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Things to Do in Downtown Los Angeles

Places to go, things to do and see in Downtown Los Angeles, CA

L.A. Live
A guide to the L.A. Live entertainment and dining complex in Downtown Los Angeles next to the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Olvera Street
Guide and photo tour of the Mexican Marketplace and attractions on Olvera Street at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Los Angeles, CA

Things to Do in Downtown Los Angeles
Unlike other large cities, many people visit Los Angeles without ever setting foot Downtown. That's a shame, since Downtown LA is rich with historic architecture and cultural attractions, not to mention sports and entertainment complexes. Here are a few things to do in Downtown Los Angeles that are worth a visit.

Union Station LA
LA's historic Union Station remains the city's central transit hub. It's fun to visit even if you're not traveling from there. This guide tells you what there is to see as well as what transportation options are available.

LA Plaza
A guide to LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a museum focusing on the history of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in Los Angeles at Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Exposition Park
A guide to the museums and attractions at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Music Center Visitors Guide
The Los Angeles Music Center includes the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Ahmanson Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It is home to the LA Philharmonic, LA Opera, American Ballet Theatre and Center Theatre Group, among others.

Angels Flight
Angels Flight is a one block cog railway in Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Bob Baker Marionette Theater Classic Children's Puppet Theater in Los Angeles

Disney Concert Hall Photo Tour

Video Tour of Chinatown in Los Angeles California About.com
A video tour of New Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Grand Performances Free Summer Concerts at California Plaza
Free summer concerts at California Plaza in downtown LA.

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Gallery Photos
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Annual Oscar Costume Ehibit Photo Gallery

Where to Go After the Show
Bars in Downtown Los Angeles near the Music Center and Disney Concert Hall

Little Tokyo Business Association
Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles is the heart of the Japanese community in LA. There is a Japanese-American Museum, Cultural Center, and Theatre as well as Japanese shops and restaurants.

Chinatown Los Angeles
History, maps, directions, business directory and photos of LA's Chinatown.

Our Lady of the Angeles Cathedral
The Catholic Cathedral perched over the 101 freeway in the heart of downtown LA looks a bit like a prison on the outside, but has some interesting artistic features on the inside. It's worth a stop on a walking tour from Olvera Street to Chinatown.

Los Angeles Fashion District
The Fahion District is a great place to shop for bargain clothes, textiles and flowers. This website includes a photo tour of the Fashion District as well as a podcast tour you can download.

Los Angeles Central Library
The Los Angeles Central Library in Downtown LA has rotating exhibits in its Art Deco building known for its architectural details and public art installations.

Downtown LA Self-Guided Walking tour
This is a virtual tour of Downtown LA with maps created by the USC Department of Geography.

Grand Central Market
LA's oldest open-air market isn't really open air. It's a large building with a multitude of produce and other food vendors and prepared food booths.

Los Angeles Swimming Stadium
Guide to the Los Angeles Swimming Stadium in Exposition Park, a public swimming facility that was originally built for the 1932 Summer Olympics.

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