Why Downtown is LA’s Hottest Neighborhood

Downtown Los Angeles, aka DTLA, once primarily a business and manufacturing hub, has emerged into a diverse, culturally rich residential neighborhood. With art, fashion, entertainment, sports, outdoor gathering spots, farmers’ markets, and activities galore, DTLA has something for everyone to enjoy.

Easy transportation and high walkability allow you to experience it all. Consider these area highlights (please check for re-opening guidelines):

Visual Art

The Broad: 221 South Grand Avenue

This space houses contemporary art by artists such as Jean‐Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Jeff Koons.

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): 1717 East 7th Street

The ICA exhibits the work of local, national, and international contemporary artists.

Gallery Row: spans from 2nd Street in the north to 9th Street in the south along Main and Spring Streets.

This district contains independent galleries, performance art spaces, and public installations.


Row DTLA: 777 Almeda Street

You'll find pop-up shops, women’s apparel, menswear, sneakers, and swimsuits.

Santee Alley: 210 East Olympic Boulevard

Over 150 retailers selling ready-to-wear, vintage, accessories, and fragrances are packed into this open-air corridor.

Affordable Fabrics: 305 East 9th St Unit 110

Everything you need to create custom clothing, draperies, upholstery, and bedding.


Walt Disney Concert Hall: 11 South Grand Avenue

Home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, you'll find ample opportunities for live entertainment.