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Top 11 Things To Do in Downtown Los Angeles

April 8, 2017

Downtown Los Angeles is one of the most underrated areas of the city. Most flock to Hollywood and Beverly Hills, but DTLA offers a lot to travelers. Here are the best things to do while in downtown LA!

Sprinkles Cupcake ATM

1. Purchase a cupcake at the Cupcake ATM

The original one is in Beverly Hills, but there is another one at USC’s campus.  USC’s campus is located in DTLA, making it convenient to snag a cupcake in the most quirky way possible – from a cupcake ATM. This one’s located right next to USC’s bookstore.

Bradbury Building Top 11 things to do in Downtown Los Angeles LA Claire Travel Women

2. Visit the Bradbury Building

This office building serves as an architectural landmark. Although it’s not possible to tour the building, it still merits a visit to snap photos and admire the architecture.

The Broad Museum Top 11 things to do in Downtown Los Angeles LA Claire Travel Women

3. Visit The Broad

The Broad is a contemporary art museum that is home to over 2000 works of art! They routinely rotate out the exhibits, so even if you’ve gone before, you should go again! The most popular exhibit right now is the infinity mirrored room by Yayoi Kusama (pictured on the left), which is on view through fall 2017.

To learn more about how to see the infinity mirrored room, click here!

Walt Disney Concert Hall Top 11 things to do in Downtown Los Angeles LA Claire Travel Women

4. Marvel at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

Right next to the Broad, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is impeccably designed. Even if you never actually go inside, the outside is spectacle enough to keep you entertained.

 

Grand Central Market Top 11 things to do in Downtown Los Angeles LA Claire Travel Women

5. Eat at Grand Central Market

You could eat here every day for a week and still you wouldn’t have tried it all. Grand Central Market has a multitude of delicious food stalls. There are plenty of Mexican food vendors to go around, but also Ramen vendors, pizza vendors, and entire stalls dedicated to eggs and cheese. Eggslut, which specializes in egg dishes, often has the longest line.

 

The Last Bookstore Top 11 things to do in Downtown Los Angeles LA Claire Travel Women

6. Visit The Last Bookstore

Even if you’re not a book-lover, you’re probably going love it here. The Last Bookstore is the coolest book store mainly because of their eccentric displays. With flying books and book tunnels, it is reminiscent of the library from Harry Potter.

To find out what the rest are, visit the full article on The Travel Women!

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  • This has given me such wanderlust to make it over to The US, Claire! Thanks for the awesome post! Downtown L.A. looks like such an awesome place to explore! And who can deny the greatness of a cupcake ATM?!? Ha!

    I hope you have a lovely day,
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.co.uk

  • Lisa Tselebidis

    Awesome post! I’m currently in downtown LA and already checked out a few things you recommended yesterday. Thanks!

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