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 "the shortest railway...
Transportation Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
Avila Adobe
This residence was built as an 18-room home in 1818; today only...
Houses / Mansions Downtown Los Angeles
 
Bradbury Building
Stunning wrought-iron railing, blond-wood and brick interior...
Architectural Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
Bunker Hill Steps
Threading a peaceful path through Downtown's urban towers, a...
Squares Downtown Los Angeles
 
California African American Museum
Works by 20th-century African-American artists and contemporary...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
California Science Center
You're bound to see excited kids running up to the dozens of...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
Carroll Avenue
Looking like a street lifted out of another era, the 1300 block...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Los Angeles
 
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
A half-block away from the giant rose-shaped steel grandeur of...
Religious Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
Chinatown
Chinatown. Smaller than San Francisco's Chinatown, this Downtown...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Los Angeles
 
Chinese American Museum
In the El Pueblo Plaza adjacent to Olvera Street, you might think...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
City Hall of Los Angeles
An icon of the Los Angeles cityscape, this gorgeous 1928 landmark...
Government Buildings Downtown Los Angeles
 
Downtown L.A. Standard
Housed in the former Superior Oil Headquarters, the Standard's...
Hotels Downtown Los Angeles
 
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
The oldest section of the city, known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Los Angeles
 
Exposition Park
Originally developed in 1880 as an open-air farmers' market...
Parks Downtown Los Angeles
 
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Frank Gehry transformed what was a 40,000-square-foot former...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
Grand Central Market
Handmade white-corn tamales, warm olive bread, dried figs, Mexican...
Markets / Bazaars Downtown Los Angeles
 
Italian Hall Building
This landmark isn't open to the public, but it's noteworthy because...
Parks Downtown Los Angeles
 
The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
There's a lot offered here in terms of books as well as traditional...
Parks Downtown Los Angeles
 
Japanese American National Museum
What was it like to grow up on a sugar plantation in Hawaii?...
Parks Downtown Los Angeles
 
L.A. Live / Nokia Theater
Filling the void that was a no-man's-land except for the legendary...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown Los Angeles
 
Little Tokyo
Originally the neighborhood of Los Angeles' Japanese community...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Los Angeles
 
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
The "wow" factor hits you as soon as you walk in the door. Dripping...
Hotels Downtown Los Angeles
 
The Music Center
Serving as L.A.'s major performing arts venue since its opening...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown Los Angeles
 
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
This 1913-built beaux-arts museum has the same quaint feel of...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Los Angeles
 
Pershing Square
The city's cultures come together in one of the oldest parks...
Squares Downtown Los Angeles
 
Richard J. Riordan Central Library
It's still known locally as the Central Library—but after fires...
Libraries Downtown Los Angeles
 
Staples Center
Home to the Lakers, the Clippers, the Sparks, and ice hockey...
Sports Venues Downtown Los Angeles
 
Union Station
Once the key entry point into Los Angeles prior to LAX, Union...
Transportation Sites Downtown Los Angeles
 
University of Southern California (USC)
There's more to this private university than mascot Tommy Trojan...
Educational Institutions Downtown Los Angeles
 
Watts Towers
The jewel of rough South L.A. is the legacy of Simon Rodia, a...
Memorials / Monuments Downtown Los Angeles
 
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
In 1976 John Portman designed these five shimmering cylinders...
Hotels Downtown Los Angeles
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