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Downtown LA - Beginnings

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, California, United States

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $19 USD per trip
  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Avg Distance

    1.5 miles

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    11:00 a.m. daily

  • Starting Location

    L.A. Union Station (800 N. Alameda Street 90012)

  • Price Includes

    2 hour walking tour with local guide

  • Notes

    $19 for adults, free for children 12 and under


  • Explore Union Station, “America’s last great rail station”.
  • See El Pueblo at Olvera Street, the birthplace of Los Angeles.
  • Visit the Cathedral of our Lady of Angels, the mother church for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
  • See Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall.
  • Check out the historic funicular, Angels Flight Railway.


Trip Info

Witness the transformation of Los Angeles from a pueblo into a world-class city by seeing the monuments that helped shape L.A. and learning how the city’s history continues to transform the City of Angels into a cultural icon.

During this two-hour tour, led by a professional a knowledgeable guide, the following monuments will be visited: “America’s last great rail station” – Union Station, the birthplace of Los Angeles – El pueblo at Olvera Street, Chinatown Gateway, Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels, Grand Park with City Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Angels Flight – the shortest railway in the world, and a return trip via the LA Metro rail to Union Station (rail fare not included in tour price).

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