Modern Skyline Walking Tour
Modern Skyline Walking Tour
From architecture to public art to public space, Los Angeles' Central Business District is a microcosm of the growth and development of Los Angeles.
From the 1880s when Victorian mansions crowned Bunker Hill, to today when sleek skyscrapers define the downtown skyline, the built environment of the Bunker Hill area has constantly evolved, reflecting the tastes, aspirations, and economics of the city’s population.
Experience the skyscrapers, plazas, and public art that define the bustling financial district today, and discover how they relate to both the past and the future of Los Angeles, one of the great cities of the world.
Walk-ins are accepted on this tour subject to availability. Please have exact change (cash or check, no credit cards) and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tour time. Groups of 5 or more are strongly encouraged to have advance reservations. Please note that in the unlikely event the tour reaches capacity, patrons with paid reservations have priority.
If you have an informal group, like a Meet Up, and are planning on designating a tour to come to, please alert the Program Manager Annie Laskey at email@example.com or 213-430-4209, so that we can have enough docents available.
Meeting location: Tour meets in the center of Pershing Square Park. Pershing Square is a one-block park located between Olive, Hill, Fifth, and Sixth Streets at 532 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, 90013. Tours meet in the center of the park near the mini-groves of Orange trees. There is a grasy area (or seasonally, an Ice Rink) on the north end of the park, and a fountain and children's play area on the south end of the park. We meet by the walkway connecting the two ends of the park. (NOTE: If one end of the park is closed, there is typically access to the center through the Olive Street and Hill Street mid-block breezeways. If those entrances are also closed due to filming or a private event, tours will congretate at the southeast corner of the park, at the corner of 6th Street and Hill Street).
Parking: $7 all day on weekends in the underground Pershing Square Garage, located at Olive Street and 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Metro: Red Line to Pershing Square Station. Follow the signs to Pershing Square exit, then cross the street to the park. For details, visit metro.net.
- Tour will run rain or shine
- No refunds. You can change your reservation date if you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before your original reservation date.
- No pets.
- This tour not recommended for young children.
- Strollers not recommended.
- If a member of your party is in a wheelchair, please let us know in advance by emailing email@example.com.
All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored Walking Tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknown, 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.