By Maxwell Williams
The perfect mix of informal and ultra-pro, tours are led by Laura Massino Smith, a historian specializing in L.A.’s architectural marvels. The tours are small—only five people can fit comfortably into a luxury van—which makes it intimate, but it also means reservations are a necessity. Each tour takes about three hours, and you’re limited to one neighborhood per tour. Silver Lake and Hollywood are highlights, but there are separate itineraries for Beverly Hills, Downtown, Pasadena, and more.