Culture and history has always fascinated me. I got 3rd place in the History Bee in 5th grade and you better believe I still remember that proud moment! I was so excited when I got to visit Olvera Street, the birthplace of L.A. in 1781. I went on a short walking tour by myself (literally by myself – no one else showed up for the tour) and had a friendly, very knowledgable docent. I learned a great overview on the history of L.A. and how Olvera Street is now part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. At the end of the tour, the tour guide smiled and said to me, "We live in a pretty amazing city, huh?" Yes sir, we absolutely do! And let’s not forgot to taco ‘bout how delicious the street tacos + fresh lemonade were! Bring cash for the food and other vendors in the Olvera Street marketplace. You’ll find some great gems here – including toys, shoes, shirts, purses, jewelry, blankets, and more. Click here for more information on the free walking tour, or visit Olvera Street on your own at: 845 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
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L.A. is an amazing and diverse city full of culture, history, art, nature, museums, and attractions - which results in countless things to do & see - no matter your budget. Time after time I find that when you seek new adventure, you will find it!
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