Walking backward while talking is useful for leading a tour, demonstrating a moonwalk, or retreating from a room full of ominously staring toddlers. See the reverse saunter put to good use with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $22 for a 2.5-hour Gay LA walking tour with snacks, water, and a post-tour cocktail (a $45 value)
- $39 for the above deal for two (a $90 value)
- $75 for the above deal for four (a $180 value)
Beginning at 11 a.m., guides lead groups of up to 20 passengers around Los Angeles' historic LGBT–friendly sites ranging from ancient Native American settlements to underground bars, hotels, bath houses, and other sites significant to the closeted stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Along the way, group members can sip water and munch on snacks provided by Out & About Tours. Afterward, tourgoers can enjoy a cocktail; non-alcoholic substitutions are available for those under 21.
Out & About Tours
From the outside, the big, red bus looks like an open-topped relic from across the pond. Once on board, however, a rainbow oasis of streamers, flags, and tinsel reveals that this is no stodgy ride; rather, it’s the flagship vehicle of Out & About Tours—a tour company dedicated to celebrating the oft-overlooked sites associated with Los Angeles' LGBT legacy. Company CEO Jim Anzide pulls double duty as the tour’s guide, narrating historic info about the roots of the LGBT community in neighborhoods ranging from West Hollywood and downtown to Silverlake and the Sunset Strip. Lively banter punctuates each trip as Anzide and his guides quiz passengers on history and share personal anecdotes. They also lead walking tours that explore La La Land's hotels and bathhouses and curate their signature SunGay Brunch tour—a mini bus excursion that includes mimosas and bites at stops including Flying Leap Café and The Other Side, Los Angeles' last piano bar purportedly haunted by the ghost of Fats Waller’s Wurlitzer.