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- Pershing Square
- Pershing SquareMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Mar 24, 2014
Because of its central location and its "from the ground" views of the Los Angeles skyline, Pershing Square is an excellent starting point for walking tours of downtown Los Angeles. Its underground parking provides a reasonably priced, convenient area in which to leave your car. You may be comforted by the fact that the garage, built during the Cold War, was constructed to withstand an atomic bomb blast. This is the starting point for most of the Los Angeles Conservancy's downtown walking tours.
- Pershing Square
- Pershing SquareMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackers+ 2Sep 08, 2012
It's got nothing on San Francisco's Union Square, but at least the city is trying hard to revive it as a public plaza.
There's an ice skating rink in the winter (December/January). Also occasional festivals or markets are held here.
- Pershing SquareMar 24, 2014
Cool spot! Maybe a bit shady because of the homeless people around. However, during the day on Wednesdays, there is a farmers market. During the summer, I believe there are free concerts/movie showings from Thursday through Saturday. In the winter, there is a skating rink that they build. It's easy to get to because the red line has a subway stop right there.
- Pershing SquareMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 05, 2012
I'm not quite sure why you would make a special outing to see Pershing Square unless you're going ice skating here in the winter. It's sort of a space-planning disaster -- I don't know what the designers who walled off the park space and tried to make it "modern" and colorful were thinking, but it's filled with homeless people and weirdos and smells a lot like a public toilet.
- Pershing SquareMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 04, 2012
Who knew that there was so much history behind this square?
Much less DTLA?
Grant it that I'm not much of a fan for the interesting concrete modern look but it is interesting never the less. I could go for more green and trees and what not but perhaps it was some kind of social critique from that time frame. Who knows? I was here on a tour and learned a whole lot about a bunch of interesting, yet trivial things that really had nothing to do with the food tour that I was on. Despite it all, I enjoyed the lesson which only fueled my hunger for the rest of the tour.
Did you know that the pond like thing in the park was designed to increase and decrease in relation to the tide.. and that the crack that you see in their is to help decrease the volume of water and also represent the california fault line. Who knew? And that the original trees and plants that was found their was collected and sold to Walt Disney to be used on the site of the Jungle Adventure Ride.
That's right. So much history!
- Pershing SquareJul 03, 2012
This place used to be a lush park until the City of Los Angeles redesigned it to be more modern. The redesign was somewhat spurred by the City's homeless that used to spend much of there day there (sleeping under trees, on grass). So Los Angeles decided to make it more modern (concrete, steel benches etc... to dissuade them from hanging out or sleeping there). The homeless are still there....good thinking City of Los Angeles.