exterior view of the Staples Center

If you’re planning to explore downtown Los Angeles, one destination that you can’t miss is the Staples Center. This world-class venue opened with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on October 17, 1999. Since then, it’s hosted more than 50 million guests, who’ve attended prestigious concerts, sporting events, award shows, family shows and other major attractions at the AEG-owned and operated arena. In terms of programming, Staples Center is unmatched by any other venue in the world.

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hotel figueroas guide to lacma

There’s one cultural destination that equally lures the likes of discerning fashion editors and eager art students, and it’s one of many experiences that should not be missed while in Los Angeles.

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estevan oriol at hotel figueroa

In Conversation with Estevan Oriol

Hotel Figueroa’s Director of Experience Seulgi Burns sits down with Estevan Oriol, renowned L.A. photographer and director, to explore lowrider culture, life lessons, the one shot he missed, and his experience as Hotel Figueroa’s first Artist-in-Residence.

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Little Tokyo in Los Angeles

The Essential Guide to Little Tokyo, LA

Balancing the rapid evolution of downtown Los Angeles, and the safekeeping of Japanese-American culture, Little Tokyo, also known as Little Tokyo Historic District, is an ethnic enclave with the largest Japanese-American population in North America.

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

For an expansive cultural journey, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), is defined as the only artist-founded institution in Los Angeles with a permanent collection of 7,000 objects and exhibitions spread throughout three locations: MOCA Grand Avenue, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and MOCA Pacific Design Center.

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