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Best things to do in Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“A great modern art museum in DTLA. The permanent collection is wonderful and they always have great exhibitions going on.”
488 locals recommend
Market
“Fun market with a huge variety of food kiosks. Great people watching- very short drive in downtown LA.”
326 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Yes, it's located in downtown LA but the views are incredible and it's a great place to eat and/or have a cocktail. Excellent atmosphere.”
345 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“At least take a tour, beautiful little park hide everywhere, amazing acostics, all TEAK inside gorgeous outside too”
255 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and top concerts. Last minute tix are easy to score online. ”
209 locals recommend
Lounge
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“The Lakers, ESPN Zone, Lucky Strike Bowling, Restaurants - Los Angeles Downtown area is expanding with activities, eateries and art galleries”
154 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“I highly recommend their pizzas and pastas! Afterwards, take a look at macaroon heaven! ”
233 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is a contemporary art museum with three locations in greater Los Angeles, California. The main branch is located on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, near the Walt Disney Concert Hall across from the Broad museum and features wonderful exhibits of contemporary and modern art.”
116 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“While DTLA has had a bad rep it is up and coming and loads of fantastic restaurants have opened up there in recent years. It's absolutely worth a visit.”
223 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The sight "never gets old" when you see this Frank Gehry space. Don't even need to go inside”
128 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Very fun bookstore with vinyl records too. Instagram-worthy hallways and an art gallery upstairs.”
165 locals recommend
Convention Center
“We are about a 20-30 minute drive (depending on traffic) if you are attending an event.”
68 locals recommend
Park
“Great park especially in the summer for kids. They have an outdoor splash pad that's open 24 hours a day. Cool views of historic downtown buildings, too. ”
107 locals recommend
Hotel
“Little Tokyo is full of many tiny shops and eateries! Go to Tea Master (in guidebook) and walk around this area. ”
165 locals recommend
Hotel
“The rooftop bar is an LA bucket list item, and poolside during the day with a cocktail is great during the summer.”
169 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“outdoor mall in downtown los angeles! there are so many great clothing stores like Zara, Nordstrom Rack, and Target. There is also a food court and other surrounding places to grab a bite to eat and even the famous sprinkles cupcakes.”
97 locals recommend