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Downtown Los Angeles

202 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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  • Downtown Los AngelesPro 2014
    Ericayvette
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    5 Mar 19, 2014

    Downtown Los Angeles is coming up! Where else can you look at historical buildings, shop, eat, and drink! Every weekend it seems like there are always groups of walking/photo tours around the historical core as well as great foodie tours. Make sure when you are down there to his the grand central farmers market for lunch and have a drinks at one of DTLA many bars such as Seven Grand, Perch, or Down and Out

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  • Downtown Los AngelesPro 2014
    Trinity
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    4 Jan 10, 2014

    Bar hop around the Historic Core neighborhood, grab a bowl of ramen in Little Tokyo, taste test classic French dips at rivals Philippe's and Cole's, eat dim sum or late night Chinese food in Chinatown, see a Los Angeles Philharmonic concert, or catch a Lakers or Clippers game at the Staples Center. Most of all, I love city lights and viewing downtown at night over a cocktail at one of the town's rooftop bars is one of my favorite things to do.

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  • Downtown Los AngelesPro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    5 Oct 23, 2013

    Not the easiest city in the world to navigate but colorful with a uniqueness all it's own. Downtown has come into its own with so much to offer. There is the Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA Live, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Olvera St and Dodger Stadium and those are just the beginning. DTLA has been revitalized and must be seen.

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  • Downtown Los AngelesPro 2014
    Jaak Treiman
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    5 Feb 11, 2012
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    5 Nov 01, 2012
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    Hanae
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    5 Jun 16, 2013
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  • Downtown Los AngelesPro 2014
    Albert Qian
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    4 Jan 02, 2013

    Fact: If you are a fan of the Power Rangers, the early-90s action pre-teen TV show adapted from the Japanese version (Super Sentai) the pan in for when Earth is first attacked is downtown LA. With that fact out of the way, this is one of the biggest cities in the world and here is downtown. Do I suggest you drive through? No. But if you want to come and enjoy the sights and sounds, by all means!

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  • Downtown Los Angeles
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    4 Feb 23, 2014

    nice bar crowds, especially Friday night while waiting for traffic to kill over

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  • Downtown Los Angeles
    Denesse Elias
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    4 Oct 11, 2013
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  • Downtown Los Angeles
    Manuela Nadin
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    3 Jul 18, 2012

    If compared with Downtown of other american city maybe this one is not so big. However it offers some interesting spots, sich as restaurants, library and theatre I remember with pleasure.

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  • Downtown Los AngelesPro 2014
    Verlisia
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    3 Nov 06, 2013
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  • Downtown Los Angeles
    Mio
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    3 Dec 09, 2013
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  • Downtown Los Angeles
    Erika World
    4 Jul 01, 2014

    New and upcoming area when comparing it to previous years. Artsy vibe with endless amount of places to eat and drink at. Some parts of the neighborhood can feel less safe so plan ahead! Oh and parking can be a nightmare, use this link and type in the venue to see what your parking options are. http://www.parkme.com/los-angeles-parking

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  • Downtown Los Angeles
    Rachel Greene
    3 Oct 20, 2013

    Los Angeles is an odd city. The area that's basically "the city" is not nearly as fun or interesting as the surrounding areas that also make up Los Angeles. It was fun to visit. Not fun to drive through (which is one of those very true stereotypes - LA traffic = the worst). Something to see at least once, but I'd rather spend time in Venice Beach or Santa Monica over Downtown LA any day.

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  • Downtown Los Angeles
    André Kuik
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    3 Feb 09, 2014

    We just walked a couple of hours in Downtown LA. We saw Walt Disney Concert Hall and took the elevator in The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites. The elevator brings you to the 32th floor. Free attraction :-)

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  • Downtown Los Angeles
    Tiffany G
    5 Sep 01, 2013

    Check out all downtown Los Angeles has to offer, from the Staples Center to L.A. Live to Disney Concert Hall and much, much more!!

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  • Downtown Los Angeles
    Kathleen D
    5 Apr 25, 2013

    Lots of neighborhoods to explore! Little Tokyo, Music Center, Staples Center, Fashion District, Flower District, Fabric District, Watercourt, Grand Performances in the summer (free music outside)...

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  • Downtown Los Angeles
    travel33
    4 Dec 20, 2012

    Downtown LA was a place nobody wanted to come to (except to work) however in the past several years the re-gentrification effort has had amazing results. Being in downtown when the sun went down was a big no-no ten years ago but now there is so many trendy bars and restaurants! They made expensive lofts and apartments but I think a lot has to do with moving the Lakers to downtown and creating the Staples Center. This allowed the surrounding areas to slowly clean up and build nice restaurants and shopping areas. The redline going into downtown also makes it easy for people like me (in hollywood) to take the train down without worries of parking in an expensive lot.

    Nokia theater is a great smaller concert venue, LA live is a fun place to meet up with friends, and little tokyo is a great spot for good japanese cuisine.

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  • Downtown Los Angeles
    lilicedt
    5 Sep 26, 2012

    The new old LA. perfectly young, crazy, harsh, and mellow. A perfect cross-section of the life and vibe of LA. And every night finishes with that greatest of all night foods - the bacon-wrapped, pan-fried, sauteed onions and saucy dirty dog.

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  • Downtown Los Angeles
    Frank
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Your avareage downtown area. Outside office hours nothing to do. The best part is the old part of this area. Here you'll find als outside office hours more life and people. And the buildings and architecture are much cooler!

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4.0 out of 5
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Plan for a full day of food, fun, and shopping when you visit Downtown Los Angeles. You can leave your car behind, and take advantage of a wide variety of public transit options, including six commuter lines, two subways, two light rail lines, and an intertwining system of buses. Head northeast and check out Los Angeles Union Station, the main railway station in the city. In the surrounding area, ... read more
you will find a variety of shops and museums, as well as historical sites, like Our Lady Queen of Angels Church. Northwest of the station, China Town offers you even more variety, with a selection of restaurants, shops, and galleries. West of the station, Little Tokyo hosts an open-air shopping area, restaurants, and several Buddhist temples. South, to Bunker Hill, brings you into the art center of Downtown Los Angeles. Enjoy a performance at one of the many theaters, and then take a guided tour of the neighborhood. There are so many things to do in Downtown Los Angeles, you can spend several days there, but don’t forget the nights. Downtown Los Angeles is also home to myriad nightclubs, where you can unwind after a long day of culture and shopping.

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