Bustling business during the day and social scene at night, Downtown Los Angeles is only a metro trip away from the BLVD Hotel and has much to offer both business and casual travelers and also hip locale lovers. You’ve got Staples Center hosting the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers, entertainment complex L.A. Live and Nokia Center across the street, tons of world-class restaurants and the cultural diversity of areas like Chinatown, to the business-savvy Fashion District. The BLVD Hotel is one block from a Metro stop, just hop on the red Line to the Blue Line, and you’ll be there in no time.
- Staples Center Lakers, Clippers, Prince. Interested?
- L.A. Live This one of a kind entertainment campus located adjacent to Staples Center is the home court for the Congo Room, Club Nokia, Grammy Museum, and much more.
- National History Museum of Los Angeles Explore the mysteries of life on Earth and discover which mammals used to roam these famous SoCal areas.
- Walt Disney Concert Hall See a concert or take a tour of this astonishing building specifically designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world.
- Downtown Art Walk A must-attend event in LA, every 2nd Thursday of the month
- Lucky Strikes Lanes This bowl and lounge hotspot is like no other bowling alley you’ve seen before. The food is gourmet and served lane side, and the décor is stylish and flashy, much like its average occupant.
- Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar Upscale steakhouse known for its finest prime steak, worthy seafood menu like the seafood platter appetizer and world-class wine list. Steaks and side dishes are ordered separately, so sharing them allows for an exploration of taste buds.
- ESPN Zone With over 150 large-screen HD TVs rockin’ every sport played on a field, court, track or ice, ESPN Zone at L.A. LIVE is the ultimate sports viewing experience. You won’t miss a minute of the action.
- Rock’n Fish How delicious does a Kapalua Rib-Eye steak, marinated for 72 hours in a pineapple-soy sauce then topped with a “Hibachi” teriyaki sauce sound? Add some BBQ Shrimp, Grapefruit Martini and a Lakers win, and your night at this L.A. Live restaurant just might be perfect.
- Trader Vic’s Trader Vic’s signature dishes and tiki drinks. Trader Vic’s LA features live entertainment and the classic tiki decor and atmosphere that has helped build the Trader Vic’s brand worldwide since its founding in 1934. For people who want to take the tiki experience home with them, Trader Vic’s LA sells branded limited edition mugs..
- The Farm Of Beverly Hills The Farm of Beverly Hills’ newest location at L.A. LIVE is a comfort food haven for the hard working downtown crowd. Guests can come to The Farm at L.A. LIVE for the food and stay for the atmosphere. A private dining room can accommodate up to 35 people for seated dining (up to 50 people for a reception style event). With an indoor/outdoor fireplace in the bar and patio, The Farm invites you to come in, stay awhile and enjoy food that will make you feel at home.
- Rosa Mexicano Bathed in our signature vibrant hues, this location features modern architectural elements, flexible private dining options and comfortable outdoor patio seating – a perfect environment to introduce you to the festive atmosphere and delicious cuisine of Rosa Mexicano.
- Yard House Such an easy-to-please restaurant! The food & drink menus offer a little something for everyone, from children to vegetarians, and Bud Light lovers to exotic European-beer drinkers. In addition to the dozens of beers on tap, the martini’s are hand-crafted specialties and the wine list is perfectly matched with delicious salads, sides, seafood and steaks.
- Congo Room This nightclub has been known for a decade as the “House of Blues for Latin Music,” with live music performances and hip, colorful décor. Aside from hosting world famous Latin musicians, the doors are open to all genres and located at L.A. Live, this is a definitely a venue to experience.
- The Edison Artisanal cocktails and edibles are served in a huge industrial cathedral, hosting architectural artifacts from LA’s first private power plant, the Higgins Building. This visionary space is classic and its reputation is becoming historic.
- Library Bar Live Jazz sessions and an amazing beer bar are the highlights of this classy joint, but the liquor options will certain wet your whistle.
- Seven Grand 200+premium whiskey’s, live jazz sessions and dipped-in-bourbon Maker Mark’s cigars keep this swanky Irish bar swarm with hip Los Angelinos.
- Golden Gopher Liquor Here, Liquor to Go is the logo, but a sharp dress code is strictly enforced. The contrast makes it a must-try bar.
These websites further explain the essentially self-explanatory districts that cover the downtown Los Angeles region.