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Tours

Join us for two days of tours before the meeting begins, or stay a day after to experience more of Los Angeles! Choose from the following museum visits, walking/hiking tours, and tours by bike.

  • You can register for a tour by visiting our registration page. If you have already purchased the base registration for the conference, click on the Add Ticketed Events button.
  • We have listed the mask requirements for each tour as they are today. However, this is subject to change.
  • Tour start and end times are listed as the time the tour departs the Westin Bonaventure ( please plan to arrive at the tour departure area 15 minutes early) and the estimated return time to the Westin Bonaventure.
  • We welcome guest on our tours either accompanied by you or not. You can add a guests tickets by either registering them as a guest, which includes access to the Opening Reception, or by purchasing multiple tickets. We consider anyone who participates in a tour a conference attendee, which means they must be fully vaccinated in order to participate. For more information, see our COVID-19 Vaccination Information page.

  • Note when on all museum tours you may be required to show your vaccination card and photo ID to gain enterance to the museum.   

  • Many tours sell out fast. Register for a tour early to secure a spot or help keep the tour open. We will cancel tours with low registration in late March 2022.  Add yourself to a waitlist for a sold-out tour by emailing meetings@culturalheritage.org.

Friday, May 13

Academy of Motion Pictures: Conservation Labs and Collections

1:45 - 6:45pm

$45

After a multi-year construction project - join us for a conservator lead tour of this recently opened museum devoted to the history of film. Tour the conservation lab and view recently conserved pieces. Enjoy a gallery walk-through with a conservator to hear about objects that have undergone treatment. There will also be time to view the galleries on your own. Note the bus will return to the Westin at 6 PM.  There is a restaurant onsite if you wish to stay for dinner and return on your own. Masks must be worn inside the museum and proof of vaccination for Covid 19 will be checked upon entering the museum. Start and end times are when the bus leaves and returns to the Westin Bonaventure.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

3:00 - 5:00pm

$19

Enjoy exploration of some of Los Angeles’s most beloved landmarks, such as the Central Library, the U.S. Bank Tower, and the Bradbury Building! The LA Conservancy's Historic Downtown walking tour offers a great overview of downtown LA's history and architecture, from the 18th century to the present. Discover—or rediscover—the area’s unique character as you visit the areas surrounding Pershing Square, the heart of downtown. Learn about the founding of this great city, and the story of its growth, as told through its magnificent architecture. The tour covers about 12 city blocks and includes stairs and hills. Currently, the LA Conservancy requires that masks be worn at all times on the tour. If you require use of a wheelchair, please let us know when registering, so that we can adjust the tour. This tour is not recommended for young children. The walking tour begins and ends at the host hotel, the Westin Bonaventure.

Sunset Hike and Griffith Observatory Experience

3:00 - 7:00pm

$59

Unwind from a long flight by taking an easy-to-moderate hike in the Hollywood Hills ending at Griffith Observatory for an hour-long exploration and amazing views. This private AIC-only tour will be led by Bikes and Hikes LA. You will be transported by bus to/from the starting/ending point of the hike. Masks are NOT required on the hike but are on the bus to and from the hike. This hike does include some hills. Closed toe shoes are recommended. 

Downtown and Arts District Electric Bike Tour with Gallery Stops

3:00 - 6:00pm

$135

Explore downtown LA and the Arts district by electric pedal-assist bike. Downtown LA is undergoing rapid change - see for yourself on this dynamic tour. This Bikes and Hikes-led tour will start and end at the Westin Bonaventure. There will be stops at several art galleries. If you are an expert bike-rider, you can request a 21-speed bike (no pedal-assist) by emailing meetings@culturalheritage.org by May 5. Masks are NOT required on this tour; however, please wear one during the staging/setup when your guide is distributing the bikes and in the galleries. Bikes and Hikes will supply the bikes and helmets. 

Modern Skyline Walking Tour

7:00 - 9:00pm

$19

After seeing how downtown LA has evolved over the past century, you’ll see our beloved skyline in a whole new way. How did a Victorian neighborhood become a booming hub of commerce and finance? Learn the fascinating story of Bunker Hill’s evolution, explore some of LA’s newest landmarks, and see how old and new architecture co-exists. You’ll get up close to the public art tucked away within the plazas of these sleek high-rises, and see details that you’ve never noticed before on this LA Conservancy's walking tour. The tour covers about 10 city blocks and includes stairs and hills. Currently, the LA Conservancy requires that masks be worn at all times on the tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. This tour is not recommended for young children. The walking tour begins and ends at the host hotel, the Westin Bonaventure.

Saturday, May 14

Gamble House: In-depth Behind the Scenes Tour

8:15am - 12:45 pm

Cost  $59

Join for this conservator- and craftsman-led tour. Spend over three hours in the house before it opens to the public learning the history including recent conservation treatments.   

Getty Villa Museum & Conservation + UCLA/Getty Conservation Program

9:00am - 3:00pm

$39

Join us to explore this amazing museum of ancient Greek and Roman art, tranquil gardens, and ocean breezes. You will view the museum’s conservation labs and the conservation labs of the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program and participate in an open house with the students. There will be time to explore the collections and gardens. Lunch is available via pre-order (separate from tour cost).

Art Deco Walking Tour

10:00am - 12:00pm

$19

Nothing evokes Jazz Age elegance like Art Deco. Its clean lines and geometric patterns proved a perfect style for LA in the ‘20s and ‘30s, and an extraordinary collection of these masterpieces still stands in the heart of the city. On this LA Conservancy tour, you’ll marvel at the incredible detail of these structures, with their brilliant colors and lush materials. You’ll learn how Art Deco made its way to LA, and why it became such a defining architectural style in the city. This tour is wheelchair accessible. Currently, the LA Conservancy requires that masks be worn at all times on the tour. This tour is not recommended for young children. The walking tour begins and ends at the host hotel, the Westin Bonaventure.

Full Day Electric Bike Tour of LA

10:00am - 4:00pm

$199

See the best LA has to offer by electric bike on this 6-hour tour. The tour will take you to Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice and more. Includes a tour of Greystone Mansion and lunch on the Venice beach. Tour is over 30 miles in a city. Please be comfortable with riding a bike to select this tour. Electric bike and helmet included. 21-speed non-pedal assist bike available,- but please note there will be hills.

Beverly Hills and Hollywood Bike Tour

10:00am - 2:00pm

$109

See the best of Beverly Hills and Hollywood by bike, with stops for short walking tours and lunch. Please be comfortable with riding a bike to select this tour. Electric bike and helmet included. 21-speed non-pedal assist bike available, but please note there will be hills.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

10:30am - 12:30pm

$19

Enjoy exploration of some of LA’s most beloved landmarks, such as the Central Library, the US Bank Tower, and the Bradbury Building! The LA Conservancy's Historic Downtown walking tour offers a great overview of downtown LA history and architecture, from the 18th century to the present. Discover—or rediscover—the area’s unique character as you visit the areas surrounding Pershing Square, the heart of downtown. Learn about the founding of this great city, and the story of its growth, as told through its magnificent architecture. The walking tour begins and ends at the host hotel, the Westin Bonaventure. The tour covers about 12 city blocks and includes stairs and hills. Currently, the LA Conservancy requires that masks be worn at all times on the tour. If you require use of a wheelchair, please let us know when registering, so that we can adjust the tour. This tour is not recommended for young children.

THE HUNTINGTON: Galleries and Gardens – 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM

11 am - 5:30 PM

$29

Take in the amazing collections and gardens of The Huntington on your own pace. This is an unguided tour. We will provide transportation and your admission. There are no conservation lab visits as part of this tour. You need to take the tour on Wednesday, May 18 to visit the conservation labs. However, the Huntington Collections and Gardens should not to be missed.  

Modern Skyline Walking Tour

1:00 - 3:00pm

$19

After seeing how downtown LA has evolved over the past century, you’ll see our beloved skyline in a whole new way. How did a Victorian neighborhood become a booming hub of commerce and finance? Learn the fascinating story of Bunker Hill’s evolution, explore some of LA’s newest landmarks, and see how old and new architecture co-exists. You’ll get up close to the public art tucked away within the plazas of these sleek high-rises, and see details that you’ve never noticed before on this LA Conservancy walking tour. The tour covers about 10 city blocks and includes stairs and hills. Currently, the LA Conservancy requires that masks be worn at all times on the tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. This tour is not recommended for young children. The walking tour begins and ends at the host hotel, the Westin Bonaventure.

Wednesday, May 18

The Huntington: Conservation Labs, Collections, and Gardens

8:30 am - 1:00pm

$39

Are you having a hard time choosing between LA’s world-class art museums and majestic landscape? Treat yourself to this post-conference tour of the Huntington and experience both. Enjoy a tour of the conservation labs followed by a garden tour and time to view the galleries. The bus will return to the Westin Bonaventure by 1:00 pm for those who need to take an afternoon flight. However, you are welcome to stay longer at the Huntington and take an Uber, Lyft, or Alto back to the Westin.