Zooming Ferraris and puttering jalopies, sunbathing beaches and venerated art museums, glass skyscrapers and Spanish Revival villas - Los Angeles is a city of contradictions and diversity. Sprawled along a Pacific coastline, LA is double the landmass of Chicago and 11 times the size of Paris. Within its borders, the City of Angels bustles with an innovative food scene, a revitalized downtown, ethnic culture, unique neighborhood enclaves, luxury shopping and a touch of celebrity worshipping.
The Sidewalks of Los Angeles explore the mainstream and the eccentric alike. There is culture, history, food and more to explore between the Art Deco movie houses in DTLA and the kitsch of Hollywood Boulevard, between the cocktails and farm-to-table restaurants of Santa Monica and the Asian food artisans of Sawtelle. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, you will experience a whole new perspective of La La Land through Sidewalk self-guided walks.
Unless they are heading to a movie premiere, most Angelinos steer clear of the tourist trap that is Hollywood Boulevard. Still, there is a lot of great cinematic history, architecture and fun to be had as well. Come join us on a discerning walk along the boulevard with a focus on significant gems of Old Hollywood and the renaissance of the modern day entertainment district.
I’ve gone to Disneyland more times than I can count, so believe me when I say I know my way around. This Sidewalk is for adults who have bought a 1-day hopper ticket and are looking to spend a half-day at Magic Kingdom. I'll navigate you on a route that efficiently maximizes your rides and minimizes your time spent in lines, while discovering the best places to eat. Note: We'll split the day between Magic Kingdom and California Adventure. The 2nd half will be continued in a separate Sidewalk.
It's going to be a night on the town in DTLA. Let's skip the loud, pretentious I-just-got-my-first-paycheck-let's-get-drunk crowd and see what the neighborhood has to offer. We've got a finely curated collection of five establishments lined up for you ranging from speakeasy to British pub. Shine up your dress shoes, dress for the night and find a friend to join what is guaranteed to be some fun meandering.
The stroll through the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles offers portals into the city's founding, roaring heyday, crumble into decay, and today's trendy revival. Join us as we explore architecture, street art, food, murals, design, culture and little-known vistas of the city skyline. This is the story of how Los Angeles began and where it is heading.
As LA neighborhoods price out their tenants, formerly middle class areas like Silver Lake receive an influx of thirtysomethings with comparatively deep pockets, anti-corporate ideologies and hipster demands. This is the neighborhood of inventive cocktails, alt fashion labels and artisanal handmade artifacts. Come walk through the retro-hip boutiques, bars, cafes, homes and atmosphere that make the Silver Lake neighborhood so desirable.
Walk the oldest neighborhood of Los Angeles in search of the macabre, the supernatural and the unresolved. Prepare yourself for stories of betrayal, gruesome murder, mischief and seduction. The spirits of downtown Los Angeles haunt movie palaces, offices, apartment buildings and bars. Come explore how the boom and bust of the neighborhood created an ensemble of beings that still torment from beyond the grave. Warning: not appropriate for kids.
Over the decades, Venice has been the home of architects, beatniks, hippies, gang members, weightlifters and skateboarders. Today, it is the hot destination of the boho-chic, techno-hiker and eco-hipster. The big draw of the neighborhood is the shopping district of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, what GQ calls, "the coolest block in America." Stroll with us as we explore the best of the indie men's and women's clothing boutiques, home decor curators and culinary edibles that the boulevard has to offer.
There is no denser collection of outstanding dining houses in LA than the stretch of Sawtelle Blvd between Olympic and La Grange Ave. On this 7-stop foodie tour, we explore the best of Sawtelle Japantown / Little Osaka including 25-layer katsu cutlets, Korean BBQ hot dogs, Shanghai soup dumplings, fried chicken and bread stuffing. The goal is to try a little of everything, so bring your grazing appetite and aim to share with a friend! Whether you live a block away or an ocean away, we'll guide you to the tastiest treats and hidden gems.
Join us on a dinner walk to explore the best of culinary Santa Monica. The curated stops represent the best of the neighborhood's hip restaurant scene. No reservations required on weeknights, just your appetite. We'll start with cocktails with an Asian twist and move on to sea-to-table appetizers, artisanal gastropub for mains, Mexican for dessert and a 19th-century library for a digestif to cap the night.
Artist paint, surfer wax and small business optimism bubbles up from the lofts and Craftsman bungalows of the East Village Arts District. This is the epicenter of all things hip in Long Beach: designer denim boutiques, street art, used bookshops and organic juice bars. Come on a walk of the must-see East Village Arts District. We'll start with freshly roasted coffee, check out a few of my favorite murals, visit one of SoCal's last great record shops and end at an underground whiskey bar. This is a taste of real culture in Long Beach.
For true cinephiles and Hollywood fans, this is an insider's take on the industry. Come get a taste of the business behind the screen. I should know - I'm a card-carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild. Along our walk, I'll take you to the two industry guilds, show you a few other hot spots for the film & TV industry, and share a little about what it is like to be an actor in this city. This is the Hollywood for cinephiles, media tycoons, and screen hopefuls.
The stroll through the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles offers portals into the city's founding, roaring heyday, crumble into decay, and today's trendy revival. Join us as we explore hip stores, Art Deco architecture, public spaces, and little-known vistas of the city skyline. This is the story of how Los Angeles began and where it is heading.
Stroll through Chinatown Los Angeles on a 5-stop exploration of the best eats of the neighborhood. You will discover the tastiest dim sum treats, egg custard tarts, tea and more. The goal is to try a little of everything, so bring your grazing appetite and aim to share with a friend! It's guaranteed you won't be hungry at the end!