L.A. Living Part 1: Making the Most of Downtown

Moving to a big city and making new friends can be a massive change, and calling the city of Los Angeles big is an understatement. Each neighborhood in the City of Angels has its own identity. Depending on where you settle in your new L.A. apartment, a host of attractions and destinations will surround you. 

From Downtown and Koreatown to Hollywood, Pasadena and the Westside, join us each day this week as we dissect the city of Los Angeles. 

Dining in Downtown 

The local food scene in Downtown L.A. is impressively diverse. The entire city houses everything from barbecue and take-out to brunch and fine dining. Between shopping sprees and art museums, finding a place to fuel up is easy. Your usual sushi experience is taken to the next level at SUGARFISH. Blending traditional values with modern services, SUGARFISH is Chef Kazunori Nozawa’s personal showcase of sushi style. The menu is a departure from the traditional omakase, but it still retains the sense of quality and presentation. Your inner foodie might also shine bright at KTCHN DTLA, an iconic downtown dining destination. With a regularly changing menu, each dish is sure to taste and look great. Whether looking to fill your Instagram feed or wanting to devour something truly delicious, KTCHN DTLA will satiate your appetite. 

Going Out in Downtown 

Entertainment can be found throughout all of Downtown L.A. From sports arenas and live music venues to museums and art galleries, the area has something fun for everyone. Spend time in the heart of the city and you’ll surely notice the unique architecture. From city hall to the LA Central Public Library, downtown is brimming with history and is a visual feast for the eyes. 

Lovers of live entertainment will adore the various venues surrounding downtown. From the experimental The Blind Spot Project to the massive L.A. Live, there is no shortage of entertainment options in the city. Sports fans can get their fill at the Staples Center, home to two major NBA teams.

Rows of museums surround the city, perfect for a more relaxed adventure in downtown. The Broad houses some of the best modern art exhibits in the city – and a visit is completely free. The Museum of Contemporary Art is a local favorite and showcases art reflective of the past decade. 

L.A. Fashion and Shopping 

The city is famous for its bold and trendy sense of fashion, which means famous shopping comes with it. Unlike your common shopping center, The Grove is home to an assortment of stores from designer boutiques to popular brand shops. The outdoor shopping center is the place to go to fill your bags and your closet. However, The Grove isn’t the only place to shop in Downtown L.A. With more than 100 blocks of stores and shops, LA Fashion District lets you find the trends even before they hit the mainstream. Bargain hunting, sample sales and open-air bazaars surround you as you walk through this capital of fashion. 

Coming Tomorrow 

There’s so much more to La-La Land than just Downtown L.A. To dive more into the unique atmosphere of the city, join us as we take you on a tour of one of the biggest foodie destinations in SoCal: Koreatown. 

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