Hop On, Hop Off Tours (or HOHO) are a great way to visit LA's most popular tourist destinations. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of figuring out what to see and makes trip planning a little easier. These tours are especially great for visitors who will not be renting a car. You can purchase a 1 day ($44), 2 day ($59) or 3 day ($74) pass.*
You are provided with headphones to listen to a narrator (multiple language available) telling you all about the areas you drive through on a red double-decker bus. Best of all, you have the freedom to get off the bus, explore, and then jump back on and continue at your own pace. This type of tour is a great alternative to guided tours that limit the amount of time spent at each location.
The closest HOHO bus stop to Jerry's Motel is located just 5 blocks away at the nearby Westin Bonaventure Hotel. This location is part of the PUPLE route that runs through Downtown LA. Be sure to visit the Starline website to see timetables if you want to get dropped off in downtown when you return. If you want to stay out longer, no problem! You can easily return to Jerry's Motel from Hollywood via the Metro Red Line by getting off at the 7th St/Metro Center or Pershing Square stops.
Remember, Los Angeles is huge, so you have a lot to see and although it's typically not possible to see everything, doing some research ahead of time and deciding what you definitely want to see and what you think you can skip will help you organize your trip and thoughts ahead of time. By doing this, you will save extra time that you can use to explore the city.
*Prices and information are current as of August 2014. Visit starlinetours.com to see updated information.