Downtown Landmarks Entertain Out-of-Towners
Got out of town guests or important clients in town from out-of-state? Sometimes living and working in downtown Los Angeles keeps us from realizing just how many great things to do and see there are in the nerve center of our great city. Below is an alphabetical list of suggested "things to do in downtown LA" and a few nearby hot spots thrown in for good measure.
Restored Victorian period homes dominate L.A.'s first suburb.
This national historic treasure, built in 1893, is an architectural masterpiece.
Broadway Historic Theatre District
Theatres in a six-block area echo the glamour of the movie industry's early years.
Colorful, lavish architecture offers a dramatic contrast with the surrounding skyscrapers.
Home to the sometimes great Dodgers.
East Los Angeles
Home to specialty shopping, dining, Self-Help Graphics, Plaza de la Raza and colorful murals.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park and Olvera Street
Spanish adobe defines L.A.'s birthplace. The atmosphere is filled with the aroma of Mexican food and mariachi music.
Exposition Park (Coliseum, Sports Arena, USC, Museums)
Three museums, the Memorial Coliseum, Sports Arena and Rose Garden are located in this park.
High fashion is available here at below retail prices.
Grand Central Market
L.A.'s largest and oldest food market offers produce and cuisine representing the city's cultural diversity.
Look for sparkling deals on precious stones, fine jewelry and watches.
This business district is teeming with Asian culture and commerce.
Peaceful gardens, plazas and shrines enhance L.A.'s largest Japanese-American community.
Los Angeles Central Public Library
Dramatic architecture and peaceful gardens make this library a bestseller
Los Angeles Children's Museum
Touch and play exhibits are featured, including a kid's television station.
Los Angeles City Hall
A 27 story classic structure, once the only exception to L.A.'s 13 story height limit.
Los Angeles Convention Center
The 810,000 square foot facility features twin 155-foot lobby pavilions.
Los Angeles ConventionVisitors Bureau Visitor Information Center
Multilingual assistance and information on L.A. is available here.
Museum of Contemporary Art
This museum houses a collection of International scope, including paintings, sculpture, live performances and environmental works.
The Music Center of Los Angeles County
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre Downtown's cultural riches are centered in this unique complex, the hub of performing arts.
A fascinating futuristic park with a 1 28 foot sculptured tower
Magnificent 6,300 seat auditorium has hosted major TV shows, including The Academy and Grammv awards.
L.A.'s first museum is one of The nation's largest repositories of Native American art and artefacts.
This dramatic Art Deco passenger station is the last of the great train stations built in the U.S., and is very popular with film and TV crews.
A soaring folkart monument that is fashioned from steel rods, ceramic tiles and more than 70,000 seashells.
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