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Historic Core Tours and Activities

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Historic Core
Centered on Pershing Square, downtown LA's Historic Core is a condensed collection of city blocks that once comprised the most glamorous commercial area in Los Angeles; after a decade’s worth of rejuvenation efforts, it has once again become a desirable destination. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it encompasses the Broadway Theater District, the Old Spring Street Financial District and Bunker Hill.

Crowned by the gilded Art Deco splendor of the Biltmore Hotel, buildings like the Los Angeles Central Library (a columnar fusion of Art Deco and ancient Egypt), Grand Central Market (the oldest food market in the city); and the Bradbury Building (built in 1893 and famed for its Victorian interior) make this one of the most architecturally significant swaths of L.A. Also home to Angels Flight, a funicular billed as the world’s shortest railway, elegant MacGuire Gardens and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), you could spend half a day or more exploring the core of downtown.

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Every Saturday at 10 a.m., docents from the Los Angeles Conservancy lead 2 ½-hour tours of the district ($10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under), meeting in the middle of Pershing Square.
Address: Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

Grand City Tour of Los Angeles

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Get an in-depth introduction to Los Angeles on this grand city tour. Ideal for first-time visitors and those with limited time, the tours start in downtown Los Angeles then continues to Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, and Beverly Hills.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.50
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Shared 4 Hours LA Afternoon Tour With Hollywood Sign and Star Homes

Shared 4 Hours LA Afternoon Tour With Hollywood Sign and Star Homes

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Take a star-studded sightseeing trip through Los Angeles during this afternoon excursion. Discover the rich history of downtown Los Angeles and unique cultural amenities like the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall. Rub shoulders with the stars during a visit to Hollywood, stopping by the TCL Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get stunning views of the city from Griffith Observatory, including a great view of the famous Hollywood sign. A guide and round-trip hotel transport are also covered.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Citadel Outlets Day Trip from Los Angeles with Optional LAX Drop-Off

Citadel Outlets Day Trip from Los Angeles with Optional LAX Drop-Off

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Shop until you drop at Los Angeles’ Citadel Outlet, a collection of high-end retail shops offering steep discounts on your favorite brands, with this convenient transport option and discount package. Get picked up at your Los Angeles hotel before spending the day hunting for bargains on designer brands like Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Michael Kors and H&M. When you’re ready to leave, you can either receive a convenient drop-off at LAX for your evening flight, or a trip back to your hotel. Your LA citadel trip can also be upgraded to include access to the on-site VIP lounge.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Reel to Real: Hollywood & Downtown LA Tour

Reel to Real: Hollywood & Downtown LA Tour

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First-time visitors can uncover the history and culture of Los Angeles on this walking tour through two must-see neighborhoods: Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. Learn about the beginnings of the movie business, see famed Tinseltown sights, and spot the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the TCL Chinese Theater. Then you're whisked via metro to enjoy the art nouveau elegance of LA's bustling downtown before breaking for lunch—at your own expense—at one of the city's foodie hubs, Grand Central Market.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Express Los Angeles

Express Los Angeles

Gold Palm is a boutique travel club here to make your next City of Angels experience authentic and memorable. We offer unforgettable, custom tours in a classic 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible in “museum condition.” Your private tour guide and driver will take you on an enchanting joyride through some of the city’s most mysterious and charming neighborhoods and landmarks. Add ons, such as a personal photographer, private aperitivo overlooking the ocean and more are available and will make your tour feel even more personal. Turn your sightseeing plans into an experience and live like a local.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private City Tour of the Los Angeles Area

Private City Tour of the Los Angeles Area

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Private tour with up to 6 passengers in your own private mini van. Our recommended route is : Downtown LA, The Music Center of Los Angeles, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood, Movie Stare Homes, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Lunch at the world famous original Farmers Market, Korea town, Los Angeles, The Staples arena. 4.5 Hours Option to fully customize where you go & what you see • Expert guide can develop an itinerary of sites for you • Chance to explore iconic Los Angeles & Hollywood landmarks • Fun & worry free experience to be had with private group
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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LA in A Day

LA in A Day

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Get a sense for all that the City of Angels has to offer during this Los Angeles city tour by coach. Join a knowledgeable guide, who provides insightful narration during your ride, as you visit iconic attractions like the Hollywood Sign and Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Bowl, the TCL Chinese Theatre, Rodeo Drive, La Brea Tar Pits, DTLA and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Have one hour for a shopping break at the city’s famous Grove shopping mall and Farmers Market. This Los Angeles sightseeing tour also includes morning and afternoon departure options.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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The Los Angeles Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Hollywood Attractions

The Los Angeles Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Hollywood Attractions

See the top attractions in Los Angeles with a sightseeing pass that saves you time and money during your trip to southern California. The pass covers admission for your choice of three, four, or five attractions out of more than 20 options, and it remains valid for 30 consecutive days. The pass is delivered instantly after purchase, and comes with a guidebook to attractions that provides you with essential information.
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  • 30 days
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