Explore the Many Local Gems that Dot the Celebrate LA Route

Explore the Local Gems that Dot the Celebrate LA Route

Team CicLAvia's incomplete list of local gems along the Celebrate LA route

 

From parks to museums to historic landmarks, there are great local gems on and around the Celebrate LA!: LA Phil x CicLAvia route. The eight-mile route passes through three distinct neighborhoods -- Downtown LA, Koreatown, and Hollywood --, connecting the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Hollywood Bowl. We have put a short and admittedly incomplete list of just a few of the many special places in the three neighborhoods.  As you explore along car-free street on September 30, we encourage you stop by a few of the gems each community has to offer.  We also encourage you to let us know on social media which gems on and off this list are your favorites!

 

Downtown LA

Los Angeles Public Library - Central Library

The historic Central Library opened in 1926 and is an Art Deco architectural gem.

630 W 5th St

Los Angeles, CA 90071

 

Biddy Mason Park

This beautiful memorial tells the story of a former slave whose kindness shaped a burgeoning Los Angeles.

333 S Spring St

Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

The Music Center

The Music Center is a destination where audiences find inspiration in the very best of live performance, as well as nationally recognized arts education and free and low-cost arts engagement experiences.

135 N Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Photo credit: Peter Alfred Hess

The Broad

This dazzling contemporary art museum is a relatively recent addition to the Downtown LA community. Named after philanthropist Eli Broad, The Broad boasts a collection of more than 2,000 works of art, and offers rotating temporary exhibitions.  General admission is free.

221 S. Grand Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Last Bookstore

California’s largest used and new book and record store.

453 S. Spring St

Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

Koreatown


Photo credit: Los Angeles Conservancy Archives

Chapman Plaza

Opened in 1929 with a fortress-like facade and it was one of the first markets in the western U.S. designed for the automobile drive-thru, now occupied by shops and restaurants.

3465 W. 6th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90020


Photo credit: Clinton Steeds

St. Basil’s Catholic Church

The church is a  colossal example of Brutalist architecture and intricate stained glass.

3611 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90010

 

Hollywood

Photo: hollywoodpantages.com

Pantages Theater

One of Hollywood's greatest landmarks, the Pantages Theater opened in 1930 and is the previous home of the Oscars.

6233 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

Hollywood Heritage Museum

Housed in the restored Lasky-DeMille Barn, the museum features photographs from the silent movie days, movie props, historic documents and memorabilia.

2100 N Highland Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90068

 

Photo credit: Alan Light

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Founded in 1899, the cemetery is the final resting place to more of Hollywood’s founders and stars than anywhere else on earth, it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

6000 Santa Monica Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

Photo credit: Paul Chamberlain

Lucy’s El Adobe Café

You’ll find a rich history and great food at Lucy’s El Adobe Café. It’s an overall great experience where musicians and politicians have hung out over the decades.

5536 Melrose Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90038