Things to Do in Downtown Los Angeles

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  2. February 20, 2013 10:17 pm

Things to Do in Downtown Los Angeles

Things to Do in Downtown Los Angeles

Little Tokyo is a wonderful place to stroll around, watch the locals who often still dress in traditional kimonos, go to an amazing bookstore, eat traditional dishes including authentic sushi and buy adorable affordable fashions in the clothing boutiques. The Japanese-American National Museum shows you how the Japanese came to America.

The Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park is free and features displays of historic trains including passenger cars, steam locomotives and trolleys, some of which the children can climb onto and into. These huge “iron horses” are amazing. Inside the museum you can watch hobbyists build a miniature train city behind glass and learn the history about building trains and working on them. A ride on a small train takes you around the park for 10 or 15 minutes for only $2.00 a person.

Television show tapings are going on all the time and are free to attend. You can get tickets through the shows themselves or through online vendors. You must arrive early to get a seat, and you must be willing to sit there for three or four hours since you cannot leave during taping.

The renovated Griffith Observatory is also free unless you want to see a show in the Planetarium Theater, which requires purchasing tickets. This art deco landmark is fascinating to those who love astronomy and science and enjoy using huge telescopes, viewing informational and interactive exhibits, getting on a scale to see what you would weigh on other planets and viewing a pendulum that swings and knocks down pegs.


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