Fun and Educational Tours

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LAI Los Angeles Tour: What’s Up in Downtown LA @ Fashion Island Hotel
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

See how the US’ second-largest city is undergoing an exciting renaissance.  We’ll see the iconic skyscrapers, world-class museums, historic theaters and ethnic neighborhoods.  We’ll see the new Hollywood and cruise the gorgeous mansions of Beverly Hills.  Lunch on your own at the famous Farmers’ Market in the bustling Fairfax District with its museum row.  You won’t believe LA!

King Tut: Treasures of Golden Pharaoh @ Laguna Beach School District
Nov 17 @ 8:15 am – 5:00 pm

We will enjoy the US premier of the exhibition KING TUT and the TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH with over 150 artifacts from the famous tomb.  The tour also includes the IMAX movie MYSTERIES OF EGYPT and time to see the space shuttle ENDEAVOR.  Lunch on your own at the many eateries at the California Science Center.  Great for kids!  What a day of discovery!

Mission San Juan Capistrano & Los Rios Historic District Photo Scavenger Hunt @ San Juan Capistrano Mission
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn the secrets of beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano on a 1-hour tour and then enjoy a super-fun History Scavenger Hunt of Los Rios Historic District.  Win prizes and learn about California’s oldest continuously-lived-in neighborhood.  Great for families and kids!

What ART thou, LA? Broad Museum, Winery, Olvera Street Discovery Walk @ Laguna Beach School District
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

We will visit the gorgeous Broad Museum for the best in contemporary art followed by a delicious lunch and wine tasting at San Antonio Winery.  The afternoon will find us exploring LA’s history in a unique way.  We’ll divide into teams and complete the Olvera Street Discovery Scavenger Hunt.

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

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