Think there’s nothing to do in Downtown? Think again! It may be L.A
’s central business district, but Downtown is a place for pleasure too. With nightlife, fascinating museums, striking landmarks, coffee houses, great food, and unique shops, Downtown’s city streets offer a range of pleasant surprises. Book your Downtown Los Angeles hotel with us if having a good time is your business.
Downtown is the location where Spanish pobladores founded the original Los Angeles. It went through a “golden age” at the beginning of the 20th century, with banks booming in the Spring Street district and new theatres and cinemas opening on Broadway.
Things to do
Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Walt Disney Concert Hall’s stainless steel curves make it look like a work of modern art. But despite its unique exterior, its wood-panelled auditorium was designed with acoustics in mind. It’s the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and a popular venue for live jazz and classical.
With four floors full of exhibitions, the Grammy Museum doesn’t just feature artefacts about the Grammy Awards (although obviously it’s a big part of it) but also about creativity and the recording process. Check out stage outfits and interactive exhibits and have a crack at making some music of your own. MOCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art) is L.A’s only museum dedicated solely to modern art. It has three locations, and the main one is in Downtown’s Grand Avenue.
You can trust Downtown to deliver on a night out too, with a bar built in an old power station, a bar lined with books, a gypsy-themed bar and several other nightspots to remember.
And when the sun’s out, chill out in Grand Park, a 12-acre park, with quirky pink benches, that faces City Hall.
Shopping and dining
Downtown has some interesting shopping destinations, like a massive bookstore where every book is one dollar. There are even districts with names like the Jewellery District, the Fashion District and the Flower District, in case you really like to specialise while you shop.
Among Downtown’s urban streets you’ll find small cafes with amazing coffee, fine upscale restaurants, restaurants with healthy organic food and a stack of other options.
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and Downtown Los Angeles hotel with us. You can hire a car to get around or take a bus or train downtown. Day or night, Downtown is another great destination in the City of Angels.