Mariachi, mariscos, and murals comprise this on-the-border neighborhood between Downtown and East Los Angeles. A vibrant community whose cultural richness is matched by its culinary richness, Boyle Heights is a mainly residential neighborhood that provides convenient access to livelier locales like Downtown and the Arts District. Watch the day unfold in the neighborhood's favorite plaza or take yourself on a taco truck tour—Boyle Heights is at once sweet, mild, and picante.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Simple On the Eastern Outskirts of Downtown
Boyle Heights [is] one of the oldest [neighborhoods] in Los Angeles. It's located right over the 1st street bridge from Downtown Little Tokyo. Biking distance from the Grand Central Market, the fabric district, the downtown arts district, Union Station, and Chinatown. Walking distance from Mariachi Plaza, a public square with a sweeping view of downtown, delicious restaurants, a juice bar and Libros Schmibros, a great used book store and lending library."
Mariachi Plaza: Boyle Heights' Outdoor Living Room
Boyle Heights' Culinary Culture
Boyle Heights' Historic Past
Boyle Heights' Brilliance
Close Quarters In Boyle Heights
Convenient Transportation In Los Angeles
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