Find evidence of Central LA’s renaissance in its iconic arts venues, colorful ethnic districts and flourishing fashion scene
Make your home in the shining heart of the City of Angels, surrounded by an eclectic blend of historic buildings, modern skyscrapers and bohemian warehouses. Fall in love with each of the area’s unique districts – from Chinatown’s gilded pagodas and street-side dim sum shops, to the studio galleries and trendy cafés of the Arts District. Discover the story of America’s Japanese immigrants at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, before heading south-of-the-border to the Mexican market on Olvera Street.
If it’s high culture you’re after, you’ll find it by the bucketload in Central Los Angeles. Get your contemporary art fix at state-of-the-art gallery The Broad, or at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Experience the thrill of Broadway at the Ahmanson Theatre, or opt for something a little less mainstream at indie concert hall and cinema the Regent Theater. For NHL ice hockey matches, NBA basketball games and major-name concerts, the Staples Center is your glamorous one-stop shop.
Of course, Central LA is also a shopaholic’s paradise – thanks in large part to the 100-block Fashion District. Get caught up in the mania of the once-monthly sample sales, when wholesale showrooms open their doors to the public and sell the contents of their high-end wardrobes for amazingly discounted prices. On non-sample sale days, browse Santee Alley’s open-air stalls for independent designers, or get up early to experience the fragrant magic of The Original Los Angeles Flower Market.