Fun and Educational Tours

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Huntington Library and Gardens @ Lot 11, Lumberyard Parking Lot
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

This spring tour will feature three hours in the beautiful Huntington Library and Gardens.  You’ll have classic and modern art galleries to enjoy, gorgeous botanical gardens to stroll, and historic exhibits to peruse at one of the most beautiful places in SoCal.  After the Huntington, we’ll enjoy a bus tour of classic craftsman architecture.

Orange County Craft Beer Tour @ Laguna Beach Unified School District parking lot
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

This lively beer tour will sample four of the OC’s finest craft breweries with lunch at the rockin’ Packing House in Anaheim.  We’ll taste beers from Noble Ale Works, Anaheim Brew Company, Barley Forge and Gunwale.  Snacks, water and prizes provided.  Lunch on your own at the Packing House with its many wonderful restaurants and food stands.

Mission Magic – $25 @ San Juan Capistrano Mission
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Hoffy, Mission San Juan Capistrano’s official private tour guide, will give you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the oldest historic landmark in California. The tour will include Serra Chapel, the Mission Treasures Exhibit, the Sacristy, and the entire Mission grounds. We will also visit nearby Los Rios Historic District, the oldest, continuously-lived-in neighborhood in California. Discounts to the Mission Gift Shop will apply and we’ll enjoy optional wine tasting and lunch at Rancho Capistrano Winery in beautiful downtown San Juan Capistrano.

Downtown LA: Arts District & Grammy Museum @ Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm





Downtown LA is hoppin’!  We’ll explore the dynamic Arts District with step-on guide and resident Bob Shilland and visit the contemporary art gallery Hauser Wirth.  Enjoy lunch on your own at venerable Clifton’s Cafeteria on Broadway.  Afternoon will find us at the wonderful Grammy Museum where you can explore the roots of your favorite music using the many interactive exhibits.  Art and Rock ‘n’ Roll in LA, baby!

Bill Hoffman, M.A., PH.D

“I began giving tours in 1981 after earning my Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from UCLA – I haven’t stopped since!”


Cities are fun – especially when someone else can show you their hidden treasures! Hoffy Tours is dedicated to highlighting the best in cities and this is what I love to do.
The tours are educational, entertaining and unique – showing you hidden features of cities that you may have heard of but never quite had the time to explore.


Hoffy Tours, LLC, is an urban tour company whose primary goal is discovering the best in cities. The focus is on appreciation of the built environment – great architecture, interesting urban design, fun restaurants, engaging museums. Find urban treasures that many people pass up in their daily lives. Make the most of your Southern California journey.


“Bill is an incredible tour guide. He’s funny, engaging and really knows the area. Bill felt like part of our group. We loved the food and learned a lot about Laguna and Orange County.”

– Aaron Simpson

Official Private Tour Guide of Mission SJC

Exclusive, Family and Senior Tours of Orange County’s most treasured landmark