Los Angeles

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  • 1. Angels Flight Railway

    Downtown | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    The turn-of-the-20th-century funicular, dubbed "the shortest railway in the world," operated between 1901 and 1969, when it was dismantled to...Read More

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  • Grand Central Market

    2. Grand Central Market

    Downtown | Market/Bazaar

    Handmade white-corn tamales, warm olive bread, dried figs, Mexican fruit drinks. Hungry yet? This mouthwatering gathering place is the city...Read More

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  • 3. The Broad Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The talk of Los Angeles's art world when it opened in 2015, this museum in an intriguing, honeycomb-looking building was created by philanthropists...Read More

  • 4. Avila Adobe

    Downtown | House/Mansion/Villa

    Built as a private home for cattle rancher Francisco Avila in 1818, this museum preserves 7 of what were originally 18 rooms in the city's oldest...Read More

  • 5. Bradbury Building

    Downtown | Building/Architectural Site

    Stunning wrought-iron railings, ornate plaster moldings, pink marble staircases, a birdcage elevator, and a skylighted atrium that rises almost...Read More

  • 6. California African American Museum

    Exposition Park | Museum/Gallery

    With more than 4,500 historical artifacts, this museum showcases contemporary art of the African diaspora. Artists represented here include...Read More

  • 7. California Science Center

    Exposition Park | Museum/Gallery

    You're bound to see excited kids running up to the dozens of interactive exhibits here that illustrate the prevalence of science in everyday...Read More

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  • 8. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

    Downtown | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A half block from Frank Gehry's curvaceous Walt Disney Concert Hall sits the austere Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels—a spiritual draw as...Read More

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  • 9. Chinatown

    Downtown | Neighborhood/Street

    Smaller than San Francisco's Chinatown, this neighborhood near Union Station still represents a slice of East Asian life. Sidewalks are usually...Read More

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  • 10. Chinese American Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Because it's in El Pueblo Plaza, you might assume that this museum features Mexican American art. It's actually the last surviving structure...Read More

  • 11. City Hall of Los Angeles

    Downtown | Government Building

    This gorgeous 1928 landmark building is a TV star—it was in the opening scenes of Dragnet and served as the Daily Planet building in the original...Read More

  • 12. El Pueblo de Los Angeles

    Downtown | Neighborhood/Street

    The oldest section of the city, known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles, represents the rich Mexican heritage of L.A. It had a close shave with...Read More

  • 13. Exposition Park

    Exposition Park | Park/Playground

    Originally developed in 1872 as an agricultural park, this 160-acre park has a lovely sunken rose garden and three museums—the California African...Read More

  • 14. Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The Geffen Contemporary is one of architect Frank Gehry's boldest creations. The largest of the three MOCA branches, with 40,000 square feet...Read More

  • 15. GRAMMY Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The GRAMMY Museum brings the music industry to life. Throughout four floors and 30,000 square feet of space, the museum showcases rare footage...Read More

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  • 16. Italian Hall Building

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    This landmark, constructed in 1908, is noteworthy because its south wall bears an infamous mural. Famed Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros...Read More

  • 17. Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

    Downtown | Park/Playground

    Plenty of traditional and contemporary cultural events make this center well worth the trip. Founded in 1980, JACCC is home to a number of civic...Read More

  • Japanese American National Museum

    18. Japanese American National Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    What was it like to grow up on a sugar plantation in Hawaii? How difficult was life for Japanese Americans interned in concentration camps during...Read More

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  • 19. L.A. Live

    Downtown | Arts/Performance Venue

    The mammoth L.A. Live entertainment complex was opened in 2007 when there was little to do or see in this section of Downtown. Since its inception...Read More

  • 20. Little Tokyo

    Downtown | Neighborhood/Street

    One of three official Japantowns in the country—all of which are in California—Little Tokyo is blossoming again thanks to the next generation...Read More

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