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.

    Hp108 Trip Advisor
  • 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

    Lisa Montesanti Google
  • 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!

    Irene O. Yelp
  • 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!

    Lucrezia Scamarcio Facebook
  • 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!

    E D Trip Advisor
  • 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!

    Laurie Thompson Facebook

Self-Guided Tours

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 article How to Use Public Transport in Los Angeles). If you’re looking for ideas on how you could spend your time here read our helpful guide Things to Do in L.A. Where to Stay in Los Angeles is also particularly helpful, if you’re still planning your trip, as it gives advice on which areas you could base yourself during your stay and be sure to check out Where to Eat in Los Angeles after you’ve arrived. It will give you the inside scoop on the best local spots to grab a bite, either before or after (or during) your self-guided tours.


Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills Tour

Want to feel like a movie star and walk down the most famous high-end shopping district in the world? Start this self-guided tour at the storied Beverly Wilshire Hotel and stroll past the designer boutiques of the famous shopping district, then check out 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 the Amoeba Music Store) to some of the oldest studios in Los Angeles, where film making began here.


Union Station and Los Angeles Pueblo 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.

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.

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.


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