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November 12, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Angelino Heights is the living, beating heart of Victorian Los Angeles, a nearly perfect late 19th century neighborhood where time seems to stand still.

But the historic district—including every location scout’s favorite Carroll Avenue—is actually the happy result of decades of carefully planned house moving, vintage streetlight sourcing, power line burial, design guideline crafting and passionate advocacy by local preservationists. They did such a terrific job that it looks as if it’s always been this way.

Esotouric invites you to take an immersive trip back in time into Angelino Heights, on a walk that tells the stories of the early Los Angeles neighborhood, its notable characters, landscape and landmarks, and the visionary Angelenos who invented new tools to protect and improve the district.

Starting from the foot of Angelino Heights on Sunset Boulevard, where the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul operated the city’s first hospital, we’ll set out to discover Angelino Heights’ rich and compelling cultural, architectural, historic preservation and true crime history. You’ll see fascinating bits of Victorian infrastructure both original and salvaged, get to know colorful locals like the artist Leo Politi, discover the architects who shaped this early streetcar suburb, see where little Marion Parker was held in the kidnapping case that captivated the nation, and enjoy a stroll among some of the most beautiful and eclectic residences in town.

This walking tour is illustrated with rare photos you can view on your smartphone.


Tour begins at 10:30am sharp, with check-in time 10am just south of Farm Cup Coffee under the Elysian apartments, at 1115 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Please arrive on time and proceed to the bottom of the hill, at White Knoll Drive and Sunset to get signed in and logged in to the smartphone slideshow. Scroll down for tour rules and recommendations.


Farm Cup begins serving Latin/Indonesian fusion brunch at 9am, as well as offering pastries and coffee drinks from the counter. They have indoor and patio seating available. Brunch reservations are suggested, but not required. If you plan to eat, please plan to arrive early, as the tour will begin promptly at 10:30am.

Use this link for brunch reservations.

Farm Cup’s phone number is: (213) 354-6099.


Our priority is to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for our guests and guides on these outdoor walking tours. Because guides will not be masked when telling stories, and because different people have different levels of risk tolerance, we have strict mask policies for attendees. Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated. These simple rules are being implemented for the benefit of all attending. Anybody not abiding by these rules will be given one chance to shape up, then asked to leave the tour if it happens again. There are no refunds or exchanges for anyone removed from a tour for violating the rules.

BE PREPARED: This is a walking hour lasting 2 1/2 to 3 hours, over a mix of level ground and occasional hills moving at a casual pace. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat and a medical-grade mask. Bring your smartphone so you can view the tour slide show. We will have a cooler with cold water, and you’re encouraged to bring a full water bottle. A restroom will be available at the start and end of the tour. If you need more information about what to expect, please email us.

MASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCING: Attendees must bring a medical-grade mask (i.e. N95, KN95, KF94) to wear when checking in, during those portions of the tour when the group is gathered together listening to the tour guides (who will not wear masks when telling stories), and when talking with the tour guides one-on-one. If you are more comfortable not wearing a mask while walking between tour stops, you’re free to remove it, while maintaining physical space from anyone not from your household. Masks must be worn properly, covering mouth and nose completely, and not have any exhalation valves, vents or holes of any kind. Thank you for working with us to keep guests and guides healthy, and please let us know if you have any questions about these policies.

ARGH, I FORGOT MY MASK: Wave to us from a healthy distance at the check in table and point to your cute face. We’ve got you.

VACCINATION: We do not require proof of vaccination for outdoor walking tours.


There is ample unmetered street parking with no time restrictions throughout the neighborhood. Please read any posted signs before parking. If using public transit, this link can help you plan your trip.


Emailing is the best way to communicate with us, but after 8am on tour day you can call or text Richard on his mobile phone, 213-915-8687.


If you feel like you’re getting sick, if you test positive for Covid-19, or if you have knowingly been in contact with a suspected or positive case of Covid-19 in the last 14 days, please do not attend the tour. Let us know not to expect you. If notified at least 72 hours before tour departure, we can refund or reschedule your booking. If notified at least 24 hours before departure, we can honor the booking on a future date. You may also gift your ticket to someone else—we will need their name, email address and phone number to make this switch.


November 12, 2022
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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213 915 8687
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Farm Cup Coffee
1115 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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(213) 354-6099
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