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LA's Secret Painted Stairs

Los Angeles, United States

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Experience hosted by Christopher

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
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!
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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 y…

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What's included

  • Food
    We will visit a local Filipino bakery at the end if the tour. If you have a...
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Thu, Dec 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Fri, Dec 4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Meet your host, Christopher

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 37 Reviews
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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.
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 ne…
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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.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

Natalie
November 2020
Fun outdoor activity- it is a lot of walking (definitely bring your walking shoes and some hydration as mentioned in the post) but the conversation is good and the stairs are unique and a delight to look at. The history is fun to hear. Chris is a great guide!
Fun outdoor activity- it is a lot of walking (definitely bring your walking shoes and some hydration as mentioned in the post) but the conversation is good and the stairs are uniqu…
Joel
November 2020
Great experience ! Chris was a Great tour guide that was so friendly and courteous. Beautiful hidden gems were found ! Totally worth it
Chris
November 2020
What a great experience my wife and I had! Being locals in a pandemic, it seemed like a good idea to take the opportunity to find out more about our adopted hometown of LA. Chris was the perfect guide! Money well spent!
Jamy
November 2020
Great way to learn about a wonderful old Los Angeles/Silver lake location! Great exercise, views of the city, the colorful stairs and location history Chistopher is friendly and relaxed and knowledgeable about plant, architecture, the history of the area. Perfect social distancing precautions. Do need physical ability to walk up steep hills.
Great way to learn about a wonderful old Los Angeles/Silver lake location! Great exercise, views of the city, the colorful stairs and location history Chistopher is friendly and re…
Catriona
March 2020
Chris was an awesome host. He knew the area and the history so well. He is also a CB lovely guy and made us feel very welcome and comfortable including giving us his own umbrella whilst he got wet. We loved the special touch at the end with the Filipino treat. Thanks Chris 🙏
Chris was an awesome host. He knew the area and the history so well. He is also a CB lovely guy and made us feel very welcome and comfortable including giving us his own umbrella w…
Claire
February 2020
Great insight into the history and beautiful neighborhood of Silver Lake! Odin is a great pup and Chris is a great tour guide! Super friendly and kind, thanks for spending your time and showing me around!

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Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

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

Sunglasses and sunscreen. We will be out in the LA sun for a while. It is always good to be prepared.