Where to Eat, Play & Stay in Downtown Los Angeles

Beautiful sunset of Los Angeles downtown skyline and palm trees in foreground

Complete with modern hotels, entertainment, nightlife, art and innovative dining, Downtown Los Angeles is a vibrant destination with endless opportunities and attractions to explore. To help narrow down your itinerary the next time you visit the City of Angels, here is where to stay, eat and play in Downtown Los Angeles.  


The Wayfarer DTLA 

The Wayfarer DLTA is an urban-chic property located in the heart of the city and within walking distance from key attractions and performance venues, including the GRAMMY Museum, Microsoft Theater L.A. Live and Crypto.com Area. The Wayfarer DTLA offers 156 rooms complete with plush beds, one-of-a-kind art, flatscreen TVs, rainfall showers and stand-up workstations. Those traveling with friends or family can book one of the property’s 10 social bunk rooms that sleep up to four people.  

The Los Angeles hotel is also launching a “Meet the Makers” series, in which it will team up with popular distilleries and wineries every month through the end of the year. Each event offers curated spirit and food pairings alongside exclusive access to the makers behind legendary brands such as Sipsong Spirits for the month of March and Tooth & Nail Wine Company for the month of April. 


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The Rooftop at The Wayfarer

Towering amongst the city’s skyscrapers, The Rooftop at The Wayfarer recently launched a new 10-course brunch menu that takes diners on a culinary adventure fusing local culture, SoCal fare and a touch of nostalgia.

Niku X

Helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Shin Thompson, Niku X opened in downtown’s Wilshire Grand Center building in late December 2022, offering a modern take on yakiniku.

Grand Central Market

With roots dating back to the early 1900s, the reimagined Grand Central Market brings together the cuisines and cultures of Los Angeles through a selection of artisanal food purveyors.

Little Damage

For a nightcap, Little Damage in the heart of downtown is a soft-serve ice-cream spot known for its “black” (charcoal) ice cream and eccentric flavors, such as “Fresas Con Crema” and “Unicorn Tears.”


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Lilly Rose

Head to Lilly Rose for an afternoon like none other with the underground bar’s signature High Tea & Highballs experience featuring spirit-infused teas, royal highballs and whimsical bites.

The Broad

DTLA’s Arts District is bustling with museums, galleries, and cultural attractions. A must-visit museum for art enthusiasts is The Broad, a honey-comb façade with thousands of modern art pieces from artists like Andry Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Crypto.com Arena or Microsoft Theater L.A. LIVE

The energy of DTLA can be largely attributed to events, live music and nightlife. Visitors can cheer on the local team or catch their favorite artist at Crypto.com Arena or Microsoft Theater L.A. LIVE.

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