Downtown Los Angeles Offers Amazing Attractions
- The spectacular L.A. LIVE entertainment complex includes popular attractions such as the GRAMMY Museum, Lucky Strike Lanes and Regal Cinemas.
- Staples Center is home to the Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks, and also hosts major concerts.
- The stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall/LA Phil anchors the Music Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum.
- The Museum of Contemporary Art houses an acclaimed permanent collection and rotating exhibits.
If you are looking to getaway from your studies and just like to relax there are many things to do in Downtown Los Angeles.
This formerly industrial area was transformed into an artist community in the mid-70’s. Today, the Arts District thrives with galleries, photography studios, graphic artists, small advertising firms, video and media companies, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC).
Bunker Hill & Grand Avenue
Bunker Hill is Downtown’s cultural center and home to numerous corporate headquarters. Grand Avenue landmarks include the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and Center Theatre Group, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Colburn School of Music, and the Los Angeles Central Library.
Wind your way through a myriad of bustling courtyards, alleyways, and plaza stalls to discover the charm of LA’s Chinatown. Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more to find unique treasures, good food, and great bargains.
Covering 20 square blocks of Downtown, the Civic Center is the administrative core of LA. This district is a collection of city, state, and federal government offices, courthouses and monuments. Don’t miss the viewing deck atop LA’s iconic City Hall.
The LA Fashion District is the hub of the apparel industry on the West Coast, where shoppers, designers, stylists, students, retailers, wholesale buyers, and residents all converge. You’ll find apparel and accessories for the entire family, textiles, flowers, and more.
Best known for the University of Southern California, LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and the Shrine Auditorium, the Figueroa Corridor is home to many architectural landmarks and world-class museums. Visit the Natural History Museum, the California African American Museum, and the California Science Center & IMAX Theater.
Located along Main and Spring between 2nd and 9th Streets, Gallery Row is lined with cutting-edge galleries and hosts the Downtown Art Walk on the second Thursday of each month.
Formerly the city center before World War II, Historic Downtown is rich with architectural treasures – including the largest concentration of historic theatres in the world and beloved pre-1930s buildings in Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and Spanish Baroque styles. Visit the renovated theaters on Broadway, or the famous cage elevators and detailed ironwork at the Bradbury Building.
The second largest Jewelry District in the world, this district bustles daily with nearly 5,000 retail and wholesale jewelry shops. Enjoy savings of 40% to 70% on fine jewelry, diamonds, engagement rings, loose stones, gems, and watches.
Small restaurants and retail shops intermingle with modern office buildings, hotels, shopping plazas, cultural facilities, theaters, and religious shrines. Discover the Japanese American National Museum, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, East West Players, and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.
Olvera Street at Historic El Pueblo
Olvera Street, the birthplace of LA, is home to charming cafes, marketplaces, and many cultural celebrations. El Pueblo Historic Monument features a traditional Mexican-style plaza and a cluster of landmark buildings dating from 1818. Across the street is Union Station, converging point for Amtrak, Metrolink, the Gold and Red Lines, and the city’s bus services.
South Park is a 50-block area anchored by entertainment and convention venues, including STAPLES Center, LA LIVE & the Nokia Theatre, and the LA Convention Center. South Park is also home to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Grand Hope Park, and an emerging residential community.
The Wholesale District in the Industrial District is a manufacturing and wholesale center for fish and produce. Buy some fresh fish to take home while having lunch at Fisherman’s Outlet, or take advantage of discounts from vendors along Central Avenue and Olympic Boulevard.
Dodger Stadium – Elysian Park
Los Angeles Lakers – Staples Center
Los Angeles Clippers – Staples Center
Los Angeles Sparks – Staples Center
Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Rams – Coliseum in Exposition Park