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Once a hardworking industrial neighbourhood, today’s Downtown LA is a destination reborn with an emphasise on culture and green spaces.

From the magnificent beasts and dinosaurs of the Natural History Museum to Chinatown’s exotic buildings and temples to the Mexican music, traditions and foods of Olvera Street, Downtown LA is rich with artistic, cultural, ethnic and historic experiences.

The area spans eight square miles (21 square kilometers) and is split into 16 distinct districts, including the uber-trendy Fashion District, the educational institutions of Figueroa Corridor and the cultural delights of Bunker Hill.

Venture into the ethnic enclaves of Chinatown and Little Tokyo for a bounty of rich tastes, sights and sounds. Try some sizzling sliced eel in Chinatown, enjoy taquitos in Olvera Street and sample sushi in Little Tokyo.

Downtown LA is instantly recognizable for its collection of head-turning architectural gems, including a skyline of gleaming skyscrapers, Union Square’s fusion of art deco and Spanish Colonial Revival and the striking stainless steel curves of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The Frank Gehry-designed building is part of LA’s thriving performing arts scene. Here you can see classical music performed by choirs, orchestras and artistes with global reputations, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

If there are kids in your party, check out the Natural History Museum, where you can see T-Rex roar and prehistoric beasts roam. The California Science Center features interactive exhibits, shows and spectacles that explore how the planet and the universe work.

Though it’s often considered an urban jungle, Downtown LA has a surprising number of parks and green spaces. Kick back for a few lazy hours on the hillside haven of Angels Knoll, by the fountains of Maguire Gardens or on the rooftop of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, where you’ll find a public garden.

Top Hotels in Downtown Los Angeles

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
3.5 out of 5
333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
CA $236
per night
Mar 5 - Mar 6

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Broad and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Grand Central Market and Pershing Square are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,802 reviews)

"Convenient to everything around the city. Nice and clean rooms"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2020

The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown
The Mayfair Hotel Los Angeles
The Mayfair Hotel Los Angeles
3.5 out of 5
1256 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA
CA $164
per night
Mar 21 - Mar 22

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this historic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles Convention Center and Microsoft Theater. ...

3.9/5Good! (1,304 reviews)

"The hotel is a beautiful throwback to Old Los Angeles also the artwork in throughout the hotel is amazing and the events that they had on the weekends are fun and totally appropriate for a good time"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

The Mayfair Hotel Los Angeles
Hotel Figueroa
Hotel Figueroa
4.5 out of 5
939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
CA $242
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grammy Museum and Staples Center. Fashion District and Los Angeles Convention ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,103 reviews)

"Building a little too old and smell. Room is too small"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Hotel Figueroa
Freehand Los Angeles
Freehand Los Angeles
4 out of 5
416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA
CA $249
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jewelry District and Orpheum Theatre. Pershing Square and Fashion District are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (964 reviews)

"Very conveniently located to downtown LA attractions and restaurants/bars."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2020

Freehand Los Angeles
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
4.5 out of 5
900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Free Cancellation
CA $293
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Bloc and Pershing Square. Grammy Museum and Staples Center are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,285 reviews)

"Hotel was super nice and clean, I loved my room with city view. Beds and pillows were super comfortable. Only thing I didn’t like was elevators move slow when hotel is crowded and it’s $50 a night for valet parking unless you want to park at a random parking away from hotel."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
LEVEL Furnished Living
LEVEL Furnished Living
4.5 out of 5
888 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, CA
CA $348
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Microsoft Theater and L.A. Live. Los Angeles Convention Center and Los Angeles ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,353 reviews)

"Excellent location, facilities and attentive staff. Spacious gym, pool and lounge area, all well maintained."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

LEVEL Furnished Living

Popular things to do in Downtown Los Angeles

Staples Center
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Staples Center

4.5/5(204 reviews)

This multipurpose sports arena has hosted some of the world’s biggest musical acts and is home to two National Basketball Association teams.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Walt Disney Concert Hall

4.5/5(60 reviews)

Listen to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in this concert hall recognized as an internationally renowned architectural landmark.

Top activities in Downtown Los Angeles

OUE Skyspace LA General Admission plus Skyslide Ride
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OUE Skyspace LA General Admission plus Skyslide Ride

CA $37
Per adult
Knott's Berry Farm Tickets
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Knott's Berry Farm Tickets

CA $65
Per adult
Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles
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Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles

CA $52
Per adult
Discover Los Angeles & Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Discover Los Angeles & Hollywood: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

CA $52
Per adult
Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions in 1 Pass
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Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions in 1 Pass

CA $120
Per adult
Universal-Hollywood: To and From San Diego
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Universal-Hollywood: To and From San Diego

CA $81
Per adult

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