Broadway at 7th
Broadway and 7th St., once the end of Route 66 and the busiest intersection in the world with over 500,000 crossings a day, is still home to stunning Historic Core moments.
String lights cast a warm glow across 4th and Main Streets, where century-old buildings house restaurants, residents, and upstairs offices in an enclave known as the Old Bank District.
Historic Downtown Farmers Market
Every Sunday, 5th Street between Broadway and Spring Streets is transformed into a community farmers market, offering fresh produce, groceries, breakfast, flowers, crafts, and more to Historic Core residents and visitors alike. The market accepts EBT and runs 9am-2pm weekly.
The Regent Theater
A former nickelodeon turned grindhouse cinema, The Regent has reopened as a major music venue, attracting indie acts, dance, comedy, and more to the corner of Main and 5th. The last of the remaining Main Street theaters, The Regent is also home to Prufrock Pizzeria and the Love Song Bar.
6th St and Spring St
The most densely populated intersection in Los Angeles, 6th and Spring is heart of the district, packed with cafes, bars, and neighborhood amenities tucked into historic landmarks.
Grand Central Market
Sitting on Broadway between 3rd and 4th Streets since 1917, Grand Central Market is a block-long food hall of old and new, and has recently emerged as Downtown Los Angeles’ culinary hub.
Los Angeles Theater
A crown jewel of the historic Broadway theater district, the Los Angeles Theater is the last built and most ornate of the dozen remaining venues along the corridor. The theater will host the first Broadway show to be staged once again on Los Angeles’ Broadway in Fall 2015.
The Last Bookstore
The largest used bookstore in California, The Last Bookstore is a giant world of literature, music and art. Alongside books, it boasts an enormous vinyl selection, offers a labyrinth of $1 books and is home to the Spring Arts Collective – a group of galleries and shops on the mezzanine.
Food-focused small businesses line the sides of the historic Spring Arcade, a European-style arched pedestrian corridor between Broadway and Spring Street. Gelateria Uli, pictured here, offers homemade gelatos, espressos, affogatos, and baked goods.
Some of Los Angeles’ best views can be seen from area rooftop lounges, such as Upstairs at the Ace Hotel. The rehabilitated United Artists theater and office building-turned-hotel sits on Broadway at 9th Street, where the Historic Core meets the L.A. Fashion District.
Spring Street Parklets
Transforming parking spaces to give more room for pedestrians and bring urban greenery to our streets, the Spring Street Parklets line the block between 6th and 7th Streets, creating additional area to eat, sit, relax, and people watch.
Lots of local businesses
Small independent business of all shapes and sizes line Spring, Main and side streets in the heart of the Historic Core, offering residents local amenities right outside their front door. Pictured here is Bolt Barbers on Spring Street at 5th Street.
On the second Thursday of every month, the Historic Core becomes home to Downtown LA ArtWalk. Galleries open their doors, people pack the streets, and bars and restaurants get busy during the monthly event.
Biking in Downtown
Many of Downtown’s bike lines run through the Historic Core, allowing bicycle commuters to get to work, families to enjoy Downtown by bike, and bike enthusiasts to make their way through the district. Throughout the year, local streets will close to vehicles for CicLAvia – a bicycle-focused street festival that traverses across the city.
With thousands of neighbors, workers, and visitors coming through the Historic Core every day, there’s lots of love to be shared!