Downtown Los Angeles day tour

Los Angeles Day Tour: History & Heritage in DTLA

Discover the cultural, historical and architectural heart of the city, Downtown Los Angeles. Get to know DTLA, starting with the museums, Grand Central Market, the Arts District, and end in the oldest part of the city, El Pueblo. Customize your tour for a special evening with a L.A. resident who will prepare and host a dinner and welcome you in his/her home. An incredible way to finish the day.

Why you will love this tour

Tour duration

Approx. 6-10 hours

Group size

4 - 12 travelers

Start/End

10 am to 4 or 8 pm

Departure dates

Every Saturday

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Highlights

  • See modern epic murals and historic places you may have spotted in films, such as the Angel’s Flight Railway and the Bradbury Building.

  • Explore Grand Central Market and walk along the dozens of rows of local vendors of produce, spices, and delicious prepared food.

  • Step back in time and get to know the history of Los Angeles in El Pueblo, the location of storied Olvera Street, and Union Station, location of the 2021 Oscars.

  • Optional: An Angeleno will welcome you for dinner at their home. End your day like you’ve always belonged in LA.

Itinerary of your Los Angeles Day Tour

Your day will start in front of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels at 10 am. Then step into the Angel’s Flight Railway, a funicular which will bring you down into the Historic Core. You’ll visit the Bradbury Building, featured in the film Blade Runner. Your guide will show you some of the notable historic architecture of Downtown LA before giving some free time to eat lunch (not included) at Grand Central Market. You could try fresh oysters at the Oyster Gourmet stand, pupusas made from special family recipes at Sarita’s Pupuseria, or vegan ramen at Ramen Hood.

 

Your tour continues through the Arts District, where you’ll see giant murals and small, whimsical bits of street art. Get a glimpse of underground L.A when you see the tunnels illicit bargoers secretly used during Prohibition before arriving at the historic heart of the city, El Pueblo.

 

If you choose the dinner option, you will be transferred to a local host's home. The timing and location will be confirmed 15 days before departure.

Package information

What is included

  • Guide services for 6 or 10 hours depending on option selected

  • One-way ticket on Angels Flight Railway

  • If dinner option is selected: transfers and dinner prepared by locals

Not included

  • Insurance

  • Transfers or transportation other than those provided with the included visits

  • Services of a guide other than the ones listed

  • Tips for the drivers and guide

  • Personal expenses

  • Beverages and meals other than the ones indicated in the program

  • Any other visits, excursions, or entrance fees

From $59.00 per person

Travel with Teebsi

This Los Angeles tour supports and provides exposure to local businesses and local nonprofits.

During your tour, the guide will highlight different shops and stores that have a positive impact on the community. During your lunch break in Grand Central Market, you will have the opportunity to talk with local vendors and try local products.

 

If you choose to add the dinner option, you will contribute to supporting a local L.A. resident who will welcome you and make you feel at home for an evening.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund if cancellation is received eight days prior to departure date. If you must cancel your reservation between seven days of departure and the departure date, no refund will be provided. To cancel your trip, contact us by email or via the ''contact us'' section of the website.

The tour requires a minimum number of people. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Please refer to the full terms & conditions

Who is Teebsi

Teebsi creates mindful US Tours and Vacation Packages for conscious travelers, that provide a unique travel experience and positively impact local communities.

Our tours focus on conscious travel, meaningful moments with the local communities, and travel experiences that you won't find anywhere else. As part of our commitment for the local communities we travel to, we donate 1% of our sales to local nonprofits who work for the well-being of their community.

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