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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every city's downtown usually offers the best of what that city has to offer. Surprisingly it's not the case in Los Angeles. OK there are several admirable skyscrapers and of course plenty of restaurants, shops and cafes but on the other hand you can easily...More

Thank Osman B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The LA downtown is busy and noisy. The office and bank towers marked the city center. A walk around this area gave us a short overview.

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Lots of classic skyscraper design here, especially buildings from the early 20th Century. Many are being repositioned as apartments, inspiring new entertainment and dining districts.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Vibrant is the word that comes to mind about downtown. It’s bustling with energy and you can find anything you want or need all around. There is a business center, cafes, restaurants, Food kiosks, coffee shops. Stayed here for work and it was a great...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

In my opinion, that best Downtown anywhere. A mixture of modern skyscrapers and historic structures. Start exploring around the Music Center.

Thank drdroad
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Lots of great architecture, and sometimes you have to look carefully. Lots of food and coffee. And at times one feels in a real downtown. Lots of people live here now. Happy that it is being rediscovered.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We just took a list of historic old buildings and walked around. Great mixture of old, restored and new. Interesting and relaxed walk. Make sure to extend walk to city hall area (lots of interesting things, small parks).

Thank Promart1
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Downtown Los Angeles contains many unique and hidden historic and architectural gems. Your best way to experience them is through a guided walking tour offered by the LA Conservancy. Our tour took us inside many of the beautiful and historic buildings including PacMutual, Bradbury, Central...More

Thank John B
Reviewed September 11, 2017

There are so many Art Deco buildings throughout downtown LA's historic district and surrounding downtown area that it took me the better part of a day to see all of them on a recent self-guided walking tour. (Visiting notable Art Deco buildings along Wiltshire from...More

1  Thank MerelyATourist
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Come and enjoy the skyscrapers and the theaters. Lots of examples of historic buildings, most of which are being preserved. Unfortunately the area is not pedestrian-friendly with way too much traffic moving quickly toward freeway on-ramps.

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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering
buildings, bustling streets, and industrial
warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of
cultures here with a growing influx of business
professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of
Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts,
bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly.
Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants
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