View of downtown Los Angeles skyline.

Walking Tour | Monthly

Modern Skyline

Saturday, October 14, 2023

10:30 a.m.

Think skyscrapers aren’t historic? Think again! After seeing how downtown L.A. has evolved over the past century, you’ll see our beloved skyline in a whole new way.
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View of downtown Los Angeles skyline.

About This Tour

L.A. may not be known for its skyscrapers, but the ones downtown pack quite a punch! L.A.’s skyline is studded with towers that tell the story of the city’s evolution, from iconic Art Deco structures to inventive Late Modern hotels to contemporary corporate design office buildings.

You’ll get up close to the public art tucked away within the plazas of these sleek high-rises, and see details that you’ve never noticed before. You’ll also step inside the ‘70s when you visit the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, one of L.A.’s most recognizable and beloved Late Modern buildings.

See below for more information about our COVID-19 safety policies. 

Registration required

Approx. 2 hrs.

Route covers about ten blocks; includes stairs and hills

Not wheelchair accessible

No pets

Strollers not recommended

Ticket Information




General Public



View of downtown Los Angeles skyline.

Upcoming Modern Skyline Tours

View of downtown Los Angeles skyline.

Details & Getting There

Key Information

The route includes steps and hills, and low light of twilight and evening will require more caution when walking.

Distance covered: About 1 mile total walking

Meeting location: We will start our tour at Maguire Gardens at the Central Library. Additional location information will be sent upon registration.

Parking: Available in nearby lots for $10 or less for the evening

Metro: Tour starts within a few blocks of the 7th/Metro Center station, serving the A,B,D, and E lines. For details, visit


Important Policies and Covid-19 Safety

  • Tour will run rain or shine.
  • The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require wearing a face mask.
  • The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require being vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • You can change your reservation date if you contact us at at least 24 hours before your original reservation date.
  • If a member of your party is in a wheelchair, please let us know in advance by emailing
  • There is no cost for caregivers accompanying people with disabilities. Please let us know in advance by emailing us at

Additional Details

For additional details, see below.

All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored Walking Tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknownincluding contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19 and any other communicable diseases, and AGREE TO RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, NOT SUE, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Los Angeles Conservancy, its principals, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, agents and other participants from any and all claims, damages (including medical expenses and attorneys’ fees), injuries and expenses arising out of, or resulting from your voluntary attendance/participation in Walking Tours, including contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19 and any other communicable diseases and any and all other injury, illness, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property. All participants expressly waive the benefits of California Civil Code 1542, which provides that: “A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.

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Major funding for the Los Angeles Conservancy’s educational programs is provided by the LaFetra Foundation and the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.