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Old and New Downtown Los Angeles Walking Tour

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Old and New Downtown Los Angeles Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Some things just don't get old, especially when they're part of LA's historic Downtown core. On this 2-hour walking tour, your small group visits some of the finest architectural sites from the city's golden era: the Pantages, the Bradbury Building, Grand Central Market and the Broadway Theater District. There's no better way to get a feel for the City of Angels than exploring it on foot, so let a local guide lead the way as you absorb the colorful street scenes, history, and people.
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Benefit from the knowledge and experience of a local guide
  • Gain a great overview and orientation of the city, ideal for first time visitors
  • Families will enjoy this comprehensive, stress-free walking tour
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Local guide
349 S Hill St , 349 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

We meet at the bottom of Angels Flight Railway (349 S. Hill Street 90013) located between 3rd and 4th on Hill Street across the Grand Central Market. Nearest Metro Rail station - Pershing Square Nearest Parking - Private lots at the corners of 3rd & Hill Street and 4th & Hill Street.

1:30 PM
532 S Olive St , 532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

The tour ends at Pershing Square (532 S. Olive Street 90013), which is a 5 minute walk back to the starting point. The guide can point you in the direction.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • The tour ends at Pershing Square (532 S. Olive Street 90013), which is a 5 minute walk back to the starting point. The guide can point you in the direction.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY LA Walking Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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star-5
Highly Recommend
Erica_S
, Jun 2022
We came to LA with family and we decided we wanted to take this tour to learn more about the history of downtown LA. We had an amazing time and learned so much! Phil was our guide and he is beyond knowledgeable about everything that we saw and then some. You can tell he is passionate about history in general, but his enthusiasm to share his knowledge about the area was awesome! We definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about this historical place.
star-5
LA walking tour recommend taking it
El_M
, May 2022
Stopped in LA for a walking tour before heading back home and this tour sounded interesting. No other people booked so we had a private tour with our guide Philip. He was a great source of knowledge about the area and the history. Learned so much about the area that we would have never known if we didn’t take this tour. I highly recommend!
star-1
Negative review.
Dennis_G
, May 2022
They fact that they offered a refund and then refused to refund money. Seemed very deceptive and disappointing.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
This person was given a full refund as they were unable to attend. If the person reached out directly to us or Viator the refund would have been processed without issue. However, the customer likely made the refund request to another sales agent and instead of reaching out directly to us, the tour operator, chose to post a negative review having never taken our tour. We reached out to the customer privately. They received the refund once we knew the issue. This negative review did not impact our resolution. This is not a justified review, but sadly the customer chose to keep it up even when given all their money back.
star-4
Can a downtown survive?
Lo_D
, May 2022
Seeing what was lost through time, and the determination and fight to keep a CBD alive ... still very much touch and go
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Eye's of A Tourist
DonnaM_W
, Apr 2022
I enjoyed looking at DTLA with the eye's of a tourist. The group was friendly and that always helps. Thanks!
star-5
Terrific tour with lots of pictures of old LA!
Paul_M
, Apr 2022
The best part of the tour was Phil. He was VERY knowledgeable about LA and made sure the group, including a number of college students from Denmark, had all their questions answered.
star-5
Great Walking Tour, Awesome Tour Guide, see cool stuff and learn things.
Gabriel_D
, Mar 2022
Neel was a great guide, high energy while being approachable, and clearly very knowledgeable of the area and history. I would TOTALLY do a tour with Neel again. The walking tour was a great work activity where people who have been working from home/virtually for the last two years got to see each other face to face, and have impromptu conversations as we walked from street to street.
star-5
Best way to see the city!...
Verena_E
, Mar 2022
Best way to see the city! Our guide Phil made this tour a great and very lively experience with his extensive knowledge. Thank you very much!
star-4
Fascinating walking tour in the heart of DTLA
Ruben_S
, Feb 2022
It was a interesting tour. I am fascinated with the history of Los Angeles. Tour guide was great. I give him 5 stars. Unfortunately, we weren't able to go inside and view historic buildings. Was really hoping to see inside some of the movie palaces, hotel lobbies, and Bradbury Building.
star-5
Outstanding!
Marion_B
, Jan 2022
Wow!! Phil was our guide, who was outstanding.. Fascinating tour. We have been to LA many times and had never seen any of the special places we saw on our tour. Highly, highly recommended (and we are architecture tour snobs!)
star-5
Absolutely loved the tour
Marjorie_L
, Nov 2021
Neel did an outstanding job sharing the history of DTLA. His use of an iPad showing old footage was great. Very knowledgeable and I would absolutely recommend it to others.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Phil was a very...
Jeffrey_W
, Nov 2021
Phil was a very informative guide and my wife and I gained so much information and knowledge about Los Angeles. He was great.
star-5
Great tour
Angela_C
, Nov 2021
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer everyone's questions! It was a fun walk, full of beautiful sites and wonderful stories about the evolution of LA. I'd happily recommend it to friends.
star-5
Great Experience
Angel_P
, Nov 2021
Great storyteller as our host, beautiful day and new information learned!! Definitely recommend to anyone visiting and even locals!!
star-5
Variety packed your with great storyteller!
Lori_C
, Aug 2021
Phil was amazing, knowledgeable and personable! Pace was just right. Loved seeing the historic buildings DTLA. Although COVID restrictions made it impossible to go into most areas, we could still peek thru windows to get a sense of the grandeur. We toured jewelry district, Bunker Hill. Old theaters, jewelry district, Pershing Square and more! Thank you.
star-5
Well worth the time!
Steven_C
, Jun 2021
Phil was incredibly knowledgeable and personable. He answered all of our questions. Great tour! The two hours went by very quickly.
star-5
Great tour for visitors
shelly_n
, Apr 2021
Very much enjoyed the tour. Phil was knowledgeable, fun, friendly and had great stories and photos to show the great. Highly recommend this tour for anyone interested on learning about LA downtown history and arhcitecture.
star-5
Great Downtown Walk
Britt_W
, Feb 2020
We spent a really enjoyable Friday tour with Phil, covering the Downtown area. He was super friendly and genuinely happy to be showing us around. Would definitely recommend! Thank you!
star-5
Informative walking tour!
B9842OGlouisd
, Nov 2019
My wife and I were the only two people on the tour so we were able to interact with Phil, our tour guide. He showed us many historic spots in DTLA, explained their history and patiently answered our questions. We learned a lot and really enjoyed the tour.
star-5
Enjoyable tour of LA
Nancy_O
, Oct 2019
Phil was informative and humorous relating facts and anecdotes from all eras of LA's past. Highly recommend.

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