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Old 07-18-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Where are these restaurants located? I've never heard of them.

Chinatown.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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Bonjour, enjoy LA, do your best not to look like a tourist, better be safe than sorry. love brussels btw. Enjoy your vacation. aurevoir
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Took the Gold Line train from SW Museum to Union Station Friday night, then off to Pershing, then up the Flight to see Seun Kuti and Egypt 80. The place was packed, the band smokin', fantastic night! Lotsa people brought food, booze, no one out of control, Famima was open 'til 2am. The views from Bunker Hill are amazing. Easily one of the best deals in town (free) and a great location. Can't recommend it enough.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Belgium
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Bonjour, enjoy LA, do your best not to look like a tourist, better be safe than sorry. love brussels btw. Enjoy your vacation. aurevoir
Thank you very much ! I live not far from Brussels, by the way the big Los Angeles area is almost bigger than our whole country :-)

In one month we are almost on the plane, first stop San Francisco !
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Belgium
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Downtown L.A. is great. Many people much hipper then most of the forum members here have been moving there lately, making much safer and more desirable. I would change a few things about your walk. First off, it's hard to have such a linear walk through downtown, as there is so much to see that you couldn't cover in a straight line. I would obviously start at Union Station, then take the Red Line to Civic Center. The only thing you would be missing is really a freeway. After that, walk around the Civic Center and the Arts Area. This area is clean and safe, though dead at night. Then, make your way down to Little Tokyo for lunch. Little Tokyo is arguably the nicest part of downtown, and has great food. Walk from wherever you end up in Little Tokyo (Lazy Ox is a great option) to Spring Street, where the center of the gentrification is. I recommend starting at 5th and Spring, which I would say is about the center. If you can, head right down to the Old Bank District (where the first condo conversions happened in the late 90s) before veering left towards seventh.Seventh is the center of food in downtown L.A. Really great stuff, and once you get past the Jewelry District safe any time of night. I've been down there around midnight and hipsters were walking all about. It's fine. Have dinner at Bottega Louie for a very downtown L.A. experience, but if you go there, go early. The waits get hours long later in the night. If it is still light out, walk down Figueroa to L.A. Live, where a sort of mini, more modern Times Square has sprung up in recent years. After that, I suppose, do as you wish. These are just be recommendations. And have fun!
Thank you very much for your comments, i will be very helpful for me.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Default Back from LA

Hello,

Two months ago i've posted this question : " Is downtown LA safe for tourists " ?

I'm now back from LA and we appreciated downtown very much, we like historic places such olvera street, LA plaza park, pic house but also bradbury building, angels flight, grand market, city hall and the public library.

During the day, downtown is very safe, no problem at all, we met some people helping us to find our way, very friendly.

As I wanted, i have also been to the top of the city hall, the 27h floor exactly, and the view was so incredible.... wooww, here are some pictures of tuesday 6th september.

LA was great, hot weather all week !























Thomas
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: LA
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yes, downtown LA is safe for Tourists....
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Thomas: Thanks for posting the EXCELLENT photos! Looks like you were at City Hall on a nice & clear sunny day.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:01 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Downtown LA is fairly safe, although at night it does feel deserted/a little spooky. You probably don't want to hang out in the Financial District after dark, but places like Little Tokyo should be fine.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:01 AM
 
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Downtown LA is fairly safe, although at night it does feel deserted/a little spooky. You probably don't want to hang out in the Financial District after dark, but places like Little Tokyo should be fine.
Again more dated information being posted.

Large number of restaurants and nightlife venues in the area.

Border Grill, Chaya, Library Bar, The Standard, etc, etc, etc.

Not to mention all the activity at the music venues as well as all the restaurants that have now opened on 7th between Figueroa and Olive.

Are you aware of the Pegasus lofts at 6th and Flower? Or the Roosevelt at 7th and Flower(Lamar Odom lives there during the NBA season)? The Milano at 6th/Grand? All of that drives pedestrian traffic in the financial district during the evening. It's only going to increase once Target opens in January at 7th/Fig.
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