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Historic Tour in Downtown LA: Olvera Street and Little Tokyo

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Los Angeles, United States
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2 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
Discover two historic neighborhoods in Los Angeles with this walking tour of Olvera Street and Little Tokyo. Follow a local guide to see landmarks like Union Station and the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical... More
Discover two historic neighborhoods in Los Angeles with this walking tour of Olvera Street and Little Tokyo. Follow a local guide to see landmarks like Union Station and the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical monument. Get a taste of Little Tokyo with sweet treats such as mochi and learn about local art, music, shopping, and history as you explore on foot.

Highlights

  • Maximize time in Los Angeles with a neighborhood tour
  • Join a local guide for a walk along Olvera Street
  • Engage with LA’s music, art, and contemporary culture
  • Explore the tastes and shops of Little Tokyo

What To Expect

Itinerary
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Stop At: Union Station, 800 N Alameda St Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2177

Meet your guide 10.00 am at Union Station, in front of Starbucks.

10.00
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Union Station, 800 N Alameda St Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2177

Meet your guide 10.00 am at Union Station, in front of Starbucks.

10.00 am Take a walk back in time as you explore lavish and opulent interiors of the Union Station, the major transportation hub of LA and greatest railroad
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Union Station, 800 N Alameda St Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2177

Meet your guide 10.00 am at Union Station, in front of Starbucks.

10.00 am Take a walk back in time as you explore lavish and opulent interiors of the Union Station, the major transportation hub of LA and greatest railroad passenger terminal in the Western US.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Olvera Street, Main and Alameda streets 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012

10.20 Next, head to Olverita’s village, family-owned retail store for more than 25 years catering a great variety of Mexican traditional outfits, fabulous handmade bijouterie and accessories. As you wander vivid and lively Olvera Street, listen to informative commentary from your local guide highlighting history, culture and present-day authenticity of the district. Soak up the Mexican vibes, sample delicious street tacos, enjoy looking at numerous colorful souvenir stalls and relish traditional mariachi songs.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Avila Adobe, 10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2921

10.40 Check out America Tropical Mural, huge provocative fresco designed by renowned Mexican social realist painter David Alfaro Siqueiros and take a glance at the life of early LA inhabitants in the early 20th century walking by Victorian style Sepulveda House Museum. Next, venture to outstanding Avila Adobe, the oldest residential edifice in LA.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Pico House, 430 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2827

Take a look at Pico House, once the most luxury hotel in Southern California, and Chinese American Museum, the most ancient Chinese construction in the area.

Stop At: La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes, 501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2828

11.00 From there continue to LA Plaza Park, home to world famous el Pueblo de Los Angeles historical monument. This is where Los Angeles officially was founded in 1781. Your next stop is the LA Plaza de Culturas y Artes. Take your time to amble around and explore local life in action. Do not miss prominent Old Plaza Firehouse.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Little Tokyo, Downtown Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, Los Angeles, CA

11.40 Meander down historic First Street, feast your eyes at Home is Little Tokyo Mural, an impressive wall painting depicting the vibrant history of ethnic neighborhood, and then, pop into timeless Fugetsu-Do Mochi bakery shop. You can sample delicious Japanese rice cakes mochi and manju (not included in tour) as your guide tells you stories about different epochs of this historic 114-year old confectionery store.

Pass By: James Irvine Garden, 244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3856

Stroll through kitschy Japanese Village Plaza and don’t forget to add your wish written in colorful slip of paper to the stunning “Wishing Tree”. Have a look at Koyasan Buddhist Temple. Take a selfie with Public Art "Oomo Cube".

Stop At: Little Tokyo, Downtown Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, Los Angeles, CA

11.20 Your tour will continue in Little Tokyo, eclectic Japanese neighborhood thronged with delightful traditional restaurants, bakeries, cafes and quirky shops where you’ll find everything from authentic clothing and decorations to unique gifts and collectibles to Japanese video games and anime.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Go For Broke NEC, 355 E 1st St #200, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3901

12.00 Your tour will finish at the plaza near Go for Broke Monument and Japanese American National Museum which you can explore on your own after the tour.
*Timing and the itinerary are subject to change.

Pass By: Japanese American National Museum, 369 E 1st St Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3901

You can explore the museum after the tour, at your own comfortable pace

What's Included

All taxes
Friendly local guide
Multiple start times available
Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
Iconic places for photo shoot
Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
Gratuities
Snacks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Return Details

100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour may be modified to meet your preferences (on demand)
  • Walking tour with a local guide
  • Please indicate prefer start time
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour may be modified to meet your preferences (on demand)
  • Walking tour with a local guide
  • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking (depends on availability)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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