LA’s Fashion & Flower District: Private Half-Day Walking Tour in Los Angeles, CA

Travel CuriousOriginal Los Angeles Flower MarketLos Angeles, CA 90014
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Overview

Take in the sights and sounds of the Fashion and Flower districts of downtown LA on this private cultural tour. Wade through the largest flower warehouse in the US, shop in trendy Santee Alley, explore the Cooper Design Space, and more. Learn about the history of the two districts and how immigrant communities have helped keep downtown LA thriving.

up to 2.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Visit The Original LA Flower Market, the California Flower Mall, shop for the best bargains in Santee Alley, and more.
  • Tour duration is approximately two hours and 30 minutes.
  • Includes an 'agua fresca' and burrito at a local restaurant stop.
  • Additional food and drinks are not included.
  • This is an exclusive walking tour with just you, your group and your guide.
  • Beware of counterfeit products when shopping.
  • Suitable for culture vultures, families and friends.
  • Gratuities optional.

Description

from LA’s Fashion & Flower District: Private Half-Day Walking Tour
Get to know the “real” Los Angeles with this immersive and cultural experience of the Fashion and Flower Districts located in the heart of Downtown, where locals from several industries spend their days purchasing wholesale flowers and fabric.

On your private cultural tour, you will:
  • Visit The Original LA Flower Market - a 55,000-square-foot warehouse (the largest in the US) where film, commercial, leisure, and wedding professionals come to buy flowers each day wholesale;
  • Admire the California Flower Mall: This is another popular flower market in the district, offering a wide variety of flowers and plants at competitive prices;
  • Shop in Santee Alley, surrounded by people in the industry looking for the best bargains where you can find trendy apparel, electronics, luggage, perfumes, and accessories all on sale - but beware of counterfeits;
  • Explore the Cooper Design Space, an Art Deco building originally used as a warehouse that has become a popular destination for fashion events and to find unique, limited edition fashion items;
  • Walk by The New Mart, built in 1926 as a high-end department store, it was converted in the '80s into a wholesale fashion center with more than 100 showrooms;
  • End your tour at the FIDM Museum, a hidden gem in the fashion district dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of fashion and costume design with a collection of over 15,000 objects that you can continue exploring on your own after parting ways with your guide.

Welcome to the heart of downtown LA - its flower and fashion districts, where local professionals come each day to acquire the gamut of things they may need for their work - from wholesale flower arrangements to off-label clothing for commercials.

Enjoy the bustle of it all and imagine your own dream world of working in Hollywood or the OC, while mingling with people who have forged a living out of their unique skills.

The LA Flower District has a rich history that spans over a century when flower growers began selling their products on the streets of Downtown Los Angeles, and during WWII, the district provided flowers to soldiers and their families and also became a hub for Japanese-Americans who were interned during the war.

On this private tour, you will learn about the history of downtown, about the two districts, and about the way immigrant communities have continued to keep downtown thriving since the first Mexican immigrants settled in the area over 500 years ago.
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Frequently Asked Questions about LA’s Fashion & Flower District: Private Half-Day Walking Tour

Where is the meeting point for LA’s Fashion & Flower District tour?

Your guide will meet you in front of the Original Los Angeles Flower Market, located at 754 Wall St., between 7th and 8th St. Please be at the location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.

How long is this tour?

The walking tour of LA’s Fashion District is approximately 3 hours.

What does the tour include?

This tour includes a drink and burrito at a local restaurant, a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour.

Is transportation included?

This is a family-friendly, guided walking tour. Transportation is not included.

Is parking provided?

No, but there are multiple parking garages and street parking available near the departure point. There is parking above the Original Los Angeles Flower Market building which charges according to length of stay starting from $2/hr. You can also call the phone number on your e-ticket to ask for advice on how to get to the departure point via car or public transport.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?

This tour is suitable for all ages. All guests must be at moderate physical fitness as the majority of the tour will be spent walking. Accommodations can be made according to need of the guests.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities (optional).

What should I wear?

Casual clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Will there be other people on the tour?

This is a private walking tour, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?

All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.