10 Best Things to do in Downtown Los Angeles

10 Fun & Entertaining things to do in Downtown Los Angeles. Downtown LA is home to many attractions and as a tourist you can easily spend a couple of days doing things in Downtown LA. In this video I share my favorite things to do to keep yourself amused.

Broad Museum & Disney Concert Hall at the LA Music Center

Grammy Museum LA Live
LA Arts District
– highest density of murals in the city, which you can explore on your own or on any number of tours.

Union Station
– architectural landmark, with a gorgeous waiting hall and public areas

Little Tokyo

– known as New Chinatown, was developed around the Central Plaza in 1938, just west of Old Chinatown, where Union Station is now. Before the move, this area was LA’s Little Italy, and is still home to St. Peter’s Italian Church and Casa Italiana Cultural Center. LA’s Chinatown is less dense than New York or San Francisco. The shops don’t line the streets as thickly, but there are still a few cute stores and plazas through the serpent gateway heading north on Broadway from Cesar Chavez.

– The neon pagoda lights and lanterns at Central Plaza make a colorful display at night. Most of the notable landmarks in Chinatown are a few blocks from the

Take a Tour of Los Angeles City Hall
– Docent-led City Hall Tours are available weekday mornings from 9 am to noon. The last tour usually leaves around 11, but it’s not a fixed schedule. If you make a reservation, you’re more likely to land on the right hour for a tour, and might even get your parking covered.

– You can walk in (through the metal detectors) and explore on your own with the self-guided tour materials available at the information desk on the 3rd Floor. Be sure to take the elevator up to the observation deck on the 27th floor. You have to take the Express Elevator to the 22nd Floor, then another adjacent elevator to the 26th floor. Finally, you walk up one flight through the Mayor Tom Bradley Room and exit onto the Observation Balcony that circles the building.

Olvera Street
– Olvera Street (Calle Olvera) is a historical district in downtown Los Angeles, and a part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. It was officially founded in 1781 in Los Angeles, and was renamed to Olvera Street in 1877. Many of the Plaza District’s Historic Buildings are on Olvera Street, as well as some of the oldest Los Angeles monuments including the Avila Adobe built in 1818, Pelanconi House built in 1857, and the Sepulveda House built in 1887. The tree-shaded, pedestrian mall marketplace with craft shops, restaurants and roving troubadours is a popular tourist destination. The street has been described as a “Top Five” in the “Great Streets of America” journal.

GRAMMY Walk of Fame
– Around LA Live

Bradbury Building on Broadway and Third

And more not included in this video:
Los Angeles Central Library
The Last Bookstore
OUE Skyspace
Grand Central Market
LA Fashion District (Santee Alley)
Grand Park

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B T says:

ADD: LACMA and The BROAD . 2 of the hottest places downtown!

Luke Ryan says:

Hi Chris ,
Great videos they are really helping us plan our trip to USA . Just wondering what the best central area of LA to get around and stay with a young family is ? Also hotels you think are great vs hotels to stay away from . Thanks

Javier Del Cid says:

You missed the Cathedral, just a block away from the Walt Disney Concert hall.

Omi Uma says:

Awesome videos! Hey how much time (hours) would it take to do all of these on a Sunday?

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Aw Clement says:

the music is quite funny and the action that chris was doing is also very funny.

Twirble says:

The Bradbury Building and Union Station both have great architecture; but would never put them on the list of musts. Clifton’s Cafeteria, the Last Bookstore, the Artwalk and Moca are far more interesting.

Betttinha_Garoa says:

Great video! Thanks! Question: would I be able to walk to and from to some if these places? Or do you recommend driving? I’m renting a car but I thought about parking at place for q day and just walk to places

Julia Gong says:

Very helpful information~

Dylan Sheets says:

2:59 I Wish!

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vampvivid says:

I didn’t know about everything you mentioned except Little Tokyo. now I’m curious!

FalloutHeaven says:

Best thing to do in LA? LEAVE.

Percy Lipinski says:

slow down with the hand gestures

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Salah Eddine says:

I wanna visit all these places yuuuummmmm.

Kimberly H says:

Very informative. Great job! It made me want to go to LA but once I get there I’m going to cry. Lol

vampvivid says:

you remind me of the original guys from blues clues

Millifiecies Xx says:

We are going in LA in 4 weeks and 4 days this was very helpful

July 8 2017

Meghan P says:

What time should I get in line at the Broad?

Florin Matusa says:

You should make some maps, I’d be very interested, with show of parking or public transportation.

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