Movie studios have a charm of their own. Not only for those who want to make it in Hollywood but for average tourists in Southern California. We have picked the three of the best for you. The Studios at Paramount Pictures is the longest running studio in Hollywood. They run tours every weekday throughout the year. You might only see television shows being shot right now. The cost of the tour is $40 and it last for two hours. You can book in advance for any of the four options starting at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Getting to shop in the gift shop is the climax of the tour.
Warner Brothers Studios has electric carts that take you around back lot streets, sound stages, craft shops and a whole range of sets. They generally limit the group to 12 persons only so that you are not part of a crowd and can hear whatever the guide is explaining along the tour. Ellen, Two and a Half Men and Chuck are being shot in the studio this month. The tour of the studios in Burbank will cost you $48 and parking across the street is another $7.
The Sony Pictures Studio is located in Culver City and a tour there is most cost effective if you go by the price of the ticket. It costs $33 per person and the tours run Monday through Friday at 9:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. The parking is free and apart from some restricted spots, you are free to take pictures.