Family-owned shops tuck behind corporate-conglomerate enterprises in Pico Rivera, a city all its own just ten miles southeast of Downtown LA. Splashes of color enliven this modest community's park spaces while splashes of lime accentuate the flavors of its fresh corn tortillas and carne asada tacos. Pico Rivera's wide boulevards and multi-freeway proximity account for its superior automobile accessibility, but the area's bus lines will also drop you in Downtown should you have a few extra minutes to spare.See 13 places to stay Save this neighborhood
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Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."