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Downtown LA Architecture

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Downtown LA Walking Tours

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, California, United States

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $15 USD per trip
  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Avg Distance

    1.5 miles

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily at 4:00 pm

  • Starting Location

    523 S. Olive Street

  • Price Includes

    2 hour walking tour with local guide.

  • Notes

    $15 for adults, free for children 12 and under.


  • VIsit the Wilshire Grand and see the construction site of LA's next tallest tower.
  • View the interior of the magnificent Fine Arts Building on 7th Street, the most architecturally beautiful street in Los Angeles.
  • Walk by the Millennium Biltmore Hotel and learn about its 90 year history.
  • Visit the LA Central Library, one of the most important Los Angeles landmarks.
  • Walk by the U.S. Bank Tower, the most recognizable building in Los Angeles.


Trip Info

Starting with Beaux Arts, Italian Renassiance and transitioning to Art Deco, you will view the architectural history of Los Angeles by walking the Financial District, Historic Core and Broadway Theater District of the City Center!

This walking tour kicks off with a visit to the Wilshire Grand, a 1,100 ft skyscraper currently under construction. Located in the Financial District, this building will not only be the tallest building in Los Angeles, but the tallest building west of the Mississippi River as well! This tower is being built with the plan of reviving the Wilshire Grand’s image as an icon of Los Angeles and revitalizing the Figueroa Street corridor.

Next up on the walking tour is the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Countless celebrities have stayed here throughout the years, including presidents, over the 90 years it has been open. This is about as upscale as hotels get! As it is just steps away from the L.A. Live entertainment complex, it won’t be a far walk to check out. You will be blown away by its elegance. Keep your eyes peeled for some celebrities walking through the doors!

It’s time to check out a different side of Los Angeles! We will walk to the Los Angeles Public Library. It is one of the largest publicly funded libraries in the world. Built in 1926, it has been a staple among Los Angeles landmarks for decades. Over the years, it has won several awards for its cultural, educational, and social contributions to society.

The last stop on this walking tour is the U.S. Bank Tower, a massive skyscraper, which at 1,018 feet, will soon be surpassed in height by the Wilshire Grand Tower. Standing 73 stories tall, it is easily the most recognizable building in Los Angeles.

We look forward to guiding you!

Let Downtown LA Walking Tours help you plan your next memorable experience.

Downtown LA Walking Tours

Providing guided tours of Downtown Los Angeles for tourists and locals who want to explore one of the world's greatest cities! Tours are at 11:00 am, 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm. We walk the City, go inside world-class monuments, learn the history and experience the architecture of the City of Angels!

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