As a busy neighborhood that stretches for miles, Downtown Los Angeles is overflowing with major city landmarks, award-winning restaurants and century-old bars. Narrowing down the must-see places is essential for a wondrous day in LA’s busiest neighborhood.
Framed by skyscrapers at record-breaking heights, rows of historic theaters and an ever-expanding number of the city’s best restaurants, Los Angeles’s most walkable neighborhood is Downtown LA. DTLA grew from derelict to chic within a decade, merging the city’s population of old architecture with young residents and emerging establishments. This LA area is made up of many unique districts and neighborhoods, including the colorful Arts District and the historic charm of Pershing Square.
Once frequented by vagabonds and aristocrats alike (as well as artists and writers including Ray Bradbury), Clifton’s Cafeteria on South Broadway is a DTLA institution. Built in 1931, the unique cafeteria space underwent a recent renovation, re-opening in 2015. A large interior with multiple cozy nooks and a somewhat hidden tiki bar, the beloved cafeteria – with its kitschy decor and taxidermied animals on display – is a great place to spend an afternoon. The café downstairs features snacks and coffee while upstairs, jazz lovers can listen to live music and drink highball cocktails.
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Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.