ANGELS WALK LA

SELF-GUIDED HISTORIC WALKING TRAILS

Telling the L.A. story through self-guided historic walking trails.

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Boyle Heights

Just east of the Los Angeles River, Boyle Heights possesses what is undoubtedly the most impressive history of diversity in the city, out of which developed a rich history of working-class solidarity and activism that remains strong today.

East Hollywood / Silver Lake Angels Walk

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East Hollywood / Silver Lake

These neighborhoods were early suburbs of downtown L.A. that evolved into vibrant and distinct communities—each boasting strong legacies of artistry, innovation, and inclusion. Today, East Hollywood is home to the city’s first and only UNESCO World Heritage site.

Vision Theatre Angels Walk Crenshaw

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Crenshaw

Crenshaw is a historically rich neighborhood which has established itself as an axis of culture, politics, and the arts, specifically in the Los Angeles African American community. Its central location makes it a crossroads for the Los Angeles scene.

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For over 20 years, Angels Walk LA has worked to preserve Los Angeles history while promoting pedestrian engagement and public transportation throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

› 12 WALKS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED SINCE ANGELS WALK LA’S FOUNDING IN 1996

Bunker Hill / Union Station / Hollywood / Chinatown / Figeuroa Corridor / San Pedro / Wilshire / North Hollywood / Higland Park / Crenshaw / East Hollywood/Silver Lake / Boyle Heights  

› 165 HISTORIC STANCHIONS HAVE BEEN PLACED WITHIN LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORHOOD SIDEWALKS

› OVER 800,000 GUIDEBOOKS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED FREELY THROUGHOUT THE CITY

› 1 NEW HISTORIC WALK IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT

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› 15 ADDITIONAL HISTORIC STANCHIONS ARE CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT

It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.

–Sonia Sotomayor

 

ANGELS WALK LA

Elements of an Angels Walk

Guidebooks

Angels Walk LA’s guidebooks—featuring maps, photos, and text—are all you need to explore our city’s rich heritage. Each guidebook is designed to take you on a self-guided journey through a distinctive Los Angeles neighborhood.

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Maps

Our walking trail maps are designed specifically for pedestrians; they’re an invaluable tool for navigating a neighborhood’s points of interest, and they also provide public transportation information.

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Stanchions

Angels Walk LA’s stanchions are placed along the walking trail and tell the story of times gone by. These on-sidewalk historic markers highlight people, places, and events with informative text and vintage photographs.

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“There is no better way to come to know and love our great City than by walking its streets and experiencing its neighborhoods firsthand. The Angels Walk program helps to accomplish this for both visitors and locals alike in a safe, fun, and informative way. It will also connect you to convenient public transportation along the way.”

– Eric Garcetti  |  Mayor of Los Angeles

“Angels Walk LA has conducted walks through many Los Angeles communities including: Chinatown, Highland Park, and Hollywood. These neighborhood walks allow Los Angelenos and tourists to experience and appreciate first-hand the diversity of Los Angeles and encourage cross-cultural understanding and awareness of the multitude of cultures in and around Los Angeles.”

–Herb Wesson | Council President, Councilmember District 10

“The Angels Walk LA historic walking trail program draws tourists and locals into the interesting and diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles to explore our great City and enjoy some healthy exercise along the way.”

–Tom La Bonge | Former Councilmember, CD4

“The City of Los Angeles is proud to sponsor the Angels Walk program, which develops self-guided walking tours that celebrate our history, architecture and folklore. The program is designed to help you explore our great City in a safe, interesting, and informative way.”

–Antonio R. Villaraigosa | Former Mayor of Los Angeles

Walk the Walks! Explore L.A. the Angels Walk way.

ANGELS WALK LA

Our Mission

Since 1996, Angels Walk LA has been dedicated to enhancing pedestrian environments throughout Los Angeles by developing self-guided historic walking trails. Our walks exist to bring light to the rich and diverse history of our city by encouraging exploration and discovery of the significant people, architecture, events, and cultural movements that have shaped our great neighborhoods.

SUPPORTERS
  • Seal of the City of Los Angeles
    City of Los Angeles
  • METRO Logo
    Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • City of Los Angeles STREETS LA Logo
    Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services
CONTACT
  • 11611 Washington Pl.

  • Los Angeles, California 90066

  • hello@angelswalkla.org

  • +1 213-744-0016

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