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Los Angeles: Downtown Food Tour

1. Los Angeles: Downtown Food Tour

Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Downtown LA on a food tour of Los Angeles! Your expert tour guide will lead you on a walking adventure through this extraordinary city, sharing stories of early settlers, Hollywood’s heyday, and the transformation of LA’s culture and food scene. On your food tour you will enjoy tastes from unique LA eateries, including the best bakeries, authentic ethnic eateries and renowned establishments creating a buzz in the foodie universe. Along the way your tour guide will introduce you to the city’s unique history, evolving food culture and fascinating architecture. At the end of your tour, with your newfound knowledge of LA’s best hidden gems, you’ll feel like a true "Angeleno"! Your flavorful food tour will visit: • The Pitchoun Bakery (an authentic French boulangerie in the heart of Downtown LA) • The Horse Thief BBQ (succulent Texas-style barbecue in the historic Grand Central Market) • Berlin Currywurst (a taste of Germany’s favorite street food with an LA twist) • DTLA Cheese (artisanal cheeses with a fun, modern vibe) • Madcapra Falafel (locally sourced produce and a unique take on falafel) • Guisados (slow-cooked braised meat tacos; some of the best in LA) • The Nickel Diner (Home of the maple bacon doughnut; serving up old-school comfort classics)  • the Bottega Louie (a grand restaurant, bakery and gourmet market located in the historic Brockman building) Behind every great food establishment in this city there is an equally great story of history, tradition and even innovation. On this food tour of LA you’ll discover these amazing stories while tasting what has made these eateries so prized among the locals.

LA: Santa Monica & Venice Beach Bike Adventure

2. LA: Santa Monica & Venice Beach Bike Adventure

Discover what makes Santa Monica and Venice Beach such alluring beach destinations by going on a bike ride led by a tour guide. Begin your tour in Santa Monica and start pedaling your way along the iconic Santa Monica beach bike path. Get the chance to see Santa Monica Pier and Palisades Park. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Californian coast. Make your way towards Venice Beach, most recognized as the birthplace of skateboarding. See the famous Venice Canals, the boardwalk, and Muscle Beach. Take in the architecture, sculptures, and West Coast graffiti walls that have become a source of expression for world-renowned street artists. Visit hidden treasures often missed and overlooked as your tour guide provides insightful information about the culture, communities, and history of the area.

Los Angeles: Speakeasy Bar Hopping Tour with Drink

3. Los Angeles: Speakeasy Bar Hopping Tour with Drink

Get ready for a wild and fun night filled with hidden entrances, entertaining music, and exotic cocktails on a speakeasy bar tour in Hollywood. Follow your local guide who will bring you to three of the best speakeasies in Los Angeles, discovering hidden gems along the way. Start the night at a swanky 1920s Hollywood style bar with sophisticated cocktails. Sip on your drink amid decor recalling the old era of Hollywood, feeling as glamorous as the stars. Walk to your second bar, an underground cocktail den where you can play circus carnival games while sipping on a delicious concoction. Choose to have your future read by the bar's tarot card reader. From there, head to your final speakeasy that has the best Latin dancing, spectacular cocktails, live music, and burlesque shows. You will feel like you have been transported to Havana, Cuba. Stay at your final bar as long as you like, and don't be shy to ask your guide for advice on where to go next if you feel like celebrating into the night.

Best of Los Angeles Day Tour with German-Speaking Guide

4. Best of Los Angeles Day Tour with German-Speaking Guide

On this 12-hour tour you’ll take in the highlights of Los Angeles. Your day begins with a hotel pick-up between 07:00 and 09:00, when you’ll set off with your German-speaking guide to visit some of the city’s most iconic sites. Start out in Beverly Hills and marvel at some of the multi-million-dollar homes of the rich and famous. Celebrities, movie stars, and wealthy business tycoons call this area home. Keep on the lookout for your favorite stars! Head to Rodeo Drive, one of the world‘s most exclusive shopping boulevards. Gaze in awe at the designer boutiques and glamorous stores. Next, Hollywood is calling. Visit the Walk of Fame and try to find your favorite actors from the 2,500-odd stars along the sidewalk. See the Dolby Theater (formerly the Kodak Theater), the Chinese Theater, the Roosevelt Hotel, Mulholland Drive, and the Hollywood Bowl overlook. Continue the tour from Sunset Strip to world-famous Venice Beach, finishing up at Santa Monica Pier and the quaint Venice Canal Historic District. Depending on timing and traffic, you may have time for a stop at Century City or Santa Monica Place for a lunch break or a bit of shopping.

Downtown Los Angeles Private Food Tour

5. Downtown Los Angeles Private Food Tour

Explore the heart of historic downtown LA by eating your way through several cultures and centuries, in a city that has been called ‘500 miles wide and 1 mile deep.’ Begin at historic Union Station, where your guide will tell you not only stories of how it was built, but also the films in which it has starred. Over your walking tour of downtown, you will ride on the famous funicular, enjoy three different food stops, where your guide will help you try the authentic and best on offer, while also catering to your taste. Your tour finishes in Grand Central Market, where you are welcome to stay and tap into the craft cocktail and beer scene, amongst the locals who frequent the market throughout the day.

Los Angeles: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Guided Tour

6. Los Angeles: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Guided Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel, then set off into the bustling streets of Los Angeles. The entire tour is customized to suit your preferences, and your guide is handpicked according to your interests. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Avoid the crowds of tourists and follow your guide to some of the city’s best kept secrets, hidden gems, and places only the locals know about. Highlights of the tour include an abandoned zoo, frequented by street artists and ghosts, and an off-the-beaten-path bookshop, seemingly built by fairies. Along the way, learn about local life and culture from your guide, and receive tips to enhance your stay in the City of Angels.

Los Angeles: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

7. Los Angeles: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

Begin by taking in the fresh ocean breeze on the pier. If you're feeling saucy the first local favorite will certainly satisfy your taste buds. Next your guide will show you the famous canals all the while pointing out stunning street art, both on the main roads and weaving through the city neighborhoods. Now its time for some seafood indulging in Tuna poke. Visit Muscle Beach for street artists and performers, graffiti and more. Spend time admiring a vibe unique to the Venice Beach boardwalk and be sure to take a picture under the sign. Next eat as the Italians do. Enjoy a crostini in a historic building. Abbot Kinney's "Venice Of America" is a fun place to eat al fresco. Then enjoy donuts or churros at the neighborhood café. It's Taco Tuesday everyday at your next stop. Finally wind up on the street named for the man responsible for creating this amazing city and have a secret bite.

Los Angeles: Silver Lake Private Walking Tour

8. Los Angeles: Silver Lake Private Walking Tour

Explore a vibrant and stylish area of Los Angeles with a walking tour of Silver Lake. Meet your guide at the Silver Lake Recreation Center and get ready to discover a unique part of Los Angeles. Discover this neighborhood's colorful staircases decorated by local artisans. Enjoy the splashes of color you work your way up the rainbow-colored steps. Take in the eclectic mix of new and old as Silver Lake's staircases showcase the neighborhood's revival. Take plenty of photo opportunities and get some amazing pictures. Stop at a local coffee shop for a snack and a coffee along the way and enjoy the atmosphere of this unique area.

San Pedro: Guided Family Walking Tour

9. San Pedro: Guided Family Walking Tour

Take a walking tour around San Pedro, Los Angeles, with a professional local guide. Stroll around the city center, see the most famous cultural and architectural sites, and learn their history. Enjoy a tour with a comfortable pace suitable for the whole family. Let your guide show you around the city and fill you in on insider stories and local legends. Learn about the traditions behind the Carnaval festival, how the town was inspiration for the hit Madonna song, “La Isla Bonita,” and much more.

Los Angeles: Private Walking Tour of Venice Beach

10. Los Angeles: Private Walking Tour of Venice Beach

Experience the melting pot of old, new, classic, and modern, mixed together to make up the iconic Venice Beach, and get a local's insight into one of America's most famous beach neighborhoods. Meet your guide at Menotti's Coffee Stop, a classic coffee shop with an old-school vibe, and start your private tour. Experience the laid-back beach culture of Venice Beach and explore the quiet streets along the Venice Canals. As you stroll, your local guide will tell you interesting stories and facts about the neighborhood. Make a turn and immerse yourself in the bustle of the Venice Beach Boardwalk, with its eclectic mix of surf shops, galleries, and eateries. Explore Venice's lively main street that Abbot Kinney once dubbed "The Coolest Block in America." Finish the tour at Salt & Straw, a fabulous ice cream shop known for its unique gourmet flavors.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

This tour was a lot of fun! Our tour guide Chad was sporty, funny and above all pleasant. He was very good at explaining the highlights and details. The day before our tour it had rained very hard which made it more difficult to cycle. Despite this, Chad managed to lead the tour on better roads. We would do this tour all over again. Thank you Chad for this great experience!!!

My husband and I were only in the area for a day so wanted to see everything and I felt like we did. Sean was our guide and we was wonderful! So knowledgeable and made sure we were ok. Gave us all good information and stops along the tour. We had a great time!

This was a fun walking experience where we got to try delicious food from the area and get to learn about it as well. I enjoyed learning facts about the area and about the food we tried.

Chad was great and funny!! Definitely got some cardio in during our trip it was worth it!

Great place with chad being an amazing tour guide for us