Across the street from the Staples Center and LA Convention Center is this corporate entertainment hub, which includes the Grammy Museum and 7100-seat Microsoft Theater. There’s also a megaplex cinema, a dozen restaurants, ESPN's LA headquarters and a 54-story hotel tower shared by Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton.

Parking costs $10 to $30, or Metro's Pico Station is a short walk away.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Downtown Los Angeles & Boyle Heights attractions

1. Grammy Museum

0.07 MILES

The highlight of LA Live, this museum's interactive exhibits define, differentiate and link musical genres. Spanning three levels, the rotating…

3. United Artists Theatre

0.55 MILES

This gorgeous Spanish Gothic theater, with ornate stonework and stained glass, and grand, yet intricate murals by renowned theater interior designer…

4. Eastern Columbia Building

0.61 MILES

Architect Claud Beelman's extraordinary 1929 Eastern Columbia Building is a masterpiece of art moderne architecture. Clad in turquoise-and-gold terracotta…

5. Orpheum Theatre

0.63 MILES

This 1926 theater was built for vaudeville and has hosted such entertainers as Judy Garland, George Burns and Nat King Cole. A truly sumptuous place, its…

6. Tower Theatre

0.66 MILES

The world’s first talkie, The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, premiered here in 1927. The first theater designed by celebrated architect S Charles Lee,…

7. State Theatre


This beaux-arts creation is Broadway’s biggest entertainment complex, seating close to 2500 people. The theater debuted in 1921 with a vaudeville show and…

8. Jewelry District

0.73 MILES

South of Pershing Sq is one of the country's largest jewelry districts. Centered on Broadway and Hill St (between 6th and 7th Sts), the main currency here…