Exploring Downtown – The comeback part of LA

For years, downtown may have gotten a bit of a bad rap with some seedy areas, deserted buildings and grungy streets. But with somewhat of a revival taking place around the area in recent years, with all sorts of artists, business owners, students and tourists inhabiting its nooks and crannies, the downtown area is gaining momentum as a booming area of the city.

If you have a day or a few hours to spare during your stay in Los Angeles, mosey on down to this part of town and get lost in its eclectic coffee shops, trendy stores, eateries and unique culture. You wont be disappointed.

The eclectic and ever popular Art Walk is starting April 10th and continues the second Tuesday of every month. This free event, a huge favorite for locals and tourists alike, boasts hundreds of local artists showcasing their finest. Download a map and visit the eclectic galleries, new and old, in the area. You’ll love the friendly ambiance and will gain a true taste of the city’s spirited and creative nature.

Or, visit the iconic Pershing Square right in the heart of downtown. Home to many community events throughout the year, you’re sure to find something that suites your fancy. From farmers markets, movies in the park and free concerts, this historical landmark has fun for all, all year long.

Stop by the L.A Live Complex with main attractions such as the Grammy Museum, ESPN Zone and many popular eateries. Catch a game or concert at the nearby Staples Center, home to the Lakers, Clippers and Kings and host to some of the greatest musical acts of the day. You wont be bored at one of downtown’s hottest spots.

Whatever your interest may by, it’s safe to say the downtown area is as vibrant and eclectic as the people that inhabit its borders. Take some time to explore the downtown city streets – you just never know what you may stumble across. Of course, if you ever need some suggestions on local hotspots or hidden gems, the staff at the Tangerine Hotel in Burbank is always available to assist our guests.

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