Birds & Bees

The Best Underground Bars in Downtown L.A.

10/09/2018

Hope Ewing

There are so many fun bars in L.A. but there is something about descending below-ground that conjures feelings of mystery and adventure - just ask Alice. In few places is this more true than the underground bar. Secret entrances, darkened staircases, being in the know are all part of the appeal.

There's no better place to enjoy this feeling than Downtown Los Angeles. Early 20th-century architectural gems have been revived right and left since the start of the 21st - and with them the basement bars, dance clubs and jazz lounges that once served the booming city’s movers and shakers. Bank vaults, a power plant and historic speakeasies are being redesigned for the thriving Downtown L.A. nightlife scene. If you’re searching for the best underground bars Downtown read on for Downtown L.A.’s finest in subterranean drinking, dining and dancing.

Gotta Catch Em All: The Best Pokémon Go Spots in Los Angeles

12/16/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Pokémon creator, Satoshi Tajiri was an avid fan of the 1,000-year-old Japanese pastime of beetle collecting as a boy. Pokémon, based on this pastime, has captured the attention of mobile gamers around the world, who now experience cities and public spaces like never before. Los Angeles is a natural, palm tree lined playground for Pokémon and trainers alike. Read on for a guide to some of the lures, gyms, nests and Charmander that can be found in L.A. Come explore, find the Staryu, and stay awhile.

100 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles

09/24/2018

Discover Los Angeles

Here it is, folks! Our list of 100 absolutely free things to do in Los Angeles, the city where arts and culture, attractions, activities, health and beauty, concerts and recreation come free of charge. So, if you're looking for fun things to do in LA on the cheap, why spend anything at all when you can see so much of LA for a whopping $0?

Charcuterie at Bestia

The Best Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

10/05/2017

Discover Los Angeles

GQ Magazine has called Downtown Los Angeles “America’s Next Great City” and “the coolest new downtown in America.” Downtown L.A. has certainly come a long way in recent years. There were great places to eat in Downtown before its current renaissance, but the choices were limited. That's no longer the case, as acclaimed chefs and visionary restaurateurs have created a thriving dining scene in Downtown L.A. With so many restaurants opening in Downtown, deciding where to eat can be a tough choice. Read on for a guide to Downtown L.A.’s newer restaurants and classic dining spots.

Far Bar in Little Tokyo

Hidden Gems in Downtown Los Angeles

06/20/2016

Esther Tseng

Downtown Los Angeles has undergone a revitalization the past several years, growing beyond the city's business center to becoming a cluster of various neighborhoods with their own distinct personalities. From the Arts District to the Historic Core, and Chinatown to South Park, every enclave makes Downtown rich with culture and opportunity. Check out a few of the lesser-known attractions, which highlight the best of Downtown's history, its exciting present and bright future.

Walt Disney Concert Hall at night

Discover Downtown Los Angeles Car Free

05/30/2018

Discover Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles is home to some of the city’s most famous and popular destinations, from world-class museums and landmark architecture to acclaimed restaurants and thriving nightlife. Read on for a car-free itinerary of Downtown L.A. that will immerse you in the heart of our global metropolis.

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