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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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