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Capitol Records Building Tours

Rising 13 round stories above Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame, this city landmark, built in the mid-1950s to house the first West Coast outpost of a major record label, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Famed for being the site of recordings by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and many other big artists, the distinctive tower, designed by Louis Naidorf and Welton Becket (the latter, architect of the nearby Cinerama Dome and other prominent L.A. buildings) was purportedly meant to symbolize a stack of record albums on a turntable.

The building houses a series of working recording, mixing and mastering studios, including a unique echo chamber designed by guitarist and inventor Les Paul. Though the building has made a handful of appearances in popular entertainment, it was most dramatically featured in the 2004 disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow, being smashed to the ground by a giant tornado (and computer-generated effects).

Aside from its tall, cylindrical shape, lights make it easy to see the Capitol Records Building from many spots around the Hollywood Commercial and Entertainment District: since 1956, a blinking red light atop the building has spelled out the word "Hollywood" in Morse code, and every winter, a Christmas tree-shaped cone of sparkling lights has been strung up on the roof. The Capitol Records Building isn't open to the public.

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Best of Hollywood Food Tour, Los Angeles, null
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Best of Hollywood Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

Sample the mouthwatering diversity of Southern California cuisine while taking in the area’s most popular sights on a Hollywood sightseeing food tour. This is ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Hollywood Grand City Tour, Los Angeles, Food Tours
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Hollywood Grand City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Feel the magic of Hollywood and experience its unique history! See moviemaking landmarks, famous film locations and hear fun stories of celebrity lifestyles ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Hollywood Strip Helicopter Flight, Los Angeles, City Tours
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Hollywood Strip Helicopter Flight

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Take to the skies to experience Los Angeles and Hollywood in a whole new way on this exhilarating helicopter tour. Choose from three different flight ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 20 minutes (approx.)

From USD $199.00
Los Angeles Air Tour over Santa Monica, Downtown LA and Hollywood, Los Angeles, Helicopter Tours
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Los Angeles Air Tour over Santa Monica, Downtown LA and Hollywood

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

It’s hard to see all the attractions of sprawling Los Angeles in one trip, but this exciting airplane sightseeing tour makes it easy to capture the city’s ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $210.00
Los Angeles Celebrity Homes Helicopter Flight, Los Angeles, Air Tours
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Los Angeles Celebrity Homes Helicopter Flight

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Get bird's-eye views of LA's multimillion-dollar celebrity mansions on this 35-minute flight over Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Brentwood, the Pacific Palisades, ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

From USD $219.00
Hollywood Bike Tour, Los Angeles, Helicopter Tours
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Hollywood Bike Tour

This is the ULTIMATE HOLLYWOOD EXPERIENCE that leaves no site unseen. You’ll pedal past Tinsel town’s most storied landmarks, from the ...  Read more

Location: West Hollywood, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Private Tour: Hollywood Highlights or Celebrity Homes of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Bike & ... 
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Private Tour: Hollywood Highlights or Celebrity Homes of Beverly Hills

Take a 2-hour private tour of famous Hollywood landmarks or the celebrity homes of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air with an insider guide who combines sightseeing ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Los Angeles Beach Cities Helicopter Flight, Los Angeles, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Los Angeles Beach Cities Helicopter Flight

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Admire the LA area's beautiful coastal cities, beaches, harbors, cliffs and hills on this 25-minute flight. Pass over Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 25 minutes (approx.)

From USD $189.00
Private Half Day Hollywood Pop Culture History Walking Tour, Los Angeles, Helicopter Tours
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Private Half Day Hollywood Pop Culture History Walking Tour

Hit all top Hollywood's movie-making landmarks and pop culture sights on this 3-hour Private Hollywood Tour with your friendly local guide. Flash back in the ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.00
Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour, Los Angeles, Cultural Tours
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Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour

Ariel, your guide, will take you back in time to "Old Hollywood" and, because she works at Warner Brothers studio, she will enlighten you with ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00

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