Skirting the borders of Downtown, South LA rests in the shade of the buildings that rise from the city's center. Its boulevards fill with foot-traffic, Jazz-age inspired theatres, and strip malls of fast-food stands and auto mechanics. South LA's diversity is undeniable—Latino, Asian, African-American, and student communities from nearby USC make their home in this expansive and varied neighborhood. From its musical roots to its paradigm-challenging riots, the neighborhood's history is just as rich.See 135 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Diverse and Busy Near the Heart of Los Angeles
Centrally located, within 15 minutes driving distance to the beaches, downtown LA, Getty Center, Century City, or LAX. Ideal for travelers who want to experience the Los Angeles city-life, without spending precious time navigating through the infamous LA traffic."
A Historic Community with a Rich Heritage
University of Southern California: Trojan Land
Exposition Park: A Center for Culture
Community Growth In South LA
The Quiet Side of South LA
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
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."