From where it all began to the rejuvenation of Downtown L.A
This tour is an essential part of any stay in LA, and one which shows another side to the City of Angels. The historic Downtown area of Los Angeles reflects the cosmopolitan atmosphere that cuts right through the city via its several sub-neighborhoods: The Historic Core, Financial District, The Performing Arts Center, Civic Center, we take a walk through it all. To finish this half-day tour on a high note, we plunge you straight into the heart of Little Tokyo – a center for Japanese immigrants to the USA. You’re guaranteed to be transported to the Far-East!
First stop! Broadway and the Beginning of Cinema
The famous avenue has been the home to secret screenings of the most renowned films in cinematic history. It has more than ten cinemas displaying spectacular art deco or Beaux-Arts architecture. Classified as a heritage site since 1917, the Grand Central Market is buzzing with activity and its many vendors mirror the city’s cultural diversity.
Second stop! The Architecture of Downtown LA
Up until the early 2000s, the historic heart of the City of Angels and its main business district was on a downward trajectory as companies left the area. Over the last 15 years, the neighborhood and its remarkable architecture has become home to world-renowned museums and sold-out shows. From the Broad Museum to Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, we explore these masterpieces of modern architecture.
Last stop! Change of Scenery in Little Tokyo
The heart of Japanese culture spread over four blocks. Wander through the Japanese Village Plaza with its sushi restaurants and manga shops. You’re guaranteed to be transported to the Far-East!
Ideally we recommend half a day for this tour but we’re happy to personalize it for the time you wish to dedicate to this neighborhood.
This tour is available all year round.
This tour is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users.
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