LA Arts District

On the eastern edge of Downtown Los Angeles lies the Arts District, a vibrant neighborhood full of art galleries, museums, restaurants, coffee shops and more. 

My first time there was on a Sunday morning in March, 2023.  It was a nice Spring day with a cool breeze and very few people out and about, which made walking the neighborhood comfortable.  Largely composed of industrial buildings dating from the early 20th century, the area has been revitalized in the recent decade to incorporate live work lofts and new construction apartments and condominiums.  

My self-guided walking tour was truly enjoyable with the unique architecture and surprisingly peaceful neighborhood next to the usually bustling Downtown Los Angeles core.  I was also pleasantly surprised that there were no homeless people anywhere to be found and how clean the streets and surrounding areas were.

Some highlights of the neighborhood:

Boxx Coffee Roasters - 950 E 3rd St, Ste 102.  
Urth Caffé - 459 S. Hewitt St.
Verve Coffee Roasters - 500 Mateo St #102

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