Party Earth Review Hip Angelenos who used to venture east of Western only for jury duty now go for LA Live, the jewel of the city’s gentrified downtown scene. An entertainment complex with the Staples Center arena as its centerpiece, the venue offers a vast range of options including a sports bar and restaurant, upscale dining establishments, theaters, bars, clubs, and live music spaces. By day, the main plaza is abuzz with buttoned-up business people grabbing a quick lunch, tourists checking out the Grammy Museum, and adventurous diners enjoying international fare including sushi at Katsuya, steak and seafood at ROCK’N Fish, and burritos at Rosa Mexicano, as well ... more
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When you think about Los Angeles plazas, not a whole lot comes to mind. That makes sense, LA isn’t exactly a big plaza or square kind of city. But there are still a few standouts worth mentioning because the city isn’t completely devoid of them.
For starters, any good plaza or square in Los Angeles will typically serve a number of purposes. They’re great for meeting up with friends. Plazas are usually surrounded by restaurants, shops, bars, and clubs. And they can be great places to take a load off and relax from the hectic side of Los Angeles.
The biggest and most well-known plaza in Los Angeles is also one of the city’s recent additions – Nokia Plaza at LA Live. The LA Live complex itself houses a number of theaters, concert halls, restaurants, clubs, and bars, and is also across the street from the Staples Center, which is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers.
Other plazas in Los Angeles include Pershing Square Downtown in addition to other small squares in Little Tokyo and Chinatown. Although not a square or plaza in the traditional sense, the area around Hollywood and Highland features numerous clubs, bars, restaurants, theaters, cinemas, and more, and is the true heart of Hollywood entertainment.
LA plazas may not be a dime a dozen, but the ones that are around provide enough activities and things to do to make any day or night worth a visit.