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Downtown Los Angeles Architecture Tour provided by Downtown LA Walking Tours

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Downtown Los Angeles Architecture Tour

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Overview
Though most Angelinos get around by car, to enjoy the historic architecture of Downtown Los Angeles, you need to slow down, and explore on foot. See the diverse buildings of Downtown LA on this guided walking tour, where you can enjoy examples of beaux arts, Renaissance Revival, and art deco design. Along the way, learn about the city's development from your guide, and see several landmark buildings.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    630 W 5th St
    630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
    We meet at the Flower street entrance of the LA Central Library (630 W. 5th Street 90071) within the Maguire Gardens courtyard
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  • 1
    Los Angeles Central Library
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Fine Arts Building
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Bottega Louie
  • 3
    The Jewelry District
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Historic Theater District
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 5
    Eastern Columbia Lofts
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Golden Gopher
  • 6
    The NoMad Hotel
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 7
    Oviatt Building
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    617 S Olive St
    617 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
    Note: The tour ends at the James Oviatt Building (617 S. Olive Street 90014), which is a 10 minute walk back to the starting point. The guide can point you in the direction.
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Highlights
  • Discover LA's architectural history on this guided downtown walking tour
  • Visit the Financial District, Historic Core, and Broadway Theater District
  • First-time visitors get a great LA overview, and see more of downtown
  • Meet-up in Downtown LA, at the centrally-located Los Angeles Central Library
Important Information
Departure Point
630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
617 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Eastern Columbia Lofts
  • Entry/Admission - The NoMad Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Oviatt Building
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Note: The tour ends at the James Oviatt Building (617 S. Olive Street 90014), which is a 10 minute walk back to the starting point. The guide can point you in the direction.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jon G wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Ana, California2 contributions
We loved our tour with Kelley! She was a fountain of knowledge and information and just a delight to spend the afternoon with. We learned a lot of new things about LA that definitely made us appreciate our city even more.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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KBmenai wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia14 contributions3 helpful votes
Such an interesting tour around downtown LA. Got a real feel for the old Hollywood. Our guide was very well informed and obviously loved city’s heritage
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Starbucks22 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Loved this tour! Phil was a great guide. He gave us much more than just the intricate design features of the buildings. He gave us history, humor, and fun little tidbits of information regarding the architects, owners, and other things that made the journey that much more
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Date of experience: February 2020
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debbibeirne wrote a review Jan 2020
Ventnor City, New Jersey1 contribution
Very enjoyable tour, with a lot of information about history and architecture of downtown LA. Also passed by many restaurants along the way, that we will definitely visit when we return!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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cawchi wrote a review Jan 2020
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
Phil great tour guide, highlighted variety of types from 1920s to recent. Shared some hidden gems wouldn’t found on own. Loved learning abt LA history and architecture. Don’t overlook downtown — lots to do and see
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Fantastic!
I’ve done multiple tours and I plan to do more this has been an amazing experience! I look forward to attending mor
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56ponchomp
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Online Virtual Tour
I am at the moment watching this online (Virtual Tour), this is such an amazing City of Angeles... The hosts are tr
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G2872IEsharons
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Outstanding tour
Angela went above and beyond as my tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend he
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Connector539784
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Wonderful tour of historic LA
Such great information! Our tour guide, Angela, was amazing. My kids and I all learned something new about our city
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Ghislaine-dushi
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Great tour!
We all found this a very interesting tour with Derek. He was a great guide, very enthusiastic and full of great sto
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aidansdad33
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Hollywood & Historical Downtown
We did both in the same day, the Hollywood was a little better but both were great. Phil was wonderful and very hel
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Eggfart
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Amazing tour
We had a fantastic tour with Phil as our guide. We were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour . The tour was
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Max L
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Great Tour
Booked this tour because we wanted to experience Downtown LA and hear about LAs beginnings. Sabrina was our tour
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212estherk
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Really interesting tour
We had a great time and the tour guide was amazing, informative, and a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend.
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kfd2010
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Fun walking tour
The Haunted Tales tour is a really good ghost/history tour in downtown LA. We had Derek as our guide and he was li
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ninacnester
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Spooky!
The Haunted Tales of DTLA was an extremely enjoyable experience for me and my boyfriend. Derek, our tour guide, was
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John F
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Great walking tour, highly recommended
Phil and I did this tour solo as I was his only customer that day. He's first rate - smart, personable, engaging.
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F6620FXdanielg
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Fantastic
Derek is fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable about not just the tour, but about the city of LA as well. Despite know
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Thomas S
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Enjoyed It
Derek was a great guide, and he answered all my questions. We explored quite a bit of Downtown LA, and heard a lot
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jeriray
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Great experience
So glad we did this! I'm a native Southern Californian and I learned a lot. Angela is a great tour guide, we saw so
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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