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Downtown LA Food and Culture Tour

Discover about the city's history, architecture and more as you eat your way through DTLA

$39 per adult

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$39 per adult

$39 per adult

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  • Local Experts
    Personal stories and insider travel recommendations
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of positive reviews with an average rating of 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Check out any major American city's best-preserved "historic core."
  • Eat like a king at the Grand Central Market and Spring Arcade Building.
  • Travel in style on one of the country's few surviving funiculars, Angels Flight.
  • The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Museum Row, and the US Bank Tower all have the stunning architecture to see while you're here.
  • Learn about LA's development from a tiny Spanish village through the Wild West to Hollywood.
  • Photo opportunities abound at the Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibits and The Last Bookstore's book display.

Itinerary

  • The Spring Arcade Building

    A food hall in a historic 1920s building

  • The Last Bookstore

    A renowned Los Angeles bookstore built in an abandoned bank

  • Bradbury Building

    The atrium is known for its skylights and beautiful ironwork stairwells and elevators.

  • Grand Central Market

    Since 1917, we’ve been bringing LA’s different cuisines and cultures together.

  • Angels Flight

    Take a quick journey up this well-known funicular.

  • Museum of Contemporary Art

    Witness outdoor art such as the massive Airplane Parts sculpture.

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall

    An architectural wonder that was built from the ground up.

  • The Music Center

    The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum, and Ahmanson Theatre make up one of the major performing arts facilities in the United States.

  • Grand Park

    An interactive fountain, moving furniture, and a café are among the features.

  • City Hall

    On weekdays, the free observation deck, made famous on Dragnet, is also a terrific place to visit.

Your guide. Your group. Your time.

This tour may be booked exclusively for your group, starting from $250.

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Lunch

There are two places where you may purchase food. We advise that each individual bring $20-25 in cash.

Accessibility

Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome on this tour.

Tour Ending Point

The last stop is the Civic Center. If necessary, your guide may assist you in purchasing a metro ticket to return to where we began.

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 bit different from others. While other tours charge more and provide everyone the same thing, we charge less and encourage that everyone brings an extra $20-$25 to purchase meals during the trip. This saves you money and allows you to choose what you want to try. If your tour guide recommends chorizo tacos or vegan ramen, but you prefer currywurst or a wood-fired pizza, go for it. Want to divide the cost with your traveling companions? That also works. You’ll have plenty of options between our two food hall stops.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

Both of our culinary destinations provide a wide variety of eating options, so there is undoubtedly something for everyone. It’s important to tell your tour guide about any food allergies or dietary preferences, so they can assist you in choosing a suitable place to eat.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We are aware that plans might change. You may easily change your tour up to 24 hours before departure. We provide a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start of your tour. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

When should I get there?

Prepare to arrive 15 minutes early. The trip begins immediately, and if you come late, you may not be able to catch up.

What if it rains?

Our tours go on rain or shine, so please check the weather forecast before you go. If we have to cancel due to severe weather conditions, we will give you the option to reschedule or get a full refund.

What about gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated, but they are never expected. They’re an excellent way to express your gratitude and tell your guide that they did a fantastic job.