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Haunted Tales of Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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Commune with the ghosts of Los Angeles past during this 2-hour guided walking tour celebrating the haunted history of the city’s downtown. This sun-drenched California city may seem like nothing but good times and care-free vibes, but it harbors a wealth of dark secrets. Discover the dark side of the City of Angels as told through its most infamous murders, unsolved crimes and baffling mysteries. As you walk you’ll learn about highlights like the Chinatown Massacre of 1871, the L.A. Times bombing, the tale of the Black Dahlia and more.
  • Explore the spooky history of downtown Los Angeles during this haunted walking tour
  • Learn the surprising dark side that hides beneath the glamorous facade of this sun-kissed city
  • Discover some of the city's most gruesome murders, unsolved crimes, and strange mysteries
  • Revisit events like the Chinatown Massacre of 1871, L.A. Times bombing, and the story of the Black Dahlia
  • Great way to explore a different side of Los Angeles culture
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Metro Rail fare if returning to the starting point.

Departure Point

424 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Return Details

532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Note: The tour ends at Pershing Square (532 S. Olive Street 90013), which is a 25 minute walk or a two stop Metro Rail ride back to the starting point. Rail fare is not included with price of tour. The guide can point you in the direction.
  • Parental guidance is advised due to the nature of the stories and graphics shown during the tour
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you can choose an alternative date or full refund
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY LA Walking Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Haunted Tales of Downtown Los Angeles?
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "This is an offbeat tour that is packed with great stories and legends surrounding downtown L.A. An absolute must when visiting L.A." See review
  • "Don't expect to see any actual ghosts on the tour, but you will see some pretty interesting related places." See review
  • "If you're stuck on tours to choose then we can well recommend you choose this one." See review


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Highly recommended!
, Nov 2020
I highly recommend this tour. It is incredibly interesting, full of facts that give you goose bumps and overall a pleasant 2 hours walk.
A fun and interesting time!
, Mar 2020
Very interesting facts about all the murders and deaths around LA! Went to a lot of murder hotels. Would recommend
, Jan 2020
It was interesting, learned a little bit more about the LA area. There could have been more information on hauntings
Intriguing Dark History of Los Angeles
Carlos M
, Oct 2019
Expectations were not only met, but they were exceeded by this 2 hour historical tour of Downtown Los Angeles. Dark and dirty secrets were revealed from the history of the Pico House, LA's first graveyard to mysterious disappearances at the Hotel Cecil and Biltmore Hotel. Our guide was not only incredibly knowledgeable but an incredible story teller. Would do it again!
Great information on history of LA and scary stories
Vivian D
, Oct 2019
Informative tour with lots of fun (scary) facts. Knowledgeable tour guides and good amount of tour time (2 hours).
Dope af
, Sep 2019
taken this tour multiple times (show my friends) and both times was awesome, tour guides are super cool
Great tour!
, Mar 2019
We had a great time. Great stories, great tourguide. We would do the tour again and can recommend it.
This was an amazing tour. Such a lovely...
Beverly H
, Sep 2018
This was an amazing tour. Such a lovely guide who had so much knowledge to impart. We were a group of 13 spooky number eh? and I'm sure we all went away very well educated on the scary side of Downtown. I was particularly spooked about the Alexandria Hotel and can't wait to google it when I get the chance. If you're stuck on tours to choose then we can well recommend you choose this one. Fantastic and informative.
Hidden Treasure
, Aug 2018
This is an offbeat tour that is packed with great stories and legends surrounding downtown L.A. An absolute must when visiting L.A.
One of the best!
, Jul 2018
One of the best that we’ve had. And we’ve done it in Paris, London , Rome. It was informative & entertaining at the same time. Our guide AJ was excellent . He was helpful by taking us to the Metro to go back to our hotel.

Product code: 7304P6

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