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  • Meet the Team: Barry Finnegan

    Tour Guide of the Month: Barry Finnegan  Barry joined LA Tour1 in 2017 and has been working as a Driving and Hiking Tour Guide. Barry is also a professional actor providing live narration to Planetarium shows at Griffith Observatory....

  • According to Andrew: K-TOWN

    Original Post by Andrew Renslow  With the Korean peninsula dominating the news recently, I think now is a great time to talk about Koreatown here in Los Angeles. Personally, “K-town” means a lot to...

  • Santa Monica Pier’s History

    Original Post by Andrew Renslow Southern California has no shortage of beautiful beaches. Possibly the most iconic beach landmark in the LA area is the Santa Monica Pier. The pier has been a popular...

5 Places Not to Miss When Visiting LA

There are many great places to see in Los Angeles, and it is true what they say, traffic is a nightmare… but if you can get past the initial shock of how far away...

La Brea Tar Pits – Going Back in Time

Original Post by Andrew Renslow If you ever find yourself on Wilshire Boulevard in the miracle mile neighborhood, without a doubt you will smell asphalt. Though there is plenty of construction in the area...

Venice Beach Canals – A History

Original Post by Andrew Renslow Venice Beach is known for its skate/surf culture, bodybuilders pumping iron at muscle beach, and the babes and bros of BAYWATCH running in slow motion near the shore; but...

Sunset Strip

The Hollywood Sign: a history

Towering above the city of Los Angeles is one of the most recognizable man-made landmarks in the world: the Hollywood sign! It’s been featured and satirized in film and popular culture for nearly a...

Meet the Team: Chris Westbrook

Chris joined LA Tour1 in September of 2017. Since then, he has been working on the Griffith Park hiking tour and our new Downtown LA Tour. Chris moved from Chicago to pursue acting after...

Our favorite LA museums

To think of Los Angeles, is to think about beaches, palm trees, and traffic. Although southern California has a lot to offer in those categories, consider opting for a cooler (literally) indoor itinerary. True...