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  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN AUGUST
    1. Jeff Lynne’s ELO – You may have heard of Electric Light Orchestra as they’re also...
    Posted on : 27th Jul 2018
  • GAMBLERS & RUM-RUNNERS IN PROHIBITION LOS ANGELES
    America is almost unique among developed countries for its ban on alcohol during the 1920’s,...
    Posted on : 15th Jul 2018
  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN JULY
    1. Independence Day, July 4th – THE big U.S. celebration, when we celebrate gaining our independence...
    Posted on : 26th Jun 2018
  • SID GRAUMAN: INVENTOR OF THE RED CARPET PREMIERE
    One of the highlights of our Heart of Hollywood and L.A. in a Day tours is visiting the Chinese...
    Posted on : 17th Jun 2018
  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN JUNE
    1. Last Remaining Seats – one of the best things about summer in Los Angeles is...
    Posted on : 25th May 2018
  • THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY: A SHORT HISTORY
    The San Fernando Valley can often seem distinctly underrated. Sure, it has some great attractions (like Universal –...
    Posted on : 08th May 2018
  • THE 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA IN MAY
    1 Rooftop Cinema Club – what could be better than enjoying a classic movie, on the...
    Posted on : 25th Apr 2018
  • FILM NOIR: THE DARK SIDE OF THE CITY OF ANGELS
    There is something particularly L.A. about film noir. In the same way that Charles Dickens...
    Posted on : 11th Apr 2018
  • So many great murals around LA. (at Downtown LA)
    Posted on : 12th Mar 2018
  • One of Frank Gehry’s earlier buildings in Los Angeles. We’ll be passing it on our...
    Posted on : 10th Mar 2018
  • Sam Smith lyrics on the side of the Capitol Records building. We’ll be passing it...
    Posted on : 07th Mar 2018
  • As we all digest last night’s Oscars, here’s a trip down memory lane. The Academy...
    Posted on : 05th Mar 2018
  • Our new Mount Hollywood Hike tour will end here - at the Griffith Observatory. What...
    Posted on : 02nd Mar 2018
  • Soon we’ll be launching a new tour - the Mount Hollywood Hike. It’s one of...
    Posted on : 26th Feb 2018
  • On the Wild West to Now tour, our guests get to see inside living, historical...
    Posted on : 21st Feb 2018
  • You never know who you might bump into on @thereallatours! Hollywood, Downtown @ Santa Monica...
    Posted on : 21st Feb 2018
  • Our friends from the East Coast enjoyed the Wild West & the warmer west! One...
    Posted on : 21st Feb 2018
  • Our guests first visit to Hollywood was heightened by the Real Los Angeles Tours experience,...
    Posted on : 21st Feb 2018
  • On our Historic Core tour of Los Angeles, we scale the heights & the depths...
    Posted on : 21st Feb 2018
  • Loving the bar at the top of @wilshiregrand. What a view! (at InterContinental Los Angeles...
    Posted on : 17th Feb 2018
  • Great group, from Spain, Portugal & Austria - via Newcastle 😊. Thanks for joining us!...
    Posted on : 08th Feb 2018
  • Having fun with old friends in DTLA 😊. (at The Falls Lounge)
    Posted on : 07th Feb 2018
  • When the Hollywood sign was put up in 1923 there were still farms and fields...
    Posted on : 05th Feb 2018
  • ANGEL’S FLIGHT, DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
    One of the highlights of our From Wild West to Now and L.A. in a...
    Posted on : 05th Feb 2018
  • Got down to Santa Monica on our LA in a Day tour just in time...
    Posted on : 01st Feb 2018
  • ‪Come & see Astaire Dances by the American Contemporary Ballet next month. It’s a unique...
    Posted on : 29th Jan 2018
  • Enjoying the taco stop on Olivera St during our From Wild West to Now tour...
    Posted on : 27th Jan 2018
  • I’m seeing more & more of these living walls in LA. They’re good for the...
    Posted on : 25th Jan 2018
  • Griffith Observatory. Watching over Los Angeles from its seat on Mount Hollywood since 1935. And...
    Posted on : 22nd Jan 2018
  • It’s always cool to check in on the Space Shuttle Endeavor. It was made in...
    Posted on : 17th Jan 2018
  • Had a great afternoon with Sam & Avril, 2 recently graduated folks who are touring...
    Posted on : 16th Jan 2018
  • What a lovely family to spend a day with on our LA in a Day...
    Posted on : 16th Jan 2018
  • The Body Worlds: Pulse Exhibition until Feb 4. Imagine playing cards with these guys! (at...
    Posted on : 15th Jan 2018
  • Downtown Los Angeles is very often a revelation to our guests & to our guides!...
    Posted on : 10th Jan 2018
  • First tour of 2018! And we couldn’t have got off to a better start than...
    Posted on : 10th Jan 2018
  • Our final tour of 2017. So glad I could spend it with you guys. It...
    Posted on : 03rd Jan 2018
  • Families came together for a shared experience of the Wild West To Now tour. It...
    Posted on : 03rd Jan 2018
  • This is why I give tours! A beautiful day in Hollywood with Canada, Brazil &...
    Posted on : 03rd Jan 2018
  • At least this tour was a lot of fun for me! Thanks for coming guys,...
    Posted on : 03rd Jan 2018
  • So great that our morning tour could join us for the afternoon tour of DTLA....
    Posted on : 03rd Jan 2018
  • What a great group for our first tour in aid of @climatecents. 50% of all...
    Posted on : 03rd Jan 2018
  • Happy New Year from everyone at The Real Los Angeles Tours! (at Los Angeles, California)
    Posted on : 01st Jan 2018
  • Stuart doing his thing on our From Wild West to Now tour today. (at The...
    Posted on : 30th Dec 2017
  • Terry having fun leading the Hollywood tour today. (at Hollywood Boulevard)
    Posted on : 29th Dec 2017
  • The Hollywood Walk of Fame was created in 1958 with 1500 stars. See it on...
    Posted on : 28th Dec 2017
  • Merry Christmas from The Real Los Angeles Tours! Have fun & be safe 😊.
    Posted on : 26th Dec 2017
  • Join us for our all day LA in a Day tour tomorrow at 10am. We...
    Posted on : 19th Dec 2017
  • Lots of important people have called LA home, not just people in the entertainment world...
    Posted on : 17th Dec 2017