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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Self Guided Tours
Don’t have the time or money to book one of our guided tours? No problem! We still want you to have a great time here, so we’ve prepared these free self-guided tours that you can do on your own. That way you’ll still get to see the real Los Angeles even if you’re not able to join us.
All of these self-guided tours are designed to be easy to do using the Los Angeles Metro (for more information on navigating this sprawling city read our post on How to Use Public Transport in Los Angeles).
If you’re looking for more ideas on how you could spend your time here, read Things to Do in L.A. and be sure to check out Where to Eat in Los Angeles after you’ve arrived. It has the inside scoop on the best local spots to grab a bite either before, after or during your self-guided tour.
Beverly Hills Tours
Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills Tour
Want to feel like a movie star as you swan down Rodeo Drive? Start this self-guided tour at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and stroll past the designer boutiques of the famous shopping district, then enjoy some high culture, before ending the tour at another famous hotel – the Beverly Hilton.
HOLLYWOOD AND HIGHLAND TOUR
Want to experience the spiritual home of the American entertainment industry, where the Academy Awards ceremony is held every year? Start this self-guided tour in the beating heart of Hollywood – at Hollywood and Highland. Movie history is everywhere in the blocks surrounding the famous intersection.
HOLLYWOOD AND VINE TOUR
Want to go back in time to the 1920’s and 30’s and the Golden Age of Hollywood? Start this self-guided tour at the stunning Pantages Theater, before taking a stroll back through Hollywood history (via Amoeba Music Store) to some of the oldest studios in Los Angeles, where film-making began here.
Downtown LA Tours
UNION STATION AND OLVERA STREET TOUR
Want to know how Los Angeles was founded and what it was like back in those days when it was in the middle of nowhere? Start this self-guided tour at the beautiful 1930’s Union Station and go back in time to the earliest years of Los Angeles, when it was a tiny farming town in the Wild West, by walking down Olvera Street.
CIVIC CENTER AND GRAND AVENUE TOUR
Want to see the civic heart of Los Angeles and some iconic architecture, both new and old? Start this self-guided tour at Los Angeles’ famous City Hall, do a loop through the Historic Core and then end the tour at the stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall or the Broad Museum.
HISTORIC CORE TOUR
Want to visit the hippest part of Los Angeles and see some great historic buildings? Start this self-guided tour at Pershing Square and take a walk through the heart of Los Angeles’ downtown (including the historic Broadway Theater District) before finishing at the beautiful Central Library.
Starting Points for Self Guided Tours
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