Spend the day (and night) in the heart of downtown Los Angeles with an array of entertainment, restaurants, shopping and pure fun!
Begin your morning with a bargain-hunting shopping trip at Santee Alley also known as “The Alley.” Located on Santee Street and Maple Avenue, the name exemplifies its atmosphere as you go up and down small alley streets to different vendors selling women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags, sunglasses and more. On the weekends it gets extremely crowded, so get there early. For a unique experience of Santee Alley (and more) with a local guide, book the LA Shopping Extravaganza Tour.
After shopping, have breakfast or lunch at the historic Pantry Café, located on 9th and Figueroa Street. The Pantry is so popular that it has never closed without a customer since opening its doors in 1924! With so many options on the menu, you can’t go wrong.
Visit the Grammy Museum at the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street, at the northeast corner of L.A. LIVE. The museum features exhibits, programs and interactive displays relating to the history of the Grammy Awards.
Catch a matinee movie at Regal Cinemas on Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street, or if the Los Angeles Lakers are playing at the Staples Center catch the game at ESPN Zone, which features more than 150 large-screen HD TVs and an extensive menu. Or stand outside of the Staples Center with other rowdy fans and cheer the team on with live game action on the big screens in the Nokia Plaza. You can also check out concerts at Club Nokia.
Within walking distance is Lucky Strike Lanes. Have the ultimate bowling experience, as Lucky Strike Lanes features comfortable dining areas, private party areas, pool tables, DJs and a luxury VIP suite. Make it a late night – Lucky Strike Lanes is open until 2 am on Friday and Saturday nights.
After a round or two of bowling, head to Yard House for late dining. Yard House features an extensive menu, the world’s largest selection of draft beer and specialty drinks including the Southern Punch, which is a must!
- Chanelle Hayes