Guided City Walking Tours
A Journey through Time
We have made arrangements with Red Line Tours to lead guided walking tours of downtown Los Angeles. You will be amazed by what you'll see and hear about the City of the Angels.
Length: Approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours
Where: Begins and ends at the Biltmore Hotel property; guided through downtown Los Angeles
Cost: $21 per person includes gratuity for the guide.
How: Register online when registering for conference attendance.
Other: All tours use 'Live Audio' to ensure that you can hear the guide speak over city noise. A minimum of 20 participants is required for each tour; maximum is 25.
Discover both old and new Downtown Los Angeles in a tour that is certain to take your breath away, showing you places you would never dream were in Downtown LA, along with such world famous buildings as the historic Bradbury Building and the dazzling Walt Disney Concert Hall.
This tour starts in Historic Downtown and explores a cityscape virtually unchanged since the golden era of Hollywood. In the heart of Downtown's "Historic District" is the "Broadway Historic Theatre District" - the largest historic theatre district in the United States. You will be transported back in time to 1930's Los Angeles as we visit INSIDE such world-class landmarks as Grand Central Market (a European style food hall), the opulent ballrooms of the Biltmore Hotel, Central Library, Louis IVX inspired Los Angeles Theatre and the extraordinarily Bradbury Building.
Because downtown Los Angeles also has the largest contiguous concentration of historic pre-WW II architecture in America it is often used as a movie "back lot" for turn-of-the-century New York or Chicago. Films shot here include "Bladerunner", "The Sting", "Ghostbusters", "Pay it Forward", "Vertigo", "Arthur", "48 Hours" and "Daredevil".
The tour then moves on to the Modern Downtown, which has become a world center for contemporary art and architecture as evidenced by an amazing array of important works in and around Downtown LA. Stars of the worlds of art and architecture such as Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, David Hockney and Robert Graham call Los Angeles their home.
On this tour you will visit fantastic Modernist sites (such as the Citicorp Building and Well's Fargo Center), Post-Modern edifices (such as the Library Tower (tallest building on the west coast), Gas Co. Tower, MoCA and California Plaza) and more recent creations such as Frank Gehry's fantasy-like Walt Disney Concert Hall (creator of the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain). You'll also see artwork by artists Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, Joan Miro, Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Graham to name but a few.
If you register for this tour, you will be contacted prior to the conference with instructions for meeting location and time for departure from the hotel.
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