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  • Did a full day walking tour of LA. Our tour guide Damien was very knowledgeable & passionate about giving us all the information in a clear & concise way. The tour was very well planned & organised & was not tiring.

    Hp108 TripAdvisor
  • We did The Real Hollywood tour & loved it! The tour was at a great pace & the guide (Vicky) was very knowledgeable & made the tour fun. Thank you!

    Lisa Montesanti Google
  • Stuart was so knowledgeable & was worth the day with him. I had been to LA multiple times before but this is the first time I had taken a tour - so thrilled to have this experience with my mom & sister. I would recommend this tour again & again.

    Steph S. Yelp
  • We had an amazing DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour with Damien & Dante... thank you very much from the Italian girls... very interesting & funny… absolutely recommended!

    Lucrezia Scamarcio Facebook
  • This tour was awesome! Stuart is very knowledgeable, likeable & fun. The stops on the tour were very interesting & I learned a lot. I’ve been on quite a few tours of this nature & this was one of my favorites - highly recommend!

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  • Did a walking tour of LA (LA in a Day). Vicky started us off with the Hollywood tour & Damien (who is also the owner) was our guide for the rest of the day. The entire day was awesome, I suggest this tour. There isn't that much walking, to be honest. It's very fun!

    Mel L Google
  • My boyfriend & I took the DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost tour with Stuart as our guide & had the most amazing time! We had experiences we will never forget! We were able to see parts & people of Los Angeles that we never would have without Stuart. I give this 10/10. If we visit again, this will be at the top of our to do list!

    Michelle B. Yelp
  • Absolutely amazing! Highly recommend taking both The Real Hollywood Tour & the Central Downtown LA tour! Our time in LA wouldn't have been the same. Great way to learn about the city, see it from a different angle, explore the local life & learn about its history & filming industry. Damien our guide was fantastic!

    Sara Pozueta Facebook
  • Sylvie was our host & was fantastic. She had a lot of local knowledge & gave her unique perspective as someone who had moved to the area many years ago, so she had an outsider's as well as an insider's perspective. The tour gave us a great overview of Santa Monica & Venice & set us up for a great rest of the day.

    Gregory Airbnb
  • We took 2 tours, the Santa Monica & Venice Bike tour (with Sylvie) & the Real Hollywood tour (with Damien). Both were great & highly recommended. Sylvie & Damien were informative, knowledgeable & easy to talk to. They were like you were with friends. We were traveling as a family of 4 with 2 boys (15 & 12). We all enjoyed the tours.

    Paula Lindgren Google

Information on Los Angeles

LA info

What is L.A. Info? We created it to give visitors to Los Angeles, California and the U.S. the benefit of our insight, as local experts, so that they can make the most of their vacation here. From advice on how to get around using public transport, to ideas on fun activities and attractions, to lists of great movies that were filmed at locations we visit on our tours, to recommendations on where to eat (and drink), everything that you need is here in L.A. Info. Since we first started giving tours in 2013 we’ve literally been asked thousands of questions by our guests – and they’ve often said that they wished that they’d been able to ask us those questions before coming. So, with L.A. Info, we’re giving you the answers in advance, so you can plan your trip accordingly.

Wondering how you’re going to navigate Los Angeles and get from A to B? Considering renting a car? Then read our helpful guide on how to use public transport in LA, it could also help you decide on where to stay and what to do here. Here’s a hint – you don’t need a car.

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LA info

You’re almost certainly going to check out Hollywood during your visit, but are you just going to wander around the area? Better read our guide on things to do in Hollywood and make the most of your trip, there’s a lot more to the neighborhood than the Walk of Fame.

What are you going to do in Los Angeles during your stay here? We give you some local advice. Our list of 15 Things to Do in LA will give you a rundown of the most popular attractions, but will also give you some suggestions that you almost certainly hadn’t considered.

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LA Info

Visiting Los Angeles with the family? Wondering what to do (other than visit Disneyland)? We’ll give you some great ideas in our list of things to do in LA with kids. Trust us – it’s not a choice between adults and kids, there are tons of things you can enjoy together as a family.

There’s a ton of activities in Los Angeles, but you can’t do them all, this city’s way too big. So as well deciding what you ARE going to do, you’re also going to have to decide what is going to have to come off that list. To help with that read our guide on what not to do in LA.

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Civic Center and Grand Avenue tour

L.A. is one of the most misunderstood cities in the world. Nearly everyone has a preconceived idea of it – and it’s usually wrong. What do we mean? Forget what you think you know and read Los Angeles Myths/Reality, it’ll certainly change some of your preconceptions.

A very common question right after one of our tours is: “where’s a good place to eat near here?”. In Where to Eat in Los Angeles we’ve recommended a whole bunch of restaurants, cafe’s and markets that we know and like. Many of them are very affordable – and all are good!

Central Downtown LA tour
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You’re probably going to want to have an alcoholic drink during your trip. You could check out the hotel bar, or a tourist trap on the Walk of Fame, or you could read our guide on bars in Los Angeles and go to some really cool, interesting little spots that are off the beaten track.

L.A. is big and many of the attractions you’re going to visit are spread around the city, so where you’re going to stay is an important question to consider. In Where to Stay in Los Angeles we give you the rundown on different neighborhoods and suggest some places.

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LA info

It won’t surprise you, but we mention a few movies on our downtown L.A. tours, usually because the movie has a connection to the tour. So for fun we put together a list of 10 movies that were shot in downtown. If you visit the area – and you like movies – check it out.

Obviously many movies have been made in Hollywood, but a smaller number are set here. You’re very likely to visit the area while you’re in L.A., so why not watch some movies that were filmed in Hollywood and show your friends how well you know the area?

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LA info

Many visitors to L.A. also take trips around California, so in 12 Things to Do in California we suggest attractions throughout the state. We have some great cities here, but also amazing National Parks and beautiful scenery. Check our recommendations as you plan your trip.

One of the most confusing things when visiting the U.S. is the custom of tipping, it frustrates and terrifies tourists in equal measure. But where did this custom come from, why do Americans do it and, more importantly, how much do you tip? Read our guide on tipping to find out.

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Night Stalker

Damien Blackshaw, owner of The Real Los Angeles Tours, wrote this article about the Night Stalker for the 2019 DTLA Book. Richard Ramirez is one of the most infamous serial killers in California’s history. Although he died in 2013 the memory of his terrible crimes linger.

If you’re looking for some ideas on cool things to do in Los Angeles while you’re visiting, don’t forget to check Inside LA. Every month we produce a list of the top ten things to do here.