Off The Beaten Track

Authentic & Educational

Guided Van Tour

Experience Black Heritage & African American Culture in South LA

Hop aboard our van for an authentic journey through the heart of African American history and culture in South LA on our Black History Tour! Led by experienced local guides, this authentic adventure promises a unique glimpse into the stories and sites often overlooked by the typical tourist circuit.

We’ll cruise off the-beaten-path through the vibrant neighborhoods of Black LA including Crenshaw/Baldwin Hills, where history and art collide in the most awesome ways; Central Avenue, a hub for jazz, culture and the fight for Civil Rights; West Adams, home to a wealth of architectural gems; Leimert Park, where art, music, and community spirit converge in a dynamic celebration of African American heritage; and Jefferson Park Los Angeles, home to over a dozen Historic-Cultural Monuments with diverse architecture.

During our South LA tour, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in engaging discussions, uncover lesser-known true stories about the locations, and develop a deeper appreciation for the dynamic heritage that characterizes these vibrant neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Join us today on our immersive Black History Tour and go beyond exploration!

Tour Highlights

Gain insider's perspective into the often overlooked stories and sites of South Los Angeles

Actively engage with the community and support local businesses and initiatives

Learn about the contributions of the Black community and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the historical and cultural heritage of South Los Angeles

Make a difference by joining our tours as our proceeds directly contribute to a living wage for our employees, proceeds towards social impact initiatives, supporting local organizations, promoting local businesses, cultural preservation efforts, and educational programs

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Tour Details

Tour Details


    • Children (8-17 years old) – $55
    • Adults (18 years old +) – $65


    • Groups of 4 or more: 15% off
    • Private Groups (max 12) – $600.
      Sundays also available. Please message:
      or call 818-252-9169 to book.


Departure time

10am and 2pm

Meeting point

3860 Crenshaw Blvd Suite 103 Los Angeles, CA 90008


Year round, Saturdays only


3 hours

Group size

Minimum 5, maximum 12 per tour

Participation requirements

See the Tour Rules & Guidelines tab for more information!


  • 3-hour round trip van tour
  • Water
  • Expert guide

About your guide

1 – 2 expert local guides, depending on group size

Tour Rules & Guidelines

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests on the tour, please take a moment to review our tour rules and guidelines:

Age Requirements: No unaccompanied minors under 18. All minors must be accompanied by an adult aged 21 or older. Minimum age to attend: 8 years old.

Beverages: No hot liquids allowed in the vehicle. Please bring cold drinks only in a liquid-safe container. No alcohol is permitted.

Food Policy: No meals in the van; however, travel sized snacks are allowed.

Seatbelt Safety: Wearing seatbelts is required by law. Please ensure everyone in your party is securely belted at all times.

Smoking and Vaping: No smoking or vaping is allowed in the vehicle.

Photography and Recording: Be mindful of other passengers when taking photos or recording videos. Respect their privacy and comfort.

Behavioral Expectations: Maintain respectful behavior towards fellow passengers, the driver, and tour guides. Keep noise levels appropriate.

Punctuality: Arrive on time at least 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time to ensure a smooth departure and return. Late arrivals are not guaranteed a seat.

Personal Belongings: Keep personal belongings secure. The company is not responsible for lost or unattended items.

Cleanliness: Dispose of trash in designated bins to keep the van clean and pleasant for everyone.

Tour Guide Instructions: Follow the instructions of the tour guide and driver for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Inclement Weather: The trip will operate rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, hazardous road conditions, staffing shortages due external conditions, a natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances, the trip is subject to cancellation. Safety is our top priority. The decision to cancel a trip due to weather or other factors will be made at the owner’s discretion to ensure the well-being of all passengers and staff. In the event of a cancellation, we will make every effort to notify you promptly.

Emergency Contact Information: You will be required to provide emergency contact information as part of the booking process.

Special Accommodations: Inform us of any special accommodations or medical needs before the tour.


At A Great Day in South LA, our tours stand out for their authenticity and educational focus. We are dedicated to preserving and celebrating the vast history of the Black experience in Los Angeles. Our meticulously curated experiences go beyond traditional sightseeing, offering a profound exploration of South LA’s cultural tapestry.

Our flagship tour, “Black History Tours of South LA,” spans several iconic neighborhoods, including Crenshaw/Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, View Park, West Adams and Historic Central Ave. Each neighborhood holds significant historical and cultural significance, contributing to a comprehensive and enriching experience.

Our tours typically extend for about 3 hours, taking into consideration the variability of LA traffic, which may result in an earlier or slightly delayed arrival than the specified end time. A designated bathroom break is incorporated into the tour to ensure your comfort. We highly recommend you make use of the building bathroom facilities before tour departure. Moreover, there will be occasions to pause for landmark photos, providing you with opportunities to capture and cherish the memorable moments of your journey.

This tour primarily takes place in a 15-passenger van, with the majority of the journey occurring inside the vehicle. Participants will be required to step up into the van, which involves a single step and navigating to an available seat beneath a low roof. Additionally, there are optional activities during the tour that may include moderate walking. If guests require any additional accommodations or have specific needs related to a 15-passenger van, please let us know, and we will do our best to assist.

We are committed to community engagement and support for local businesses. We actively promote local businesses serving the South LA community and beyond. A portion of our proceeds goes directly to social impact initiatives, contributing to community development, cultural preservation, and educational programs in South Los Angeles.

Absolutely! Our tours cater to both local residents and tourists who seek an authentic and educational journey through the diverse neighborhoods of South LA. Whether you’re discovering hidden gems in your own city or exploring from afar, our experiences offer a unique perspective.

Booking is easy! Simply navigate to our website’s booking page, select your preferred tour, and follow the straightforward steps to secure your spot. If you encounter any issues, our customer support team is here to assist you.

We strive to ensure that our tours are accessible to everyone. Please contact us in advance with any specific accessibility concerns, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Your safety is our priority. Our tours adhere to all local safety guidelines, and our guides are trained to provide a secure and enjoyable experience. We also encourage participants to check our safety guidelines before the tour.

Yes, free parking is available at our office. We recommend arriving early to secure a parking spot. There is also plenty of free street parking, be sure to read city parking signs.

Yes! We are a roughly 10 minute walk from the Metro K line Martin Luther King Jr stop and within walking distance of several bus stops. Please check local transit schedules for the most up-to-date information on routes and timings. For more help, please use this travel planner:

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