The Broad Museum
Los Angeles’s new contemporary art museum The Broad opened its door in summer 2015, and has become one of LA’s hottest spot to visit. The free museum welcomes visitors from all over and displays contemporary and postwar art over the last five decades. The Broad is currently displaying Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room, which is the toughest to attend, but a once in a lifetime experience. Don’t panic when you arrive and see a long line outside the entrance, you will probably not wait more than an hour and it is definitely worth the wait!
The Broad, 221 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles, California +00 1 213-232-6200
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck
This is not your ordinary ice cream truck; Van Leeuwen offers vegan and classic scoops. The company started off in New York and finally brought over 20 flavors to Los Angeles both in trucks and in stores. The vegan ice cream is made with natural ingredients; cashews, coconut and cocoa butter. You can enjoy the rich flavors of dark chocolate, salted caramel and more without consuming any animal byproducts. If you’re lucky enough, you can find the ice cream truck in front of the Broad Museum, or follow Van Leeuwen on Twitter and track their daily locations.
Bottega Louie is a gourmet market, patisserie, and café which has opened its doors in the trendy area of Downtown Los Angeles. As you walk in you will see a wide selection of colorful macarons and pastries along with a crowd of people waiting to be seated at the café. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are offered every day of the week and on weekends you can enjoy the succulent brunch. Bottega Louie is definitely worth a try whether you’re in for a sweet or savory meal.
700 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California +00 1 (213)-802-1470
The Rooftop at The Standard
There is a wide variety of bars and pubs to spend the night in Downtown Los Angeles, but most of them don’t offer a panoramic view of the city. Located on the top floor of the hotel, The Rooftop offers a tempting heated pool, a dance floor and a bar to enjoy some drinks while overlooking at the city lights. The waterbed pods surrounding the pool will probably make you stay longer than anticipated; come in the afternoon to watch the sunset and enjoy the rest of your night with a couple of drinks and tasty sliders.
550 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, California 90071 +00 1 (213) 892 8080