It is said that nobody walks in LA, but it really is the best way to get a closer look at the city's distinct attractions and neighborhoods. From Venice Beach to Pasadena, there are local enthusiasts ready to introduce you to LA and its environs on foot, or you can download a walking tour map and explore on your own.
offers 3 1/2 hour walking tours of historic Hollywood Blvd
every Saturday morning at 9 am. Tours are limited to 10 participants. Reservations are required.
The Los Angeles Conservancy
offers a variety of historic and architectural tours, predominantly in Downtown Los Angeles
. They have well-trained docents who lead the 2 1/2 hour tours, most of which depart Saturday mornings at 10 am. Some are offered weekly, others monthly. Tours meet in the center of Pershing Square at 9:50 am. Tickets can be purchased online with a credit card or on site with cash. You can also download Downtown
walking tour maps and a tour podcast from their website.
The Santa Monica Conservancy's 2-hour docent-led walking tours depart at 10 am Saturday mornings and cover 130 years of Santa Monica history in six city blocks. Tours depart from in front of Hostelling International, 1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica. Reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased online. Gift certificates are available. Group tours can be arranged by appointment.
A self-guided walking tour map is also available for purchase at the Visitors Center, 1920 Main Street and the Hostelling International Travel Store, 1434 Second Street.
Venice Beach Walking Tours
offers private 2 to 3-hour walking tours of Venice Beach, CA.
Off 'N Running Tours
takes runners and fitness walkers on guided tours of Beverly Hills
and Santa Monica. The Running from the Paparazzi Tour covers 4 miles through Beverly Hills. The Marvelous Mansions Tour takes in 4.3 miles including a stop at the Greystone Mansion. Stars of the Silver Screen is a Movie Stars' homes tour on foot. The Pacific Pleasures Tour takes runners through Santa Monica's attractions. Book Now
Take a strenuous, guided, hour-long hike up Mt. Lee to the famous Hollywood Sign from a meeting place at the foot of the hills. Book Now
Urban Shopping Adventures
will introduce you to LA's hottest shopping districts with the inside scoop on where to find just what you're looking for, from custom concierge adventures to group tours with coach pickup.
A walking and tasting tour of the LA neighborhoods of East LA and Boyle Heights, connected with a ride on the Metro Gold Line. The tour starts in Downtown LA at Homegirl Cafe then heads east, exploring a tortilla factory, a tamale kitchen and a three-story Mexican market. Book Now
This tour isn't exactly sightseeing in the traditional sense, but you get picked up at your hotel and taken on a guided hike in Will Rogers State Part in the Santa Monica Mountains, so you get to see a completely different side of Los Angeles. Book Now