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The Kawada Hotel is centrally located in downtown Los Angeles within walking distance of several popular spots for art, music and culture. Pershing Square is the host of Saturday free concerts in the summer, Friday films underneath the stars, alternative music Thursdays and additional lunchtime concerts. In the winter, the stage is transformed into an outdoor skating rink to get into the holiday spirit. If you’re looking for an unparalleled music experience, catch a Los Angeles Philharmonic show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world as well as a local architectural landmark.

Go catch some amazing music, dance and theater at the nearby Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater and Los Angeles Performing Arts Music Center.  If art is your passion, definitely stop by the Museum of Contemporary Art, home to one of the country’s finest collections of American and European art post World War I. MOCA currently holds approximately 5,000 objects in all visual media, ranging from masterpieces of abstract expressionism and pop art to recent works by young and emerging artists.

L.A. Hot Spots

A great spot for live entertainment in downtown Los Angeles is the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. The 7,100 seat venue offers intimacy and comfort for fans while watching their favorite artists perform. You can also hop on the Red Line Metro over to the famous Hollywood and Highland Center to stroll along the Walk of Fame. The center is home to some of the finest shopping, dining and nightlife in Hollywood, along with the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the home of the Academy Awards, The Dolby Theatre, formerly known as the Kodak

Entertainment Venues in Los Angeles

Sports are a popular pastime in Los Angeles, and fans have plenty of teams to root for with the Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Kings and much more. You can catch many of the games at Dodger’s Stadium or The Staples Center. Several of L.A.’s biggest concerts are also held at the Staples Center or the Hollywood Bowl, a large open-air theatre situated in a picturesque canyon. Bring a picnic basket and wine to enjoy music or other theatrical performances during warm summer months.

Amusement Parks

Take the Metro Rail and bring the whole family to one of the most famous theme parks in Southern California, Universal Studios Hollywood. Home to the largest active working studio back lot, Universal Studios features roller coasters inspired by the best of Hollywood including the new Transformers: The Ride 3D, Terminator 2: 3D, Jurassic Park-The Ride, Revenge of the Mummy-The Ride and much more. Universal Studios  is the entertainment capitol of Los Angeles with shows, tours, a working movie studio, theme park rides and a shopping and dining center. Universal CityWalk is home to some of Los Angeles’ finest shopping, restaurants, concerts and cinemas. If you’re up for a real adventure, take the Purple Line or Gold Line Metro Link to Union Station, and transfer by Amtrak to spend a day in Disneyland, “the happiest place on Earth,” with rides and attractions from your favorite childhood movies.

Cultural Districts in Downtown L.A.

You can explore the international experience of Los Angeles by visiting nearby cultural centers of Little Tokyo, Olvera Street and Chinatown. Little Tokyo is home to the Japanese American National Museum, numerous restaurants featuring unique Japanese cuisine, shopping and public artwork. Olvera Street hosts a colorful Mexican marketplace full of treasures in one of the oldest sections of Los Angeles. Venture further past downtown to explore Chinatown to experience shops, restaurants and entertainment with an exotic flavor.

Courts & Government Offices

The Kawada Hotel is conveniently located very close to the Civic Center of Los Angeles. Los Angeles City Hall, the Ronald Reagan State Building, the Los Angeles Superior Court, the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and the Kenneth Hahn County Hall of Administration are all nearby, along with the Los Angeles Police Department Administration Building.

Education/Colleges

If you have an interest in studying in Los Angeles, you can take a bus to the nearby University of Southern California and explore its 226-acre campus. The school is known for its rich architecture, beautiful fountains and tree-lined walkways. University of California, Los Angeles in Westwood is also a world-renowned institution for research and the arts. You can catch a football game at USC or a basketball game at UCLA to get a glimpse of college life. Located just a few blocks away is the prestigious Colburn School of Performing Arts, (CSPA) serving students of all ages with classes in music, drama and early childhood arts education.

There is plenty to do and see during your stay at the Kawada Hotel in Los AngelesMake an online reservation today! For all upcoming Downtown L.A. events, click here to visit our blog.