Things to do in Downtown
Though there’s more than a hint of pessimism for the printed book’s future in the name of this indie bookshop, The Last Bookstore may actually restore your faith in its survival.
From the outside, the brick facade of The Bradbury Building—the oldest commercial building in the city center—looks fairly unremarkable, but walk inside and you’ll be rewarded by architectural treasures inspired by an 1880’s science fiction story and a Ouija board.
This museum dedicated to the history of recorded music brings the music-making process to life through a variety of interactive exhibits.
Once home to downtown L.A.’s first power plant, this cavernous two-story speakeasy still has plenty of buzz (and not just because of the electrical relics and vintage lightbulb chandeliers hanging around the bar).
This sweeping modern performing arts complex encompasses four separate performance venues, all of them renowned.
Though the city’s not widely known for its architecture, downtown L.A. is home to an eclectic assortment of extraordinary buildings.
Rising dramatically over downtown Los Angeles, the colossal stainless steel curves that comprise the exterior of this world-renowned concert hall create an immediate and powerful impression.