A sight notable for its rare rooftop mural called América Tropical by David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of Mexico’s great early-20th-century...
El Pueblo Historical Monument
Nope, LA didn’t spring from the head of Hollywood directors, it was a full-blown community a good century before DW Griffith showed up....
The oldest surviving house in LA was built in 1818 by a wealthy ranchero and one-time LA mayor, and later became a boarding house and...
Philippe the Original
From LAPD hunks to stressed-out attorneys to smooching couples, everyone loves Philippe’s, a French-dip sandwich institution. Order a...
Olvera Street information
A festive Mexican marketplace, with gaudy decorations and souvenir stalls that scream ‘tourist trap,’ you can still find authentic experiences here. You can shop for Chicano art, slurp thick, Mexican-style hot chocolate or pick up handmade candles and candy. At lunchtime, construction workers and cubicle drones swarm the little eateries for tacos, tortas (sandwiches) and burritos.