GQ has called it “America’s next great city.” The Wall Street Journal, the “capital of cool.” With a well-deserved reputation as a vibrant, walkable destination, downtown LA has become the city’s ultimate place to live, work and play. When you make LEVEL Furnished Living DTLA your home base, you’ll find the very best of it just steps from your front door.
Take a free ride on The Grove Trolley! The trolley travels along First Street between The Grove and Farmer´s Market.
This three-block promenade, located next to Universal Studios, features more than 30 restaurants, 5 nightclubs, 30 unique shops, a 19-screen theatre with IMAX® and a state-of-the-art concert venue.
Have a full day of action packed entertainment with thrilling rides and shows that will leave a unique experience for you and your family.
This tour takes you behind the scenes where some of the most memorable and magical moments in film and television history have been made.
This two hour guided walking tour offers an inside look at the behind-the-scnes of a working studio, where movie magic happens and has been made for almost a century.
Come meet Mickey mouse and the whole gang in Walt Disney's original theme park offering 8 areas: Main Street, USA; Tomorrowland; Fantasyland; Mickey’s Toontown; Frontierland; Critter Country, New Orleans Square and Adventureland.
A major Hollywood destination, H&H is home to some of the area’s best shopping, dining and entertainment.
California's Best Theme Park and Amusement Park. With dozens of rides, shows, roller coasters, and attractions in five themed areas, there is something for everyone at Knott’s.
Explore prehistoric Los Angeles through the La Brea Tar Pits, a famous ice age fossil excavation site in the heart of LA.
The third largest legoland park to open, this theme park and minature park will leave a lasting experience to the world of lego including a theme park, water park, aquarium and their own hotel.
Home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptires represent more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered.
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States, and its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history.
On a 2- or 4-hour tour of Hollywood’s longest-operating studio, go behind the scenes and explore sound stages, the backlot, Hollywood landmarks and more.
The Petersen Automotive Museum is located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Renonwned for its thrilling rides, six flags magic mountain features roller coasters, games, attractions and other exciting activities for everyone in your family.
Soak City is a water park packed with family fun featuring the banzai falls, gremmie lagoon, laguna storm water tower and malibu run.
The new Grand Park, with its majestic views extending from the Music Center to City Hall, provides Angelenos of all walks of life a place where they can come together to celebrate, reflect, and shape the future, in one central gathering place.
Two new colorful and super fun playgrounds have opened in 2015. The new play zones include a traditional merry-go-round, at least one slide, and so many things to climb—even a structure that looks like an enormous, scaleable spider web.
Learn about the wonders of science through live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films for families, adults and children.
At Disneyland’s sister amusement park, discover your favourite Disney and Pixar characters with themed attractions, dining and rides in 7 exciting lands, from Buena Vista Street to Paradise Pier to “A Bug’s Land.”
Take a romantic stroll through this 7.5 acre rose garden with over 15,000 rose bushes and was an attraction for the 1932 Olympics.
Take a short trip to Catalina Island, off the coast of LA via ferry or private yacht. Stroll through the shops, scuba dive at Lover's cove or tour the islands wildlife.
Take a day trip to Malibu packed with wine tasting, an arts education centre and museum tour and have a romantic lunch/dinner.
Enjoy the culmination of hand selected fresh fish daily and creative cuisine in an elegant yet comfortable space. Their recipes and methods are rich in decades of experience, while their dining area commands a stylish contemporary edge. Join them on their journey of setting new culinary standards for our neighborhood and city.
Horse Thief is a BBQ restaurant serving authentic central Texas inspired BBQ. Cuisine located in Downtown Los Angeles.
Voted runner-up to best Italian from downtownnews.com. Handmade pastas star at this homey Italian spot with a covered patio & a BYO wine policy.
The cuisine is traditional French Bistro fare, created using only seasonal produce of the highest quality. All of our products come from organic farms and have been compassionately raised without antibiotics or hormones.
Voted best hotel restaurant from downtownnews.com. La Chapter is a trendy restaurant in the Ace Hotel crafts inspired American dishes for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Voted best hangover remedy spot from downtownnews.com. Nickel Diner is a cozy vintage-style diner serves updated versions of old-school comfort fare, plus creative desserts.
Sophisticated & contemporary restaurant & bar for rustic Italian menus & handcrafted cocktails.
Organic Corner serves delicious organic coffee & teas, salads, sanwiches and many more.
Otium is a contemporary restaurant that draws from the rich culinary heritage of Chef Timothy Hollingsworth.
Voted best chinese from downtownnews.com. Hand-pulled noodles made in a glass-walled kitchen & craft beer star at this stylish Chinese eatery.
Voted best bakery/desserts from downtownnews.com. The pie hole offers fresh baked sweet pie by the slice, individual savory pies, and their own delicious coffee.
Stylish eatery inside L.A. Live offering traditional dim sum along with modern Pan-Asian fare.
Verve delivers the best coffee and home brewing equipment in the world.
Voted best coffee from downtownnews.com. Urth Caffé is a bustling chain of coffeehouses serves extensive American menu with counter service & patio seating.
Menu features seasonal small and large format plates ranging from snacks or “kickshaws” to entrees meant to be enjoyed by the whole table.
The restaurant is housed in Downtown Los Angeles’ historic El Dorado building, originally built in 1913. Le Petit Paris features multiple skylights, a mezzanine level, a lounge, a room dedicated to date night goers, “La Boutique,” a gift shop with artisanal goods from France and a large outdoor patio.
Faith & Flower is a contemporary Los Angeles restaurant located in the WaterMarke Tower in DTLA’s South Park district. The restaurant’s name pays homage to the two major renaissance periods—the 1920s and modern day—that have fundamentally shaped the Downtown Los Angeles community, with “Flower” referring to the street on which the restaurant lies today, and “Faith” for the street’s alleged name during the early 1920s.
From the 30-foot ceiling to the plush custom-designed bar and lounge, Cicada has combined 1920s Art Deco with contemporary design elements to create an extraordinary atmosphere. The European style is further complemented by a sophisticated Northern Italian menu. 15,000 square feet--ideal for weddings, special events, and private parties.
CHAYA restaurants have remained one of the city’s most beloved dining destinations for 30 years. Renowned for their modern Euro-Asian concept and influence on the Los Angeles dining scene, CHAYA Restaurants create inspired menus by infusing exotic ingredients and honored Japanese culinary traditions.
"Morton's The Steakhouse, Los Angeles is located just four blocks from the Staples Center and LA Live. The two-story restaurant is the perfect location for watching sports games at the bar followed by dinner in the elegant dining room or a private boardroom. Come enjoy the ""Good Life"" with us at Morton's The Steakhouse, Los Angeles."
First time visitors are invariably amazed at the generous portions served on each order. However, those of you who have been here before the familiar with this procedure. These generous servings, plus the tremendous turnover, inspire many questions regarding the amount of materials used in our daily operations.
Eggslut is a chef driven, gourmet food concept founded in 2011, by Alvin Cailan. Eggslut is inspired by a true love for eggs. The menu is a balance of comfort and innovation, celebrating food that appeals to both novice and extreme foodie through classic comfort fare with a twist, all encompassing our key ingredient, eggs. Our goal is to share our food with everyone. No longer just a breakfast staple, we make eggs appetizing all day, everyday.
Om Nom Organics is an healthy mini market offering fresh and convenient options for breakfast, lunch and meals on the go.We believe that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality or taste for convenience.
The Factory Kitchen serves traditional Italian fare in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District. This trattoria style restaurant is the product of a long-standing friendship between Restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi and Chef Angelo Auriana.
Our restaurants serve only traditional sushi of the highest quality based on Chef Nozawa’s style of sushi. Our passion is to carry forward his great tradition and style of food – which many believe is the best sushi there is.
Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant® serves the highest quality Sushi, Robata, and Japanese-influenced entrees. Tantalize your senses with our unique and freshly prepared Signature cocktails. Takami® boasts unparalleled views of the LA area with outdoor patio dining, the first in a Downtown high rise restaurant.
Bäco Mercat is the home of the “bäco,” the signature flatbread sandwich that was developed by chef Josef Centeno. The original bäco was the crispy pork belly and beef carnitas with caraway pepper. Since then, the bäco bread has taken center stage and works as a vessel for all things delicious: pork, beef, poultry, seafood and vegetables.
Downtown landmark presents a wide array of delicately prepared seafood in a relaxed, elegant space.
Countless entertainment industry deals have been made within this cottage-like space over lunch. This infamous restaurant is bordered by a picket fence, which often has a slew of paparazzi camping out on the other side of it. Its patio is ideal to see and be seen, as many reality stars have discovered. The menu, is comprised of Southern-influenced American classics.
At this engaging restaurant, the owner cooks while his daughter seats customers — and they rarely meet strangers. Tuscan cuisine is the attraction, as illustrated by pasta e fagioli soup, veal Milanese, and a variety of raviolis and gnocchis. Favorite dishes include awe-inspring risottos, spaghetti with fish eggs, and dover sole dripping with lemon butter. Daily specials are always a good choice, and the wine list is extensive and variable in price. The dark chocolate torte with raspberry ice cream takes you to dessert heaven. Reservations are a must due to its intimate space. It's no wonder this establishment is a favorite with celebrities and other Hollywood types.
It is hard to believe that the Grill on the Alley is turned 30 this year, ancient by Los Angeles standards. Some of the Hollywood players who populate the restaurant at lunchtime may have made their biggest deals while nibbling on a Cobb salad or their iconic dover sole. For Hollywood historians who yearn for the now extinct Brown Derby restaurant; the Grill on the alley serves as a reasonable incarnation for the “power lunching” crowd. Everybody looks good at the Grill, which is lit in a carefully dim ambiance.
Star-studded since 1973, this undeniably chic Chinese restaurant takes tradition and injects it with a dose of LA’s celebrity energy. Catered to A-list diners, Mr. Chow’s menu—though sometimes overshadowed by the restaurant’s legendary scene—showcases house specialties such as steamed dumplings and grilled filet mignon, both with Asian-forward flavors.
Petit Trois is Chef Ludo Lefebvre’s second restaurant collaboration with local culinary heroes Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo from Animal and Son of a Gun fame. The atmosphere and menu immediately transport you to a Parisian Café. Chef Lefebvre originally hails from the French countryside of Burgundy and utilizes a few of his Grandmother’s recipes such as the Escargot, which local Pulitzer prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold declares the best in all of LA (having strong completion from Church & State as well as Republique). There are no tables only bar stools along the cozily narrow space. Unlike the neighboring Trois Mec, whose ticket-only reservation policy is nationally famous, Petit Trois is accessible, open continuously from noon until 11 p.m., no reservations accepted, and it's not always as crowded as you fear it might be.
Dan Tana’s recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and over those decades, George Clooney has used the restaurant to throw a private post-Oscar bash, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton made Dan Tana's a popular dinner spot, and the staff watched Drew Barrymore grow from a baby to punk teen to America's sweetheart. The restaurant is known for its spaghetti and meatballs, chicken Parmesan and calamari fritti. It still features the red-and-white-checkered tablecloths, hanging bottles of Chianti and countless photos of its celebrity clientele on the walls. An old-fashioned cash register remains behind the bar.
PERCH LOS ANGELES is an elevated resting place. A French inspired rooftop bistro that offers unobstructed views of Downtown Los Angeles that makes it feel as though you are floating at the skyline. PERCH offers two outdoor fireplaces, various fire pits, lounge and table seating both indoors and out.
The Stocking Frame bills itself as a "bar and refuge," and it's clear they're hoping to become the neighborhood's best hangout.
The Gourmet Market and Patisserie offer an extensive selection of sweet and savory products for your enjoyment.
You can bank on a variety of creative Italian dishes at our dramatically appointed Downtown LA location that keeps our passion and fascination in Southern Italian fare alive and well.
Chef Ori Menashe and Pastry Chef Genevieve Gergis are the husband and wife team that is Bestia: multi-regional Italian restaurant in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles.
Have a picnic under the stars and indulge in amazing outdoor concerts at this amphitheater that has been around since 1922.
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L.A. LIVE is the sports and entertainment district that surrounds STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater. The campus features sports and music venues, night clubs, restaurants, a bowling alley, museum and movie theaters. L.A. LIVE is the premier destination for live entertainment in Downtown Los Angeles.
Grand Performances presents free performing arts that reflect the best of global culture and inspire community among the diverse peoples of Los Angeles.
Microsoft Theater formerly Nokia Theatre L. A. LIVE hosts over 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, conventions and product launches with over 500,000 people passing through the doors annually.
STAPLES Center has clearly established itself as the sports and entertainment center of the world as the home home to LA Lakers, LA Clippers, LA Spark, LA Kings
We're an ethical, environmentally friendly, community business and the reason that so many of our walking tours are free is because we really believe in what we're doing. Come on one of our tours - we'd love to meet you - and hopefully we can make you love the city as much as we do!
From glamorous tours of exclusive neighborhoods to adventure-filled visits to world-famous Los Angeles attractions, the fun starts here.
Providing guided walking tours of Downtown Los Angeles and its neighborhoods.
Walking into Elevate®, your senses will be mystified with the illusion of being inside the 21st Floor penthouse, but feeling the outside air as 150 feet of sliding glass doors disappear into rich architectural elements.
Located in the Historic Far East Building in the heart of Little Tokyo, Far Bar offers something for everyone looking for a good time. We are a place of fusion, but not compromise. Listed as the No. 1 bar in Downtown LA from LA Weekly in 2013.
The Crocker Club is about treating you, our valued patrons, as special guests and making your downtown experience a cherished memory for years to come.
Voted best brewery from downtownnews.com. Angel City Brewery is an LA-based craft brewery located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.
Alongside hand-crafted cocktails, state-of-the-art beverage delivery systems, live music, pool tables and private party areas, Seven Grand is home to the ever-popular Whiskey Society.
Whether you're seeking a boisterous night of dancing and debauchery or an excellent and thoughtful libation, Honeycut can suit your fancy.
EightyTwo is a 21+ classic arcade featuring a rotating collection of 50 pinball and arcade machines, a full bar, outdoor patio, nightly DJs, and weekly arcade and pinball competitions.
Enjoy a Dirty Martini in our enchanting Foyer or a handcrafted “Pink Diamond” cocktail in our illuminated Vault. Take pleasure in a Reserved Old Fashioned in our Teller’s Hall, or sip a savory “Oval Office” in our Billionaire’s Lounge. The Reserve is here to bring you a sophisticated taste of American History unique to Los Angeles, lost in time, and unrivaled by any other nightlife destination.
Sophisticated lounge with an alley entrance featuring old-school cocktails & the occasional DJ set.
As one of the largest houses of rum in the country, Caña elevates rum cocktails by focusing on the historic origins of the Western Hemisphere’s most storied spirit, and features over 250 rums to savor.
THE EDISON, celebrates an era of invention and imagination - the blending of science, art and industry. Enjoy Artisanal Cocktails and a select menu of Signature Food in an Industrial Cathedral crafted from the architectural artifacts of LA's first private power plant.
Mrs. Fish is a downtown underground venue that brings together carefully curated live music, delicious bites, and craft cocktails to create an atmosphere that invites you to unwind and indulge.
The Varnish features meticulously constructed cocktails made with passion and precision by some of the city’s most lauded bartenders.
The Flower District of Downtown Los Angeles is a six block floral marketplace, consisting of nearly 200 wholesale flower dealers, located within the LA Fashion District.
Little Tokyo, also known as Little Tokyo Historic District, is an ethnically Japanese American district in downtown Los Angeles and the heart of the largest Japanese-American population in North America.
The shops, restaurants, fortune tellers, associations and financial institutions of Old Chinatown give out a colorful appearance by day and a romantic glow by night, when the neon signs all light up.
Olvera Street, known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles,” is a Mexican Marketplace that recreates a romantic “Old Los Angeles” with a block-long narrow, tree-shaded, brick-lined market with old structures, painted stalls, street vendors, cafes, restaurants and gift shops.
A mixed use urban development in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Modernized. Actualized. With brilliant shopping. Inspiring entertainment. Fine dining. And deluxe accommodations.
There´s nowhere like it. In fact, there´s nothing even close. The Grove proudly offers the hottest, newest fashions, the must-have gadgets, the dreamiest beauty products, the most gorgeous decor, the hippest furniture, the niftiest homeware. We could go on. But you have a lot of shopping to do.
Voted best grocery store from downtownnews.com. Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products.
Voted runner-up to best grocery store from downtownnews.com. Ralphs is a grocery store chain with locations throughout Southern California.
As the creative center of the fashion industry, the LA Fashion District is a top destination for wholesale buyers, retail shoppers, designers, fashion students and Hollywood stylists. Over one and a half million people from all around the world visit the District annually. And with the addition of residents, the Fashion District is now positioned to become a 24-hour destination.
Shop up an appetite at FIGat7th – downtown LA’s premiere open-air mall. Anchored by ZARA and H&M, the complex also includes a substantial food court and several restaurant options.
In the heart of Beverly Hills, three blocks of Rodeo Drive are home to the epicenter of luxury, fashion and lifestyle.
Beverly Center is an internationally known iconic Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Hollywood shopping destination located in the heart of America’s television and film industries. Beverly Center brings together a collection of over 100 of the world’s finest and most recognizable retailers and brands reflecting the diverse styles and tastes of Los Angeles.
Melrose Avenue Shops, Restaurants... Made famous from the television series Melrose Place, you will find a long street, encompassing many blocks of eclectic to chic shops, restaurants and drinking establishments. It is a colorful collection and not to be missed if you travel to LA.
The cult-cool Swedish label has opened up their largest studio in the world in DTLA. Internationally recognized for its unique aesthetic, Acne has become the go-to brand for a number of international fashion labels. The interior alone is well worth the visit.
This 4,000 sq.ft. boutique operates out of a converted warehouse and is known for its designer fashion, one-of-a-kind gifts, and “of-the-moment hair styling” with its unique hair salon.
The cuisines and cultures of LA come together at this downtown landmark. Part farmers market, part food court, the GCM (as it’s known to locals) is a foodie’s paradise, featuring gourmet goodies from around the world.
From live performances, concerts, and special events to theatrical productions and corporate receptions, the Belasco Theater is the ideal landmark venue for any event. The gigantic 40,000+ sq.ft. space encompasses pure elegance and beauty with most of its original 1926 architecture and design still intact.
Venue hosts an array of theatrical productions, religious events, concerts, weddings, film festivals, seminars, private parties, variety shows, awards shows, movie shoots, music video shoots, television show and commercial shoots and much more.
A Noise Within produces classic theatre as an essential means to enrich our community by embracing universal human experiences, expanding personal awareness, and challenging individual perspectives.
Bootleg Theater is a year-round inclusive art space for original, boundary-defying live theater, music, and dance performances born from the diverse cultural and artistic landscape of Los Angeles.
The Center branch of the Museum features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and 19th- and 20th-century American, Asian, and European photographs.
The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington where he amassed the core of one of the finest research libraries in the world, established a splendid art collection, and created an array of botanical gardens with plants from a geographic range spanning the globe.
The LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles's uniquely diverse population.
The Grammy Museum is an exciting and interactive celebration of the power of music.
Presenting the best in classical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz.
At the Taper, we present works—from classics to premieres—that spark big conversations about the world we live in today.
Works that will make us laugh, bring tears to our eyes, leave us humming, and awaken our sense of wonder.
An interdisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts.
The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad.
We are committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of art created after 1940.
LA Opera has become the United States' fourth largest opera company
The TCL Chinese Theatre is the most iconic movie palace in the world. With over 50 events a year, including movie premieres, imprint ceremonies, and film festivals, the theatre continues to make Hollywood history every day.
Home to many Hollywood stars, it features the upscale shopping street of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Gardens Park and other attractions.
Visitors to the observatory can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows and learn about the cosmos.
Legendary and most famous sidewalk honoring the biggest names in entertainment industry.
Pantages Theatre opened in 1930 and is today one of the leading venues for live theatre in Los Angeles.
One of the most fun things to do on vacation in Southern California is bike ride on the Santa Monica beach path. Ride alongside the beach and enjoy the ocean view while burning off those calories.
If you are into the world of baseball then this place is for you. The LA dodgers play in this stadium just north of downtown.
Hit the waves on the many beaches located on the west coast of Los Angeles where beginners can learn how to surf at ease while experts can head out to the big waves.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a sports stadium in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States, which is the current home to the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans football team, and the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL)
Right next door to Level, SoulCycle is indoor cycling re-invented. Forty-five minutes is all it takes to transform the way you look and feel.
Runyon Canyon Park is a 130 acre park two blocks from Hollywood Boulevard, just west of the 101 Hollywood Freeway extending north to Mulholland Drive.
The Santa Monica pier is always opened year-round that offers restaurants, retail establishments, an aquarium and more.
Marina del Rey Sportfishing offers open party, half-day, and three-quarter day fishing year round and all boats are available for private charter.
Venice beach offers a unique and vibrant mix of activities and attractions including fun in the sun, shopping, an evening of art and music or enjoying various cuisines.
It's more than just nine white letters spelling out a city's name; it's one of the world's most evocative symbols.
Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tallgrass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It's no wonder many call it "The Yosemite of Southern California".
The park is located entirely within the Los Angeles city limits and is considered the world’s largest wildland within the boundaries of a major city. Excellent recreational opportunities for hikers as well as mountain bikers (restricted to fire roads) and equestrians.
A large parking lot, restrooms, drinking fountains and a picnic area as well as its easy accessibility by car or MTA bus make Wilacre Park a popular destination for hikers and dog walkers, especially on weekends.
Available activities include hiking trails, horseback riding, picnic areas, guided tours and museums.
Take a romantic ride in the Enjoy breathtaking views and scenery of Los Angeles including the Hollywood sign or sunset.
Leo Carrillo State Park has 1.5 miles of beach for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. The beach also has tidepools, coastal caves and reefs for exploring. Giant sycamores shade the main campgrounds. The park also features back-country hiking.
The Malibu Lagoon is where Malibu Creek meets the Pacific Ocean. Malibu's Surfrider Beach has a long standing as a premier surfing beach.
Located between Leo Carrillo and Point Dume State Beaches, Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach is made up of a number of cove or cliff-foot strands known as "pocket beaches" along the west end of the city of Malibu.
A sunny small beach city of 1.43 square miles, Hermosa Beach sits at the center of Los Angeles County’s South Bay coastline, just 5 miles south of Los Angeles.
Eaton Canyon Natural Area is a 190-acre zoological, botanical, and geological nature preserve situated at the base of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. Visitors can enjoy its hiking trails, equestrian trails with a staging area, picnic areas, seasonal stream, rocks and minerals, various natural habitats, native plants, and wildlife. Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Franklin Canyon Park rests on 605 acres near the center of Los Angeles between the San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills. Within the park boundaries are chaparral, grasslands and oak woodlands, a three-acre lake, an ADA-accessible duck pond, expansive picnic grounds, and over five miles of hiking trails.
This is one of the largest urban parks in North America and it’s right in the middle of L.A.
This is one of the largest urban parks in North America and it’s right in the middle of L.A.