Guidebook - Los Angeles

Bill
Guidebook - Los Angeles

Getting Around 🚂 🚕 ✈️

LA has lots of great public transportation options.
LA's criminally underrated Metro (Subway) has a stop IMMEDIATELY next to my building. The Red and the Purple lines stop there, and normally one is by every 6 minutes. $1.75 gets you anywhere, including Santa Monica, Union Station (trains and more), and LAX.
Pershing Square Station
399 S Hill St
LA's criminally underrated Metro (Subway) has a stop IMMEDIATELY next to my building. The Red and the Purple lines stop there, and normally one is by every 6 minutes. $1.75 gets you anywhere, including Santa Monica, Union Station (trains and more), and LAX.
This large and effective train station / transit center has beautiful architectural touches. They hosted they Oscars at this train station! More practically, you can get to Union Station from our unit by taking the Red or Purple metro 2 stops to the end of the line. From there you can transfer to any number of other services: - Amtrak - You can take this train service all over the country, but the “Surfliner” route that runs up and down the CA coast is a favorite and a great way to get to San Diego or Orange County - LAX “Fly Away” shuttle to the airport - Other regional trains
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Union Station
800 North Alameda Street
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This large and effective train station / transit center has beautiful architectural touches. They hosted they Oscars at this train station! More practically, you can get to Union Station from our unit by taking the Red or Purple metro 2 stops to the end of the line. From there you can transfer to any number of other services: - Amtrak - You can take this train service all over the country, but the “Surfliner” route that runs up and down the CA coast is a favorite and a great way to get to San Diego or Orange County - LAX “Fly Away” shuttle to the airport - Other regional trains
I wouldn’t say I ‘recommend’ this place; it’s an airport. If you need it, you need it.
Аеропорт Лос-Анджелеса
1 World Way
I wouldn’t say I ‘recommend’ this place; it’s an airport. If you need it, you need it.

Essentials 🛒 🍇 💊

Toiletries, groceries, drinks, etc. Check in the loft before you buy anything - we may have it!
The flagship Whole Foods in LA is just a few blocks away. Groceries, health food, pre-made meals, craft beer... It's Whole (Paycheck) Foods!
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Whole Foods Market
788 S Grand Ave
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The flagship Whole Foods in LA is just a few blocks away. Groceries, health food, pre-made meals, craft beer... It's Whole (Paycheck) Foods!
Closest “regular” grocery store to the loft. Take the shopping cart on a bit of a walk or if you drive they have (free with purchase) parking.
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Ralphs
645 West 9th Street
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Closest “regular” grocery store to the loft. Take the shopping cart on a bit of a walk or if you drive they have (free with purchase) parking.
6th Street Market
212 West 6th Street

Food Scene 🍖 🍝 🥓

LA, especially DTLA, has an OUTSTANDING food scene. These are some of our favorites, most within a very short walk from the loft.
Grand Central Market, a downtown landmark since 1917, brings together the cuisines and cultures of LA. It’s a PHENOMENAL food court. For very reasonable prices you can eat delicious cuisine of too many varieties to list here. Since it’s mostly shared seating, members of your group don’t have to eat at the same place. Less than a 5 minute walk from the loft. Whenever I’m in doubt about what to eat, I head there :) http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/
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Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
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Grand Central Market, a downtown landmark since 1917, brings together the cuisines and cultures of LA. It’s a PHENOMENAL food court. For very reasonable prices you can eat delicious cuisine of too many varieties to list here. Since it’s mostly shared seating, members of your group don’t have to eat at the same place. Less than a 5 minute walk from the loft. Whenever I’m in doubt about what to eat, I head there :) http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/
Best BBQ in LA! Legit Texas style brisket and more. Owners are from Austin, as are we... nuff said! Part of Grand Central Market (on the Hill St. side) across the street from Angel’s Flight.
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Horse Thief BBQ
324 South Hill Street
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Best BBQ in LA! Legit Texas style brisket and more. Owners are from Austin, as are we... nuff said! Part of Grand Central Market (on the Hill St. side) across the street from Angel’s Flight.
50's/60s style diner with amazing food, good prices, and friendly staff. Best catfish po boy west of the Rockies... and I was born in New Orleans.
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Nickel Diner
524 S Main St
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50's/60s style diner with amazing food, good prices, and friendly staff. Best catfish po boy west of the Rockies... and I was born in New Orleans.
Wonderful French cafe/bakery with delicious pastries, coffee and tea, full breakfast 7 days a week. Lunch (sandwhiches and salads mainly) on the weekends. Outdoor seating right next to Pershing Square and the loft. http://www.pitchounbakery.com
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Pitchoun!
545 S Olive St
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Wonderful French cafe/bakery with delicious pastries, coffee and tea, full breakfast 7 days a week. Lunch (sandwhiches and salads mainly) on the weekends. Outdoor seating right next to Pershing Square and the loft. http://www.pitchounbakery.com
Excellent Italian joint just across the street from Grand Central Market. It’s pricier than GCM (almost everywhere is) but not over priced. Very good.
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Maccheroni Republic
332 South Broadway
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Excellent Italian joint just across the street from Grand Central Market. It’s pricier than GCM (almost everywhere is) but not over priced. Very good.
Good spot to grab a quick, reasonably priced burger or similar fare on the cheap, close to the loft. Their burgers remind me of Five Guys.
D-Town Burger Bar
216 West 6th Street
Good spot to grab a quick, reasonably priced burger or similar fare on the cheap, close to the loft. Their burgers remind me of Five Guys.
Trendy and popular Italian restaurant with a huge amount of seating and delicious desserts in an opulent setting.
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Bottega Louie
700 S Grand Ave
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Trendy and popular Italian restaurant with a huge amount of seating and delicious desserts in an opulent setting.
Good thin crust pizza in the Spring Arcade Building.
Pizza Napolita
541 South Spring Street
Good thin crust pizza in the Spring Arcade Building.
Another great food court with several fast casual restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A very short walk away.
Spring Arcade Building
541 S Spring St
Another great food court with several fast casual restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A very short walk away.

Shopping 🛍 🛒 💸

DTLA has tons of great shopping close by. These are just a few of our favorites.
The Last Bookstore is California’s largest used and new book and record store. It is an absolute gem, the best book store I’ve even been to. You can spend hours in here and enjoy every minute of it. http://lastbookstorela.com/
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The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St
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The Last Bookstore is California’s largest used and new book and record store. It is an absolute gem, the best book store I’ve even been to. You can spend hours in here and enjoy every minute of it. http://lastbookstorela.com/
Craft beer and wine, great little store.
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BUZZ wine beer bottleshop & bar
460 South Spring Street
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Craft beer and wine, great little store.
This historic and beautiful movie theater was just renovated and re-opened as the most opulent Apple store you will ever see. Visitors can feel free to visit and gawk without the pressure to buy anything - there’s seating for viewers.
Apple Tower Theatre
802 South Broadway
This historic and beautiful movie theater was just renovated and re-opened as the most opulent Apple store you will ever see. Visitors can feel free to visit and gawk without the pressure to buy anything - there’s seating for viewers.
One of the best farmer’s markets in the country is held 1 block from our loft at 5th and Spring. Every Sunday from around 9 AM to 3 PM. If it’s happening, you can’t miss it.
Historic Downtown Farmers Market
West 5th Street
One of the best farmer’s markets in the country is held 1 block from our loft at 5th and Spring. Every Sunday from around 9 AM to 3 PM. If it’s happening, you can’t miss it.

Drinks & Nightlife 🍸🍷🍻

We’re don’t go out a lot, so we can’t tell you where the latest hip spots are, but these are close by and offer a little something extra besides just drinks.
Hip rooftop restaurant and bar across the street from the building. Dine and drink with the beautiful people and soak in the views of the city.
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Perch
448 S Hill St
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Hip rooftop restaurant and bar across the street from the building. Dine and drink with the beautiful people and soak in the views of the city.
Unfortunately Clifton’s Cafeteria closed in 2018, but this new night spot was re-opened in the same historic building.
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Clifton's Republic
648 S Broadway
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Unfortunately Clifton’s Cafeteria closed in 2018, but this new night spot was re-opened in the same historic building.
Cannabis is legal for recreational use in California and this chain dispensary is 2 blocks away. Enjoy and be safe!
MedMen Los Angeles - DTLA (S. Broadway)
735 S Broadway
Cannabis is legal for recreational use in California and this chain dispensary is 2 blocks away. Enjoy and be safe!
Great old school bar (lots of wood, dark) with a great cocktail menu and you can get a great French Dip sandwich.
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Cole's French Dip
118 E 6th St
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Great old school bar (lots of wood, dark) with a great cocktail menu and you can get a great French Dip sandwich.

Sightseeing 👀 📸 🖼

You could sightsee all day, every day, and still not see everything :)
It's Hollywood, nuff said. Take the metro (subway) from Pershing Square (just next to the building) for $1.75.
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Hollywood
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It's Hollywood, nuff said. Take the metro (subway) from Pershing Square (just next to the building) for $1.75.
Historic landmark, featured in the movie Blade Runner. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradbury_Building
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Bradbury Building
304 S Broadway
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Historic landmark, featured in the movie Blade Runner. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradbury_Building
The open-to-the-public Panorama cafe on the 9th floor of this Los Angeles Superior Court building has an outdoor observation deck with outstanding views of the city in multiple directions. Grand Park, which you will see right below you, is lovely. Don’t bother eating here - it’s overpriced cafeteria food. The pictures shown are from the building's observation deck, not of the Stanley Mosk building itself (which is nothing much to look at). The wavy silver building is The Walt Disney Concert Hall and the square while building behind it is The Broad (modern art museum), which is a must see.
Stanley Mosk Courthouse
111 N Hill St
The open-to-the-public Panorama cafe on the 9th floor of this Los Angeles Superior Court building has an outdoor observation deck with outstanding views of the city in multiple directions. Grand Park, which you will see right below you, is lovely. Don’t bother eating here - it’s overpriced cafeteria food. The pictures shown are from the building's observation deck, not of the Stanley Mosk building itself (which is nothing much to look at). The wavy silver building is The Walt Disney Concert Hall and the square while building behind it is The Broad (modern art museum), which is a must see.
From world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind local boutiques, Beverly Hills offers a shoppers’ paradise located within a compact, easily walkable area known as the Golden Triangle. Experience world-famous Rodeo Drive where you'll find Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Dior and Cartier. Discover the crown jewel in the heart of Beverly Hills, Two Rodeo Drive, with quaint cobblestone walkways leading you to the likes of Versace, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany. Blocks east of Rodeo, shop Beverly and Cañon Drives with local boutiques, unique luxury shops, fantastic Beverly Hills restaurants and open-air cafés. Anchoring the southern border of the Golden Triangle is Department Store Row, home to the titans of luxury retailing, including Neiman-Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York.
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Beverly Hills
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From world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind local boutiques, Beverly Hills offers a shoppers’ paradise located within a compact, easily walkable area known as the Golden Triangle. Experience world-famous Rodeo Drive where you'll find Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Dior and Cartier. Discover the crown jewel in the heart of Beverly Hills, Two Rodeo Drive, with quaint cobblestone walkways leading you to the likes of Versace, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany. Blocks east of Rodeo, shop Beverly and Cañon Drives with local boutiques, unique luxury shops, fantastic Beverly Hills restaurants and open-air cafés. Anchoring the southern border of the Golden Triangle is Department Store Row, home to the titans of luxury retailing, including Neiman-Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York.
An old but still functional train that takes you from Grand Central Market up to to Bunker Hill. Ride it for the (brief) experience rather than for transport.
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Angels Flight Railway
350 S Grand Ave
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An old but still functional train that takes you from Grand Central Market up to to Bunker Hill. Ride it for the (brief) experience rather than for transport.

Parks & Nature ☀️ 🏝 🌲

Don’t sleep on how much natural beauty there is in and around LA!
Iconic beach and pier due west of the city and accessible via the metro (subway) - take the Exhibition line.
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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
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Iconic beach and pier due west of the city and accessible via the metro (subway) - take the Exhibition line.
Beautiful beach community west of LA. 45 min, $1.75 subway ride from my loft.
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Santa Monica
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Beautiful beach community west of LA. 45 min, $1.75 subway ride from my loft.
Venice is known for its canals, beaches, and the circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, mystics, artists and vendors.
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Венис Бич
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Venice is known for its canals, beaches, and the circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, mystics, artists and vendors.
Great urban park. Farmers market on Wednesdays. Frequent live music. http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/
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Pershing Square
532 South Olive Street
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Great urban park. Farmers market on Wednesdays. Frequent live music. http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/
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Spring Street Park
428 South Spring Street
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