Central Downtown LA Tour

Los Angeles, United States

Experience hosted by Damien

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Los Angeles is always changing and you’ll have a front row seat to witness that on our Central Downtown LA tour. Thought L.A. doesn’t have a downtown? It does and it’s the most dynamic and interesting part of the city. Many tourists are unaware of DTLA (as it’s known here), but Angelenos certainly know it and they’re voting with their feet, as every week hip new restaurants, bars, Apple stores, creative offices and apartment blocks open in the area. Many people don’t realize it’s also the best-preserved historic downtown of any major city in America (with some of the best architecture in the world, including many beautiful examples of the Beaux Arts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, modern and post-modern styles). Join our Central Downtown LA tour and learn about this fascinating neighborhood, where the city was born. We also stop for lunch at Grand Central Market (one of the best places in the U.S. for food, according to Bon Appetit Magazine).

* Tour starts 1pm daily, Civic Center Metro Station, Grand Park
* Children under 12 y.o. gain free entry
Other things to note
Walking distance: 2 miles - it’s an easy distance.

Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.

5% of our revenue goes to local Climate Change organization Climate Cents.
Los Angeles is always changing and you’ll have a front row seat to witness that on our Central Downtown LA tour. Thought L.A. doesn’t have a downtown? It does and it’s the most dynamic and interesting part of the city. Many tourists are unaware of DTLA (as it’s known here), but Angelenos certainly know it and they’re voting with their feet, as every week hip new restaurants, bars, Apple stores, creative offices and apartment blocks open in the ar…

Meet your host, Damien

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 3 Reviews
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I'm the founder of The Real Los Angeles Tours. What makes us different from other tour guides and operators? For one thing I travel a lot myself, often for months, and I know what I want to do when I get to a new city - I want to learn its history and experience its food and culture. I want to get a real feel for the place.

Long before Airbnb came onto the radar of many travelers, in 2013, we were the first company to offer daily tours of DTLA. We're also pioneers of the LA in a Day metro and walking tour, covering Hollywood, downtown and Santa Monica. When Airbnb held the Open LA conference to launch Experiences who did they choose to show attendees LA? Us.

I have three guides who work with me: Vicky, Silvie and Chris. We look forward to meeting you and being the highlight of your trip.

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I'm the founder of The Real Los Angeles Tours. What makes us different from other tour guides and operators? For one thing I travel a lot myself, often for months, and I know what I want to do when I get to a new city - I want to learn its history and experience its food and culture. I want to get a real feel for the place.

Long before Airbnb came onto the radar of many travelers, in 2013, we were the first company to offer daily tours of DTLA. We're also pioneers of the LA in a Day m…
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Where you'll be

Los Angeles City Hall
Music Center (inc Dorothy Chandler Pavilion)
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Broad Museum
Angels Flight (shortest railway in the world)
Grand Central Market
Pershing Square
Fine Arts Building
Wilshire Grand
And several hidden places that we know about!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Christina
March 2020
My friend and I are from New York and have never been to LA. We were a little skeptical about coming for the tour with all the news about COV-ID 19 but I am so glad that we came (we were more mindful to keep safe and use proper hygiene practices during our trip). Damien was a great host and really helped us to get a lay of the land and orient ourselves with DTLA. With Damien’s historical background, we were able to learn a lot about the history of the area in a fun and interactive way!
My friend and I are from New York and have never been to LA. We were a little skeptical about coming for the tour with all the news about COV-ID 19 but I am so glad that we came (w…
Ming
September 2019
It was an unforgettable tour to the downtown LA. We went to so many amazing places. Stuart, our tour guide, did an excellent job in explaining the historical background of these buildings and sites. He is very nice and informative. 希望以后能再次介绍朋友参加这个活动!
It was an unforgettable tour to the downtown LA. We went to so many amazing places. Stuart, our tour guide, did an excellent job in explaining the historical background of these bu…
Lucía
February 2020
Awesome experience, totally recommend it for a first time in LA.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Gratuity for guide (15-20% recommended).