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Guidebook for Los Angeles

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Guidebook for Los Angeles

Food Scene
Historic street with great Mexican food. Accessible from Union Station.
Olvera Street
Historic street with great Mexican food. Accessible from Union Station.
You can't go wrong at any restaurant in Koreatown. Accessible from 204 bus.
Koreatown
You can't go wrong at any restaurant in Koreatown. Accessible from 204 bus.
Collection of great restaurants/market in DTLA. Accessible from Pershing Square Station. Also take a ride on the Angel's Flight funicular across the street.
Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
Collection of great restaurants/market in DTLA. Accessible from Pershing Square Station. Also take a ride on the Angel's Flight funicular across the street.
Cheap, good food all along Figueroa Street. Go to Cream for the best ice cream you'll ever have and Spudnuts for amazing donuts. Walking distance or can take the DASH F bus.
Figueroa / 30th
Cheap, good food all along Figueroa Street. Go to Cream for the best ice cream you'll ever have and Spudnuts for amazing donuts. Walking distance or can take the DASH F bus.
Just the best pancakes. Be warned that its VERY busy on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but worth the wait. Accessible from the DASH F bus
Jacks N Joe
2498 South Figueroa Street
Just the best pancakes. Be warned that its VERY busy on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but worth the wait. Accessible from the DASH F bus
Pricey, but delicious
Bottega Louie
700 S Grand Ave
Pricey, but delicious
Hole-in-the-wall African-Mexican fusion place. Cheap and amazing
Revolutionario North African Tacos
1436 W Jefferson Blvd
Hole-in-the-wall African-Mexican fusion place. Cheap and amazing
Sightseeing
Built in 1929, it looks like a royal palace inside. Accessible from Pershing Square Station.
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 South Grand Avenue
Built in 1929, it looks like a royal palace inside. Accessible from Pershing Square Station.
Famous secondhand bookstore, very Instagram-friendly.
The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
Famous secondhand bookstore, very Instagram-friendly.
There's a free observation deck at the top. Accessible from Civic Center/Grand Park station.
Δημαρχείο του Λος Άντζελες
200 North Spring Street
There's a free observation deck at the top. Accessible from Civic Center/Grand Park station.
Somewhat expensive, but for $35 you can visit the top of the tallest building in Los Angeles and slide down a glass slide on the outside of the building 70 stories up.
OUE Skyspace LA
633 W 5th St
Somewhat expensive, but for $35 you can visit the top of the tallest building in Los Angeles and slide down a glass slide on the outside of the building 70 stories up.
Shopping
Also Fig@7th. Accessible from DASH F bus and Metro Expo Line.
L.A. Live
800 W Olympic Blvd
Also Fig@7th. Accessible from DASH F bus and Metro Expo Line.
Famous 3rd Street Promenade. Accessible from Metro Expo Line.
3rd Street Promenade
Famous 3rd Street Promenade. Accessible from Metro Expo Line.
Very cheap market in the Fashion District.
The Santee Alley
210 East Olympic Boulevard
Very cheap market in the Fashion District.
Essentials
Target and Trader Joes for food and other essentials. You can also go to the Ralphs grocery store on Vermont and Adams. Walking distance.
USC Village
3301 S Hoover St
Target and Trader Joes for food and other essentials. You can also go to the Ralphs grocery store on Vermont and Adams. Walking distance.
Getting Around
DASH F bus picks up here, follows Figueroa Street up until 5th Street downtown. Also picks up at Jefferson/Vermont and Jefferson/McClintock. Fare is $0.35 with a TAP card, and $0.50 cash.
Jefferson / Hoover
DASH F bus picks up here, follows Figueroa Street up until 5th Street downtown. Also picks up at Jefferson/Vermont and Jefferson/McClintock. Fare is $0.35 with a TAP card, and $0.50 cash.
Metro 204 bus picks up here, goes north towards Koreatown or south towards the Metro Expo Line (across the street). Check you're on the correct side of the street and look for the 204 sign. Fare is $1.75, free transfers for up to two hours.
Vermont / 29th
Metro 204 bus picks up here, goes north towards Koreatown or south towards the Metro Expo Line (across the street). Check you're on the correct side of the street and look for the 204 sign. Fare is $1.75, free transfers for up to two hours.
On the corner of McClintock/34th Street is a USC bus stop with free buses that will take you to Union Station (where you'll find the Metro Gold Line, Metrolink, and Amtrak) or to downtown. More information here (We're at UPC): http://transnet.usc.edu/index.php/bus-map-schedules/
McClintock Theatre
1010 W Jefferson Blvd
On the corner of McClintock/34th Street is a USC bus stop with free buses that will take you to Union Station (where you'll find the Metro Gold Line, Metrolink, and Amtrak) or to downtown. More information here (We're at UPC): http://transnet.usc.edu/index.php/bus-map-schedules/
Reload TAP cards here. Can go northeast towards Downtown or west towards Santa Monica from here.
Expo / Vermont Station
Reload TAP cards here. Can go northeast towards Downtown or west towards Santa Monica from here.
Drinks & Nightlife
The Mayan
1038 South Hill Street
Perch
448 S Hill St
The Rooftop
550 S Flower St
Nice bar a few blocks away. Get a pitcher of sangria and the fries
Bacari W. Adams
2308 South Union Avenue
Nice bar a few blocks away. Get a pitcher of sangria and the fries
Arts & Culture
Free admission from standby line. Accessible from DASH F bus. Can also reserve a spot for the Infinity Room, but you might be waiting a while.
The Broad
221 South Grand Avenue
Free admission from standby line. Accessible from DASH F bus. Can also reserve a spot for the Infinity Room, but you might be waiting a while.
The Museum of Contemporary Art
250 South Grand Avenue
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Absolutely gorgeous library and botanical gardens in San Marino. Accessible from the Metro Gold Line + short Uber/Lyft. A little far away but worth a day trip.
Βιβλιοθήκη Χάντινγκτον
1151 Oxford Road
Absolutely gorgeous library and botanical gardens in San Marino. Accessible from the Metro Gold Line + short Uber/Lyft. A little far away but worth a day trip.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)
900 West Exposition Boulevard
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr