Los Angeles Walking Tours

Free Tours by Foot is happy to offer free and name-your-own-price Los Angeles walking tours. On our guided tours, you choose how much the tour was worth after your tour is over, encouraging your guide to provide a memorable experience. We offer sightseeing tours of LA that will give you a fuller appreciation of this great city. 

Be sure to check out our tour calendar to see which tours are offered while you are in town.


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If a tour is not listed at the date and time, that means we are not running a tour then. Private tours are always available!

Our Los Angeles walking tours are also a great way to meet fellow travelers and make new friends. Our guests come from all over the world, and this means that many different perspectives are reflected in the questions asked of our tour guides and contributes to more enriching experiences for our guests. 


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LOS ANGELES WALKING TOURS

We offer guided walking tours throughout Los Angeles – and beyond! You could browse the tours that we have by clicking the links below the image or by viewing our tour calendar or go straight to our booking page to see what we have available.

Don’t see a tour that fits your schedule? We also offer GPS-enabled audio tours as well as several self-guided tours, which are totally free to take. These audio and self-guided tours allow you to take the tour whenever you want, though you won’t have a live guide to answer questions!

Likewise, any of our tours can be booked as a private tour option, which can be customized.

L.A. tours are operated by our Yonzon LLC.


Free Tours by Foot Downtown LA Walking Tour

Los Angeles is a sprawling city with many different cultures, cuisines and things to do. Join us on our downtown LA tour to discover the hidden gems among the rich tapestry of the city center. 

The tour starts at famed Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and ends at the Grand Central Market – a perfect place to sample the hottest eateries that reflect LA’s diverse community.

Find out more about our tour.

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.


Downtown LA Walking Tours

With a name like theirs, it shouldn’t be surprising that this company offers a plethora of walking tours in Downtown Los Angeles.

As a matter of fact, they offer a total of six different tour options with vastly different themes.

Each tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and provides a completely different look at the City of Angels. All of their services have the same reasonable price of $22 for adults and $6 for kids.

 

 

Ratings for each of these walking tours are very good, with most customers giving the service either 4 or 5 out of 5 stars (read reviews here). 

Guests typically sing the praises of their tour guides, suggesting that they provide a very interesting and informative look at Los Angeles.

Reviewers were also pleased with the price, noting that this service is very affordable.


The Real Los Angeles Tours

Since launching in 2013, this company has hosted tens of thousands of guests from hundreds of different countries.

They are very focused on being eco-friendly as well and donate 5% of all of their revenue to Climate Cents, a local climate change organization. 

Striving to provide a real understanding of LA and a genuine experience, The Real Los Angeles Tours has a variety of tours to choose from.

Tour dates can vary based on the time of year, so be sure to check the calendar on the website to see when each tour is offered. Additional private tours and self-guided tours are also available.

The Real Los Angeles Tours has a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence after receiving 325 5 out of 5-star reviews. Guests have called their tour a “highlight of their time in LA” and “the best way to start their LA vacation.”


LA Tour 1

This company is currently offering a combo tour in downtown Los Angeles which includes food, arts and culture. 

In addition to learning about the history of the city, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit sites such as the Bradbury Building, Grand Central Market and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

 

 

Your guide will also show you some of the best places to grab a bite, although there is no food included on the tour.

TIP: This tour is included with the Los Angeles Sightseeing Pass.

This tour has received an overall rating of about 4 ½ out of 5 stars (read reviews here). Most visitors really enjoyed this outing, but some took issue with the fact that there was no food included. 

Many guests report that their tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable, indicating they provided a lot of useful information about the city.

 


BUS TOURS OF LOS ANGELES

Our pay-what-you-wish walking tours will show you LA  in detail, but some places are not easily accessible for walking tours.

Sightseeing tours by bus can help fill the gap and are also a great option for those who have mobility issues or would just like to have a mode of transportation to get to different attractions. 

There are hop-on-hop-off buses that have daily and multi-day passes as well as premium bus services that offer full day/night bus shuttle and guide options.  We have reviewed the most popular bus tours in the city that offer a great compliment to our walking tours.

 

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DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FOOD TOURS

The City of Angels is home to some of the best food in the country, and you can find a lot of great examples in the downtown area.

These tours cover some of the best restaurants and places to eat in downtown Los Angeles.


Secret Food Tours

There are a variety of restaurants in downtown Los Angeles representing several different cultures and flavors.

This tour will take you to some of the best eateries in the city, providing a unique taste of LA.

While on this tour, you’ll experience Mexican, French, and Eastern dishes while walking through one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the downtown area.

 

If you’re interested, you can also upgrade your tour to include drinks. This service is only available for guests 21 and older.

  • $79/Adults | $74/Teens | $69/Children
  • Drink Package Upgrade: $19 per person
  • Duration: 3 ½ hours
  • Availability: Daily
  • Hours: 2:45 pm
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Secret Food Tours has an excellent rating of 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor and most customers agree that their outings are very enjoyable.

Guests report that this tour includes a lot of delicious food and plenty of information about the history of downtown Los Angeles.


Sidewalk Food Tours

Over the course of 3 hours, you’ll visit no fewer than 6 unique establishments in the area.

As you travel from one restaurant to the next, you’ll learn about the history of Los Angeles and its food culture.

 

This company allows a maximum of 12 people on each outing to ensure a more personal experience. Considering the length of this tour, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

Sidewalk Food Tours of Los Angeles currently has a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor. Needless to say, most of their customers have enjoyed their experience on this tour. 

Guests typically appreciate the opportunity to learn about both the food and the history of Downtown Los Angeles.


Urban Adventures

If you’re a fan of tacos, this is one tour you’ll definitely want to consider. Discover some of the best authentic Mexican food in downtown Los Angeles on this food tour.

In addition to visiting several notable locations such as Olvera Street and Grand Central Market, you’ll also have an opportunity to taste 2 tacos and 1 taquito, with one of those being a mole taco.

This is a great way to not only learn about the history of Los Angeles, but also find some of the best places in the city to find Mexican food!

  • $55/Adults | $45/Children
  • Duration: 2 ½ hours
  • Availability: Daily at 11 am
  • Includes 2 free tacos and 1 free taquito.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

This company currently has a fantastic score of 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor (read reviews here). 

Many guests report that the tacos on this tour are delicious, and others felt that this tour allowed them to experience LA in a “unique and fun way.”

 

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DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES SCAVENGER HUNTS

In this section, we will cover scavenger hunts available in downtown Los Angeles.

These outings are a great way to discover some of the most historic sites while learning about the city.


Urban Adventure Quest

What better way to learn about a city than by taking a more hands-on approach? On this scavenger hunt, you’ll compete with another team using clues to discover some of the most significant sites in Downtown Los Angeles.

This urban adventure will require a smartphone to find the information necessary to progress. Groups have the option to either take on various challenges or stop and go at their own pace.

This company has received excellent ratings for this service (read reviews here). Customers report that the clues aren’t too difficult to solve, but they represent enough of a challenge that the overall experience is very entertaining. 

Some visitors appreciated the fact that clues were designed for people of all ages, making it a fun trip for both young and old alike.


Puzzling Adventures

If you’re looking for a slightly more extensive scavenger hunt, this option is 2-3 hours and open to groups of up to 12 people, creating a greater sense of competition.

Visitors will be asked to answer brain teasers, complete interesting challenges and gather clues to find each item on the hunt.

This is a fairly new company and they don’t have many reviews yet, but some customers have reported that they had a blast exploring and looking for each item on the scavenger hunt.

 

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DEALS AND DISCOUNTS

Check out our Top Things To do in LA for advice on things to do in LA, places to visit, and tourist attractions to do. While most things are free in LA, there are some great museums and attractions that do have ticketed prices. To help you find the best option for your wallet, read about the deals and discounts you can find through booking attraction passes.

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