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Downtown Los Angeles Attractions

Los Angeles has an abundance of intriguing, enlightening and just plain fun things to see and do. Discover LA's captivating mix of modern and historic. A tour through downtown Los Angeles provides a sneak peek at the city's true charm

Staples Center
Staples Center

Located in the heart of downtown LA, the Staples Center is an enormous state-of-the-art sports arena and home to the world champion Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Sparks and Los Angeles Avengers.

L.A. Live
Peacock Theater L.A. Live

The new crown jewel of Downtown Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE is a one-of-a-kind sports, entertainment and residential district in Downtown LA. Located adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Convention Center. The campus features Peacock Theater L.A. LIVE, The GRAMMY Museum, Conga Room, The Novo by Microsoft, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and the JW Marriott Los Angeles

Peacock Theater L.A. Live

The 7,100-seat Peacock Theater is a centerpiece of downtown's L.A. Live. Offering guests mid-sized intimacy, with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet. On the schedule at the theater are music, dance and comedy acts as well as awards and family shows.

Grammy Museum
Grammy Museum

The Grammy Museum on the campus of L.A. LIVE explores and celebrates recorded music accomplishments. The creative process of making music, the art and technology of the recording process and the history of the GRAMMY® Awards.

Four floors of cutting edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Considered the city’s most recognizable architectural icon, Walt Disney Concert Hall has been home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale since it opened in 2003.

The striking building is a work of art in itself and offers guided and a 45-minute, self-guided audio tour narrated by John Lithgow and includes tours of its fascinating urban garden.

Dodgers Stadium
Dodgers Stadium

Home to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Since 1962, more than 115 million fans have watched the play baseball at Dodger Stadium.

L.A's professional baseball team plays a regular season April - October.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

This contemporary cathedral, which opened in 2002, is the world's third largest cathedral. Designed by Spanish architect José Rafael Moneo. The building welcomes visitors looking to experience its unique architectural style.

Highlights of the building include 25 fresco-like tapestries, a luminous doorway with the statue of Our Lady of the Angels, translucent Spanish alabaster panels, and a detached campanile. There is a daily mass and special events are scheduled throughout the year.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles

The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles is one of the region's foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time.

Located on the east side of Grand Ave, the Museum of Contemporary Art has on display a collection of more than 5,000 works created in the second half of the 20th Century. A must see for contemporary art enthusiasts.

Olvera Street
Olvera Street

Olvera Street is the birthplace of the City of Los Angeles, otherwise known as El Pueblo Historic Monument.

The colorful village features 27 historic buildings with a traditional Mexican-style plaza. Shop for souvenirs including handcrafted wares typical of old Mexico. On weekends, enjoy outdoor entertainment by strolling mariachis. Free tours are led by Las Angelitas docents. Generally, Olvera Street Village is open daily from 10am to 7pm. but some stores or restaurants may open earlier and close later.

Chinatown LA

Chinatown is one of L.A.'s most popular tourist destinations. Composed of distinctive shops, markets and restaurants, the Chinatown in Downtown L.A. is considered the first modern American Chinatown, owned and planned from the ground up by the Chinese. Chinatown is located in Downtown L.A. near the city's civic and cultural center.

Take a self-guided walking tour of Chinatown LA. Start your visit at Central Plaza (947 N. Broadway) where you will be enchanted by the quaint walkways and tiny shops. Central Plaza with its distinctive "Gate of Filial Piety" also boasts a statue of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, founder of the Republic of China, a wishing well dating to 1939, and a five-tiered pagoda.

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