Explore Different Cultures And Traditions At These LA Districts
If you will be staying at one of the boutique hotels in Downtown Los Angeles like The L.A. Hotel, the city has exciting cultural areas throughout the city, which honors LA’s rich history. Explore different cultures and traditions at these popular LA Districts.
Little Tokyo is conveniently located near the arts district in Downtown LA. Any visit to Little Tokyo would not be complete without visiting the Japanese Village Plaza. Once there, be sure to check the iconic, red Yagura Tower at the entrance of the plaza. At the Japanese Village Plaza, enjoy unique boutiques as well as delicious bakeries and cafes selling many treats. Other places to enjoy at Little Tokyo include the many sushi bars and ramen places in the area. For more information visit www.visitlittletokyo.com
Located not even a few blocks from Union Station, Olvera Street is an area in LA that honors the Mexican tradition in Los Angeles. The location of Olvera Street is actually one of the first establishments that was created by settlers in LA. If you are looking for authentic Mexican food during your time in Los Angeles, then a stop to Olvera Street is your best bet. Enjoy all the Mexican food, horchata and fresh made churros that you can handle. Afterward, look at the all vendors selling souvenirs and other trinkets. Visit www.olvera-street.com for more information
Located right off the Gold Line, Chinatown is easily accessible via the Metro. If you are in the mood for some traditional dim sum, then Chinatown is the place to be. After you enjoy dumplings, head to the Chinatown Central Plaza, which has been located there since the 1930s. At the central plaza, enjoy beautiful lanterns, restaurants, and a number of shops all selling various traditional items. For hours of operation visit www.chinatownla.com
Koreatown is another district in Los Angeles that is worth a trip. Not far from Hollywood, and west of Downtown, Koreatown is only about 3 square miles long. However, there is much to do within these three miles. Perhaps one of the most notable activities in Koreatown is the Korean BBQ. If you love Korean BBQ, you won’t find any place more authentic than here in Koreatown. Head down to Soowon Galbi for some of the best eats around.