Los Angeles/Downtown

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2nd Street Tunnel

A somewhat obscure but very recognizable landmark is this tunnel, built in the 1920s beneath Bunker Hill and lined with glossy white tiles that bathe the tunnel in a soft glow. If you don't recognize it from one of the many films shot here (''Blade Runner'', ''The Terminator'', ''Independence Day'', and many, many others), chances are you've seen it in at least one of the dozens (possibly even ''hundreds'') of car commercials that have made use of its unique lighting scheme. The Figueroa Street entrance is the more attractive (and recognizable) one; the tunnel looks considerably grittier on the other side.

SEE   —  Map

U.S. Bank Tower

At 73 floors and 1,017 feet, this was the tallest building in the Western United States, surpassed only very recently by the Wilshire Grand Tower under construction nearby. An indoor and an open-air observation deck, the OUE Skyspace, is located on the 70th floor, with a glass slide on the outside between floors 70 and 69. Note to photographers: the building's security personnel will try to discourage you from taking pictures of this building if you're on the grounds of the tower, but as long as you are standing on a public sidewalk you may legally take as many pictures of the building as you like.

SEE   —  +1 213 894-9000 —  633 W 5th St


The Broad

A newer contemporary art museum built to house the collection of billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad (pronounced "brode"). Opened in September 2015, the museum has a collection of almost 2,000 pieces of postwar and contemporary art, with some of the most famous names of modernism represented (Warhol, Lichtenstein, etc.). The building is a spectacular example of architecture, with a honeycomb-like exterior and visitors entering the third floor exhibit galleries via tunnels through a concrete "vault" that holds most of the museum's collections.


El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

This small district is where Los Angeles was founded as ''El Pueblo de Los Angeles''. Today, this touristy district holds a collection of museums and historic buildings sandwiched in a few square blocks centered around the {{marker|type=see|name=Old Plaza|lat=34.0565|long=-118.2388}} and along {{marker|type=see|name=Olvera Street|lat=34.0572|long=-118.2382}}, which is lined with Mexican-themed trinket stands and restaurants. Free guided tours led by volunteer docents are led by [http://www.lasangelitas.org Las Angelitas del Pueblo].

SEE   —  +1 213 485-6855 —  Map


Los Angeles City Hall

Completed in 1928, this towering Art Deco building is the center of the city's government, housing the mayor's office and the city council meeting chambers, and was the city's tallest building for nearly forty years after it was built. An observation desk on the 27th floor offers a marvelous view of Downtown; you'll have to check in at the security desk at the entrance, and they'll give you directions to the observation desk. On the way up admire the spacious rotunda on the 3rd floor and the "Hall of Mayors" on the 26th floor.

SEE   —  200 North Spring St

Philippe's

An LA landmark a couple of blocks north of Olvera St. and Union Station is a nostalgic shop with hay and sawdust covered floors. Famous for their 'French Dip' sandwiches dipped in au jus ($4.90), but the real reason to go is the atmosphere and the pastrami — the joint opened in 1908 and the menu still features things like pickled eggs and pig's feet. Coffee is ten cents a cup, but their 60-cent lemonade is even more popular. Expect to line up at any time and the place is mobbed on the nights of Lakers and Dodgers games.



Chinatown

Centered along North Broadway north of Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles' Chinatown is unlike those of many other cities in that it has a much more modern appearance, with a mixture of traditional Chinese and modern architecture along wide, busy streets. North Broadway is lined with shops, restaurants, and institutions serving the local Chinese-American population, as well as several urban malls and plazas leading off the street which hold many small shops, restaurants, and stalls.

SEE   —  Map

Los Angeles Central Public Library

The huge central library, completed in 1926 and refurbished in the 1990s, is a remarkable Art Deco structure surrounded by a pleasant garden with pools and fountains. Inside is a monumental rotunda with elaborate murals and decorations, while most of the stacks are housed in the newer Tom Bradley Wing on the east side of the building, with its glass-roofed atrium. The library almost always has a public exhibition going, usually showing off local art or historical artifacts.

SEE   —  +1 213 228-7000 —  630 W 5th St


Bradbury Building

Built in 1893, the Bradbury Building is one of Southern California's most remarkable architectural achievements. Behind its modest exterior lies a light-filled Victorian court that rises 50 feet with open cage elevators, marble stairs and ornate iron railings. The building has been a set for many movies, perhaps most notably the conclusion of ''Blade Runner''. Visitors without business in the building are allowed into the lobby and up to the first landing of the staircase.

SEE   —  304 S Broadway

Yorkshire Grill

Yorkshire Grill has been operating since 1954, with many a lucrative business deal having been negotiated over the famous Yorkshire pastrami sandwich. Open early, the Yorkshire breakfast dishes are some of the best in the area and their old school diner coffee will get you off to a strong start to your day! Lunch is always packed at Yorkshire so be sure to get there early, however Yorkshire also offers delivery to your home or place of business.

EAT   —  +1 213 629-3020 —  610 W 6th St

The Original Pantry Cafe

The Pantry boasts that it has never closed or been without a customer since it first opened in 1924 (Want proof? The front entrance has no lock on it). Come here on any morning and you will see a line stretching around the block - the wait is worth it, and the fast service will have hot plate of food in front of you within minutes of sitting down. Best place for breakfast after midnight. At present, is owned by former mayor Richard Riordan.


Wood Spoon

Features Brazilian-inspired dishes that are different from what most American restaurants serve as "Brazilian". Rice, beans and plantains are in use, but entrees such as a Brazilian-inspired pot pie and cinnamon water will be new to most diners. Jacqueline, the very gracious chef, will usually make the rounds once the kitchen closes and can tell some very interesting stories about her life after coming to the States.

EAT   —  +1 213 629-1765 —  107 W 9th St

Arroyo Seco Historic Parkway

Drive the Parkway, a National Scenic Byway that runs for 9.4 miles (15.1 km) between Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena. The Parkway passes from the skyscrapers of Downtown, through Chinatown into the Arts-and-Crafts style neighborhoods of South Pasadena and ends in Pasadena at Colorado Blvd, home to the famous Rose Parade. There is also a bike path that runs along the LA River, roughly the same route.

OTHER   —  Map

The Edison

Housed in what was once Los Angeles' oldest power plant, this 1920s-themed lounge is a stunning reuse of the structure, even down to preserving the old generators, giving the place an industrial steampunk vibe. Besides the amazing decor, absinthe and craft cocktails are available and the place often puts on burlesque and live music shows, in keeping with its classical vibe. Dress code enforced.


Union Station

No trip to Downtown LA would be complete without a visit to the historic train station, built in 1939 with a Spanish mission exterior. The large waiting room and restaurant looks just as it did in the 1940s, which has made it a popular filming location for period films, and the interior courtyards with their bubbling fountains make for a pleasant space to wait for your bus or train.

SEE   —  800 N Alameda St

The Theater District

The Theater District along Broadway had fallen into serious disrepair for decades, with most of the theaters being occupied by swap meets selling discount jewelry, electronics and $2 socks. Fortunately most of the architecture and marquees remain, and are being renovated and turned into glorious destinations once again - starting with an Urban Outfitters and the Ace Hotel.

SEE   —  Map

Nick and Stef's

Fantastic steak house, run by the Patina restaurant empire. If you like beef, this is some of the best in town, with a glass-enclosed aging room where you can view the meat as it ages. Try the dry-aged Ribeye, it will make your head spin. They also have 12 kinds of potatoes on the menu. Not sure why, but they're all good. In the Wells Fargo Center, across from MOCA.

EAT   —  330 S Hope St

The Last Bookstore

California's largest used/new book and record store in downtown LA. Located in a downtown LA loft totaling 22,000 square feet, it has over 250,000 used and new books and 10,000 records for sale on 2 floors with a yarn gallery, arts and rare book annex and a small art gallery. Events like book reviews, book signings and open mic nights are held here as well.


Fashion District

The area is largely a manufacturing and wholesale showroom center, with hundreds of retail shops carry cheaply made and priced goods catering to budget shoppers and the large Latin-American community that work in the area. Recently it's being injected with a dose of young trendy brands like Acne, Oak, and Aesop, mostly centered around 9th & Broadway.

BUY   —  Map

Cicada

Situated in the beautiful Arts Deco Oviatt Building, Cicada deftly blends elegance of design and superior Italian fare. A chic bar is upstairs, complete with marble dance floor. A perfect place for special occasions, a fine meal before the theatre or just any excuse to be dazzled, both by the atmosphere and the cooking.


Clifton's Cafeteria

Newly re-opened in October 2015 after a $10 million renovation, this legendary establishment contains a variety of bars and restaurants distributed over five floors. The decor includes a 40-ft artificial redwood tree, a waterfall, taxidermy dioramas of California wildlife, and a 250-lb meteorite among other things.


Ace Hotel DTLA

Opened early 2014 in the historic United Artists building that was built in 1927 for what was then a maverick film studio. Includes free Wi-Fi and air-con. Terrace Suites are 633 square foot and include a private kitchenette, private terrace; some have Ace x Rega RP1 turntables and acoustic Martin Guitars.

SLEEP   —  +1 213 623-3233 —  929 S Broadway

Flower District

The cheapest and best place to buy flowers in the city, it's where most of the florists get their supply. Come very early for the best selection. Two huge warehouses spread across both sides of Wall Street (the '''Original Los Angeles Flower Market''' and the '''Southern California Flower Market''').

BUY   —  766 Wall St

Music Center and Disney Hall

Impressive music hall architecture, with public tours available most days. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is open to the public Christmas Eve day with almost round the clock performances by amateur cultural arts groups. The Walt Disney Concert Hall has daily tours; check website for schedules.


Library Bar

An upscale pub style bar with a floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall library that houses a wide range of literary classics, while playing great music from Jim Hendrix to The Who. Knowledgeable bartenders offer an extensive beer selection and cocktails that are both classic and innovative.

DRINK   —  +1 213 614-0053 —  630 W 6th St

Little Tokyo

Los Angeles' Japanese district features numerous attractions, restaurants, and shops geared towards the local Japanese-American population or those who take an interest in Japanese culture. The district is centered along 1st and 2nd Streets between Los Angeles and Alameda Streets.

SEE   —  Map

The Rooftop Bar @ The Standard

This unique bar offers a hipster hangout with excellent views of the city from thirteen stories up. Wear warm clothes during cold weather, and be prepared for drink prices in the $10+ range for mixed drinks. Don't forget to try the waterbeds or even jump in their pool for a swim.

DRINK   —  550 S Flower St

Señor Fish

Not really authentic -- it's sort of a variation on Baja-style Mexican -- Senor Fish downtown does just one thing well, but they do it better than anyone. Luckily, that one thing is an important thing: grilled fish tacos. Grilled, not fried. Their Shrimp Taco is amazing as well.

EAT   —  +1 213 625-0566 —  422 E 1st St

Avila Adobe and Visitor Center

The oldest house in Los Angeles, built in 1818 and today open as a museum furnished as it might have appeared in the 1840s. The house also holds the El Pueblo Visitor Center, with information on the district and a gift shop selling books, maps, and souvenirs based on El Pueblo.


Chinese American Museum

Housed in the last surviving building from Los Angeles' original Chinatown, which was almost entirely demolished to make way for Union Station, this museum has exhibits on the Chinese American experience in the region, with artifacts and a recreation of a Chinese herb shop.


LA Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers are a rising NBA team. Tickets are slightly cheaper than Laker tickets but most likely will not remain so for long as the Clippers are taking over the title of best "LA NBA team." The basketball season runs from late October to June.

DO   —  Staples Center

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

This large and austere cathedral, dedicated to Saint Vibiana, is the head of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It was opened in 2002 at a cost of nearly $200 million, replacing The Cathedral of St Vibiana which was heavily damaged in the 1994 earthquake.


Jewelry District

Wonder where all of those West Coast Rappers get their bling bling? Well, if they are frugal, they get it in the Jewelry District. Bounded by Olive-Broadway and 6th-7th, it is conveniently close to Pershing Square (parking and Red line access).

BUY   —  Map

Museum of Contemporary Art

The permanent collection is fairly interesting, but the changing exhibitions can be more hit or miss. The museum has no 'traditional' art, so bring an open mind. The gift shop (free entrance) is fun for at least 20 minutes of wonder and awe.


LA Lakers

Do they need an introduction? They are the most popular basketball team in the city. Prices are very high (the most expensive ticket in the NBA) but you will rarely be disappointed with Kobe Bryant and the beautiful Staples Center.

DO   —  Staples Center

Chinatown Central Plaza

A pedestrian mall off Broadway north of College Street that's the historic center of the neighborhood, with lots of touristy shops housed in traditional pagoda architecture with Chinese lanterns strung over the alleyways.

SEE   —  Map

Grand Central Market

Market place with stands to eat different types of food or buy seafood, spices, beans and peas, liquors and more. Very charming and lively place. Full of locals and tourists. Parking garage entrance 308 S Hill Street.


Cole's Pacific Electric Buffet

Bar/restaurant in nearly continuous operation since 1908, but recently shut for a year and a extensive upscale redesign. Along with Philippe The Original, one of the possible originators of the French Dip sandwich.

EAT   —  +1 213 622-4090 —  118 E 6th St

LA Sparks

LA's women's basketball team - they especially need your support! A good, inexpensive family outing and a chance to be shown that women are just as capable of dazzling the crowd with their athletic prowess as men!!

DO   —  Staples Center

Geffen Contemporary

A branch of MOCA tucked away inside a former warehouse in Little Tokyo, regularly used to host large installations too big to be housed in the MOCA on Grand. Same opening hours and shared tickets as MOCA on Grand.

SEE   —  152 N Central Ave

Plaza Firehouse Museum

This was the original fire station for the City of Los Angeles. Built in 1884, it has been restored to its original condition. The knowledgeable docents offer a peek into Los Angeles in the 19th Century.


Museum of Social Justice

Housed in the 1925-era La Plaza Methodist Church and operated by the United Methodist Church, this small museum has changing exhibits drawing from the church's extensive historical photo archive.


LA Kings

LA's hockey team - One of the NHL's brightest young teams with stars like Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown. A fun hockey experience and a great, affordable way to experience the Staples Center.

DO   —  Staples Center

Ritz Carlton

This high-rise hotel is one of the newest in downtown, with stunning views from the upper floors. It's across the street from LA Live, the Convention Center, and the Staples Center.


Figueroa Hotel

For those looking for something unusual, Figueroa Hotel provides Moroccan styled luxury. Mystic and beautiful, this is where Cirque Du Soleil hosted their premiere party of Varekai.


Santee Alley

A bustling outdoor flea market crammed in an alley, home of knock off designer labels and impossibly crappy jewelry. Come here for interesting atmosphere, or to buy cheap socks.

BUY   —  Map

Perch

Great rooftop setting on the 15th floor of a building, a nice place for a sunset meal, snack, drink, and to lounge with good company. French bistro style. 21+ after 9PM.


Engine Co. No. 28

Comfort food at its best. A restored actual fire station that churns out LA's best meatloaf, fried chicken and lemonade, all in an elegant atmosphere with great service.

EAT   —  644 S Figueroa St

Weller Court

A pedestrian shopping mall with a view of City Hall up the street and a monument to astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka, who perished in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

SEE   —  Map

América Tropical Interpretive Center

Visitors can take a look at the recently restored and controversial mural ''América Tropical'' by famed Mexican artist David Siqueiros, complete with its own museum.


Gallery Bar

Upscale cocktail lounge. House drink is the Black Dahlia cocktail, named for the famed victim of the notorious murder, who was last seen wandering through the hotel.

DRINK   —  +1 213 624-1011 —  506 S Grand Ave

Kendall's Brasserie

Great French menu at a perfect location to catch any of the great evening programs at the surrounding venues. Whatever you order, do not miss their French Fries!


Chinatown Gate

An impressive arch which spans over North Broadway near the intersection of Cesar Chavez Avenue, with two striking golden dragons regarding an orb-like lantern.

SEE   —  Map

The Palm

The Palm is a casual white tablecloth restaurant with a mix of Italian, seafood and great steaks. Check out the collection of caricatures on the walls too.


Downtown Art Walk

A monthly celebration of Downtown's art scene, this self guided tour of local art galleries and museums is held on the second Thursday of every month.

SEE   —  Map

Staples Center

Home to four of LA's pro sports franchises; Lakers (NBA), Kings (NHL), Clippers (NBA), and Sparks (WNBA), plus many concerts, shows and conventions.

DO   —  1111 S Figueroa St

Miyako Hotel

A downtown Japanese hotel offering classic comfort accommodations, meeting rooms, and a health spa with Shiatsu massage, close to attractions.

SLEEP   —  +1 213 617-2000 —  328 E 1st St

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

One of four halls of the Los Angeles Music Center, it currently serves as the venue for the Los Angeles Opera and Dance at the Music Center.


Walt Disney Concert Hall

One of four halls of the Los Angeles Music Center, it is where the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles Master Chorale perform.


LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

A small campus of historic buildings and gardens with interactive exhibits and films on the Mexican American history of the area.


Mark Taper Forum

The most intimate of the four halls of the Los Angeles Music Center, it serves as Los Angeles' venue for experimental theater.


Club Mayan

Best singles spot downtown! Dress code is enforced. Be sure to check out the annual Lucha Vavoom (lucha libre and burlesque).

DRINK   —  +1 213 746-4674 —  1038 S Hill St

Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles' main venue for conventions and expositions, it is where Anime Expo, E3, and the Los Angeles Auto Show are held.


Arts District

The Arts District houses a plethora of unique clothing, houseware and knick-knack boutiques, amidst a rapidly evolving area.

BUY   —  Map

Saigon Plaza

An open-air bazaar off Broadway between College and Alpine Streets with stalls selling bargain goods (be sure to haggle!).

SEE   —  Map

Traxx

Fancy-Schmansy restaurant in Union Station. Good food, pricey but the ambiance of Union Station makes it worth a splurge.


Ahmanson Theater

One of four halls of the Los Angeles Music Center, it is the primary venue for theatrical runs in Downtown Los Angeles.


Omni

The OJ jury was sequestered here. Convenient to MOCA, Disney Concert Hall, upscale Noe Restaurant and Bar is onsite.

SLEEP   —  +1 213 617-3300 —  251 S Olive St

The Standard

Trendy hotel with designer rooms and a bar and swimming pool on the roof. There is also a West Hollywood location.

SLEEP   —  +1 213 892-8080 —  550 S Flower St

Japanese American National Museum

Covers the Japanese-American experience, with a special emphasis on the concentration camps of World War II.

SEE   —  +1 213 625-0414 —  369 E 1st St

Cafe Pinot

A romantic French/Italian restaurant and a unique setting as part of the central library's front yard.

EAT   —  700 W 5th St

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Gorgeous campus of FIDM and ongoing free exhibits make this a pleasant way to kill a couple of hours.


Indie Desk

A coworking space if you need easy access to a desk and internet access, short term or long term.

OTHER   —  +1 213 221-2836 —  816 S Broadway

The LA Hotel Downtown

Has a small older theater in its basement where you can still see first-run movies for under $8.


Yang Chow

Be sure to order the slippery shrimp and the dry sauteed vegetables (green beans and asparagus).


Water Grill

The best seafood and overall service period. Perhaps a bit pricey, but elegant and wonderful.


Millennium Biltmore

The grand-daddy of all downtown hotels, with its gorgeous lobby and fancy restaurants.

SLEEP   —  +1 213 624-1011 —  506 S Grand Ave

LA Chapter

Run by the Five Leaves team from NY, excellent burgers and other changing menu items.

EAT   —  929 S Broadway

Scoops Ice Cream

Very good ice cream shop with excellent ice cream in the Far East Plaza in Chinatown


Microsoft Theater

Built in 2007, it is Los Angeles' premiere venue for rock concerts and awards shows.

DO   —  777 Chick Hearn Ct

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown

Featuring spacious rooms, modern decor, and a variety of amenities in Little Tokyo.


Broadway Bar

Dark, popular spot featuring a bar in-the-round and a second floor smoking balcony.

DRINK   —  +1 213 614-9909 —  830 S Broadway

Hilton Checkers

AAA Four diamond, renovated 1920s luxury hotel. Weekend packages are offered.

SLEEP   —  +1 213 624-0000 —  535 S Grand Ave

Seven Grand

Popular whiskey bar owned by the owner of the Golden Gopher and Broadway Bar.

DRINK   —  +1 213 614-0737 —  515 W 7th St

Empress Pavilion

Most people come here for the ''dim sum'' on carts but there is also a menu.

EAT   —  +1 213 617-9898 —  988 N Hill St

Mikawaya

Their motto says it best: "The finest name in Japanese pastries since 1910."


Sepulveda House

A Victorian-style house dating back to 1887, today open as a period museum.

SEE   —  12 Olvera St

Japanese Village Plaza

A bustling urban mall with traditional Japanese architecture and lanterns.

SEE   —  Map

Stumptown Coffee

Straight out of Portland, one of the newest coffee roasters to LA.


St. Vincent Court

A tranquil hideaway tucked in the heart of the Jewelry District.


Golden Gopher

Ms. PacMan + Jukebox + Classiness. Also sells alcohol to-go.

DRINK   —  +1 213 614-8001 —  417 W 8th St

Spring For Coffee

Small coffee shop with sidewalk tables and delicious coffee.

DRINK   —  +1 213 337-0936 —  548 S Spring St

Blue Bottle Coffee

Popular and excellent spot for coffee in the arts district.

DRINK   —  582 Mateo St

Westin Bonaventure

Recognizable from various movies it has appeared in.


Conga Room

A nightclub at L.A. Live specializing in Latin music


Spring Street Smokehouse

The best barbecue in town. 27 microbrews.


Grammy Museum

History of music, with listening posts.


La Cita

Curious mix of Latinos and hipsters.

DRINK   —  +1 213 687-7111 —  336 S Hill St

Elevate Lounge @ Penthouse

Excellent views of the city.


About Los Angeles/Downtown

Bounded by a rough triangle formed by the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) on the south, the Harbor Freeway (CA-110) on the west, and the Los Angeles River on the east, the Downtown area encompasses several neighborhoods that are remarkably varied in character. The '''Historic Core''' lies east of Hill Street and west of Main Street between 3rd and 9th Streets, and was the undisputed center of the city for the first half of the twentieth century. Following the white flight to the suburbs after WWII, the district became a vibrant center of Latino culture. Today, while the area is a little sketchy, a significant amount of redevelopment has occurred here and the neighborhood has many superb examples of early 20th century architecture, including a high concentration of movie palaces along Broadway. South of Pershing Square, the Historic Core overlaps with the '''Jewelry District''', noted for its many jewelry stores. To the north of the Historic Core is the '''Civic Center''' complex, which stretches west along Grand Park between 1st Street and the Hollywood Freeway (US 101). To the west of the Historic Core, sitting between 1st and 8th Streets, are overlapping '''Bunker Hill''' and the '''Financial District''', an area that was leveled in the 1960s for the many skyscrapers and plazas that were built here. Because of the numerous office buildings, this area can feel rather sterile in character, but it does hold the grand public library, a pair of major contemporary art museums and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. South of this is the rapidly gentrifying southwest corner of Downtown, labeled by developers in recent years as "'''South Park'''," home to the convention center, L.A. Live, and the Staples Center, as well as many new hotels and high-end residential developments. The southeast side of Downtown is more industrial in character. Infamous '''Skid Row''' sits east of Main Street and west of Alameda Street between 3rd and 7th Streets, and is generally deemed a place to be avoided, though the Greyhound bus terminal is located here. Further east, between Alameda Street and the Los Angeles River, is the '''Arts District''', a neighborhood of old industrial buildings converted to loft and studio spaces. South of Skid Row, roughly between Main Street and Central Avenue, is the '''Fashion District''', a nexus of the West Coast apparel industry with its numerous manufacturers and wholesale stores. The north side of the Downtown area is home to a few colorful ethnic and historic neighborhoods. '''Little Tokyo''', a cultural center for Japanese Americans, is centered around the intersection of 1st Street and Central Avenue. On the north side of the Hollywood Freeway, across Alameda Street from the Union Station complex, is '''El Pueblo''', the site of the original settlement of Los Angeles and today a Mexican-themed district with some historic structures centered around touristy Olvera Street. Spreading to the north is the sprawling '''Chinatown''' district, centered along North Broadway and housing many Chinese and Southeast Asian restaurants and shops.


Source: wikivoyage