With Step-On Guide Curt
Includes Biltmore Hotel Lunch
Join professional step-on guide, Curt, a charismatic history buff and expert about the evolution of Los Angeles for a day visiting memorable and iconic sites in downtown L.A. Discover Los Angeles during the golden era of the 1920s, an exciting time of grand hotels, jazz music, speakeasies, high fashion, fame, and fortune. Learn about the city’s cultural and building renaissance, how it became today the second largest city in the U.S., and why its nicknames of La La Land and Tinsletown are embraced by those calling the city home. In Echo park, tour the Foursquare Heritage Center featuring the restored home of evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson, one of the most famous and influential people of the 1920s. The parsonage home features original furniture, photographs, props and personal artifacts which capture an extraordinary period of American history and culture and shine a light upon the impact of Sister McPherson. Also visit the historic Angelus Temple, the colossal house of worship crowned with a silver-painted dome and opened in 1923 under McPherson’s leadership. Tour the interior of the Los Angeles Central Library, the last work of major American architect Bertram Goodhue whose use of unadorned concrete and skyscraper-like profile heralded Modern architecture expressing the concepts of ancient Egyptian, Roman, Byzantine, and various Islamic civilizations, as well as to Spanish Colonial and other revival styles. At the Biltmore Hotel, delight in a guided walking tour while learning about the history of the venue which opened in 1923, and the role it played during Prohibition operating a Speakeasy, and later the significance of hosting the Academy Awards. In the Biltmore Hotel restaurant, enjoy an included lunch. After lunch, continue with a driving tour through downtown L.A.’s historic bank district, considered in the 1920s the “Wall Street of the West,” and conclude the day with a visit to L.A.’s iconic City Hall. Completed in 1928, sand was used from each of California’s 58 counties and combined with water from California’s 21 missions to build the concrete tower now providing breathtaking views from the observation deck on the 27th floor. Click here for important trip information.
Our trip will depart from Pasadena City College this Friday, October 19th
, as scheduled. Your motor coach will meet you at Student Parking Lot 3, the parking lot on the corner of Hill Avenue and Del Mar Avenue. Travelers may park in Student Parking Lot 3 or in the adjacent parking structure (Lot 4); the required $2 daily parking permit can be purchased from the dispenser located within the lot; simply leave the permit on your dashboard. For a map of the campus, go to www.pcclearn.org/maps
. Note: This is the first week of the Pasadena City College Fall session.
It is important that the bus leave on time. Please arrive at least than 20 minutes prior to departure to allow plenty of time to find parking and purchase your permit.
The bus is scheduled to depart at 8:30 am
. The approx. return time is 5:30 pm
. If you have any questions, please contact Good Times Travel at (888) 488-2287.
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