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The Ultimate Guide to L.A. LIVE

At Hotel Figueroa, we’re proud to host guests in our revitalized corner of Los Angeles. Filled to the brim with exciting entertainment, tasteful dining, and creative experiences, one of our most vibrant neighborhood attractions is L.A. LIVE. This lively entertainment complex is home to an array of Los Angeles’ top attractions, entertainment venues, and cultural hotspots, making it one of the best places to feel LA’s endless inspiration and energy.

Central Location

Only a three-minute drive or walk from Hotel Figueroa, L.A. LIVE is located in downtown Los Angeles, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street. It is directly located across from Arena, at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015. With many of L.A. LIVE’s venues, restaurants, and attractions being spread out over four million square feet, there are many ways to easily access your desired destination.

For more information on L.A. LIVE’s parking garage locations, valet services, and electric vehicle charging information, check out the venue’s comprehensive parking guide. For those who are not within walking distance of the entertainment mecca, L.A. LIVE is easily accessible via public transportation options such as Metro Rail trains and Metro buses. Consider using the Metro trip planner to plan for your visit.

Unparalleled Entertainment

Unmatched and undoubtedly creative, the many events that take place at L.A. LIVE are often ones that are talked about globally. From sought-after concerts to comedy shows and award ceremonies, there’s always something thrilling that takes place in the district’s vicinity. Some of the most prominent venues include Arena, Peacock Theater (formerly Microsoft Theater), and The Novo among others. As you prepare to be enlivened by these bustling venues, check out L.A. LIVE’s event calendar for a glimpse of upcoming events to make your LA getaway truly unforgettable.

Exciting Sporting Events

For fans of the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), Los Angeles Clippers (NBA), Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA), and Los Angeles Kings (NHL), you’ll be happy to know that Arena is home to all of these renowned teams. Formerly known as the Staples Center, the legendary venue continues to keep LA’s deep sporting legacy alive with basketball and hockey games throughout the year.

Dining and Nightlife

Exploring L.A. LIVE’s vast expanse takes a lot of time and energy, but luckily enough, the entertainment hub has plenty of dining options to keep you fueled for your visit. Whether you’re craving a taste of flavorful Latin cuisine, refreshing coastal bites, or a hearty steak dinner, options like The Agave Library at Sendero, Corteza at Sendero, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse are great on-site eateries. If your adventures take you a little further away from L.A. LIVE, but you’re still in the surrounding downtown area, consider checking out some of DTLA’s newest restaurants.

After a day of attending events and tasting LA’s favorite culinary spots, explore L.A. LIVE’s nightlife options. The Conga Room is located on-site and is often host to Latin-inspired music events, Latin dancing, and bottle service so you can dance the night away in a stylish space. Likewise, if you’re looking for another exciting hangout spot, Lucky Strike is an on-site option outfitted with a bowling alley, an arcade, billiards, a sports bar, and a lounge to enjoy.

Cultural Experiences

L.A. LIVE is host to some of downtown LA’s most cultural attractions and exhibitions. Music aficionados will appreciate a tour through the GRAMMY Museum, dedicated to the annual awards ceremony hosted by the Recording Academy. This museum celebrates the influence of music both past and present, and places a special focus on creative expression—something deeply special to Los Angeles.

Likewise, there are many art museums close to L.A. LIVE to feed your creative curiosities with unique exhibitions, art shows, and curated events. Nearby attractions include The Broad, a contemporary art museum, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, an iconic landmark and venue that celebrates the art of architecture and music.

Plan Your Visit

To make the most of your visit, consider using L.A. LIVE’s online resources to plan ahead. From frequently asked questions to an online visitor center, you can be better prepared to handle the hassle of any last-minute changes and can learn more about parking, dining, and live events across all venues. As a plus, we recommend checking each venue’s website to check on available discounts or group rates for event ticketing.

Discover LA’s Most Exciting Hub

As you plan out your itinerary, prepare to explore the dynamic environment of L.A. LIVE, discovering local favorites and one-of-a-kind events. Whether you toast to the winning score of a basketball game at dinner or dance the night away with Latin flair, this entertainment mecca is your premier destination to experience it all in one place. If you need a hotel near L.A. LIVE, we hope you’ll consider our artful accommodations at Hotel Figueroa, where the endless buzz of the city complements the luxe ambiance of our storied hotel.