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Legendary Los Angeles Attractions

Sporting Events, Theme Parks & More

Guests at Kawada Hotel have the opportunity to visit a variety of legendary Los Angeles attractions, from nearby Pershing Square to Little Tokyo and Olvera Street. Outside Downtown LA, guests will find even more must-see sights, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland. Maybe your LA vacation includes a Dodgers or Lakers game. Or maybe it includes touring a prehistoric fossil excavation site. The choices are endless and all yours.

Learn more about the top LA attractions and see some of our favorite hotspots near our Downtown Los Angeles hotel.

Grand Park


This public park features the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain and wading pool, a small lawn for live performances, a larger event lawn, and a terrace with drought-tolerant plants. It is a great place to relax with friends and family or attend a community gathering.

Address:
200 N Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Pershing Square

An outdoor concert venue, event center and public park, Pershing Square is home to the six-week summer concert series, Downtown Stage, a winter holiday festival with ice skating rink, free yoga classes and more.

Address:
532 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Little Tokyo

Home to Japanese restaurants, shops that specialize in Japanese-language DVDs and books, public sculptures and artwork and the Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo also hosts the Nisei Week festival every August, which includes a large parade, a pageant, exhibits of Japanese art and culture, a taiko drum festival and other events.

Olvera Street

Come see Los Angeles' first street in the oldest part of Downtown LA while you feast on authentic Mexican food, listen to mariachi music, browse artwork and crafts and more. Olvera Street is known as the birthplace of Los Angeles and is part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument.

Chinatown

From the city's tastiest dim sum to cultural events and festivals, Chinatown is a feast for the senses. There are also a ton of Chinese grocery stores for those hard-to-find ingredients and unique boutiques. Take a walking tour, see the incredible Thien Hau Temple, have an educational afternoon at the Chinese American Museum and more.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Also known as COLA or the Los Angeles Cathedral, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is a Roman Catholic Church reflecting postmodern architecture. The cathedral is widely known for enshrining the relics of Saint Vibiana and tilma piece of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 

Address:

555 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Staples Center


Home to the LA Lakers, the LA Clippers, the LA Kings, and other national sports teams, this downtown arena also hosts concerts throughout the year.

Address:
1111 S Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

 

Beyond Downtown LA...

Dodger Stadium


Home of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, Dodger Stadium is a 50-year-old sports complex located in Elysian Park, just minutes from Kawada Hotel.

Address:
1000 Vin Scully Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hollywood Walk of Fame


Found along fifteen sidewalk blocks in Hollywood, the Walk of Fame includes over 2,500 embedded stars that acknowledge achievements in the entertainment industry. Many people stroll along the sidewalk seeking their favorite celebrities.

Address:
7018 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

La Brea Tar Pits


The La Brea Tar Pits is a National Natural Landmark adjacent to the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts. Visit this Ice Age fossil excavation site to learn more about the history of this natural phenomenon.

Address:
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens


This family-friendly attraction is located at Griffith Park and features over 250 different species, including 29 endangered species. The zoo’s 133 acres are home to black bears, chimpanzees, koalas, and other animals.

Address:
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Universal Studios Hollywood


This film studio and theme park is located with the massive Universal City development in the San Fernando Valley. The long-awaited Wizarding World of Harry Potter section of the park opened in April 2016.

Address:
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Venice Beach Boardwalk


One of many beachfront communities within Los Angeles County, Venice Beach attracts visitors to its bustling boardwalk and its unique sidewalk performers, vendors, and eateries.

Address:
Ocean Front Walk
Los Angeles, CA 90291

Disneyland

 

Deemed "The Happiest Place on Earth," Disneyland Park opened on July 17, 1955 and is divided into 8 extravagantly themed lands—Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey's Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and Adventureland.

Address:

1313 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

What's Nearby

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
Dodger Stadium 1000 Vin Scully Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 (866) 363-4377 2

Home of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, Dodger Stadium is a 50-year-old sports complex located in Elysian Park, just minutes from Kawada Hotel.

Grand Park 200 N Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-8080 0.31

This public park features the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain and wading pool, a small lawn for live performances, a larger event lawn, and a terrace with drought-tolerant plants. It is a great place to relax with friends and family or attend a community gathering.

Hollywood Walk of Fame 7018 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 469-8311 7.45

Found along fifteen sidewalk blocks in Hollywood, the Walk of Fame includes over 2,500 embedded stars that acknowledge achievements in the entertainment industry. Many people stroll along the sidewalk seeking their favorite celebrities.

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 644-4200 7.67

This family-friendly attraction is located at Griffith Park and features over 250 different species, including 29 endangered species. The zoo’s 133 acres are home to black bears, chimpanzees, koalas, and other animals.

Staples Center 1111 S Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 742-7100 1.58

Home to the LA Lakers, the LA Clippers, the LA Kings, and other national sports teams, this downtown arena also hosts concerts throughout the year.

Universal Studios Hollywood 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 (800) 864-8377 10.32

This film studio and theme park is located with the massive Universal City development in the San Fernando Valley. The long-awaited Wizarding World of Harry Potter section of the park opened in April 2016.

Venice Beach Boardwalk Ocean Front Walk Los Angeles, CA 90291 (310) 396-6764 15.04

One of many beachfront communities within Los Angeles County, Venice Beach attracts visitors to its bustling boardwalk and its unique sidewalk performers, vendors, and eateries.

La Brea Tar Pits 5801 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6300 6.71

The La Brea Tar Pits is a National Natural Landmark adjacent to the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts. Visit this Ice Age fossil excavation site to learn more about the history of this natural phenomenon.

Pershing Square 532 South Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 (213) 847-4970 0.47

An outdoor concert venue, event center and public park, Pershing Square is home to the six-week summer concert series, Downtown Stage, a winter holiday festival with ice skating rink, free yoga classes and more.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels 555 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 680-5200 0.44

Also known as COLA or the Los Angeles Cathedral, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is a Roman Catholic Church reflecting postmodern architecture. The cathedral is widely known for enshrining the relics of Saint Vibiana and tilma piece of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Kawada Hotel
200 South Hill Street, CA, 90012, USA
Phone: 213-621-4455