The Historic Downtown tour is the premier architecture tour of Long Beach Architecture Week. Highlighting the iconic historic buildings that shape the downtown 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.
*Included in LBAW Full Access Ticket