Downtown LA's Art Deco Architecture: Private Walking TourPrivate Tour
Explore an unknown side of Los Angeles on this Art Deco architecture walking tour, and discover some of the most incredible buildings from the 1920s and 1930s that LA has to offer.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
Couples, Friends, Intellectually Curious, Seniors
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour: no transportation is included
No tickets are required.
Gratuities, food & drink are not included.
Meeting points: In front of the "Homebound Brew Haus", located to the right of the main entrance of Union Station, 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
What makes this tour special
Immerse yourself in the largely unknown architectural splendour of downtown Los Angeles, and explore some of the most incredible buildings of geometric patterns, brilliant colours, and luxurious materials that characterised Art Deco. On your private walking tour of Downtown Los Angeles, you will:
Meet your guide and learn from a full introduction to Art Deco and Beaux-Arts movement.
See spectacular buildings adorned with marble columns, and features like verticality observed in old offices that are now converted to luxury lofts.
Explore several of the city’s most beloved sites, including Union Station and the Biltmore Hotel.
See various architecture styles and features on display, from green terra cotta to Greek columns and Romanesque Revival styles.
Finish your tour at Santee Alley, where you can explore one of LA’s most well-known outdoor markets.
Be sure to get recommendations for places to eat in the area because downtown is now known for its thriving foodie scene!
When one thinks about Los Angeles, images of beaches, Beverly Hills, sunshine, and the glamourous life of the rich and the famous all come to mind, but what about downtown LA? For years, downtown was rarely seen as safe, let alone as a major travel destination. But in recent years, all of that has changed, especially as businesses and developers clean up some of the city’s recognisable highrises, which were largely built in the 1920s and 1930s in spectacular art-deco fashion.
On your private tour, you will see glimmering marble columns, an art-deco library saved from demolition, Greek temples, and buildings designed to emulate the Paris exposition of 1925. You’ll wander through the jewellery district and see one of LA’s old movie theatre companies, which still evokes the feelings of ‘Old Hollywood’. Your tour will end in Santee Alley, where your guide will take you through a bit of the market before parting with you. Your guide will be the best source of food advice for downtown, so be sure not to miss out on all the spots where you can go on a culinary adventure.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
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QWhat is your cancellation policy?
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For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
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QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
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QAm I able to book more than one tour?
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