Los Angeles is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, with culturally rich neighborhoods and attractions throughout the city. East L.A.’s Boyle Heights is a must for great Mexican food and the famed Mariachi Plaza. The Los Angeles Plaza Historic District in Downtown L.A. features the Olvera Street Mexican marketplace and the Avila Adobe, the oldest surviving residence in Los Angeles. Chinatown is home to a thriving art gallery scene as well as restaurants and shops. Nearby Little Tokyo is home to the Japanese American National Museum and the site of the annual Nisei Week festival. Leimert Park is considered the center of L.A.’s African-American arts scene. Koreatown has the highest concentration of nightclubs and restaurants in the country. The Persian Square community near Westwood is home to the largest number of Persian-Americans outside of Iran.

Events & Festivals

Cultural Highlights

Feb 21
Feb 23

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Santa Monica Beach

Feb 24

The 91st Academy Awards

Dolby Theatre

Mar 3

CicLAvia - Culver City Meets Mar Vista + Palms

Culver City Metro Station Parking Lot (Meeting place)