When thinking of Los Angeles transit most people picture just one thing: traffic jams. Few realize, however, that LA is home to a world class Metro system which you will discover throughout this tour. Come hear about the struggle between mass transit and car culture and learn about the demise of the original Red line on your two 20 minute subway rides between neighborhoods.
You'll start in the heart of Hollywood and learn about the evolution of the entertainment industry throughout the years and see some crazy characters along the way. Get up close and personal to Sid Grauman's Chinese Theater and see if your hands fit the impressions left by Tinseltown giants. Walk the red carpet into the Dolby Theater where the Oscars are hosted and experience what it's like to have the paparazzi swarming you for pictures.
Then the group will hop in the subway for a 20 minute ride and head to historic Downtown. Here you will see some of the city's most treasured museums and architectural jewels such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the newly opened Broad Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Ahmanson Theater and the beautiful City Hall building. Stop for some authentic Mexican cuisine (other options available too) while strolling the oldest street in LA, Olvera Street and experience first hand what pueblo life was like in LA.
After this tour you’ll be able to impress the locals with your insider knowledge of the subway and never get stuck on the freeway again.