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Old and New Downtown Los Angeles Tour

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
Old and New Downtown Los Angeles Tour
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Old and New Downtown Los Angeles Tour
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 your way and absorb the colorful street scenes, history and people.
What to Expect
Experience the history of Los Angeles from its mirrored development in the early 20th Century to its eventual growth of unique landmarks, which have become new destinations for all to explore.

Tour Highlights:
- Angels Flight, shortest railway in the world
- Grand Central Market
- Bradbury Building, LA's oldest commercial operating building
- Los Angeles Times
- Spring Street, the Wall Street of the West
- Broadway Theater District
- Jewelry District
- Pershing Square Park
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Reviewed 2 days ago
A wonderful couple of hours learning the history of Downtown!

We loved this tour! Michael, our excellent tour guide, explained so much about the history of Downtown and it's evolution from the 1800's to today as reflected in the architecture, old and new, of Downtown. I'm a native of L.A. and couldn't believe how much...More

Thank HollyK777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful insights into the city

We did the tour in June with Michael. It was great - plenty of information about places you would never notice on your own. We went inside some great buildings and heard lots of interesting stories. Michael was very well informed and could answer all...More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 15 May 2018
I'd definitely recommend this tour

I have joined both the LA Beginning and Old & New Downtown LA tour on the same day,, there was around 20 mins gap in between, with the Grand Central Market nearby that can grab a quick lunch easily. Phil has been a great tour...More

Thank Littlefu2015
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile
Great informative tour

I had the pleasure of being the only person on this tour and therefore got the personal approach! Julia had lots of knowledge that she shared in an informative way. The walking was not onerous and there was plenty of interesting historical buildings to enjoy...More

Thank Scottishsuese
Reviewed 30 April 2018
Great couple of hours with the lovely Nikki

My partner and I recently did the Old and New Downtown LA walking tour. We had a really enjoyable time. Our guide on the day was Nikki. A native of Florida, and a writer, Nikki moved to LA with a friend who didn't want to...More

1  Thank ScottyInSyd
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