Los Angeles Downtown Attractions
Top sights and sightseeing in Los Angeles Downtown
What are the top attractions to see In Los Angeles Downtown?
Los Angeles Downtown
Downtown's many sights and attractions, including Chinatown, Bunker Hill, Olvera Street, are all mecas for locals and visitors alike. Added to that the designer bargain shopping at the Garment District, LA LIVE and Staples Center and you have smorgasboard of delights of which any city would be proud. Oddly perhaps, given LA's reputation of Nobody Walks in LA, one of the best ways to see and experience Downtown's sights and attractions is on foot.
Olvera Street is one of the highlights of Historic Downtown or Old Town Los Angeles. To see all of the action of Olvera Street visit on a weekend.
Downtown Los Angeles boasts the second largest Jewelry District in the world with over 5,000 wholesale and retail jewelry shops in the 30 or so multi-story buildings throughout the district.
The Toy District is a 14-block wholesale/retail area on the eastside of Downtown Los Angeles with much more than toys.
Downtown has arguably the hippest and hottest clubs in Los Angeles. Broadway Bar, Seven Grand, Cole's, Golden Gopher, The Standard are all top notch and attract a good crowd. The Redwood is a great local bar with a pirate theme, and featured in "500 Days of Summer" as the karaoke bar.
and not far from Downtown you'll find
Farmers Market and The Grove
Farmers Market and The Grove is an outdoor shopping and eating venue with some interesting shopping options. It is a big hit with the locals generating a wonderful vibe and great atmosphere.
The Farmer's Market 10-story clock tower over-looks proceedings at the market place and the carnival of life that florishes around. Around 70 restaurants head up the markets key attraction - food. Yet it is not the restuarants that attract visitors by the bus load. It's the Food Stalls that most head for. All kinds of fast foods, slow foods and healthy foods and seemingly always tasty food and maybe a tasty celeb as well.
With a full belly it is time for some serious work-out of your charge and credit card. The Grove is a massive 575,000 square foot Vega style retail complex. The Grove derives its architectual style from a smorgsaborg of influences from Art Deco to Italian Renaisaance.
How to get out of Downtown?
Sunset Boulevard and the Sunset Strip
For mile after mile Sunset Boulevard takes you out of Downtown and through Los Angeles on a long introduction to LA and Los Angeles history and culture. Take a ride down Sunset Boulevard...
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