There are many ways to experience the culture of Los Angeles. From the sites of grandiose landmarks to the flavors of world-class cuisine, Los Angeles is endlessly rich in culture. Beyond sightseeing, there’s nothing like immersing yourself in the sounds of some of the most world-renowned venues in Southern California, and at The Music Center of Los Angeles, you’ll be doing just that and more. Proudly standing as “LA’s premier performing arts destination,” travelers can easily discover LA’s ever-evolving arts scene and witness breathtaking performances at this revitalizing music center in Los Angeles.
At Hotel Figueroa, we’re proud to be surrounded by a myriad of revitalizing and lively cultural hubs. Each one of these hubs speaks to LA’s intrinsic history, deep cultural roots, and the modern-day experiences that keep the city brimming with life. As you plan your stay at Hotel Figueroa, we invite you to visit Olvera Street in Los Angeles, a Mexican streetscape rich with unique street vendors, restaurants, and captivating entertainment to make your stay an inspiring one.
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is a lively hub for the city’s most treasured events, conferences, conventions, and trade shows. As a host to over 300 annual events, the facility has an impressive 860,000 square feet of exhibit hall and meeting room space. Having opened in 1971, this iconic venue has hosted countless music artists, public figures, and noteworthy awards shows.
One of the country’s leading sports and entertainment venues, and an anchor of DTLA, the Crypto.com Arena is home to four of LA’s professional sports franchises: the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. Celebrating its 23rd birthday in 2022, it continues to set a new standard for the arena industry. Learn more about the History behind Hotel Figueroa, a hotel near the Crypto.com Arena, here.
An unrivaled entertainment mecca, this four-million-square-foot destination offers six live entertainment venues including the Peacock Theater, giving L.A. LIVE “more music per square foot” than any other location in the world. It also hosts top annual award shows including the American Music Awards, the Emmys, and the BET Awards.
800 Olympic Boulevard
In the epicenter of Downtown LA sits one of America’s most prestigious live music and entertainment venues. The Peacock Theater is known to host a key number of concerts, award shows, and premier events that bring visitors from near and far. For hotels near the Peacock Theater, Hotel Figueroa is less than a five-minute drive and walk away.
777 Chick Hearn Ct
Less than 10 minutes away from the Hotel Figueroa is the University of Southern California—surrounded by some of downtown LA’s best sights and attractions. While there, pair a campus visit with a stop by Exposition Park, which is home to the California Science Center, the California African American Museum, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and the City of Los Angeles Rose Garden. If you’re looking for a hotel near USC, Hotel Figueroa is conveniently close for all your accommodation needs.
Out of the many things to do in LA, one of the most sought-after attractions is the Griffith Observatory. Not only can visitors see the entirety of LA’s vast landscape from the top, but visitors are welcome to discover a wide range of family-friendly activities via the observatory’s many exhibitions and Samuel Oschin Planetarium.
2800 East Observatory Road
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is the perfect addition to any LA bucket list in the making. Designed by Frank Gehry, the renowned music hall is an ode to timeless architecture and music, making it a premier destination on the list of things to do in LA. For information on Walt Disney Concert Hall tickets, tours, and parking, visit the Los Angeles Philharmonic site.
111 South Grand Ave
A DTLA landmark since 1917, this 30,000-square foot emporium is a foodie’s paradise that brings together the cuisines and cultures of Los Angeles. Providing the city and countless visitors with a world-class eating experience, it showcases California’s best ingredients, chefs, and entrepreneurs, plus a variety of public programming and events.
317 S. Broadway
One of the country’s leading contemporary art museums, The Broad is named for philanthropist Eli Broad, who financed the $140 million building on Grand Avenue in DTLA. General admission is free and includes access to the museum’s vast collection of contemporary art, including the iconic, Infinity Mirror Rooms by Yayoi Kusama.
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Also known as the Little Tokyo Historic District, and the heart of the largest Japanese-American population in North America, Little Tokyo is an exciting enclave of must-see cultural destinations. This cultural hub includes the Japanese American National Museum and the Koyasan Beikoku Buddhist Temple—interwoven with some of downtown LA’s tastiest dining spots, drinking establishments, and singular shops.
Treasured by locals and visitors alike, the Bradbury Building is a timeless attraction for those wanting to scope out one of LA’s most photographed spots. Having opened in 1893, the Bradbury Building features a Victorian court, surrounded by sets of open-caged elevators and marble stairs for the ultimate, picturesque stop on your LA trip.
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Los Angeles is a city that captivates guests with its rich artistry and inspiring surroundings, including many museums to explore. These museums are home to some of the world’s most renowned collections while displaying some of the city’s most masterful architecture.