See the real LA!

  • 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!

    Passport17369220499 TripAdvisor
  • 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

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.

BEVERLY HILLS 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 TOURS

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.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES TOURS

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.

MAP WITH TOUR STARTING POINTS

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