Take a 75-minute musical journey through time and discover how this tiny beach town became a Mecca for trailblazing music for over 75 years. This immersive audio and visual experience will transport you to another time and place. I'll be there in person to guide you and you'll listen on your phone / headphones and see historic photos too. As we walk, you'll hear from some of my friends like local musicians Keith Morris (from the punk band Black Flag) and Jim Lindberg (from Pennywise). Music is the thread that connects one generation to the next in this thoughtful and intimate story, but this experience is about more than music. It's about the history of Hermosa. Whether you're a first time visitor or a lifelong local, you'll discover hidden gems, hear untold stories, and better appreciate what truly makes Hermosa, Hermosa. After the walk, we can hang out on Watermans patio overlooking the plaza and enjoy a complimentary beverage and 1/2 off lunch (a $20+ value). Thanks Watermans! HOW IT WORKS: 1) Download the free app "Experience GPS Tours" from the App Store or Play Store, or go to www.experiencegpstours.com 2) Open the app, then click on the Hermosa Beach Tour photo to purchase and download the tour ($4.99). 3) Meet me in front of Watermans Restaurant (22 Pier Ave) at the base of the Hermosa pier. Note: If you prefer, I can provide the mobile device and headphones.
After our tour, enjoy a complimentary beverage and 50% off any menu item at Waterman's ($20+ value)! The food and drink are…
One complimentary beverage included! Happy hour prices until 5PM
I've lived in Hermosa Beach for the last 30+ years. I love this town. I'm the kind of guy who likes to stop along the highway to read the historic markers. I guess that makes me a little weird :-) I'm a docent at the Hermosa Beach Historical Society and have done tons of research into Hermosa's colorful history. A few years ago I decided to create this audio walking tour of Hermosa. It has been a labor of love. The audio combines narration, music & sounds effects. You'll also view historic photos on your phone. It's like walking around in a movie. Lately I've been asked to guide the tours which has been a blast! So I'll be there to guide you too, offer some back story and answer questions. Looking forward to meeting you! If you don't see a time that works for you, please send me a message and I'll try to accommodate. Thanks! Adam
* Take a journey into the past starting on the Hermosa Pier. * Visit The Lighthouse Cafe which was THE most happening jazz club west of Chicago. * Relax in a park where The Biltmore Hotel was and "Surf Music" was born and the Beach Boys played a Surfer Stomp in '62. * Stroll down a street lined with charming 100 year old beach cottages and see Charlie Chaplin's home. * Enter the building where "The Church" once stood and hardcore punk was born
Download the free app "Experience GPS Tours" before you come. Then download the Hermosa Tour ($4.99). Tour does not require any data usage or connectivity. Fully charge your phone or bring a spare battery. The app uses a lot of battery. www.experiencegpstours.com