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.
Red Line ToursRed Line Tours is the biggest commercial walking tour company in Los Angeles. They offer the Behind the Scenes Tour of Hollywood and a couple different tours of Downtown LA. In Hollywood, they share a space with Starline Tours at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. In Downtown Los Angeles, they are located in the atrium of the Bradbury Building. Tours average 75 to 90 minutes. Red Line Tours use the Live Audio system so participants can listen to the guide using a headset so you can hear over street noise. Red Line Tours are included in the Walk of Fame CityPass and the Go Los Angeles Card.
Hollywood Blvd every Saturday morning at 9 am. Tours are limited to 10 participants. Reservations are required.
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.
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.