Downtown Los Angeles



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It makes sense that here in L.A., a city with so many centers, the downtown area has had its up and downs over the years. Currently the downtown area is in something of a resurgence--and ironically this comeback has probably been made stronger by the recession. The slower pace of recent growth has given the lovely older buildings a chance to be appreciated instead of clumsily renovated or destroyed.
Also note this Art Deco guide, focussing on architecture.

Day 1 -- Sites
Day 2 -- Food
Day 3 -- Bars
Day 4 -- Hotels
Day 5 -- More Buildings and Stuff


[Photo courtesy of kla4067]

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Author: John Speke


Day 1 - Los Angeles


Best sight-seeing and things to do


1

Oviatt Building

Location:

617 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Contact:

tel: (213) 624-7300


2

L.A. Central Library

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Location:

630 W. 5th St
Between Flower St. and Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Contact:

tel: 213/228-7168
fax: +1 213 228 7069


4

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

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Location:

250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: +1 213 633 5330 (Group Admissions)
fax: +1 213 620 8674


5

Historic Theater District

Location:

Along Broadway between 3rd and 9th streets
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Contact:

tel: +1 213 623 2489 (Los Angeles Conservancy)


6

The Bradbury Building

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Location:

304 S. Broadway
At 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Contact:

tel: 213/626-1893


7

Los Angeles Fashion District

Location:

Los Angeles, CA 90021


8

The Geffen Contemporary (MOCA)

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Location:

152 North Central Avenue
Little Tokyo
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Contact:

tel: +1 213 621 1745 (Special tours) / +1 213 621 1741(Visitor Services)
fax: +1 213 620 8674


9

Little Tokyo

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Location:

E 1st Street & S San Pedro Street
Downtown, southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, 2nd, San Pedro, and Los Angeles Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: +1 213 620 0570
fax: +1 213 625 0943


10

Union Station

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Location:

800 N. Alameda St
At Cesar E. Chavez Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: +1 800 266 6883


11

Olvera Street

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Location:

845 North Alameda Street
El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Park
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: +1 213 628 2525


12

Chinatown

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Location:

College Street & Hill Street
Downtown; bounded by N. Broadway, N. Hill St., Bernard St., and Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: +1 213 680 0243
fax: +1 213 617 3298


Day 2 - Los Angeles


Food hotspots


1

The Original Pantry

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Location:

877 S Figueroa St
At 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact:

tel: (213) 972-9279
fax: +1 213 972 0187


2

Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria

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Location:

648 South Broadway Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Contact:

tel: 1 213 627 1673


3

Cole's

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Location:

118 E 6th St
90014 Los Angeles, US

Contact:

tel: 213 622 4090


4

Nickel Diner

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Location:

524 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Contact:

tel: (213) 623-8301


5

Grand Central Market

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Location:

317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, California 90013

Contact:

tel: 213-624-2378


6

Daikokuya

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Location:

327 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: +1 213 626 1680


7

Casa La Golondrina

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Location:

West 17 Olvera Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: 1 213 628 4349
fax: 1 213 687 0800


8

Cielito Lindo

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Location:

23 Olvera Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: (213) 687-4391


9

Philippe The Original

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Location:

1001 North Alameda Street
At Ord St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: +1 213 628 3781
fax: +1 213 628 1812


Day 3 - Los Angeles


Bars and nIghtlife


1

Hank's Bar

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Location:

840 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact:

tel: 213 623 7718


2

Golden Gopher

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Location:

417 West 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Contact:

tel: 213 614 8001


3

Broadway Bar

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Location:

830 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Contact:

tel: +1 213 614 9909


4

Seven Grand

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Location:

515 West Seventh Street
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Contact:

tel: +1 213 614 0737


5

The Association

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Location:

110 East 6th Street
90014 Los Angeles, US

Contact:

tel: +1 213 627 7385


6

Bar 107

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Location:

107 4th Street
(cross-street Main Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Contact:

tel: (213) 625-7382


7

La Cita

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Location:

336 S Hill Street
(At Third Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Contact:

tel: 213 687 7111


8

Redwood

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Location:

316 W Second Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: 213 680 2600
fax: 213 652 4444


9

The Edison

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Location:

108 W. 2nd Street #101
Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: 216 613 0000
fax: 213 613 0044


Day 4 - Los Angeles


Hotels and lodging


1

Figueroa Hotel

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Location:

939 South Figueroa Street
At Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Contact:

tel: +1 213 627 8971 / +1 800 421 9092 (Toll free)
fax: +1 213 689 0305


2

The Standard Hotel

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Location:

550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Contact:

tel: +1 213 892 8080
fax: 213 892 8686


3

Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

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Location:

404 S Figueroa St
Between 4th and 5th Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Contact:

tel: +1 213 624 1000
fax: +1 213 612 4800


4

Hilton Checkers Los Angeles

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Location:

535 South Grand Avenue
Between 5th and 6th Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Contact:

tel: +1 213 624 0000 / +1 800 445 8667 (Toll free)
fax: +1 213 626 9906


5

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

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Location:

506 S Grand Ave
Between 5th and 6th Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Contact:

tel: +1 213 624 1011 / +1 800 245 8673 (Reservations)
fax: +1 213 612 1545


6

Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens

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Location:

120 S Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: +1 213 629 1200 / +1 800 639 6826
fax: +1 213 622 0980


7

Miyako Hotel Los Angeles

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Location:

328 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: +1 213 617-2000 / 1-800-228-6596
fax: (213)617-2700


8

Royal Pagoda Motel

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Location:

995 N Broadway
90012 Los Angeles, US

Contact:

tel: (213)617-3077


Day 5 - Los Angeles


Buildings and stuff


1

Staples Center

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Location:

1111 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Contact:

tel: +1 213 742 7340
fax: +1 719 635 9548


2

Eastern Columbia Building

Location:

849 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, California 90014


5

Southern California Edison Building

Location:

601 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, California 90014


6

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Location:

111 S. Grand Ave
At 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Contact:

tel: 323/850-2000
fax: +1 213 972 7560


7

Los Angeles Times Headquarters

Location:

202 West First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: +1 213 237 5000
fax: +1 213 237 7679


8

Avila Adobe

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Location:

10 East Olvera Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact:

tel: +1 213 680 2525


9

Higashi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

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Location:

505 East Third Street
Corner of Third and South Central Avenues
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Contact:

tel: +1 213 626 4200
fax: +1 212 626 6850


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