Fun and Educational Tours

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Feb
23
Sat
LA SKYSCRAPER TOUR BY TRAIN @ Irvine Station amtrak
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

We will ride the train to downtown LA, hop on the subway and then take a 90-minute walking tour of 100 years of skyscraper evolution. We’ll explore Bunker Hill’s great buildings, see the tallest building on the West Coast, have lunch at Grand Central Market, and do some shopping at Olvera Street. This is a unique way to see Los Angeles and learn about that most iconic of America’s buildings – the skyscraper. Tour price includes round trip train ticket to downtown. Enjoy the comfort of the train but bring comfortable shoes! Limited to the first 25 guests. This is Hoffy’s favorite tour.

Mar
9
Sat
Fashion District/Arts District LA @ Laguna Beach School District Parkiing Lot
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

We’ll explore the dynamic Fashion District with stops at the LA Flower Market, Santee Alley and a clothing design studio.  Lunch at wonderful Grand Central Market.  Afternoon will find us touring the ever-hip Arts District  with step-on guide Bob Shilland.

Mar
23
Sat
San Clemente Craft Beer Tour @ Laguna Beach School District Parking Lot
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hoffy Tours will sample the finest craft beer that South County has to offer with visits to Docent, Lost Winds, and Left Coast Breweries.  Lunch included at Pizza Port as well as a stop at San Clemente’s famous Casa Romantica.

Apr
23
Tue
Joshua Tree National Park @ Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
Apr 23 @ 7:45 am – 5:45 pm

We’ll enjoy the desert flowers during five stops in Joshua Tree National Park: Skull Rock, Hidden Valley, Cap Rock, Keys View and the Oasis of Mara.  Learn all about the desert flora and fauna in one fun-filled day.  All from the comfort of a Hoffy Tour recliner bus.

May
11
Sat
Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern @ Laguna Beach School District Parking Lot
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

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This tour will show you how Palm Springs has reinvented itself as a showcase for mid-century modern architecture.  We’ll tour four wonderful mid-century neighborhoods and visit the Palm Springs Art Museum.  We’ll have lunch (on your own( in hoppin’ downtown Palm Springs have time for shopping in the Uptown Design District.  We’ll stop at Hadley’s Fruit Orchard for a date shake!

 

May
28
Tue
Redlands: Jewel of the Inland Empire (with Route 66) @ Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
May 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

We’ll savor this beautiful university town with its Victorian architecture and charming downtown.  Price includes tour of chateau-style Kimberly Crest Mansion, Lincoln Memorial Shrine with its amazing animatronic display, and Historic Glass Museum with its over 7,000 art pieces.  Lunch on your own at Martha’s Green and wonderful bakery.  We’ll cruise Route 66 on way home.

Jun
15
Sat
Celebrity Home Tour Hollywood/Beverly Hills (with EATALY) @ Laguna Beach School District Parking Lot
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

After a great lunch at one of LA’s hottest eateries – EATALY, we’ll cruise into Hollywood and hop on the highest rated celebrity tour in the city: Ultimate Hollywood Tours.  Enjoy a 2-hr. narrated van tour of over 40 movie star homes, Rodeo Drive, Mulholland Drive and the Sunset Strip.  Afterword, we’ll have time for shopping at the fun and crazy Hollywood/Highland Walk of Fame center.

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!”

WELCOME TO HOFFY TOURS!

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.

CUSTOM TOURS

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.

AWARDED TRIP ADVISOR’S CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

“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