The 1920's heralded the "Golden Age" of Downtown Los Angeles, as trains zipped through the metropolitan center and the "Wall Street of the West" clustered around Spring Street Financial District. Many National Register of Historic Places like the Biltmore Hotel, Union Station, and El Pueblo de Los Angeles are scattered throughout Downtown.
Downtown Los Angeles these days is a magical melting pot of cultures, food, and shops. Searching for the perfect stir fry or ramen noodles? Head over to Empress Pavilion restaurant in Chinatown for authentic Chinese squab. Historic First Street of Little Tokyo boasts some of the best noodles and mochi in Los Angeles. Dying for a Dodger Dog? Catch a ballgame at Dodgers Stadium and chow on a grilled or steamed hot dog masterpiece. Take in flamenco dancers and mariachi performers on Olvera Street.
L.A. Live is a "must-see" entertainment destination with Club Nokia, the Grammy Museum, and tons of hot restaurants. Get dinner at Wolfgang Puck and take in a Lakers game across the street at the Staples Center for a perfect night!