Last Updated June 8, 2022 6/8/2022

11 Luxurious Things to Do in Los Angeles

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Living a life of luxury feels like second nature when you visit Los Angeles because of all the rich and famous celebrity vibes here. But even if you’re not an A-lister yourself, you can still treat yourself to some over-the-top experiences when you visit the City of Angeles. This is a city where you can really go “all-out” with a bit of extravagance if you’re willing to splurge a bit. For example, here are some luxurious things to do in Los Angeles that you won’t want to miss.

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Book a Private City Tour
Los Angeles, California

Book a Private City Tour

What Is It? Many people book tours of Los Angeles to see the sights with the expertise of a local guide. But for a bit more luxury, you can go one step further and book a private city tour for a more personalized experience.

Why Do It? With a private tour, you can spend as long or as little time as you like seeing the different iconic landmarks of Los Angeles. Having your own private tour guide is a sophisticated way to see the city and a great way to focus on the things you really want to see and do here. It’s also an ideal experience for first-time visitors to LA.

Good to Know: Some private city tours, like the one featured here, include hotel pickup and drop-off. Attractions you’ll likely see include the Hollywood sign and Venice Beach.

Go on a High-End Shopping Adventure
Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Go on a High-End Shopping Adventure

What Is It? For a luxurious time, you can book a personal shopping experience on Rodeo Drive, which is the most famous luxury shopping destination in LA. VIP shopping experiences can also be had along Melrose Avenue and Beverly Hills, as you check out the latest designs and work with a personal shopper/fashion guide to take you around to all the best spots.

Why Do It? Los Angeles is one of the top shopping cities in the world, with many high-end stores where you can splurge on clothing, handbags, luggage, jewelry, and more. It’s a place to really treat yourself to something fancy!

Good to Know: In addition to shopping on Rodeo Drive, there are also scheduled events that occasionally take place here, such as live music at the 208 Rodeo Restaurant and car shows for special events.

See LA from a Helicopter
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Los Angeles Helicopter Tour with Romantic Mountaintop Landing

See LA from a Helicopter

What Is It? A unique way to see LA is from the sky, which you can do when you book a helicopter tour. You’ll see famous landmarks, like the Hollywood sign and Bel Air, from a whole new perspective.

Why Do It? Helicopter tours are romantic and perfect for couples. This makes a fun date excursion, especially when you get a private champagne toast and dessert while taking in the epic views.

Good to Know: Many helicopter flights over LA are about 45 minutes long. Some of them, like the one featured here, include a 30-minute landing at a scenic lookout point.

Stay in a Luxury Hotel or Resort
Century Park Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Stay in a Luxury Hotel or Resort

What Is It? There are many luxury hotels and resorts in LA where you can pamper yourself with lots of amenities and be waited on by an attentive staff.

Why Do It? Staying somewhere luxurious ensures that you start and end your days feeling like royalty in LA. It will really set the mood for your trip and help you feel especially comfortable after long days of sightseeing.

Good to Know: Some of the most luxurious hotels to choose from in LA are the Hotel Bel-Air, Fairmont Century Plaza, and Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. You might also consider the luxurious Hotel Figueroa or the fabulous InterContinental Los Angeles Century City for your trip.

Dine at One of LA’s Top Restaurants
Example of popular style sushi restaurant in Los Angeles

Dine at One of LA’s Top Restaurants

What Is It? LA has a hot and hip foodie scene with some of the best chefs in the world serving up amazing dishes at local restaurants. Many restaurants here cost a pretty penny to dine at, so get ready to splurge on your next unforgettable meal.

Why Do It? Los Angeles is a well-known foodie city, so it only makes sense to indulge a bit and treat yourself to some fine dining. If you have a few hundred dollars to spend, you can get some Instagram-worthy shots of your dishes to share with all your friends too.

Good to Know: A couple of the most expensive restaurants in the LA area are Providence, Chef Michael Cimarusti’s tranquil seafood restaurant, and N/Naka, a modern and upscale Japanese restaurant with food prepared by Chef Niki Nakayama. Check out local LA food blogs before your trip to see what’s trending.

Get a Private Suite for a Local Event
Rent out a private suite at LA's Staples Convention Center

Get a Private Suite for a Local Event

What Is It? There is always something exciting happening in Los Angeles, but for a real luxury experience, go for the VIP treatment. One example is to get a private suite at the Staples Center for a concert or sporting event.

Why Do It? You’ll be extra comfortable inside the venue and have excellent service when you splurge for a VIP package.

Good to Know: If you have an interest in attending an event, check the website or contact the venue to see how you can upgrade your experience for something more private, personalized, and exclusive.

Rent a Fancy Car to Drive Around
Imagine driving around downtown Los Angeles in this beauty!

Rent a Fancy Car to Drive Around

What Is It? In Los Angeles, most people drive their cars rather than take public transportation. But you can live more luxuriously if you are in a fancy sports car that “wows” everyone you drive by.

Why Do It? Exotic car rentals in LA set you apart from other tourists on the road and make others think you might be someone rich and famous. Hey, we won’t tell anyone otherwise if you don’t!

Good to Know: There are companies that specialize in luxury car rentals, such as Falcon Car Rental in Beverly Hills. For around $1,300 to $2,000 a day, you can hop behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or other incredible cars.

Be a VIP at a Film Studio
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Universal Studios Hollywood and Hollywood Celebrity Homes Tour

Be a VIP at a Film Studio

What Is It? Various film studios offer tours to the public, including Paramount Pictures, Sony, and Warner Brothers. Some of them offer VIP upgrades too.

Why Do It? Lots of tourists go on film studio tours when they visit Los Angeles, but you can feel extra special by booking a VIP experience instead.

Good to Know: One VIP studio tour option to consider is the VIP Access Pass to Universal Studios Hollywood. This pass gives you access to the studio and theme park and really makes you feel like a celebrity with exclusive access to otherwise off-limits areas, plus a gourmet catered lunch.

Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
Bring your bestie or enjoy some solo time at the spa

Treat Yourself to a Spa Day

What Is It? There are lots of spas all over the city of Los Angeles, including stand-alone day spas and spas located inside the city’s top hotels.

Why Do It? Spa days are a great way to pamper yourself and enjoy a little self-care. You can improve your physical and mental health during a spa day in LA.

Good to Know: Some of the most highly-rated spas in Los Angeles include the Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie, Tomoko Spa off of South Beverly Drive, and the Ciel Spa at the SLS Hotel.

Cruise the Coast in a Yacht
Aerial view of the Marina del Rey seaside community in Los Angeles

Cruise the Coast in a Yacht

What Is It? You can book a private Los Angeles yacht charter and enjoy the sights of the city and perfect weather with your favorite people. This is a popular option for bachelor and bachelorette parties, fishing trips, and unique overnight stays.

Why Do It? In a similar way to the helicopter idea mentioned above, it’s fun to see Los Angeles in a whole new way, such as from the water.

Good to Know: There are many different types of yachts to choose from and that come at different price points. Many of the yacht rentals here come in at around $500 per hour.

Drool Over the Celebrity Homes
So many famous people call LA their home

Drool Over the Celebrity Homes

What Is It? Many celebrities call Los Angeles their home, and tour guides will actually take you by these homes to marvel at how beautiful and luxurious they are.

Why Do It? If you can’t actually afford to live in a mansion, why not drool over somebody else’s mansion? You might even have some celebrity sightings if you’re lucky.

Good to Know: There are some celebrity home tours that take passengers on an open-air bus through Hollywood and Beverly Hills to see exquisite homes. But you can also book a private tour to customize your route based on whose homes you’re most interested in seeing.

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