Concerts, sports and exploring local art, culture and history are just some of the forms of entertainment you can enjoy in Downtown L.A. Catch the Lakers, Clippers, Sparks or Kings in professional basketball or hockey at the world-famous Staples Center. Not far from the arena is the new Banc of California Stadium, where the new L.A. Football Club soccer team takes on many of their MLS rivals. Concerts at the Staples Center or Microsoft Theater are also popular options, as well as simply enjoying time dining or hanging out at the L.A. Live complex.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Music Center, and Ahmanson Theatre, all located close to Downtown L.A.’s popular Grand Park, (another must-see) are also great places to experience live entertainment. There are also several museums and galleries in the area, including the Broad Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the California African American Museum, the Grammy Museum and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, to name a few.
You might also enjoy venturing into L.A’s Chinatown, one of L.A.’s most popular tourist attractions, exploring the Japanese American National Museum and the surrounding area in Little Tokyo, or visiting Olvera Street to immerse yourself in the sights, tastes and and sounds of the spot known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles.” You can also take in the architectural beauty of the historic Union Station, Bradbury Building, Millennium Biltmore Hotel and L.A’s Central Public Library. The Los Angeles Conservancy also offers a variety of self-guided and ticketed docent-led walking tours of the area, which are about 2.5 hours.