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Downtown LA Food and Culture Tour

History, architecture, and more as you eat your way through DTLA
  • When 1 PM daily
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Meeting Point Outside of Spring Arcade Building, 541 S. Spring Street

$35 per adult

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$35 per adult

$35 per adult

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Visit the best-preserved "historic core" of any major American city.
  • Explore world-class food halls at the Spring Arcade Building and Grand Central Market.
  • Ride Angels Flight, a funicular that’s one of the last operating trolley cars in the country.
  • Admire the impressive architecture at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Museum Row, and the US Bank Tower.
  • Learn about LA’s growth from a tiny pueblo in the Spanish Empire to the Wild West to Hollywood.
  • Grab photo ops at Museum of Contemporary Art installations and the book window inside The Last Bookstore.

Itinerary

  • The Spring Arcade Building

    A food hall in a historic 1920s building

  • The Last Bookstore

    An iconic LA bookshop housed in an abandoned bank

  • Bradbury Building

    Known for its skylit atrium and ornate ironwork stairs and elevators

  • Grand Central Market

    Bringing the diverse cuisines and cultures of LA together since 1917

  • Angels Flight

    A short ride up this famous funicular

  • Museum of Contemporary Art

    Where we’ll see outdoor art like the giant Airplane Parts sculpture

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall

    An architectural marvel designed from the inside out

  • The Music Center

    One of the largest performing arts centers in the U.S. including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum, and Ahmanson Theatre

  • Grand Park

    Including an interactive fountain, movable furniture, and a cafe

  • City Hall

    Made famous on Dragnet but also great for a visit to the free observation deck on weekdays

Make this tour private

Book this tour for just your group, starting from $250.

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Plan your trip

Lunch

We have two stops where you can buy food. We recommend bringing $20-25 per person.

Accessibility

This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

Tour ending point

The tour ends at the Civic Center. If you need, your guide can help you purchase a metro ticket back to where we started.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Reviews

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Great Tour
Loved the tour. Paul our guide was very knowledgeable. We moved at a good pace and no question went unanswered. LA has a lot to offer and this tour will show you.

— Bobby

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LA Walking Tour
What a great tour! Our guide, Chris, was fantastic! He was very personable and knowledgeable. We are from the LA area but haven't really explored downtown LA that much. This tour covered a good amount of things; The Last Bookstore (we're going to go back!), Angel's Flight (short, but worth it), Grand Central Market (we have to go back! so much to see and eat), the Broad, Disney Concert Hall, Olvera Street, Union Station and much more. It is a great way to discover LA. We finished the day by walking over to Little Jewel of New Orleans for dinner. It was fantastic!

— Tony

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Very informative and fun walk through DTLA
As a resident of LA County I like learning more about where I live. This tour fit the bill! Chris, our tour guide, walked us all around DTLA, telling us about various buildings, famous residents, historical tidbits, and various and assorted information about lots of things we came across. Made me realize how much I didn't know about my own city! He had a fairly encyclopedic knowledge of things we asked about that weren't even on the tour! We really enjoyed our walk and plan to do another one from this company sometime in the future.

— Anita

Meeting Point

Outside of Spring Arcade Building, 541 S. Spring Street

FAQs

How does lunch work?

Our food tour is a little different. While other tours charge more and give everyone the same thing, we charge less and recommend everyone bring an additional $20-$25 to buy food throughout the tour. This saves you money and gives you control over what you try. If your guide suggests chorizo tacos or vegan ramen and you want currywurst or a wood-fired pizza, go for it. Want to split with your family that’s traveling with you? That works, too. Between our two food hall stops, you’ll have lots of selection.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

Both of our foodie stops have a wide range of dining options, so there truly is something for everyone. Let your guide know if you have certain dietary restrictions, and they can help guide you to the right place to eat.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. We also offer rescheduling to another date the tour is running at no extra cost if you’re unable to make this tour. Please keep in mind there are no refunds available if you have already rescheduled your tour.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.

What about gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.

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