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Downtown Walking Tour in Los Angeles

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Experience the captivating mix of modern high-rises, architectural landmarks, and vibrant ethnic neighborhoods on the Downtown Walking Tour in Los Angeles. This tour takes you on a journey through the birthplace of LA, Olvera Street, with its oldest standing house and historic bronze plaque. Marvel at the iconic City Hall and explore the Music Center and Disney Concert Hall, masterpieces of architect Frank Geary. As you stroll along Grant Avenue, you'll encounter other important landmarks like the MOCA and the Broad Art Museum. The tour concludes at the lively LA Central Market, where you can indulge in a delicious lunch. Don't miss this opportunity to discover the hidden gems of downtown LA and immerse yourself in its rich history and culture. Book now and embark on an unforgettable adventure!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Captivating mix of modern high-rises and landmarks
  • Birthplace of LA with oldest standing house
  • Passing by City Hall and famous political activism
  • World-class theatres at The Music Center
  • Home to LA Phil and unrivalled venue for music
  • Walking tour of Downtown LA
  • Guide
  • Tip

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Introduction

Welcome to the Downtown Walking Tour in Los Angeles, a captivating experience that will take you on a journey through the heart of this vibrant city. Immerse yourself in the mix of modern high-rises, architectural landmarks, and diverse ethnic neighborhoods as you explore the captivating streets of downtown LA. This tour is the perfect way to discover the hidden gems and rich history that make this part of Los Angeles truly unique.

What to expect?

During this 160-minute tour, you can expect to see iconic landmarks and experience the cultural diversity that defines Los Angeles. Starting at Union Station, a classic art deco landmark, you will stroll through the fascinating Olvera Street, the birthplace of LA. Explore City Hall and learn about the city's famous political activism. Marvel at the masterpieces of architect Frank Geary at the Music Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Visit The Broad, a contemporary art museum featuring works by renowned artists, and discover the Museum of Contemporary Art with its impressive collection. Take a ride on the historic Angels Flight Railway and admire the architectural beauty of the Bradbury Building. Finally, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the LA Central Market.

Who is this for?

The Downtown Walking Tour is perfect for anyone who wants to delve into the history, architecture, and cultural richness of Los Angeles. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this tour offers something for everyone. History enthusiasts will be captivated by the stories behind the city's iconic landmarks, while architecture lovers will appreciate the impressive designs of Frank Geary and the Bradbury Building. Art enthusiasts will be delighted by the contemporary art collections at The Broad and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Foodies will enjoy the diverse culinary offerings at the LA Central Market. This tour is designed to be inclusive and enjoyable for all, so come join us and discover the magic of downtown LA.

Why book this?

With our experienced guides leading the way, this Downtown Walking Tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the hidden gems and lesser-known aspects of Los Angeles. Our passionate guides will bring the city's history and culture to life, sharing intriguing stories and fascinating facts along the way. As you stroll through the bustling streets, you'll be enchanted by the mix of architectural styles and the vibrant atmosphere of downtown LA. This tour allows you to experience the city like a local, uncovering its secrets and immersing yourself in its diverse neighborhoods. Whether you're a history buff, an art lover, or simply curious about the city, this tour promises an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the hidden treasures of Los Angeles.

Good to know

Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 2 guests to confirm. The total duration of the tour is 160 minutes, and the meeting point is the main entrance of Union Station. Throughout the tour, you will walk approximately 2 miles, so comfortable shoes are recommended. The tour concludes at the LA Central Market, where you can choose to enjoy a delicious lunch from the various food vendors. Afterward, you can easily board the metro or walk back to your car. Prepare to be amazed by the rich history, stunning architecture, and cultural diversity that await you on this downtown LA adventure.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced the Downtown Walking Tour in Los Angeles have praised its engaging guides and the opportunity to explore both iconic landmarks and hidden gems. Many reviewers were amazed by the architectural beauty of landmarks such as the Bradbury Building and Walt Disney Concert Hall. The eclectic mix of neighborhoods and the vibrant atmosphere of the LA Central Market left a lasting impression on visitors. Overall, the tour received high ratings for its informative and enjoyable experience, allowing travelers to gain a deeper understanding of the city's history, culture, and artistic scene. Don't miss out on this captivating exploration of downtown LA!

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Union Station

Union Station, a classic art deco landmark where many movies and documentaries have been shot.

Olvera Street

We'll stroll two blocks to the birthplace of LA, the vivid Olvera Street, with the oldest standing house and a bronze plaque with the names of the city's 44 founders, including the statue of Felipe de Neve, the Spanish Conquistador that named the city “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles".

City Hall

We'll pass the City Hall, once the tallest building in Los Angeles before the construction of skyscrapers, and the center Los Angeles' famous political activism

Admission Not Included

The Music Center

We will continue up to the Music Center which includes three world class theatres: The LA Opera, Mark Taper and Ahmanson. Then we will cross the street and stop at the Disney Concert Hall, the masterpieces of architect Frank Geary.

Admission Not Included

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall is home to the LA Phil – one of the world's preeminent orchestras – and an unrivalled venue for classical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz. It is one of the best masterpiece of the Architect Frank Geary.

Admission Not Included

The Broad

The Broad, newest Art Museum in LA. It houses a nearly 2,000-piece collection of contemporary art featuring 200 artists, including works by Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, including a 1963 "Single Elvis" by the latter.

The Museum of Contemporary Art

Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. In a remarkably short time, MOCA has developed one of the nation's most renowned permanent collections. Now numbering over 6,800 works and steadily growing, this invaluable cultural resource provides extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment to thousands of national and international visitors. Today the museum is housed in three unique facilities: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Admission Not Included

Angels Flight Railway

The 118-year-old funicular takes passengers on a short ride between Hill Street and Grand Avenue on Bunker Hill. Originally opened in 1901, Angels Flight® — the world’s shortest railway — has given more than 100 million rides on its hillside track.

Admission Included

Bradbury Building

The Bradbury Building is the oldest commercial building remaining in the central city and one of Los Angeles’ unique treasures. Behind its modest, mildly Romanesque exterior lies a magical light-filled Victorian court that rises almost fifty feet with open cage elevators, marble stairs, and ornate iron railings. The identity of the building’s final architect is a subject of debate. Lewis Bradbury, a mining and real estate millionaire, commissioned Sumner Hunt to create a spectacular office building. Hunt turned in completed designs but was replaced soon after by George H. Wyman, who supervised construction. (If possible we may go inside)

Admission Not Included

Grand Central Market

The vibrant LA Central Market, an emporium of food vendors and flower-sellers, a downtown landmark since 1917, brings together the cuisines and cultures of Los Angeles through terrific vendors and events. For a century, Grand Central Market has played home to butchers, fishmongers, spice sellers, and standalone miniature restaurants, each with their own unique history. A push to modernize the market around 2012 brought newcomers such as Sticky Rice, Eggslut, and Texas barbecue mavens Horse Thief.

Reviews

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aloktekriwal

I paid for the tickets in advance But the guide did not turn up!! I rang your helpline and Jonathan was neither helpful nor sympathetic blaming us for last minute reservation!!!

MAINA_C

Great tour! Alberto was a knowledgeable guide and showed us a lot of Downtown LA that we might not have seen on our own. It was a well paced walk, not too long with a good amount of stops. I would gladly do the tour again
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-24 23:36