South Central/Compton

South Central and Compton suffer the reputation of seeding the infamous 1992 riots. Beneath the grimy surface, however, there are important cultural landmarks, such as the Watts Tower. Prominent figures from South Los Angeles include Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg. The TNT series, Southland, takes place in South Los Angeles.

Home to the University of Southern California, founded in 1880, South Central has seen a resurgence in businesses due to student demand. Hungry? Visit popular restaurants like Lab Gastropub and La Taquiza for excellent food. Attend at special event or concert at the Shrine Auditorium, host of televised ceremonies like the Grammys, Emmys, and BET Awards.

Check out popular Compton eateries, Ella Mae's Cuisine and Loreto's Fried Turkey Restaurant, for fish burgers and tasty desserts like cornbread and sweet potato pie. Shoppers love the expansive Del Amo Swap Meet, where you can find hip hop jewelry, gets your nails done, and pick up a pair of stylish cowboy boots.


IMAX California Science Center
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (The)
Shrine Auditorium
Prince Hall Memorial Auditorium
California Science Center
World Stage (The)


University of Southern California
Shrine Auditorium
African American Cultural Center
IMAX California Science Center
Watts Towers & Art Center
Blackstreet Puppet Theatre
Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park
The OranZ Pan African Black Facts and Wax Museum
Chester Washington Golf Course
Exposition Park Rose Garden
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Al Rasol Mosque
Charles Drew University Of Medicine and Science
William Grant Still Arts Center
Exposition Park
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (The)
California African American Museum
California Science Center
Umar Ibn Alkhattab Mosque
El Cariso Golf Course
West Angeles Cathedral
Star Eco Station


Moreton Fig
Phillips Barbecue


Radisson at USC, Los Angeles

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