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Downtown LA Neighborhoods

Downtown LA Map  Arts
District Chinatown El
Pueblo Civic Center Bunker Hill Financial District Jewelry
District Historic Core Gallery Row Little Tokyo Toy District South
Park Fashion

Downtown is the most historical, multilayered and fascinating part of Los Angeles. Each neighborhood has its own style and excels in its own specialty. Whatever you're looking for, LA is sure to have it, and we're here to help you find it!



Arts District

Downtown LA Map Being the most graffitied town in California isn't always a bad thing, especially if you're in the Arts District, where the graffiti is the art! In the 1970s, the old, industrial warehouses in this district, many of them railroad buildings, were converted into art lofts for both work spaces and, once the AIR ordinance was passed, legal living spaces.


Bunker Hill

Downtown LA Bunker Hill Map At the center of Downtown Los Angeles, with the familiar sight of its skyscrapers, is Bunker Hill. A small hill with a lot of character, this area is a collage of music and art centers, office buildings and living spaces. Take a walk down the Bunker Hill Steps, inspired by the Spanish Steps in Rome, to find yourself at the Los Angeles Central Public Library.


Civic Center

Downtown LA civic Center Map The Civic Center has the second largest concentration of government employees in the United States outside of Washington, D. C., but there's more to do here than just work. Arrive at Union Station to enjoy live music and theater at the modern Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum, or the Ahmnason Theater.



Downtown LA Chinatown Map The exotic surroundings of Chinatown were designed by Hollywood film set designers, but it's more than the Twin Dragon Gateway or Hop Louie's Pagoda that brings the appeal of this area filled with culture and history. There are over 20 art galleries, numerous specialty grocery stores, and various Asian cuisine restaurants.


El Pueblo

Downtown LA El Pueblo Map This is where Los Angeles was founded in 1781 as a part of Mexico, and still to this day, one can find that rich history amongst the twenty-seven historic buildings, a beautiful outdoor plaza and the world famous Olvera Street.


Fashion District

Downtown LA Fashion District Map The Fashion District is a design, warehouse, and distribution center of the clothing industry in Downtown LA. It spans 90 blocks and is well known to be one of the best places to shop for clothing, accessories, cosmetics and shoes for low prices.


Financial District

Downtown LA Financial District Map Sharing the “center” of Downtown with Bunker Hill is the corporate heart of Los Angeles, known as the Financial District. With the 7th Street Metro station at its center, the area is filled with office buildings, hotels and banks as well as shopping centers and other related services for its busy inhabitants.


Gallery Row

Downtown LA Gallery Row Map Gallery Row is just that—a row of galleries intended to bring culture to LA and promote the arts. On the 2nd Thursday of every month is the Downtown Art Walk, a self-guided tour of the area.  Also joining the festivities is the Downtown Comedy walk with 25 acts in 6 shows, like speed dating, but for comedians.


Historic Core

Downtown LA Historic Core Map The streets of Historic Downtown Los Angeles include two nationally registered historic districts: the Broadway Theater District, which includes the remnants of 12 theaters within 7 blocks, and the Old Spring Street Financial District. Walking these streets, we experience the City's living history.


Jewelry District

Downtown LA Jewelry District Map Downtown Los Angeles boasts the largest Jewelry District in the world with over 5,000 wholesale and retail jewelry shops in the 30 or so multi-story buildings throughout the district. The Jewelry district is renowned for wholesale prices on precious gems, watches, platinum, gold, silver, diamonds, pearls and all types of fine jewelry.


Little Tokyo

See lush gardens, hand-crafted gifts, live performances, and over 30 restaurants in Little Tokyo located just east of the historic Los Angeles City Hall. This unique and beautiful area evokes the art and traditions of Japan and is the center of L.A.'s Japanese American community.


South Park

Downtown LA South Park Map Downtown LA's South Park is being transformed before your eyes, with increasing numbers of new and refurbished residential developments. The area is also home to the Staples Center and the LA Convention Center, attracting those people seeking extraordinary sports and entertainment events, meeting facilities, conventions and trade shows.


Toy District

LA Toy District  Map While one can find that perfect gift here, the Toy District isn't just for toys. Shoppers find silk flowers, electronics, DVD's and videos, incense/oils and luggage, as well as the traditional toys such as dolls, die-cast cars, action figures, character figures and video games.


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