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Starting at the Staples Center and spreading east toward the LA River, Downtown LA is now home to some of the best restaurants in the city, nightlife and cultural destinations, and an arts district that continues to evolve.

It wasn’t always this way. A large area of downtown was once mostly warehouses and cheap clothing stores, but the area is experiencing a renaissance, thanks in part to changes in the wake of large developments including the Staples Center, the architectural centerpiece Walt Disney Concert Hall and the spacious Grand Park.

Downtown LA is divided by unofficial districts, each with its own distinct flavor. The southwest corner is occupied by the bustling entertainment district where crowds gather to watch sports games or concerts at the Staples Center and enjoy other nightlife entertainment at L.A. Live.

The northern area is home to the financial district, the food-filled Grand Central Market and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Fans of the arts can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art and El Pueblo, the city center in the 1700s, is now home to Union Station and modern bazaar Olvera Street.

Chinatown is an emporium of dim sum, imports and traditional architecture in the northern-most corner of DTLA, while the eastern corner is home to the arts district, an area that maintains an underground, just-discovered charm that can’t be found anywhere else in LA.

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Italian Restaurants

Bestia DTLA

2121 7th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Ori and Genevieve's signature style shines on the Bestia menu with a plethora of seasonal dishes that have been sourced from local purveyors.

Bars

Church And State

1850 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

www.churchandstatebistro.com

Attractions

Los Angeles Transfer: LAX Airport to Port of Los Angeles

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This shared, door-to-door transportation service is an efficient and cost-effective way to get from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the Port of Los Angeles (either Long Beach or San Pedro). Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven

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"The Planets" With Dudamel

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 • 8:00pm

The Los Angeles Philharmonic

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Private Departure Transfer: Los Angeles Hotels to LAX International Airport by Sedan

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Travel with ease from your Los Angeles hotel to LAX International Airport. This private transfer will save you time and hassle when you need to get from your hotel to the airport. Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Los Angeles Transfer: Port of Los Angeles to LAX Airport

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This shared, door-to-door transportation service is an efficient and cost-effective way to get from the Port of Los Angeles (either Long Beach or San Pedro) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven

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Best of Hollywood Food Tour

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Sample the mouthwatering diversity of Southern California cuisine while taking in the area’s most popular sights on a Hollywood sightseeing food tour. Make your taste buds the star for the day with almost four hours of gastronomic exploration in a small g

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Day Trip from Los Angeles

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If you’re looking for a day of adrenaline-pumping fun, head to the place that has more thrill rides than nearly anywhere else on earth -- Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles! With more than 100 rides, Six Flags Magic Mountain is one of America's premi

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Garrison Keillor

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 • 8:00pm

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Electric Bicycle Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

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Try something new on your Los Angeles vacation! See places you can’t get to in your car or on a tour bus as you try out a unique and fun activity – riding an electric bicycle! While you cruise the canals of Venice and along Santa Monica Beach, you choose

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