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Los Angeles Beginnings Walking Tour
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Los Angeles Beginnings Walking Tour

By LA Walking Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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About
Though numerous tours whisk you quickly around Los Angeles, to unpack the history of this storied city travelers shouldn't miss the chance to slow down on this guided walking tour. Stroll through Downtown Los Angeles to enjoy the top area sights, including Union Station and the Angels' Flight funicular. Along the way, be ready with your camera, since you get great views of the city.
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HK$304.11
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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 2h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • First-time visitors explore Downtown Los Angeles on a guided walking tour
  • Stroll Olvera Street, visit Grand Park, and see nearby cultural institutions
  • Enjoy a more personal experience, with a tour that's capped at 20 guests
  • Don't worry about finding your tour, with easy meet-up outside Union Station

  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - Los Angeles
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Entry/Admission - Angels Flight Railway


Start:
  • 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
    We meet at the Information booth next to Traxx restaurant inside LA Union Station (800 N. Alameda Street 90012). Nearest Metro Rail station - Union Station off the Metro Red, Purple or Gold Lines. Parking - Underground of Union Station by entering the garage off Vignes street. Rate is $8.
End:
  • 351 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
    The tour ends at Angels Flight Railway (351 S. Hill Street 90013), which is a 25 minute walk or a two stop Metro Rail ride back to the starting point. Rail fare is not included with price of tour. The guide can point you in the direction.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7304P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour ends at Angels Flight Railway (351 S. Hill Street 90013), which is a 25 minute walk or a two stop Metro Rail ride back to the starting point. Rail fare is not included with price of tour. The guide can point you in the direction.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
  • 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
    We meet at the Information booth next to Traxx restaurant inside LA Union Station (800 N. Alameda Street 90012). Nearest Metro Rail station - Union Station off the Metro Red, Purple or Gold Lines. Parking - Underground of Union Station by entering the garage off Vignes street. Rate is $8.
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  • 351 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
    The tour ends at Angels Flight Railway (351 S. Hill Street 90013), which is a 25 minute walk or a two stop Metro Rail ride back to the starting point. Rail fare is not included with price of tour. The guide can point you in the direction.
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  • LA Walking Tours
    358
    United States
    Joined in May 2014
  • MK2009Manhattan
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour with Philip
    My partner and I recently did this tour with Philip, who was great. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He had a polished presentation and was open to answering our questions. We learned a lot about LA and would recommend this tour.
    Written 24 March 2024
  • Vacation16251040836
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Helpful and friendly guide
    Phil was a super nice guide, had a lot of stories to tell and was great to chat with. Would definitely recommend this tour.
    Written 3 March 2024
  • Excursion817540
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking tour of Downtown LA
    Phil was a fantastic guide in our walking tour of downtown LA! I’ve lived in the area for years, as well as one other guest, but the third was from NY. We all learned a lot and we got to go in the lobby of my two favorite buildings - the Fine Arts and Oviatt buildings. Fun way to spend the morning before we had a tasty lunch at Little Sister!
    Written 16 February 2024
  • 822amyn
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Overview of The City Past and Present
    This is a great tour to get some background information and history of the city. We took the tour so that we could get a good overview at the start of our trip and it was definitely worthwhile.
    Written 10 February 2024
  • deannawL1221UF
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend!
    My dear friend was visiting from out of town and I decided to book this walking tour to kill a few hours in DTLA before his flight home. I’m so happy I did that, as we ended up having a great time! I have already recommended this walking tour to several friends and am happy to do so with anyone else thinking about checking it out. My one suggestion is this: Ask for Brandon! Our guide, Brandon, was simply fabulous. He was knowledgeable and passionate about the macabre, as well as the general, history of Los Angeles. I was surprised to hear that he had only done about 20 tours … anyone would believe he’s been doing this for decades! Brandon was very organized, told us interesting stories and shared personal anecdotes and photos throughout the tour. He was laid back and was able to answer all questions … it was like exploring downtown with an old friend. Thanks for a great experience!
    Written 31 January 2024
  • marleens740
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walk!
    We had a beautiful walk and learned many fascinating things about Los Angeles and its history. Our tour guide was incredibly nice.
    Written 30 January 2024
  • Traveler00728122313
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enriching and fun!
    Great tour led by a very knowledgeable Phil! Loads of gems and facts delivered in a fun way. We covered a lot of history of LA too. Thanks Phil!
    Written 30 January 2024
  • Flyer26666612130
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Tour!
    This was such an amazing tour. So interesting and informative. It is really a good way to learn more about L.A.
    Written 5 January 2024
  • anthwong
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    city tour
    nice overall tour of the downtown area which has a mix of old and new buildings. Guide was very knowledgeable.
    Written 4 January 2024
  • Wayne_Carveth
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2 hours well spent learning how LA developed into what it is
    Phil gave an interesting commentary on the way LA was developed & reasons why LA looks as it does. He had a wealth of stories about individuals involved with some of the developments. It was a Monday in late November & we were lucky that only 2 other people were on the tour so there were plenty of chances to question Phil & find out what we wanted to know. Phil knows the city well & suggested that we go to the observation floor of City Hall & that is something we didn't know we could do. It also gave us a chance to see some of the spaces in City Hall, all for free. We could have gone on for another 2 hours.
    Written 23 November 2023
  • mariamX2326KF
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly Recommend
    Loved it! Our tour guide, Brandon, was amazing. He's very knowledgeable and entertaining. He shared photos and interesting facts about each site . He's also very attentive. He made sure we made it back to our location safely. Can't praise him enough. Thank you for making our tour fun and entertaining!
    Written 29 October 2023
  • sabinel602
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would def do it again
    We had the best time with Brandon on our haunted tails tour! He has a unique way of telling all this interesting stories and we learned a lot about history and true crime, old and new ones. We even could go in 2 of the hotels he told us stories about. I would recommend this tour to everyone that is interested in true crime and the history of LA. Def one of the best walking tours I ever did!
    Written 22 October 2023
  • 758philipv
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good
    Phil was an excellent tour guide, however, we were delayed getting started due to his trying to accommodate a couple who were 30 minutes late. While I appreciate his patience it wasn’t fair to the others in the group. We missed the one building we could have entered as we arrived too late.
    Written 9 October 2023
  • erinwS6839IT
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kick off this SPOOKY SEASON with a Haunted Tales of Downtown Tour💀👻🎃
    We had an incredible night of gory late night tales walking the streets of downtown Los Angeles’ historical zone. Our tour guide was able to recreate gruesome details of stone cold serial killers, unsolved mysteries, and the dark cloud that seemed to loom over some of the high end, opulent hotels from the moment they opened their doors. Thank you for making our evening magical and for the depth of knowledge you brought to our tour. We are locals and this is a must, especially going into the spooky season. 🖤🖤🖤
    Written 1 October 2023
  • _A7334RQ
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-do for lovers of history and horror stories!
    I absolutely loved it! The blend of history, horror, and a touch of mythology made this tour incredibly unique and fascinating to take part in. Brandon was an excellent tour guide; I can't praise him enough. He narrated every story with passion, shared photos, and addressed all our questions. For me, it was a perfect 10/10 tour.
    Written 30 September 2023
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Nick B
Charlestown, RI36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
I went to LA to do a research for my novel about the events and places in the beginning of XX Century.
Besides the work at the Central Library, it was the tour with Neil, Downtown LA Walking Tours, that provided me with the volumes of interesting facts related to the period.
I was impressed with easiness and flexibility of the captivating presentation. It was not a fossilized script but a live interaction with the participants.
Neil is a remarkable guide with a charming personality. I am sure you will enjoy your walking tour with him to learn about LA as much as I did. Highly recommend.
Nick B. Rhode Island
Written 21 March 2018
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sonomom3
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
This was a terrific tour! It's super easy to book a reservation, and you don't pay until you are at the tour. Our guide, Phil, was wonderful. He's knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. There were 7 of us and it was interesting for everyone. I have lived here over 45 years, and learned so much. We all thought it was fantastic and hope to do more of the tours they offer.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour for anyone living or visiting in Los Angeles county.
Written 18 December 2017
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Sharon S
Austin, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Angela went above and beyond as my tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend her for any tour of Los Angeles.
Written 5 March 2020
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HelenHendley
Derby, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
We had a great 2 hours with Phil. He kept me, my husband and 15 year old daughter interested and engaged throughout the tour. Saw some fabulous places, union station, the cathedral of our lady, the angel flight, Walt Disney concert hall. We (I) asked tonnes of questions and Phil was happy to answer them all. Thoroughly recommend this tour. Thanks for the great start to our holiday!
Written 13 August 2019
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Connector539784
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Such great information! Our tour guide, Angela, was amazing. My kids and I all learned something new about our city!
Written 5 January 2020
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Esther K
Brooklyn, New York, United States2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We had a great time and the tour guide was amazing, informative, and a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend.
Written 12 December 2019
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jeriray
Claremont, CA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So glad we did this! I'm a native Southern Californian and I learned a lot. Angela is a great tour guide, we saw some beautiful historical and new sites. I plan to do the Hollywood and Pasadena tours soon.
Written 9 November 2019
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Lynn B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
This walking tour is a great way to see downtown LA and learn about its history.
Highly recommend this tour for locals as well as out of town visitors.
This is the second time we have done a tour with DTLA and both times the guides were outstanding!
Written 22 January 2019
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Rachel F
San Diego, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
A fact-filled walk from Union Station to Angels Flight - highly recommended both for locals and visitors! I have lived here for a few months and learned so much about the history of the area, and gained some great tips for future visits to local museums and theaters. Thank you to our excellent tour guide, Chris!
Written 18 December 2018
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Cheryl A C
Anaheim Hills, United States2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The tour ended up only being the two of us along with our tour guide Chris. He was excellent and very knowledgeable. We had a great tour even though the weather was cloudy and just a little sprinkles here and there. But overall I would recommend doing this. You get to see and learn about LA.
Written 16 October 2018
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