Sights & Attractions in Los Angeles

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Things to Do in Downtown Los Angeles

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Angels Flight Railway
The turn-of-the-20th-century funicular, dubbed...
Transportation Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
Avila Adobe
Built as private home for cattle rancher...
Houses / Mansions Downtown Los Angeles
 
Bradbury Building
Stunning wrought-iron railings, ornate plaster...
Architectural Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
Bunker Hill Steps
Threading a peaceful path through Downtown's...
Squares Downtown Los Angeles
 
California African American Museum
With more than 3,500 historical artifacts, this...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
California Science Center
You're bound to see excited kids running up to...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
A half-block from Frank Gehry's curvaceous Walt...
Religious Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
Chinatown
Smaller than San Francisco's Chinatown, this...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Los Angeles
 
Chinese American Museum
Since it's in El Pueblo Plaza, you might assume...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
City Hall of Los Angeles
This gorgeous 1928 landmark building is a TV...
Government Buildings Downtown Los Angeles
 
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
The oldest section of the city, known as El...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Los Angeles
 
Exposition Park
Originally developed in 1880 as an open-air...
Parks Downtown Los Angeles
 
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Frank Gehry transformed what was a...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
Grand Central Market
Handmade white-corn tamales, warm olive bread,...
Markets / Bazaars Downtown Los Angeles
 
Italian Hall Building
This landmark is noteworthy because its south...
Parks Downtown Los Angeles
 
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
Plenty of traditional and contemporary cultural...
Parks Downtown Los Angeles
 
Japanese American National Museum
What was it like to grow up on a sugar...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
L.A. Live
Filling the void that was a no-man's-land except...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown Los Angeles
 
Little Tokyo
One of three official Japantowns in the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Los Angeles
 
The Music Center
Serving as L.A.'s major performing arts venue...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown Los Angeles
 
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
This 1913-built beaux arts museum has the usual...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
Pershing Square
The city's cultures come together in one of the...
Squares Downtown Los Angeles
 
Richard J. Riordan Central Library
The nation's third largest public library, the...
Libraries Downtown Los Angeles
 
Staples Center
Home to the Lakers, the Clippers, the Sparks, and...
Sports Venues Downtown Los Angeles
 
Union Station
Even if you don't plan on going anywhere, head to...
Transportation Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
Watts Towers
This trio of delicately wrought spires is the...
Memorials / Monuments Downtown Los Angeles

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