Downtown Los Angeles Haunted Tales Tour
76 Ratings
Los Angeles
Uncover the dark side of Los Angeles on a haunted tales tour. Explore infamous murders, mysteries, and unresolved crimes that haunt the city's mysterious past.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Pico House - Haunting of Pio Pico and the Chinese Massacre
  • Hall of Justice - Former home of the country criminal trials and coroner’s office
  • Barclay Hotel - Serial killer activities
  • Alexandria Hotel - The Phantom Wing and Valentino Suite
  • Cecil hotel - Unexplained activity
  • The Biltmore Los Angeles - Last sighting of the Black Dahlia
What's Included
  • Local guide
Additional Information

Get ready to delve into the eerie aspects of Los Angeles through this tour featuring tales of heinous murders, baffling mysteries, tragic suicides and unsolved crimes. The narratives primarily focus on the city’s most notorious and unexplained incidents that unsettle our enigmatic history. This expedition will unveil the chilling ghost stories that persistently haunt Los Angeles.

  • The tour ends at Pershing Square (532 S. Olive Street 90013), which is a 25 minute walk or a two stop Metro Rail ride back to the starting point. Rail fare is not included with price of tour. The guide can point you in the direction.
  • Parental guidance is advised due to the nature of the stories and graphics shown during the tour
424 N Main St
North Main Street
We meet outside of the Pico House (424 N. Main Street 90012) off Olvera Street plaza. Nearest Metro Rail station - Union Station off the Metro Red, Purple or Gold Lines. Nearest Parking - Union Station (800 N. Alameda Street 90012), 10 minute walk.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(76 Ratings)
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Apr 7, 2024
An Immersive & Learning Tour - We really enjoyed our "private" tour with Brandon as it was just my husband and I. He was very well spoken, funny, and very knowledgeable. He listened intently to our questions and answered thoroughly. We absolutely enjoyed the 2 hour tour with him. The photos he shared really helped enhance the tour too. We could tell how proud he is of his job and how much he enjoys giving these tours. We cannot recommend him enough!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 19, 2024
Much more than expected ! - we were expecting a haunted and true crime tour and Brandon gave us so much more. We had an amazing 2 hours tour and we could have kept on for another hour ! such a great time with so many interesting history facts that Brandon gave us to observe downtown LA with a bright new curious eye
Review provided by Viator
Mar 17, 2024
Amazing Tour - What an absolutely amazing tour!! Brandon is extremely knowledgeable and so entertaining. We had a great time seeing places that we had only read about. Thank you Brandon for making my birthday memorable 😀
Review provided by Viator
Jan 31, 2024
Highly recommend! - My dear friend was visiting from out of town and I decided to book this walking tour to kill a few hours in DTLA before his flight home. I’m so happy I did that, as we ended up having a great time! I have already recommended this walking tour to several friends and am happy to do so with anyone else thinking about checking it out. My one suggestion is this: Ask for Brandon! Our guide, Brandon, was simply fabulous. He was knowledgeable and passionate about the macabre, as well as the general, history of Los Angeles. I was surprised to hear that he had only done about 20 tours … anyone would believe he’s been doing this for decades! Brandon was very organized, told us interesting stories and shared personal anecdotes and photos throughout the tour. He was laid back and was able to answer all questions … it was like exploring downtown with an old friend. Thanks for a great experience!
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Jan 28, 2024
Fantastic intro to LA’s haunted downtown - This was a great way to learn about LA. Brendon is a skilled storyteller and kept us all engaged. He shared stories about the early days of the city, the film industry, and true crime sites like The Cecil Hotel. Highly recommend this tour for fans of American Horror Story Hotel and anyone who loves a good ghost story. Also - Brandon made sure everyone on the tour departed safely which was much appreciated.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 5, 2024
Amazing Tour! - This was such an amazing tour. So interesting and informative. It is really a good way to learn more about L.A.
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Nov 7, 2023
Juan the tour guide was... - Juan the tour guide was amazing! So much knowledge and very nice guys. My husband and I live in DTLA for 10+ years. I love historical tour and I really learned a lot with this fun and laidback tour. I have a true obsession for ghost stories so I knew almost all on the crimes and haunted stuff but it was fun to learn more. Its the second tour I’m taking in LA and will keep them coming. Do it, even in the city you live in. Note that Im not from LA but from Montreal so I felt like I was visiting and know my area much more now. I recommend this one! (You dont have to believe in surnaturel stuff to enjoy this one 😉)
Review provided by Viator
Nov 6, 2023
Best Ghost in LA - Brandon was great and I would highly recommend this tour. Best Ghost tour I've been one in los Angeles!!!!!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 29, 2023
Highly Recommend - Loved it! Our tour guide, Brandon, was amazing. He's very knowledgeable and entertaining. He shared photos and interesting facts about each site . He's also very attentive. He made sure we made it back to our location safely. Can't praise him enough. Thank you for making our tour fun and entertaining!
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Oct 23, 2023
Would def do it again - We had the best time with Brandon on our haunted tails tour! He has a unique way of telling all this interesting stories and we learned a lot about history and true crime, old and new ones. We even could go in 2 of the hotels he told us stories about. I would recommend this tour to everyone that is interested in true crime and the history of LA. Def one of the best walking tours I ever did!
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
April 2024