Downtown Historic District Tours

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Centered on Pershing Square, this condensed collection of city blocks 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.
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Private Helicopter Tour of Downtown Los Angeles from Long Beach

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Private Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles with a Vegan Touch

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