See the real LA!

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

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

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  • Booked the Wild Wild West To Now tour, our guide Terry was great! (He) was very knowledgeable and the tour brought us to some really cool DTLA areas we've never been to which was so much fun! Definitely worth the reasonable price. THANK YOU TERRY!

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  • We had an Amazing Murder, Mystery & Ghost tour with Damien and Dante... thank you very much from Italian Girls... very interesting and funny… absolutely recommended!

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  • My boyfriend and I took the Heart of Hollywood Tour and had a wonderful experience with Stuart. Really helpful for personal questions, funny, full of knowledge and a passion for Hollywood. Can't recommend this enough!

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  • Angela took us inside some beautiful Broadway theaters, told us about LA history and was very enthusiastic about her city. The great thing was that she actually took us inside the buildings. Plus after the tour we went for the 35cent cocktails! Great tour and great guide!

    Helena Cardoso Google
  • I did the Historic Core Tour!!! It was an awesome walking tour and very informative even for this Angeleno!! I am downtown daily and drive past this area and never knew the history of various locations of the city!! This provides that!! 

    David Cook L. Yelp
  • My son and I booked and completely enjoyed a private tour. We had a wonderful evening! Damien took us on a fun, informative tour. My son loves photography, and Damien did not disappoint, as he took over 300 photos!

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Central Downtown LA Tour

central downtown la tour

Price

$35 / pp
Free / child (0-11 y.o.)

Walking

2 miles
It’s a short walk, but you see a lot

Time

1:30pm – 4:30pm
Perfect way to spend an afternoon

Los Angeles is always changing and you’ll have a front row seat to witness that on our Central Downtown LA tour. Thought L.A. doesn’t have a downtown? It does and it’s the most dynamic and interesting part of the city. Many tourists are unaware of DTLA (as it’s known here), but Angelenos certainly know about it and they’re voting with their feet, as every week hip new restaurants, bars, Apple stores, creative offices and apartment blocks open in the area. Perhaps surprisingly it’s also the best-preserved historic downtown of any major city in America (with some of the best architecture in the world, including many beautiful examples of the Beaux Arts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, modern and post-modern styles). Join our Central Downtown LA tour and learn about this fascinating area. We’ll also stop at three really cool, interesting, historical places to get some great Californian food on this tour.

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: $35 pp (5% of what you pay goes to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization).

*Walking Distance: 2 miles.

*Tour starts 1.30 pm, Macy’s on 7th Street (map). We’ll give you info on the meeting point when your booking’s confirmed.

*Tour finishes 4.30 pm, Pershing Square (map).

*Children under 12 y.o. do not have to buy a ticket.

*There are 3 stops to buy food on this tour, each for about 15 minutes. All types of diet can be accommodated (vegetarian, vegan etc). It’s up to you whether you eat, how much you eat and what you eat.

*When booking this tour you’ll get a discount code giving you 10% off any of our other tours (apart from the Santa Monica and Venice Bike Tour).

*You can do the Santa Monica and Venice Bike Tour on the same day if you want to explore Los Angeles more. The Central Downtown LA tour also fits very well with The Real Hollywood Tour and the DTLA Murder Mystery Ghost Tour.

YOU CAN BOOK THIS AS A PRIVATE TOUR STARTING AT JUST $210 for up to 10 guests

You can also book this as a 2-hour private tour (without food stops) starting at just $150.

Disclaimers

This tour is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer the tour in other languages at this time.

Lunch/Snacks are not included.

This a walking tour. All guests must be in appropriate physical condition. We cannot slow the tour down significantly to accommodate guests who are not in appropriate condition. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour.

We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather conditions.

You are entirely responsible to make sure you are at the meeting point at the correct time. If you’re significantly late you may miss the tour.

We know your plans can change, but there are no refunds or exchanges within 48 hours of the tour start time.

You must book in advance.

Itinerary

Subject to change at our discretion.

Jewelry District, largest in the whole U.S.
Eastern Columbia Building, an Art Deco masterpiece from 1930
Broadway & Historic Theater District, the largest historic theater district in the U.S.
Broadway Arcade Building, shopping destination in the 1920's, dining destination now
The famed Alexandria Hotel, a regular haunt of Charlie Chaplin's
Spring Street & LA's very first skyscraper
Old Bank District, once known as "the Wall Street of the West"
Biddy Mason Park, memorial to an early Los Angeles pioneer who broke all the rules
Subway Terminal Building - symbol of LA's lost streetcars
Title Trust & Guarantee Building & Pershing Square