Show Your Badge Offers

10/05/2017

Discover Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board is dedicated to building meeting attendance and elevating the Los Angeles experience with attendees and planners. We created the Show Us Your Badge program for attendees to experience the city with our unique dining and nightlife offers.

Smoked salmon pizza at Spago Beverly Hills

L.A.'s Most Iconic Dishes: The Classics

10/23/2017

Daniel Djang

By Daniel Djang and Stacey Sun

Los Angeles has one of the most exciting and influential dining scenes in the country. Contemporary L.A. chefs are creating multicultural dishes that are already considered modern classics. For generations, many dishes that were created in L.A. have become culinary icons, featured on menus across the country and around the world. Here are classic L.A. dishes that have stood the test of time.

Charcuterie at Bestia

The Best Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

10/05/2017

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GQ Magazine has called Downtown Los Angeles “America’s Next Great City” and “the coolest new downtown in America.” Downtown L.A. has certainly come a long way in recent years. There were great places to eat in Downtown before its current renaissance, but the choices were limited. That's no longer the case, as acclaimed chefs and visionary restaurateurs have created a thriving dining scene in Downtown L.A. With so many restaurants opening in Downtown, deciding where to eat can be a tough choice. Read on for a guide to Downtown L.A.’s newer restaurants and classic dining spots.

Far Bar in Little Tokyo

Hidden Gems in Downtown Los Angeles

06/20/2016

Esther Tseng

Downtown Los Angeles has undergone a revitalization the past several years, growing beyond the city's business center to becoming a cluster of various neighborhoods with their own distinct personalities. From the Arts District to the Historic Core, and Chinatown to South Park, every enclave makes Downtown rich with culture and opportunity. Check out a few of the lesser-known attractions, which highlight the best of Downtown's history, its exciting present and bright future.

LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal: Luxury Travelers

05/05/2015

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Travel can often be a great excuse for little indulgences of all kinds. LAX's new Tom Bradley International Terminal offers countless ways to purchase the finest clothing, accessories and experiences money can buy. Save up and spend at some of these globally recognized stores on your layover.

Walt Disney Concert Hall at night

Discover Downtown Los Angeles Car Free

09/22/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles is home to some of the city’s most famous and popular destinations, from world-class museums and landmark architecture to acclaimed restaurants and thriving nightlife. Read on for a car-free itinerary of Downtown L.A. that will immerse you in the heart of our global metropolis.

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Chinatown

Discover Multicultural Downtown L.A. Car Free

10/05/2017

Discover Los Angeles

Some of the best experiences in Los Angeles are by way of some its multicultural enclaves, such as Olvera Street, Chinatown and Little Tokyo. Here’s a car-less tour of these districts that offers a virtual trek around the globe but leaves the gas tank full.

This half-day itinerary takes a minimum of five hours and calls for a lot of city walking, so wear comfortable shoes. Skip stops if you are running low on time, or want to spend more time enjoying a particular point of interest.

Recommended Methods of Travel: Metro, Walking
Total Distance: 1.7 miles. Distance Walking: 1.2 miles

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Visit LA's Top Spots for Shopping and Celeb Spotting

05/05/2015

Discover Los Angeles

Many of Los Angeles’ most famous – or notorious – denizens are wealthy enough to have personal assistants do the rudimentary shopping for them, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t enough celebrities, stars and other recognizable folks doing their own shopping to make spotting them as much as a spectator sport as watching the Lakers at STAPLES Center or surveying the summer scene at Manhattan Beach.