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Things to Do in Downtown Los Angeles

Hotel Figueroa is proud to be at the center of DTLA’s ongoing cultural renaissance, which has curious, in-the-know visitors from around the world flocking to our endlessly dynamic and ever-changing neighborhood. Following are our carefully curated picks for what to see, do, eat, drink and explore in the buzzing heart of this spectacular city.

Things to Do in
Downtown Los Angeles

Hotel Figueroa is proud to be at the center of DTLA’s ongoing cultural renaissance, which has curious, in-the-know visitors from around the world flocking to our endlessly dynamic and ever-changing neighborhood. Following are our carefully curated picks for what to see, do, eat, drink and explore in the buzzing heart of this spectacular city.

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Remembering Georgia Robinson, LAPD’s First Black Policewoman

Remembering Georgia Robinson, LAPD’s First Black Policewoman

The incredible story of Georgia Robinson, the first LAPD black policewoman—and one of the first in the entire country.

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The Best Museums Near Downtown LA

The Best Museums Near Downtown LA

Los Angeles is an art town. From the galleries that dot Abbott Kinney in Venice to the high-profile institutions along Miracle Mile’s Museum Row, nearly every type of art is represented throughout the L.A.-area. As the art community in L.A. continues to earn recognition on a global scale, these four museums are at the heart of high art in the “City of Angels.”

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Meet LA Artist Shizu Saldamando

Meet LA Artist Shizu Saldamando

You can stare deep into the eyes of Shizu Saldamando’s portraits. They’re intimate, raw and deeply personal, all-the-while devoid of any context—painted without a background on wooden boards and white canvas. Here, we catch up with the woman behind the works, a mainstay in the Los Angeles arts scene, and Hotel Figueroa’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence.

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A Brief History of Downtown Los Angeles

A Brief History of Downtown Los Angeles

To understand DTLA as it is today, you have to go back to the beginning. Here’s a quick look at how Downtown Los Angeles as we know it came to be.

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Where to Eat Now in DTLA

Where to Eat Now in DTLA

Los Angeles is in the midst of a culinary renaissance, with forward-thinking chefs shaking things up—and earning national acclaim—across the city.  Many of the the restaurants leading the way call downtown Los Angeles home. Here are some of the best spots to eat at now, from buzz-worthy Mediterranean to boozy brunches.

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The Essential Guide to LA’s Fashion District

The Essential Guide to LA’s Fashion District

Rodeo Drive may be the best known address for shopping in the City of Angels, but the true heart of the city’s shopping scene—and the West Coast’s entire apparel industry’s hub—is downtown, where nearly 100 square blocks form the Fashion District. DTLA’s Fashion District has been booming with activity since the early 20th century, and today, more than 1,000 independent retailers, it still draws in-the-know Angelenos on the hunt for formal attire (often fresh off the catwalk), jewelry, swimwear, denim, and household goods. And the best part? Many of the clothing on offer comes from brands you love, but at wholesale prices.

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In Conversation with Estevan Oriol

In Conversation with Estevan Oriol

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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The Essential Guide to the Arts District L.A.

The Essential Guide to the Arts District L.A.

The Arts District in downtown L.A. is the epicenter of the city’s cultural, gastronomic and fashion renaissance. Hotel Figueroa provides the perfect vantage point for exploring the best restaurants, galleries and boutiques in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

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Local Favorites

From dazzling entertainment venues, to some of country’s foremost museums and art galleries, to cutting-edge shopping and dining options, DTLA offers an endless array of can’t-miss destinations just steps from Hotel Figueroa. Click on the map for a quick preview of some of our must-see spots.

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