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This 30,000-square-foot emporium at 317 S. Broadway brings together the food and cultures of Los Angeles and is a food lover’s dream. Designated a landmark in 1917, the market provides visitors with world-class eating while showcasing California’s best in local fare, chefs, entrepreneurs, public programming, and more.
Make the trek to this exciting, cultural hub, including the Japanese American National Museum and the Koyasan Beikoku Buddhist Temple. This unique, historical enclave houses many historical, cultural, retail, and food hubs to let you stroll and explore one of L.A.’s most popular neighborhoods.
Los Angeles Flower District
Tucked between the Los Angeles Fashion District and the Arts District, you’ll venture upon a six-block stretch of specialty flower shops and decorative flora venues where wholesale flower merchants and vendors sell their daily blooms. A local favorite and the ultimate place to find fresh flowers.
Once a played-out stretch of abandoned warehouses on the eastern edge of downtown L.A., the Arts District has blossomed into a burgeoning arts scene. An alluring combination of art and grit, the district teems with fine galleries peppered with some of the city’s most buzzed-about dining, chic boutiques and tours, all just a few minutes walk from our nearby hotel.
Explore ROW DTLA. This revamped, 30 acre historic district offers modern pop-up shops, delicious dining in local restaurants and unique office spaces.
Dine Like a Local
A prime place to meet and greet with friends, the Q is considered one of the best sushi spots in downtown Los Angeles. A very upscale twist on traditional, omakase-only dining (Japanese tradition of letting the chef select your meal), this cozy-casual place offers the ultimate premium sushi experience and high-end fare. Locals praise it’s well worth the price tag.
Original Pantry Cafe (Breakfast)
Like its namesake this old-school café is an original that has been serving up home-cooked pancakes, egg and bacon dishes, and more since 1924. While the current vibe is closer to a 1940s style, Formica tables included, there is still a line outside come Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Located in South Park, this is a neighborhood darling.
FIGat7th is a semi-outdoor dining court and retail spot offering a plethora of restaurants and shops to meander through. It’s one of the local hubs that attracts the crowd – so if you want to feel like a local and get a good meal with a variety of options, like pizza, sushi, ice-cream, Mex-Tex, and more, this is the place.
Arts & Culture
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, this famous structure is known primarily for its impressive design by Frank Gehry and has become a L.A. icon and must-see center. With its unique architectural build and acoustic assemblies, it is considered one of the most sophisticated concert halls in modern day.
One of the nation’s top contemporary art museums, The Broad is named for philanthropist Eli Broad and was founded by he and his wife, Edythe Broad. It’s home to a vast collection of 1950s to the present-day art. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with the Gensler design firm, the museum offers free general admission and hosts regular cultural events, dramatic readings, and literary panels.
This 7,100-seat music auditorium is a premier destination and one of the country’s largest indoor music/theater venues. Situated next to the Staples Center, Microsoft Theatre is a prime place to experience live performances, concerts, and more along with being surrounded by the L.A. Live complex. The theater has played host to both the Grammy and Emmy Awards.
This whimsical museum is home to an interactive and educational center solely devoted to the history and lore of Grammy-award winners.
This multi-functional arena in downtown Los Angeles adjacent to the L.A. Live development and next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex is a popular year-round attraction. The area is home to both local professional basketball and hockey teams.
L.A. Live Development
This destination offers six live entertainment venues including Microsoft Theater. It also hosts popular annual award shows including the American Music Awards, the Emmys, and the BET Awards.
Los Angeles Convention Center
Attracting millions of visitors, the mega center is celebrated internationally as a prime host for conventions and is often used as a filming location for TV shows and movies. The Center is situated on the southwest section of downtown Los Angeles and just steps away from the hotel.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Become part of your favorite movies and TV shows at this sprawling, cinema-themed amusement park, where you’ll find high-speed roller coasters and slower-paced immersive rides, with something for every member of the family.