s easy to lose track of time here, trying new food and checking out local artisan goods.
On Los Angeles shore excursions, don’t miss a hike to the famous Hollywood Sign, where you’ll have a striking view of the entire city from the top of Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills. Take the whole family to Griffith Observatory for a day of science, learning, and stargazing, plus a 360-degree view of Los Angeles from the exterior of the observatory. It’s an enduring landmark from 1935, and its planetarium is a must-see for space lovers.
Of course, it wouldn’t be right to take a cruise from Los Angeles without visiting its warm, sunny beaches. Take a journey to Malibu, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills on one of the half-day Los Angeles shore excursions, where you’ll take in a stunning drive across the Pacific Coast Highway. Put on your bathing suit and dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean or learn to surf the cool waters on Malibu Beach. You’ll see roller skaters and runners exercising on Santa Monica pier, or you can post up underneath a beach umbrella for some rays. Then, go shopping along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for luxe goods, where the boutiques are frequented by all sorts of celebrities and movie stars.