Sunset Boulevard: Exploring Hollywood's True Crime History
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34 Ratings
Los Angeles
Uncover the dark and haunting history of Sunset Boulevard on this true crime and ghost story walking tour. Explore Hollywood's notorious past and visit haunted locations with expert guides.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Sunset Boulevard - We begin the tour with a look back at the Wonderland Gang murders. How did one of the the most brutal crimes in LA history happen and who was involved? We will also discuss Ramon Novarro and the Zankou Chicken Murders in this area!
  • Chateau Marmont - If the walls could talk in any building in the world, you’d talk to the Marmont. Full of celebrity secrets and haunted by a dark past, the Marmont is a notorious celebrity hangout.
  • The Sunset Trocadero Lounge - This will be one of several stops where we discuss the gangster of old LA. Hear about the final moments of the “Ice Cream Blonde” Thelma Todd and her run in with “Lucky” Luciano.
  • Sunset Strip - Now you’re really getting into the Sunset Strip. Hollywood moguls and stars come to play at these world famous clubs and hotels. Some play a little too hard…
  • Comedy Store - The biggest names in comedy all cover the exterior of the Comedy Store. On any given night, you could see superstar comedians trying new jokes or discover a comic to watch. But what was here before the store? And do the violent actions of the past carry on today? Let’s find out!
  • Sunset Plaza - We continue down more of the Strip while discussing Charles Manson, the Sunset Killers, and the curse of “Rebel Without a Cause” (we will even go to the spot where a Hollywood star took his final walk.)
  • The Viper Room - Our most murder filled true crime tour ends by the Viper Room to remember River Phoenix and to discuss the dangers (and allure) of the Hollywood lifestyle!
What's Included
  • Expert guide with extensive knowledge included
Additional Information

Having designed the most prominent true crime tour in Hollywood, we return to expose the chronicles of the Sunset Strip! Thrill-killers, phantoms, and celluloid celebrities mingle on the Strip… occasionally leading to fatal incidents.

This pedestrian tour plunges into the real crime and ghost narratives of Sunset Boulevard. Get to know about mobsters like Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegel and visit their ‘elimination grounds.’ Stories featuring Charles Manson, the Wonderland Gang, and the Sunset Killers will give you restless nights. Be careful not to bring home a ghost after traversing some of LA’s eeriest spots!

There’s no other tour that delves into the infamous history of Sunset Blvd as we do. See LA in a Day ranks among the best tour companies in LA. Our tours are meticulously researched and ardent, delivered by 5-star guides. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you on a tour!

Be aware that this is a pedestrian tour!

Location
8000 Sunset Blvd
Sunset Boulevard
We will meet at the corner with the stairs. This is at the corner of Sunset and Crescent Heights. There is a parking lot at the mall and several in the surrounding area.
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
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Francesw893
Feb 17, 2024
Excellent Tour - A Must Do! - The tour was excellent and extremely interesting! Chris was the best guide who knew so many secrets of the seedy Hollywood past. I highly recommend the tour.
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Danielefy3007ne
Feb 13, 2024
Amazing True Crime Tour!! - Chris was an AMAZING tour guide!! He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the stories that he tells, it made for a really fun experience!! We learned a lot, saw some really cool spots, and had a blast!! We highly recommended any tour guided by Chris!!
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Michele_o
Dec 30, 2023
Great tour - Great tour to explore Sunset. We wanted to walk around but were nervous to do on our own . So was nice to walk with group and to learn so many stories of the past. It was great to see in person everything you read about online.
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Lisa_h
Oct 28, 2023
Super cool and less touristy take on LA Crime - Honestly better than I could have imagined - mainly thanks to a GREAT tour guide. Chris was on time, on fleek and full of all the cool and less touristy crime stories. Bonus points for spotting a celeb en route. But really cannot recommend this tour highly enough, book in, you won't regret it. I will look out for the downtown version of this next time I am back in LA.
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Kate_k
Oct 20, 2023
Best Tour On The Sunset Strip - Our Visit To The Sunset Tower Hotel Was An Incredibly Awesome Experience….The Dimly Lit Tower Bar Set The Mood For An Incredible Story About The Gangsters & Hollywood Elite Who Called This Place Home.
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Richard_l
Sep 28, 2023
Chris runs a great tour! - Great job by Chris. Knowledgeable, informed, and involved with his tour guests. Effective narration, great anecdotes, and a real professional.
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Kim_o
Sep 22, 2023
Best tour ever - This tour was wonderful! A great way to see the Sunset Strip and learn a lot about the creation and history of LA. Chris (and Odin!) was an amazing guide, with encyclopaedic knowledge of all things LA. He made the tour so much fun, was engaging and had a great story telling style. Will absolutely recommend to everyone I know, and I can’t wait to come back to LA to take as many others as I can! Thank you!
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Brandi_s
Sep 4, 2023
Chris is the best tour... - Chris is the best tour guide in LA. He is so knowledgeable and funny and keeps you so interested!!!!
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Gracehp2664cy
Aug 15, 2023
Fantastic tour! - My friend and I both had so much fun on the tour! Chris was a fantastic tour guide!! We learned so much about the city and want to go again next time we’re in town!
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49jennm
Aug 7, 2023
Do the tour! - My husband and I really enjoyed this experience. We got to see sunset strip and enjoy some history about the strip. Win win! Chris is knowledgeable and the tour is well thought out. After it was over he helped us find food which was amazing. Thank you!!
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