Downtown L.A.

Once desolate, Downtown L.A. was recently hailed by GQ as “America’s Next Great City.” There is no hotter neighborhood at the moment for dining (Alma, Bottega Louie, Orsa & Winston, Redbird), boozing (Perch, The Varnish, Villain’s Tavern), and shopping (Acne Studio, Rory Beca, Aesop) than DTLA. Then there’s the historic Art Deco theaters such as the Orpheum and The Theater at Ace Hotel, where you can take in world-class music, dance, and theater. Explore Grand Central Market, a landmark since 1917 that’s akin to San Francisco’s Ferry Building and home to Eggslut and Belcampo Meat Co., hit up MOCA’s latest, and take a walking tour with the Los Angeles Conservancy for an in-depth look at treasures such as the Bradbury Building, Angels Flight, and the Central Library. The hot real estate market includes loft-style apartments and condos and Art Deco office building conversions with insanely good views.

93 Walkability Score