Helicopter tours are an amazing way to see so much more than you would if you were on the ground. In fact, there are a lot of things at ground level you cannot see, never see, or do not see well even if you see part of them. The following views and things you cannot see or see well on the ground are completely worth the cost to see by helicopter.
Where Your Favorite Stars Live in L.A.
How close do you think you could get to the stars' homes if you were on the ground? Most movie and TV stars do their best to live in mansions that are tucked far back from the road so that they have plenty of privacy. When you are in a helicopter, you can see the homes and you may even spot one of your fave stars lounging by his/her pool.
The Famous Shopping Districts of the Rich and Famous
Want to see Rodeo Drive from above? You can see that, and much more of the high fashion shopping districts, while soaring overhead. Keep your binoculars handy because you will probably see a lot of the stars darting in and out of these shops as they "do lunch" and have "shopping therapy." It is a fun glimpse into another world that might not otherwise experience (unless you want to be treated to the kind of customer service that Julia Roberts' character in Pretty Woman experienced).
The Hollywood Hills and Hollywood Sign
This iconic set of letters perched on the hills on the outskirts of the city can be reached by a lengthy hike or a rowdy dirt bike ride, but when you stand next to a single letter, you will not be able to see all the rest or even get the whole of it in a picture. In a helicopter, you can not only see it up close, but you can also take a complete picture of the sign without trying to figure out how far back you need to stand. The helicopter pilot can zoom in or out with the helicopter to help you take a great picture.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard, and Hollywood Walk of Fame
Walking along the Hollywood Boulevard, you can step into the shoe prints of hundreds of stars that are immortalized in the Hollywood walk of fame. Standing in front of the TCL theatre, also known as the Grauman's Chinese Theatre, you can capture a once-in-a-lifetime photo. Now imagine what the hundreds of stars embedded in the sidewalk look like from above, hovering inside a helicopter.