LA IN A DAY TOUR
Date(s) - 05/01/2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
L.A. is so big – how are you going to see the city in one day? Easy! Join our LA in a Day tour. There’s no breezing through on buses with a pre-recorded audio commentary playing (which is never in sync) – we’ll show you the hidden nooks and crannies of the city that other tour companies don’t (because it doesn’t suit their itinerary) and give you a feel for the real Los Angeles. Uniquely the LA in a Day tour is the only tour in Los Angeles – and certainly the only metro and walking tour – on which you can see seven different venues which have held the Academy Awards Ceremony.
We’ll start your LA in a Day tour in Hollywood (where else) and show you how and why L.A. became the center of the American entertainment industry. There’s a huge amount of fascinating movie history surrounding the famous Walk of Fame, including the oldest house in Hollywood (where Charlie Chaplin’s kids went to school), the Capitol Records Building, the Egyptian Theater, the Dolby Theater (home of the Oscars) and the TCL Chinese Theater, and you’ll learn about it all.
Next we take the subway to downtown – it’s actually the fastest way to get there. DTLA is the most dynamic part of the city right now and it’s also the biggest historic downtown of any major city in the U.S. The city was founded here in 1781 and it has a huge number of iconic buildings, such as City Hall and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. By this time you’ll be hungry, so we pause your LA in a Day tour for lunch at one of the top food destinations in America, Grand Central Market.
After lunch the tour continues in DTLA, then we head to Santa Monica on the E-Line. It’s a lovely way to travel through the West Side. Once in SaMo we’ll give you a tour of the area (including the famous Santa Monica Pier), before finishing your LA in a Day tour at 3rd Street Promenade, a perfect place to watch the sun set while enjoying cocktails and dinner. By now you’ll have had a real experience of Los Angeles and made some great memories to take home with you.
Our tours can sell out. If you cannot make a booking email us at [email protected], telling us when you want to do the tour and how many guests are in your party, and if we can squeeze you in we’ll let you know.
LOGISTICS & DETAILS
*Cost: $110 pp.
*Walking distance: Hollywood: 2 miles, downtown: 2 miles, Santa Monica: 1 mile.
*Tour finishes 6.00 pm, Third Street Promenade, near Santa Monica Metro station.
*Travel on Los Angeles Metro during tour is included in ticket price.
*We donate $1 for every guest to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization.
*There’s a big range of food options and all types of diet are available (vegan, gluten-free etc).
This tour is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer this tour in any other language at this time.
Lunch/Snacks are not included.
We recommend ride-sharing or taking the metro to the meeting point, then you don’t have to pay $30-40 to park your car all day (if you’re driving here).
This a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour.
This tour is not recommended for children under 15 y.o.
We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather conditions.
Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.
Full refund or exchange available up to 48 hours before tour start time.
You must book in advance.
After making a booking you’ll receive an automatic confirmation email (separate from the receipt). If you don’t see the email in your inbox please check your junk mailbox.