Burn through Your Layover with a Los Angeles Helicopter Tour

Sometimes those long layovers are just not long enought to take in the sights. Unless you have a helicopter. Instead of waiting in the airport, a Los Angeles Helicopter Tour will get you out and about to see the sights. A helicopter ride for a surefire way to see all that the city has to offer in a short amount of time.

Basic Los Angeles Helicopter Tours

Los Angeles helicopter tours run from about 25 minutes to up to an hour and a half and will take you above the city’s famous skyline, Hollywood sign, Staples Center, Nokia Theater, Playboy Mansion, Malibu, major film studios, Mann’s Chinese theater, the Hollywood Hills, the Dolby Theater where the Academy Awards are held, and Beverly Hills. Our longer tours will even take you past our famous beaches.

Act Like a VIP

There isn’t a bad time to take a Los Angeles helicopter tour. Many helicopter touring companies will pick you up at any airport and take you on your private tour. Have time for a little more adventure> Some companies offer what are known as fly and dine dinner deals, where you can treat yourself to a nice dinner before hopping aboard a helicopter and seeing the sights of Los Angeles. Los Angeles exclusively with their friends.

Spot-the-Celebrity Helicopter Tour

When you think of Los Angeles, you probably think of the gaggles of celebrities living in palatial homes in the city. A Los Angeles helicopter tour takes you above the homes of the rich and famous in posh neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills, Beverly Glen, Brentwood, Bel Air, Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica Hills. These tours usually fly guests above such famous locations as The Griffith Park Observatory (where you can spot the famous Hollywood sign), Mann’s Chinese Theater (home to all those footprints and handprints) and the Dolby Theater (home to the Academy Awards).

Beach Helicopter Tours

Want to see the coastlines of Los Angeles? Some Los Angeles helicopter tours allow you to get a seagull’s eye view of Santa Monica beach where you might be able to spot dolphins, whales and sharks. These tours also take you above the pier, where you can spot the games, rides and the people crowding the pier. Another tour could take you to the L.A. Harbor, Manhattan Beach, Cabrillo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and the South Bay.

Twilight Helicopter Tours

Helicopter tours aren’t just for the daytime hours. Experience the magical feeling of having the city lights at your feet by taking a twilight Los Angeles helicopter tour. Most nighttime helicopter tours fly above the Forrest Lawn, Universal Studios, the famous Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, Dodger stadium, Hollywood Boulevard, the Walk of Fame and, of course, the beautiful L.A. skyline. No view can possibly top the sparkling lights of the City of Angels.

Got a layover and not sure what to do? Any of the above helicopter tours will give you a brief, yet memorable glimpse of some of the world’s most famous landmarks, sparing you that boring wait in the airport lounge.


Romantic Valentine’s Day Helicopter Tour

Looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift idea that will be remembered for a lifetime? A romantic Valentine’s Day helicopter tour is just what you’re looking for, complete with refreshments for two, a priceless view and your choice of the sights of Los Angeles.

Romantic Helicopter Tours

At Group 3 Aviation, we offer a few very special opportunities on Valentine’s Day you’ll not find anywhere else. We’ve taken three of our already spectacular tours, mixed them with an extra dash of romance and are offering them one day only, completely private for two.

You can choose our Hollywood and Beach Tour, taking in the Malibu and Santa Monica Bay coastline then turning inland toward Beverly Hills and Hollywood, or our Grand Tour, which includes the shoreline, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. To make it extra special, combine either of these breathtaking Valentine’s Day helicopter tour with a private Champagne toast atop our grassy Malibu Peak landing site. With this tour, you’ll land on our private hilltop grass pad above Malibu where you can relish 15 minutes of seclusion and breathtaking views as you enjoy a special Valentine’s Champagne (or wine, or juice, or water) toast.

The Tour of a Lifetime

For your private helicopter tour, we welcome you at our Van Nuys Airport reception area with fruit, cheese and crackers, cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries and some bubbly. Once the mood is set, you take off in your helicopter, heading west over the San Fernando Valley and Malibu Canyon.

If you’ve chosen a Malibu Peak landing, we then land on our grassy pad so you can enjoy the magnificent view and share a toast.

From there we take in your choice of the sights of Los Angeles before retuning to Van Nuys. Upon arrival we send you and your sweetheart off with a rose and balloon to make your special adventure complete.

Design your Helicopter Tour and Toast

When you book, choose one of two Valentine's Day Helicopter Tourspecialized helicopter tours and whether or not you’d like to include a Malibu Peak landing. Please note we can only land at our grassy knoll from sunrise to sunset, but our helicopter tours are available day or night.

If you plan to include a Malibu landing, you’ll also be offered a choice of refreshments you’d like to have for your Malibu peak toast. Don’t prefer Champagne? No problem! You tell us what you prefer (wine, juice, sparkling water) and we will have it ready for you.

Love the idea of this tour, but don’t want to get too gushy? No problem. We offer all of these tours every day, including a regular Malibu Peak Landing Helicopter Tour with a 30- to 40-minute landing for a full picnic of refreshments of your choice. We’re happy to make up a gift certificate for any of these tours for you to give to a loved one.

Valentine’s Day Helicopter Tour Details

These special tours are available one-day only, Sunday, Feb. 14. Book soon to reserve your preferred tour and time.

Hooray for Hollywood OR California Coast Private Valentine’s Day Helicopter Tour: $390 per couple for 30 minutes.

Hollywood & the Beach Private Valentine’s Day Helicopter Tour (Hollywood, Beaches, downtown Los Angeles): $520 per couple for 45 minutes.

Malibu Landing with a Hollywood and Beach Tour: $740 per couple for 45 minutes.

Malibu Landing with a Grand Tour: $890 per couple for 60 minutes.

Call today to arrange your tour: (818) 994-9376

Valentine’s Day Helicopter Tour Over Malibu

Combine a breathtaking helicopter tour with a private picnic landing atop our exclusive Malibu Peak landing site at sunset this Valentine’s Day. Depart from Van Nuys Airport, heading west over the San Fernando Valley for Malibu Canyon, followed by a 30 to 45 minute landing on our private hilltop grass pad above Malibu where you can enjoy your choice of refreshments.

When you depart, we’ll take you on your choice of a number of Southland Packaged Helicopter Tours by Group 3 Aviation for your trip back to the airport.


For further information check out our Malibu Peak Landing Helicopter Tours or view all of our Exciting Tour Adventures for the most memorable Valentine’s Day ever!

Call today to arrange your tour: (818) 994-9376 – Contact Info – Online Booking


LA’s 5 Best Tourist Attractions

Millions of people visit Los Angeles each year. With so much to do and see, it can be hard to decide where you should spend your time while in the City of Angels. Below are 5 of the best Los Angeles tourist attractions to check out while vacationing in California.


1. Beverly Hills

One of the top LA tourist attractions, and possibly the most famed destination on the map, Beverly Hills is home to some of the world’s most beloved stars and starlets. The acclaimed University of California Los Angeles resides in Beverly Hills, as does the famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel and the Greystone Mansion. These landmarks are sure to make the vacation plans, along with the homes of Dean Martin, Richard Nixon, and even Jennifer Aniston.


2. Sunset Strip

Check out this vintage Sunset Strip video from 1964.
Looking for a blast from the past? The Sunset Strip is one of the most historically famous tourist attractions in Los Angeles. For the most part, the original landmarks are still there and conducting business, including Whiskey A Go Go, the Roxy, and the Comedy Store. While some landmarks, like Tower Records, are long gone, the Sunset Strip is still a great place to check out that is full of years of history and iconic buildings.


3. Hollywood Walk of Fame

Perhaps one of the most famous of the Los Angeles tourist attractions, the 18-block Hollywood Walk of Fame offers a perfect photo opportunity for all its visitors. The best part is that the celebrities never mind posing! As if that were not enough, the Walk of Fame is also a great place to spot actual celebrities venturing into their favorite bars and restaurants along LA’s Hollywood bar scene.


4. Rodeo Drive

Contrary to popular belief, Rodeo drive is more populated with tourists slinging cameras rather than esteemed shoppers waving their purchases around. If you have saved up some, you could venture into one of Rodeo Drive’s upscale boutiques, including Tiffany, Prada, Gucci, and Tom Ford. You may not spot a celebrity walking around, but you can experience luxury shopping in one of the country’s most famous destinations.

5. Grauman’s Chinese Theater

This historic movie theater on the heart of Hollywood Boulevard is sure to make the list of Los Angeles tourist attractions. Since it’s opening in 1927 with the film “The King of Kings”, the theater has been home to a number of noted movie premiers since, including the premier of “Star Wars”. While you are there, be sure to check out the concrete blocks in the forecourt – they are glittering with the stars of Hollywood, both past and present.

Los Angeles is a destination full of rich Hollywood history, amazing shopping, and family friendly venues. No matter what your interests are, there are a number of LA tourist attractions that will satisfy your needs. If you are planning a trip to the Sunshine State, make sure Los Angeles is at the top of your list of places to see.


New Group 3 Aviation Website

We’re pleased to launch our new, redesigned and fully responsive Group3Aviation.com website. We look forward to your thoughts and suggestions as we roll out new features.

Also, check out our new Online AIRPORT SHUTTLE CALCULATOR. All standard Airport to Airport shuttle flights depart from our home base at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) or we can pick you up at any Airport and deliver you to any other Destination Airport.