Explore South LA's Untold Stories with Knowledgeable Guides & Support Local Business


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Welcome to A Great Day in South LA! If you’re ready to trade the glitz and glam of Hollywood for a deeper dive into the vibrant culture of South LA, you’re in the right place. Our Black History Tour is not your typical touristy LA jaunt – we take you off-the-beaten-path, onboard our comfortable van, to explore the culturally rich and significant neighborhoods of Crenshaw/Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, View Park, West Adams, Historic Central Ave, and Jefferson Park. 

Our guides are more than just narrators — they’re storytellers with a mission to share stories about the lasting legacies of Black influences in Los Angeles. You’ll have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of African American cultural heritage in the area. Whether you’re a history buff or curious about the cultural heritage of South LA, we promise to deliver an eye-opening and educational experience for visitors of all ages.

But it’s not just about the history of South LA. A Great Day in South LA is committed to making a positive impact on the communities we explore. That’s why a portion of our sales and company initiatives go towards charitable giving, social impact initiatives, community organizations, cultural preservation efforts, and educational programs. By joining us on a journey through South LA, you’re not just exploring the past — you’re investing in the future of these vibrant and dynamic communities.

Beyond our epic Black History Tour, we invite you to check out our curated directory containing local organizations, businesses, and initiatives that will make your visit to Los Angeles well-rounded. These social impact organizations in and around LA serve as beacons for anyone trying to get connected to the community; whether you’re searching for volunteer projects, want to support local initiatives, or simply seek unforgettable things to do.

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Exploration of Black History

Our tours aren’t about the usual Los Angeles tourist traps. We deep dive into the heart and soul of Black Los Angeles, uncovering the stories that often get buried. From the vibrant streets of Crenshaw to the historic heart of Central Avenue to Hyde Park , we’ll pass through iconic neighborhoods like Leimert Park, View Park, and Hyde Park, where you’ll experience the cultural richness of the South LA area.

Cultural Heritage Immersion

Our mission extends beyond exploration; A Great Day in South LA actively engages with the vibrant communities we visit by hosting community events and supporting giveback initiatives. By supporting local businesses and partnering with community giveback initiatives, we ensure our tours contribute positively to the neighborhoods we explore.


A Great Day in South LA ignites a passion for knowledge through immersive tours. We illuminate the vibrant history and significant contributions of the Black community in this region, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation with authentic insights. Our core values – inclusivity, economic sustainability, and continuous learning – guide us in crafting authentic and enriching experiences for every participant.

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History Fact of the Month

Known as "Sugar Hill" of Los Angeles, West Adams was home to many prominent Black figures, including businessmen, entertainers, and civil rights activists. The neighborhood symbolized upward mobility and community strength, playing a pivotal role in the cultural and social development of Black Los Angeles.

History Fact of the Month

"Harriet Tubman was one of the first Black women to serve in the military...
Known for helping enslaved persons escape and gain their freedom in through the Underground Railroad, it might be less known that Harriet Tubman also served for the Union Army during the Civil War which lasted from 1861 to 1865."