Growing up in Southern California, I feel that I have a pretty solid understanding of the Los Angeles area. When I decided to take my girlfriend back to meet my family, she was excited to do some sightseeing, as she had never been to the West Coast before. I was less than enthused to spend a whole day reviewing the terrain that I was already quite familiar with.
Instead of hiring a run-of-the-mill tour company, I decided to try something a bit more exciting and looked into LA helicopter tours. I have to admit; I was blown away by everything that we saw. Not only did the helicopter take us to areas that I was unfamiliar with, but it also allowed us to circumvent the notorious LA traffic. The guide was also quite knowledgeable, and gave us some intriguing tidbits of LA history that I had never heard before.