The Miracle Mile/Fairfax District is a historic Los Angeles neighborhood that offers things to do ranging from first-class museums to quirky shopping.
You could spend days just exploring LACMA
before making it to nearby Petersen Automotive Museum
and the Craft & Folk Art Museum
. Immediately next door to LACMA is also the La Brea Tar Pits
: a park where oil is constantly seeping to the surface.
Past meets future at the Farmers Market and the Grove
. . . the protected outdoor stalls at the Farmers Market are really top-knotch food stalls, personally I am partial to the Singapore Banana Leaf and the Pampas Grill churrascaria. Incidentally the administrative offices of the Farmers Market are housed on the grounds of the historic Gilmore Adobe (also called the Rancho La Brea). This adobe was built in 1852 when this was all farmland. It is now right below the shopping garage for the Grove
: the adjacent shopping center that is a popular spot worth checking out as well.
This list is rounded out by a older shopping center The Beverly Center
, a huge odd-looking thing with an oil-pumping station hidden in plain site on the west side. Finally, Melrose Avenue
is home to a diverse shopping area; the merchandise tends to be a little more reasonable east of Fairfax Avenue.
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Between Curson and Fairfax Aves, Miracle Mile
5801 Wilshire Blvd
East of Fairfax Ave
6333 W. 3rd St
At Fairfax Ave, Hollywood
Great food stalls/outdoor shopping extravaganza...
6060 Wilshire Blvd
At Fairfax Ave
5814 Wilshire Blvd
Between Fairfax and La Brea Aves
8500 Beverly Blvd
At La Cienega Blvd
4830 St. Elmo Drive
7800 Beverly Boulevard
Free tickets to shows of active productions, including The Price is Right... read more