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LA's Secret Painted Stairs

history walk

LA's Secret Painted Stairs

30 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
history walk

LA's Secret Painted Stairs

history walk

LA's Secret Painted Stairs

30 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Welcome to Silver Lake! This artistic neighborhood on LA's east side is one of the coolest places you can visit in Los Angeles. Silver lake is home to celebrities, amazing restaurants, great shopping, and some of LA's best hidden street art. In this 90 minute walking tour, you will explore beautiful Silver Lake. This 2 mile walk will take you up and down several hidden stair cases in the area. It is a great workout, and along the way you will see famous locations like the Micheltorena Stairs, which have been dubbed "the most instagrammed stairs in the world" and the J'taime LA Stairs. Throughout the tour, I will share the fascinating history of this neighborhood and LA as a whole. I have been a LA tour guide for years and I love revealing all of LA's crazy scandalous history to visitors. Learn about William Mulholland and Griffith J. Griffith, their stories may surprise you! As we walk, you will also take tons of pictures! I am happy to be your personal photographer so that you don't miss a shot. And the neighborhood is full of great places for photos. Whether you want to pose with the art or just capture the view, this tour is great for pictures. Thanks for checking out See LA in a Day and our secret stair tours. Our tours take you off the beaten path through hidden parts of LA. Check out the Secret Stairs of Hollywood for a unique hike through the Hollywood Hills!

Your host

Learn more about Christopher

Christopher

Hello! My name is Chris and I have been a Los Angeles tour guide for years now. I started out giving deep dish pizza tours in Chicago, where I studied history and acting. Now I write all kinds of tours for travelers just like you! You can also find my tour The Secret Stair of Hollywood on airbnb as well. On any given day, I may be researching the history of Venice, cruising Mulholland drive, or exploring downtown Los Angeles. In my free time I love tracking down cool street art and trying the newest restaurants. I have a real passion for everything LA and would love to give you a glimpse into this fascinating city. My tours are always small in size, as I aim to provide the best possible service. By choosing to take a tour with me you are guaranteed prompt and professional service that will make you feel like an A list celebrity.

What's included

Food
We will visit a local Filipino bakery at the end if the tour. If you have any dietary restrictions please send me a message…

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Where you'll be

The tour meets up at Alfred Coffee, a favorite for celebrities like Harry Styles. Then the walk will begin. We will be visiting several hidden staircases throughout the neighborhood. These include spots like the Music Box stairs, Micheltorena stairs, and Los Angeles I'm Yours Stairs. These stairs have beautiful street art painted on them, provide incredible views of the surrounding area, and are a well kept secret in LA.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. I almost always bring my small dog Odin on the tour. He loves people and will be there to encourage you if you get tired!

What to bring

Proper shoes and water are HIGHLY encouraged. This walk will be a fairly serious workout.

More tips

Remember to dress appropriately. This walk will be a bit of a workout (up and down over 1000 stairs.) Try to arrive 15 minutes early. Parking may be difficult. There is NO restroom at Alfred's.

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Christopher
LA's Secret Painted Stairs
30 reviews
$37/person
30 reviews
$37/person