Fodor's Expert Review Olvera Street

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhoods Fodor's Choice

Known as the birthplace of Los Angeles, this redbrick walkway is lined with historic buildings and overhung with grapevines. At dozens of clapboard stalls you can browse south-of-the-border goods—leather sandals, woven blankets, and devotional candles, as well as cheap toys and souvenirs—and sample outstanding tacos. With the musicians and cafés providing the soundtrack, the area is constantly lively. Annual events include a tree lighting ceremony and Día de los Muertos celebrations.

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Los Angeles, California  90012, USA

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