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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“The Broad is two floors filled with canvases, sculptures, and immersive installations that will you give you sensory overload from the moment you step foot inside. The Broad is the kind of museum that even non-museum-lovers can appreciate, because the collection’s varied enough that there’s something for everyone and they always seem to have special installations coming in and out so be sure to be on the lookout because sometimes they require booking in advance. What to know before you go: The Broad is open 11am to 5pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 11am to 8pm Thursday and Friday, 10am to 8pm Saturday, and 10am to 6pm Sunday. General admission is always free, but it’s done through a reservation system, so plan ahead. ”
  • 497 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Catch a tour of Dodger Stadium and learn of it's history, then take-in one of the best views of the DTLA skyline.”
  • 249 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Best place to see downtown LA views and have a cocktail. Makes sure you go all the way to the roof top bar. The restaurant food is mediocre and expensive!”
  • 338 locals recommend
Market
“Awesome food hall with critically recognized food stalls. Historical food destination in the heart of downtown LA and walkable to other DTLA attractions.”
  • 345 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is a contemporary art museum with three locations in greater Los Angeles, California. The main branch is located on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, near the Walt Disney Concert Hall across from the Broad museum and features wonderful exhibits of contemporary and modern art.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Must see for architect lovers and great music venues. Check their calendar, if you are lucky you'll catch a show that interests you here. The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. ”
  • 250 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Best French-Italian restaurant in my opinion. Almost everything on the menu is good. Their dessert selections were amazing, I love the tiramisu. ”
  • 223 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Located in an old Police Garage, the Geffen is a partner museum to The MOCA and displays awesome contemporary art. ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The sight "never gets old" when you see this Frank Gehry space. Don't even need to go inside”
  • 123 locals recommend
Hotel
“Use Chinchikurin (350E E 1st St) as your starting point. Fun restaurant, but so many options around it as well.”
  • 167 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Jewelries and Chinese food is just 5-10 minutes away with Manny Pacquiao’s favorite Restaurant May Flower Don’t forget to order House special Lobster and Fried or Steam fish. ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Bookshop
“California's largest book & record store that sells new & used items in a multilevel space adorned with local art. There is a huge mezzanine level (2nd floor) that includes the Labyrinth, a gallery, local art and gift shops. I take every friend that visits to this place and they all love it. If you are into taking photos for Instagram, you would love this place. I usually have a meal at Grand Central Market and then walk here. ”
  • 170 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“The origins of the City of Los Angeles, interesting shops and often site of many festivals”
  • 124 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great place to visit and on the weekends they have different types of events that are good for the family or for visitors please Google it to see what event is going on the weekend of Your arrival ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“One of many excellent taco joints! I recommend the mixed platter - an assortment of mini tacos. Sit on the patio out back.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“They have a dress code; very nice joint. Sometimes have performers. Great food, awesome decor.”
  • 127 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Best place to see downtown LA views and have a cocktail. Makes sure you go all the way to the roof top bar. The restaurant food is mediocre and expensive!”
  • 338 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Best French-Italian restaurant in my opinion. Almost everything on the menu is good. Their dessert selections were amazing, I love the tiramisu. ”
  • 223 locals recommend
Taco Place
“One of many excellent taco joints! I recommend the mixed platter - an assortment of mini tacos. Sit on the patio out back.”
  • 136 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Hip beer hall that serves exotic sausages such as rabbit and snake in addition to some traditional ones. Highly rated. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Garden-sourced, wood-fired fare in a neighborhood spot
“My favorite place for dinner in the neighborhood. I like to sit at the bar if I'm on my own or with another person. The bartenders are super friendly. Also a popular place for brunch on weekends.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Gastropub
“This is home of the “baco,” the signature flatbread sandwich that was developed by chef Josef Centeno. The original baco was the crispy pork belly and beef carnitas with caraway pepper. Since then, the baco bread has taken centerstage and works as a vessel for all things delicious: pork, beef, poultry, seafood, and veggies. Located in the historic Old Bank district of downtown, Caco Mercat is consistently”
  • 82 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“quiet, amazing restaurant with a yummy brunch. wednesday is $6 burger night. really great service with a nice patio”
  • 69 locals recommend
Arcade
“Delicious Filipino and Vietnamese inspired food with video games to play as well!”
  • 66 locals recommend

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