One thing that makes Los Angeles a unique city is the fact that there are so many different and unique areas within the city. If you want to branch out and enjoy different cuisines or experiences, here are some ways that you can experience diversity when you visit these cultural districts in LA.
Little Tokyo is one of the trendiest places in LA. Here, you will find a variety of hipster bars, eateries, and more. You will find a number of asian-fusion places as well as authentic Japanese dining establishments as well. Amidst the charming streets, enjoy the more relaxed pace here as well as the number of shopping opportunities. This location is also easily accessible by the Gold line, which makes it a great option!
Olvera Street plays a significant role in the history of Los Angeles. In fact, Olvera Street was the location of the first established settlement of LA so many years ago. Today, Olvera Street is decorated in a time that is reminiscent of LA’s early Mexican history, complete with a cobbled path and vendors selling authentic trinkets and souvenirs. Be sure to enjoy the authentic Mexican restaurants as well and before you leave, don’t forget to get a churro for the road! Visit www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olvera_Street for more information.
Chinatown is conveniently located to downtown LA. If you are in the mood for some delicious Chinese food, stop by one of the many restaurants that are located around Chinatown. If you’re in the mood for window shopping, Chinatown is also a great place for that as there are a number of stores throughout the area selling trinkets, souvenirs and more. Chinatown is also conveniently located off the Gold line. Visit www.chinatownla.com for event information.
Koreatown is located west of Downtown LA and South of Hollywood. While being conveniently located with tons of budget-friendly hotels near Koreatown, it is also a rather small area taking up only about 3 square miles. This means that it is easily walkable! But don’t let the size fool you, Koreatown has so much to offer that a quick trip will only have you scratching the surface of this vibrant town.