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Historic Downtown Self-Guided Tour
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, June 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pmFree
Self-guided Walking Tour Available throughout Architecture Week June 8-12
This self-guided walking tour highlights the iconic historic buildings that shape the downtown Long Beach cityscape. Outside of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach is one of the few city centers in the region that can boast of historic high rises. What downtown Long Beach provides is the combination of beach and buildings that create a distinctive coastal cityscape. Take the self-guided Historic Downtown Tour to experience the fascinating history of iconic buildings and registered historic landmarks, such as the Lafayette, a former hotel and residential apartment building that spans Art Deco to Streamline Modern. This self-guided tour will take you to different locations in Downtown at your own pace. Ride your bike or walk, stop for lunch or a cocktail. Learn about our city on your own terms. There are a multitude of food and drink options in the neighborhood as well, so you can enjoy your tour, then take in the city as you enjoy a glass at District Wine or another great location. Note: this tour does not provide inside access to the buildings, many of which are privately owned.
Parking: Paid Parking is available on the street, as well as some paid parking structures in the area. A city-owned parking structure is located at: 51 E. 3rd Street.
Accessibility: Parking on the street can sometimes be challenging, but there are some designated handicap parking spaces on the street and in the parking structure at 51 E. 3rd Street. Most corners throughout downtown have curb ramps. It is fairly easy to navigate the sidewalks in a wheelchair as most downtown sidewalks are wide, but you may encounter some street or building construction that may hinder a few routes that are usually easily accessible.
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