7 Days in L.A.
June 1, 2011 7:42 AM   Subscribe

7 Days in L.A.
Welcome to 7 Days in L.A., home to the city's most interesting guided tours. We're not a tour operator, but a consortium of the region's best independent tour operators. Whether you're interested in architecture or true crime, film locations or graveyards, gay history or iconic L.A. literature, you'll find the perfect excursion on our community calendar, and all the information you need to book a tour. Why 7 Days in L.A? Because this city is too big and too complicated to understand without a native guide, and because you're smart enough to know that a one-size-fits-all experience is the wrong size for you. Consult our calendar, sign up for the newsletter, and let our passionate local historians show you the city that they love. Give us few hours, or your whole week, and we'll change the way you think about Los Angeles forever.

7 Days in L.A. is the brain child of me (Kim Cooper) and my husband Richard Schave. We run Esotouric bus adventures, the cultural tourism company known for offerings like "The Real Black Dahlia," "Pasadena Confidential" and "Charles Bukowski's L.A." Because Esotouric only offers tours on weekends, we regularly recommend select L.A. tour companies to customers inquiring about weekday excursions or companies on a similar wavelength—and these folks often return the courtesy. 7 Days in L.A. is a real world extension of that spirit of cooperation and mutual support that makes L.A.'s independent tour guide community so special.
Role: co-creator/designer
posted by Scram (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

This sounds like a great idea. I don't think we'll be back out to LA again for a couple more years, but I will absolutely keep this saved as a reference.
posted by zeroisoff at 9:48 PM on June 1, 2011

Maybe run an LA Noire tour?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 10:10 PM on June 1, 2011

The L.A. Noire tour was last Sunday. A one-off for now, but perhaps there'll be a repeat.
posted by Scram at 12:05 AM on June 2, 2011

Wow. I was joking around. There's a certain mission (the last Homicide one) that


basically takes you on a tour of LA landmarks. Maybe that could be the inspiration.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 1:22 AM on June 2, 2011

Funny, Nathan wrote his tour when he was about half-way through the game, so he hasn't played that case yet. We mainly focused on the area around Clifton's Cafeteria at 7th & Broadway: the Spring Arcade, St. Vincent's Court, the Oviatt, the lost Clifton's Pacific Seas, Angels Flight / Bunker Hill (the great disappointment of the game, that they made no attempt to recreate noir Bunker Hill), Bradbury Building and Pershing Square. It's a walking tour, but a lot of interesting landmarks are in that small area. Here is the Flickr set the walkers consulted on the tour.
posted by Scram at 9:00 AM on June 2, 2011

How much do the tours cost?
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 4:44 PM on June 2, 2011

Every tour is different. Just click through the 7 Days in L.A. tour company page to their own websites for full details.
posted by Scram at 10:01 PM on June 2, 2011

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