The Downtown Los Angeles Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.2 km / 1.98-mile self-guided walking tour with 24 varied challenges. It takes 3 hours to complete and ends near the start location.
Click here for the Downtown Los Angeles tourist scavenger hunt’s complete tour details, specifications, requirements, and city history. You’ll also find the complete locations list here.
What You’ll See
- Union Station
- Los Angeles City Hall
- Angels Flight
- Calle Olivera
- Walt Disney Music Hall
- Million Dollar Theater
- Bradbury Building
- Pico House
- Chinese American Museum
- Avila Adobe
- Ahmanson Theatre
- Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
- Italian American Museum of Los Angeles
- Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church
- The Broad
- Bradbury Building
- Grand Park
This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of EASY.
The ideal group size is between 2 and 6 people – but is not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy most of the challenges.
After purchase, to begin your Downtown Los Angeles walking tour, you will need to head to Union Station at 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA. This is the start location.
Once there, log in to this website and begin your hunt, or go to My Account for full and clickable instructions.
History of Downtown Los Angeles:
Known by its initials L.A., Los Angles is Spanish for The Angles. The city was founded in 1781 by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It was part of Mexico from 1821 after the Mexican War of Independence (from Spain) until 1848 at the end of the Mexican-American War.
When first founded, the city’s full name was “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles sobre el Rio Porciuncula”. This translates from Spanish to “the town of our lady queen of the angels on the Porciuncula River”. The Porciuncula River has since been renamed the Los Angeles River.
Los Angeles is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, with almost 4 million people living here. However, when you consider the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the population goes up to 18.7 million! The city covers an area of 469 square miles.
Indeed, Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district for the area with only 58,000 residents and over 500,000 jobs. Moreover, the city’s roots start in this neighborhood. Finally, it is also the hub of the city’s Metro transit system.