Photo by Douglas Hill

Modern by Moonlight Walking Tour

Modern by Moonlight Walking Tour

E.g., Sun 7/5/15
E.g., Sun 7/5/15
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:00pm Register
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00pm Register
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 7:00pm Register
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 7:00pm Register
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:00pm Register
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:00pm Register

By day, the glass and steel towers of the business district exude corporate power. Yet by night, glowing windows, evocative lighting, and reflective skins transform these Modern monoliths into a beautiful and mysterious landcape.

This special walking tour takes an evening stroll among the architecture, public art, and plazas of downtown's Bunker Hill area. It ends at the Bona Vista Lounge at the top of the futuristic Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, for no-host cocktails, dining, and spectacular nighttime views. 

Note: If the blue Register button does not appear next to the date, that date has sold out.

This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Please note that while our regular Modern Skyline tour is wheelchair accessible, Modern By Moonlight is not.

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: Provided with reservation confirmation

Parking: Available in nearby lots for $8 or less for the evening

Metro: Tour starts within a few blocks of the 7th/Metro Center station, serving the Red, Purple, Blue, and Expo lines. For details, visit

Featured Location(s)

Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

U.S. Bank Tower

This 1989 office tower, currently the tallest office building west of Chicago, embodies the variety and vitality of corporate design in the late twentieth century.
Photo by Michael Locke

Wells Fargo Center

A twist on the Corporate International "glass box" design, the towers, completed in 1983, have parallelogram-shaped bases with sharp angles soaring into the sky while trees, fountains, and rough-hewn granite give the atrium a park-like atmosphere.
Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites

One of the best-known buildings in Los Angeles and renowned for its futuristic appearance, the 1976 Bonaventure Hotel is famous as a Postmodern icon, isolated from the larger metropolis and operating by its own strange spatial rules.
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Bunker Hill Steps

The ties between downtown L.A. and its Bunker Hill origins have been tenuous at best. The Bunker Hill Steps, built in 1989, aimed to remedy that.