Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Father's Day Weekend Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Los Angeles - Both Saturday and Sunday - AM or PM

For a Special Father's Day present, give your dad a two hour walking tour of Historic Downtown Los Angeles starting at The Last Bookstore (where inhouse gift certificates may be purchased over the phone or at the store) in the Spring Arts Tower at 5th and Spring.  For reservations for the $15 per person tour call Brady Westwater at 213-804-8396 - or email

...followed by a Father's Day lunch at one of over DTLA 100 restaurants ranging from brand new to classic restaurants to 100 year old  establishments such as Cole's or Phillipe's.

And you can make reservations for either Saturday May 14th at 10:30 AM or Sunday May 15th  at 11 AM -  or you order a customized tour later in the afternoon (4 person minimum) and end the tour at a restaurant where you can have a Father's Day dinner - or you can give him a gift certificate for a tour on another weekend.

Yes, for the month of June there will be walking tours of Historic Downtown Los Angeles every Saturday and every Sunday starting at The Last Bookstore.
The Last Bookstore (and its  2nd floor with 50,000 books at ONE DOLLAR each!)  Presents  a 10:30AM Saturday and a 11AM Sunday START TIME FOR 2 hour walking tours  of the The Secret Lives of Historic Downtown Los Angeles -  FEATURED In GQ MAGAZINE and Endorsed By - LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE!
There will be a HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES 101  2 hour walking tour every Saturday from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM and every  Sunday there will be a start time of 11:00 AM and an ending time of 1:00 PM. 

And all tours start at THE LAST BOOKSTORE in the Spring Arts Tower at 5th and Spring and they are still only $15 per person.
If you are a participant in 'Historic Downtown Los Angeles 101' Tour, you will see the first motion picture theater built,  the place where Babe Ruth signed his contract with the Yankees, the hotel where Charlie Chaplin lived when he made his early films (and the place where he made his Los Angeles vaudeville debut in 1910) - plus the homes and haunts of everyone from actor Nicholas Cage, the Black Dahlia, Rudolph Valentino, LA’s version of Jack the Ripper, President Teddy Roosevelt, the Night Stalker, western outlaw Emmet Dalton,  actor Ryan Gosling and more.  And you will also visit where O. J. Simpson bought his knife.

You’ll explore an intersection where all four buildings were often visited by gunfighter/sheriff Wyatt Earp since they were all built or occupied by friends of his from Tombstone during the shoot-out at the OK Corral.  At this intersection you will also discover what John Wayne, a prime minister of Italy, Houdini, Winston Churchill, boxer Jack Dempsey, Greta Garbo, President Woodrow Wilson and multiple Mexican boxing champions all had in common here.

You will also see where the first new lofts were opened, the places where Gallery Row and the Art Walk began and where Fashion Week returned to Downtown.  You will see many of the new boutiques, designer showrooms and stores that have recently opened in the area along with getting a sneak preview of what will soon be happening in the area.

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