Downtown Los Angeles is constantly changing as each neighborhood comes to life with their own hidden gems. Whether you’re new into town or have lived here your entire life, you can still find something new every day. Take a look at five hidden gems of Downtown L.A.!
Located behind the Walt Disney Concert Hall is a magical oasis that many don’t know about! It is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll in this luscious green garden complete with a blue lotus fountain and rare botanicals.
Recently, this 110-Year-Old diner celebrated their century-old legacy of Philippe’s by offering $1.10 French Dipped Sandwiches which has served since it first opened in 1908!
Hidden in plain sight, Bodega lives up to its name as it hides in an unassuming warehouse door and you’ll find a fruit-filled market, which leads to Bodega’s real entrance! Once inside, you’ll find an entire first floor filled with new and throwback kicks from Nike, Adidas, Asics, New Balance, and more alongside a rotating pop-in shop, where Vault by Vans is currently holding court.
Many may not know about the micro amusement park that was just opened in a 50,000-square-foot warehouse as it features carnival-style games that have been updated to use giant touch-sensitive screens, throw balls to pop virtual balloons, or swing a wrecking ball to demolish an on-screen building!
Lastly, we have Café Société which is a cafe located in the Arts District with an outdoor patio alley atmosphere. The curved patio has a new brightness to it, with colorful chairs, accents, and blue umbrellas!