Pudleaux Tourism offers a variety of architectural and sightseeing tours of Los Angeles. Each LA tour offers a unique way to experience this vast metropolis and learn about Los Angeles' fascinating architectural history. These tours visit a medley of areas in and around Los Angeles, including: Downtown LA, Silver Lake, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Santa Monica, and Venice, to see and discuss the work of architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, R.M. Schindler, John Lautner, Charles Eames, and Frank Gehry among others.
The LA Highlights Tour is for the traveler who wants to see Los Angeles in its entirety. Guests of this Los Angeles Architecture tour are escorted by a private guide to explore and learn about all of the major areas in and around Los Angeles including: Downtown LA, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, Century City, Santa Monica, and Venice. There are breathtaking views and photo ops galore. The "Hollywood" sign, Venice Canals, Griffith Observatory, and Pacific Ocean are just a few of the landmarks seen on this extensive architectural and historical tour of Los Angeles.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Hike is a 90-minute walking tour that visits two of Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings in Los Angeles: the Hollyhock House and the Ennis House. Guests enjoy an urban hike through the charming neighborhood of Los Feliz and up into the hills above to see a sample of Frank Lloyd Wright's Los Angeles architecture, while learning about the architect's philosophy and relationship with the California landscape.
The LA Frank Lloyd Wright Tour offers a comprehensive overview of Frank Lloyd Wright's Los Angeles area architecture. This Los Angeles architecture tour examines Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House (1921) in Hollywood, the architect's concrete textile block houses of the 1920's, and a shopping center that Wright designed on Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive in the 1950's. In addition to showcasing Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, this private tour also surveys a number of structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son, Lloyd Wright, including Lloyd Wright's Home & Studio and the Hollywood Bowl.
Perhaps you knew that the Rodeo Drive area in Beverly Hills is defined by high end, luxury shopping, but did you know that some of the buildings that shelter these fashion houses were designed by architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Meier? The WeHo/Beverly Hills Tour is a private tour that takes you in a private car(it's very private!) to see the major attractions and significant architectural and historical landmarks of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Architectural highlights include the Pacific Design Center and Schindler's Kings Road House in West Hollywood, and the Greystone mansion in Beverly Hills.
This 75-minute walking tour takes guests through the Silver Lake neighborhood in Los Angeles to view 10 buildings designed by architect Richard Neutra, one of the early masters of the International Style. Representing the largest concentration of Neutra's architecture in the world, the "Colony of Neutra Houses" is set along the picturesque Silver Lake Reservoir and makes for a delightful walk through one of LA's coolest neighborhoods. On this LA architecture tour, guests learn about the architectural significance of Neutra's work and about the architect's design philosophy while seeing firsthand some of his most cutting edge designs.
The Century City Architecture Tour takes you through the architectural museum that is Century City, the other downtown LA. Built in the early 1960's on a studio backlot, Century City is a residential and business district of Los Angeles that is notable for its soaring skyscrapers in a city defined by horizontal sprawl. This planned development was an experiment in architecture and design for twentieth century Los Angeles, and most of the buildings are the works of world-renowned architects. On this 75-minute walking tour, guests see and learn about the history and architecture of Century City, with insight into how the city is redefining the urban landscape for life in the twenty-first century.