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Los Angeles Beginnings Walking Tour provided by Downtown LA Walking Tours

Los Angeles Beginnings Walking Tour

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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.
You'll start at
800 N Alameda St
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USAWe meet at the Information booth next to Cafe Crepe within 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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    Union Station
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Olvera Street
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Our Lady Queen of Angels
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Hall of Justice
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    Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Grand Park
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    The Broad
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by Colburn School
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    The Museum of Contemporary Art
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 9
    Angels Flight Railway
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
351 S Hill St
351 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USANote: 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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  • 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
Important Information
Departure Point
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
Return Details
351 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Metro Rail fare if returning to the starting point.
  • Entry/Admission - The Broad
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Entry/Admission - Angels Flight Railway
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour ends 1.5 miles from the starting point. Metro rail is available to take you back (fare not included).
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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maggsP wrote a review Apr 2020
Azusa, California1 contribution
I am at the moment watching this online (Virtual Tour), this is such an amazing City of Angeles... The hosts are truly giving extensive 411 about each tour. Thank you for allowing us to see this online, I am not able to be outside much (due to heat exposure)... I hope to be able
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Date of experience: April 2020
Sharon S wrote a review Mar 2020
Austin, Texas1 contribution
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Connector539784 wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
Such great information! Our tour guide, Angela, was amazing. My kids and I all learned something new about our city!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Esther K wrote a review Dec 2019
Brooklyn, New York, United States2 contributions
We had a great time and the tour guide was amazing, informative, and a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: December 2019
jeriray wrote a review Nov 2019
Claremont, California23 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Beautiful Architecture!
Loved this tour! Phil was a great guide. He gave us much more than just the intricate design features of the buildi
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Great downtown LA tour
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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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Beautiful architecture and rich history
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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
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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Fun walking tour
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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
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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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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