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Downtown LA Neighborhoods

One of the best things about Downtown LA - and the most surprising to new visitors - is its diversity. Downtown LA contains many different neighborhoods, each with their own personality. From premier sushi in Little Tokyo, to a concert in South Park at LA LIVE or the STAPLES Center, to stimulating shows and exhibits at the world-class cultural venues on Bunker Hill, Downtown is many things in one. If you're looking for something more to do or see in Downtown, explore these neighborhoods in the Downtown LA community.

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Arts District

Arts District

This formerly industrial area was transformed into an artist community in the mid-70's. Today, the Arts District thrives with galleries, photography studios, graphic artists, small advertising fi rms, video and media companies, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC).

artsdistrictla.com

Gallery Row

Gallery Row

Located along Main and Spring between 2nd and 9th Streets, Gallery Row is lined with cutting-edge galleries and hosts the Downtown Art Walk on the second Thursday of each month.

galleryrow.org

Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill and Grand Avenue

Bunker Hill is Downtown's cultural center and home to numerous corporate headquarters. Grand Avenue landmarks include the Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall and Center Theatre Group, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the Colburn School of Music, and the Los Angeles Central Library.

Chinatown

Chinatown

Wind your way through a myriad of bustling courtyards, alleyways, and plaza stalls to discover the charm of LA's Chinatown. Visit a temple, an herbal shop, art galleries, antique stores, and more to find unique treasures, good food, and great bargains.

chinatownla.com

Civic Center

Civic Center

Covering 20 square blocks of Downtown, the Civic Center is the administrative core of LA This district is a collection of city, state, and federal government offices, courthouses and monuments. Don't miss the viewing deck atop LA's iconic City Hall.

Fashion District

Fashion District

The LA Fashion District is the hub of the apparel industry on the West Coast, where shoppers, designers, stylists, students, retailers, wholesale buyers, and residents all converge. You'll find apparel and accessories for the entire family, textiles, flowers, and more.

fashiondistrict.org

Figueroa Corridor

Figueroa Corridor

Best known for the University of Southern California, LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and the Shrine Auditorium, the Figueroa Corridor is home to many architectural landmarks and world-class museums. Visit the Natural History Museum, the California African American Museum, and the California Science Center & IMAX Theater.

figueroacorridor.org

Flower District

Flower District

Take home every kind of flower imaginable at wholesale prices. The Flower District is LA's premiere flower market, famous among designers, event planners, retail florists, growers, shippers, and suppliers.

laflowerdistrict.com
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Historic Downtown

Historic Downtown

Formerly the city center before World War II, Historic Downtown is rich with architectural treasures - including the largest concentration of historic theatres in the world and beloved pre-1930s buildings in Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and Spanish Baroque styles. Visit the renovated theaters on Broadway, or the famous cage elevators and detailed ironwork at the Bradbury Building.

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Jewelry District

Jewelry District

The second largest Jewelry District in the world, this district bustles daily with nearly 5,000 retail and wholesale jewelry shops. Enjoy savings of 40% to 70% on fine jewelry, diamonds, engagement rings, loose stones, gems, and watches.

lajd.com

Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo

Small restaurants and retail shops intermingle with modern office buildings, hotels, shopping plazas, cultural facilities, theaters, and religious shrines. Discover the Japanese American National Museum, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, East West Players, and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

littletokyola.org
visitlittletokyo.com

Olvera Street at Historic El Pueblo

Olvera Street at Historic El Pueblo

Olvera Street, the birthplace of LA, is home to charming cafes, marketplaces, and many cultural celebrations. El Pueblo Historic Monument features a traditional Mexican-style plaza and a cluster of landmark buildings dating from 1818. Across the street is Union Station, converging point for Amtrak, Metrolink, the Gold and Red Lines, and the city's bus services.

www.elpueblo.lacity.org
olvera-street.com

South Park

South Park

South Park is a 50-block area anchored by entertainment and convention venues, including STAPLES Center, LA LIVE & the Nokia Theatre, and the LA Convention Center. South Park is also home to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Grand Hope Park, and an emerging residential community.

www.southpark.la

Wholesale District

Wholesale District

The Wholesale District in the Industrial District is a manufacturing and wholesale center for fish and produce. Buy some fresh fish to take home while having lunch at Fisherman's Outlet, or take advantage of discounts from vendors along Central Avenue and Olympic Boulevard.

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Getting Around

Getting Around

How to Get Here
Getting into and around Downtown is easier than ever. Go Metro on four rail lines, ride the DASH for 50 cents, hail a taxi, or find a parking lot. More
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