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What is there to do in downtown Los Angeles?
Check out the listings at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, gaze up at the ornate ceiling inside Los Angeles Public Library, try cuisines of the world at Grand Central Market, and travel to Little Tokyo to explore one of LA's most multicultural neighbourhoods. If you're a fan of cinema history, you'll love knowing that downtown LA was once THE filming location in the city. For example, hundreds of movies were filmed at Union Station! Also worth a look for film buffs: the Bradbury Building, the City Hall and The Biltmore Hotel.
What are the best restaurants in Los Angeles?
That's the thing about LA - the food just keeps getting better and better. For up-market French cuisine, go for République in La Brea. Enter this gothic-style building and prepare to be impressed by these France-meets-California dishes including lobster mafaldine and kimchi fried rice. Mexican food lovers, rejoice - Damian in the Downtown Arts District is owned by world-renowned chef Enrique Olvera. Go for small plates in this stylish eatery to get as many flavors as possible!
What are the best neighbourhoods in LA?
LA is a patchwork of the world's most famous neighbourhoods. Head to Encino - Los Angeles' center of old money - for impressive mansions and crisp, clean streets in the Santa Monica Mountains. North Hollywood in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley has been called LA's best neighbourhood. That's because it's filled with artists, writers and other interesting folk who just want to keep creating. Come downtown to Chinatown - Los Angeles' top spot for speciality grocery stores and incredible Asian-fusion food.
Where can I find the best tacos in Los Angeles?
Tacos are LA's speciality but it helps if you know where to look. Marisco's Jalisco in Boyle Heights is the iconic seafood truck parked on Olympic Blvd. They only have one type of taco but - man - do they do it right! You simply have to try their taco de camaron. Or if that taco craving overtakes you while you're downtown, Sonoratown is just up the street from your citizenM Downtown hotel and serves legendary bites.
Where is the best brunch in Los Angeles?
Poppy + Rose is less than a mile from citizenM LA Downtown hotel - near California Market Center. This place is famous for its chicken and waffes - we can't think of a heartier way to start the day.
Where can I book a Los Angeles tour?
There's nothing like The City Sightseeing hop-on-hop-off buses to get you started! Book a 24, 48 or 72-hour pass online and go around all of the city's top sights (so you won't miss a thing).
What are the best vegan restaurants in Los Angeles?
Vegans and veggies are in the right place in LA! Nic's on Beverly does vegan pizza that can only be described as perfect. For light and tasty food filled with positive vibes, head to Cafe Gratitude in Larchmont Village. Or for something a little out of the ordinary - Berbere in Downtown Santa Monica. This vegan African palace has vibrant, spicy food and an on-site juice bar for an added health kick.
What are the best things to do in LA?
Stroll along Venice Beach, hire a bike and cycle up the Strand, watch the sunset in El Matador, hike up to the Hollywood sign or get starry eyed at Universal Studios Hollywood. We can't deny it - there really is something for everyone in LA.
How can I get around LA on public transport?
Very easily! LA has an incredible public transport system - hop on subways, light-rail, buses and shuttles to almost every corner of the city (and further!). From citizenM Los Angeles Downtown hotel, take the B and D Metro lines at Pershing Square. Tip: Los Angeles is also the traffic capital of the world, so always give yourself extra travel time... just in case.
Where are the best museums in Los Angeles?
Coastal mansions full of antiquities? Go to the Getty Center at Westside for Impressionist pieces and ornate French design, all with a view of the stunning surrounding gardens. Or perhaps you're looking for a little more razzle-dazzle. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures along the Miracle Mile is full of cinematic treasures to sweep you up in the silver screen.