Downtown Los Angeles
249 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Downtown LA is becoming a great place to discover by bike using the new Metro Bike system and new bike lanes. Downtown is one of the only parts of town where you can visit cultural hubs, like the Historic Plaza District, historic icons, like Union Station, and newly emerging areas like the Arts District. It’s a flat and bustling path, with lots of potential stops, that gives you a glimpse into the city’s diversity. If you want a detour, stop by the The Wheelhouse, a bike/coffee shop. The owners, Chase and Tami, know the area well and can recommend some spots for urban exploration.
Tips from locals
For a taste of LA's urban scene, check out DTLA! I love Grand Central Market and all it's various eateries, the rooftop bars, Little Tokyo, and the Arts District.
Beyond the skyscrapers in the Financial district, there is tons of culture scattered throughout downtown. If you're looking for some street (hot) dogs and fun lively shopping, be sure to check out Santee Alley just next to the Fashion District. You can find all kinds of items here, even baby turtles…
You are about 10 min drive from DTLA. Lots of going on there. Museums, galleries, theaters, bars, restaurants, sporting events etc. Ask away if you need recs.
Spring Street started coming alive. I don't how it is with COVID. Is there ice skating at Pershing Square this year? Restaurants: Bestia, Alma, Factory Kitchen, Perch, etc. I can't keep up. The Flower Market is fun. Santee Alley has lots of knock offs but be careful around here, hold onto your…
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