Grand Park

Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights

Everything from free lunchtime yoga to music concerts and long days of lounging and people-watching takes place at this preened Downtown park, cascading from the Music Center down to City Hall. You'll find manicured lawns and plenty of benches on each tier, as well as free wi-fi.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights attractions

1. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

0.14 MILES

Downtown's '60s-era concert hall was home to the LA Philharmonic (until it moved to the acoustically superior Walt Disney Concert Hall) and frequent venue…

2. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

0.14 MILES

LA is unlike any other city, and this cathedral is unlike any other cathedral. Seat of the US's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese (some five million…

3. Walt Disney Concert Hall

0.18 MILES

A molten blend of steel, music and psychedelic architecture, this iconic concert venue is the home base of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, but has also…

4. John Ferraro Building

0.21 MILES

Home to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, this 16-story Ferraro-designed classic dates back to 1964. While it isn't LA's biggest, tallest or…

5. Broad

0.26 MILES

From the instant it opened in September 2015, the Broad (rhymes with 'road') became a must-visit for contemporary-art fans. It houses the world-class…

6. City Hall

0.27 MILES

Until 1966 no LA building stood taller than the 1928 City Hall, which appeared in the Superman TV series and 1953 sci-fi thriller War of the Worlds. On…

7. MOCA Grand

0.29 MILES

MOCA's superlative art collection focuses mainly on works created from the 1940s to the present. There's no shortage of luminaries, among them Mark Rothko…

8. LA Plaza

0.38 MILES

This museum offers snapshots of the Mexican–American experience in Los Angeles, from Spanish colonization in the late 18th century and the Mexican…