Welcome to San Fernando Valley


Fun Fact

Not only is the Valley home to some major Hollywood studios, it also has the dubious distinction of being the original world capital of porn, memorably captured in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 film Boogie Nights.


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San Fernando Valley activities

$140 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Hollywood City and Sign Air Tour

Check in for your flightseeing tour at Van Nuys Airport, and relax with provided beverages and snacks before it’s time to take off in your 3-passenger airplane with narration provided by a professional pilot. Enjoy incredible views of Los Angeles’ iconic landmarks.Hollywood Sign tour:Departing the airport, fly southeast over Highway 101 toward Universal Studios. Enjoy views of San Fernando Valley, and look down on Griffith Park and the NBC Universal building before continuing through Cahuenga Pass. Admire the LA River and the skyline of downtown LA as you make your way to the Hollywood Sign. Your pilot will circle, allowing you to snap photos and marvel at the up-close views of the famous sign, as well as Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Reservoir and Hollywood Bowl. Then head toward downtown to see Dodger Stadium and the Staples Center before flying over Sherman Oaks to return to the airport, where your tour ends.Attractions usually seen on this route: Hollywood Sign, downtown LA, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. Studio, ABC-Disney Studios, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Reservoir (Lake Hollywood), Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park, Dodger Stadium, Echo Park and MacArthur Park

$165 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Los Angeles Air Tour Experience

This unforgettable 45-minute airplane ride lifts you above the traffic and sprawling city streets to reveal the true magnitude and beauty of the City of Angels. Arrive at Van Nuys Airport just north of the city and meet your private pilot at a time you designate. Choose between two scenic routes: DTLA to Santa Monica, or Santa Monica to Malibu. The DTLA–Santa Monica route takes you above the San Fernando Valley over Griffith Park (and the Hollywood Sign), Universal Studios, the LA River, Dodger Stadium, and the Downtown skyscrapers before heading out over the Santa Monica Mountains to the coast. See Beverly Hills mansions from above, the UCLA campus, LAX, and finally the world-famous Santa Monica Pier. On your return to Van Nuys you'll fly over the Sepulveda Pass on "the 405," L.A.'s notoriously crowded freeway, and enjoy stunning views of Bel Air, the Getty Center, and Stone Canyon Reservoir.The Santa Monica–Malibu route heads west from Van Nuys toward Topanga Canyon, revealing breath-taking views of the Malibu Hills and various nature refuges. Fly through Malibu Canyon to the Malibu Pier on the Pacific, noting the many celebrity homes along the famous coastline. Get stunning up-close views of Stone Canyon Reservoir, Bel Air, the Getty Center, and UCLA as you continue toward Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica before returning to Van Nuys.Enjoy complimentary bottled water and snacks on board. Note that flight times may vary based on departure time, weather, and air traffic patterns.

$140 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Malibu Canyon and Coast Air Tour

Check in for your flightseeing tour at Van Nuys Airport, and relax with provided beverages and snacks before it’s time to take off in your 3-passenger airplane with narration provided by a professional pilot. The Malibu Canyon route offers incredible views of Los Angeles' gorgeous natural scenery.From the airport, head west along Highway 101 toward Malibu, flying over Westlake Village, San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, Calabasas, Lake Malibu and the Malibu Hills. Soar over and past the Pacific coastline, in awe of the ocean views, and then hold on as the wing of the plane dips down, turning around to bring you back over land.Admire Malibu Pier and Pepperdine University, and then continue along the coastline to Topanga Canyon. Turn left again over the hills to make your return flight to the airport, and enjoy views of Pacific Palisades, the Santa Monica Mountains and Encino Reservoir. Attractions usually seen on this route: Woodland Hills, Warner Center, Calabasas, Conejo Valley (including Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake and Thousand Oaks), Lake Malibu, Malibu Hills, Malibu Pier, Pepperdine University, Pacific Coast Highway, Topanga Canyon, Pacific Palisades, Encino Reservoir and San Fernando Valley

$30 Cultural & Theme Tours

HOLLYWOOD SIGN WALK TO THE TOP!

We'll start promptly at the allotted walk time.  We'll walk 10 minutes to the 1st Photo Stop while I give you some history of Griffith Park and the Hollywood Sign. From there, we'll walk another 15 minutes through the beautiful Hollywood Hills neighborhood in route to the 2nd Photo Stop where we get to do a variety of different poses including my favorite "Jump" Picture--Great for Instagram. Lastly, we'll track through the middle of Griffith Park in route to the top of the Hollywood Sign - I'll be sharing stories about the surrounding area and my own personal Hollywood Stories! At the top, we'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Burbank and the San Fernando Valley as well as all of Los Angeles -- including Downtown LA, Hollywood, Century City, Beverly Hills, Lake Hollywood Reservoir, Miracle Mile, and even Palos Verdes on clear days! On the way down, I'll happily share with you my favorite bar, restaurant, tourist recommendations to insure you have the best and most pleasant hike possible. Better than a guide, let me be your new local friend in LA and help you discover the very best this city has to offer!

$95 Walking & Biking Tours

Hollywood Hills Electric Bike Tour

All tours start with an orientation of your personal electric bike, so you are sure to feel comfortable throughout the tour. You'll meet and train at our Hollywood shop. After grabbing waters and snacks, we'll take you straight into the Hollywood Hills and make the easy climb up to the iconic Sign for some killer selfies.  Then we'll cruise up Mt Lee drive to get a view of the whole city, San Fernando Valley, and surrounding mountains. Finally, you'll come down from the mountains and ride through the Hollywood Hills and check out the unique real estate as you work our way back to our starting point. The bikes, helmets, and refreshments are brought to you, you just come ready for an epic ride!  

$59 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Best of Los Angeles

Once everyone is on board, cruise down Hollywood blvd to spot landmarks such as the Chinese Theater, home to the famous Hand prints,  next head to Media District to see Paramount Studios, Gower Studios ( Dr Phil ) Netflix and many more Next head to Griffith Park, perched in the hills above Los Angeles. enjoy a photo op of the Hollywood Sign and take in a panoramic view of the city, and then travel through upscale suburbs like San Fernando valley, and Beverly Hills. See some celebrity homes,pass by Sunset Strips famous Whiskey A Go-Go, Viper Room, Comedy Store, catch sight of the celeb hideaway Chateau Marmont and get look at Rodeo Dr...and many more places...