Los Angeles, CA (May 1, 2024) - This Spring in Los Angeles brings an array of exciting openings and new experiences, perfect for family, friends and solo travelers. From recently opened hotels such as Vitorrja in Venice to trying new restaurant or museum exhibits in The Arts District, here are a few great ways for Angelenos to explore their own city and travelers to see in Los Angeles. Read on for the latest openings and experiences to see and explore this Spring in The City of Angels. 





KODO Hotel (Arts District) 

Open Now

Located in a century-old repurposed firehouse, originally known as Engine Company 17, at the heart of the LA Arts District, kodō’s Japanese-American fusion restaurant and cafe is the foundation for the accompanying boutique hotel that newly opened its doors in January 2024.  The hotel name “kodō,” which means “heartbeat” in Japanese, encapsulates the essence of vitality and cultural fusion.


Vitorrja (Venice)

Open Now

Vitorrja is a hotel, guest house, and event space from the Gjelina Group, located one block from the boardwalk and beach in Venice, CA. Inspired by the personalized hospitality of independent hotels and the purposeful utility of traditional boarding houses, our residence-like rooms and suites are designed for finding a home away from home in our neighborhood.


Cambria Hotel Burbank Airport (Burbank)

A new Cambria Hotel opened on April 4 next to Hollywood Burbank Airport, located across the street from Metrolink's Burbank Airport - North Station. The six-story, 150-room hotel includes 1,131 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, and outdoor courtyard, a library lounge, a grab-and-go market, and restaurant RhuBAR.


2024 MICHELIN Key Awards

In April, the MICHELIN Guide revealed a brand-new list of One, Two, and Three Key hotels in the United States. In this first ever announcement, the following Los Angeles hotels were each vetted and judged excellent in five categories and awarded MICHELIN Keys:




The Olivia Hotel (Westwood)

Opening Summer 2024

Prepare to immerse yourself in a brand-new upscale boutique hotel with 56 guest rooms designed to provide the utmost comfort, set amidst modern and chic ambience with the tranquility of a nature-inspired design. Step into a beautiful landscaped garden courtyard with a cozy fire pit under the starlit sky. Nestled near the vibrant heartbeat of Westwood Village and the prestigious UCLA campus, The Olivia Hotel celebrates the spirit of the Bruins. 


Burton House Hotel (Beverly Hills)

Opening May 2024

Named for and inspired by Beverly Hills founder Burton Edmond Green, the Burton House Beverly Hills, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, will open on May 8th 2024. The all-suite abode will pay tribute to the city’s rich history and lush landscapes while also embracing a modern flair. The 193 rooms will have separate sleeping and living areas and kitchenettes. Guests can also expect stylish touches like contemporary artwork, plush leather headboards, jewel-toned accents and a mix of prints and patterns. The swanky lobby will have a similar aesthetic with pops of green, patterned accent walls and rugs and plants to help bring the outdoors in. An indoor-outdoor restaurant will also serve Mediterranean fare with a SoCal twist. 


Regent Santa Monica (Santa Monica)

Opening Summer 2024 
The former Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel just south of Santa Monica Pier will be renovated, updated and reopened under InterContinental Hotels Group’s Regent Hotels & Resorts luxury brand in summer 2024. The property’s room count will be reduced to fewer than 200 from 342, while the hotel will also include a spa and a beachfront pool deck.


Hotel Lucile (Silver Lake)

Opening Fall / Winter 2024

Hotel Lucile is a 25-room boutique hotel in the heart of Silver Lake by Casetta Group. Housed in a 1931 church building where Griffith Boulevard and Lucile Avenue converge, the space has been reimagined to include a restaurant and bar, pool, rooftop lounge and more. Just around the corner from the farmer’s market and with views of the city from its rooftop, the hotel will be welcoming guests in 2024.


Jordan San Gabriel (San Gabriel Valley)
Opening August 2024

The former Hyatt Place property in San Gabriel is being redeveloped and rebranded under Hilton’s Curio Collection as the Jordan San Gabriel. The 212-room hotel, which is located across the street from the San Gabriel Square Mall, is slated to open in August 2024.




Mama Shelter Downtown Los Angeles (Downtown)

Opening 2026 

It was recently announced that the second Mama Shelter location in Los Angeles will transform the existing Mart South Building in the Downtown Fashion District. The property will boast 145 standard rooms and four suites, as well as a three festive food and beverage offerings with an all-day dining concept, a café on ground floor and a rooftop bar and terrace overlooking the city. The new concept is expected to open in early 2026. 


North Hollywood Hotel (North Hollywood)

Opening 2026
A 125-room hotel has been approved for a Lankershim Boulevard site about a half-mile south of the North Hollywood Metro Rail station. The seven-story-high project is also slated to include about 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.


Cheval Blanc Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills)
Opening 2026 

A 115-room hotel under the Cheval Blanc luxury-resort brand, which is affiliated with Louis Vuitton, is being proposed for a site near Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard. The site is also slated to include restaurants and a private club.


Aman Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills)
Opening 2027 

Swiss hotelier Aman has announced plans for a luxury hotel to be developed near the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards. The Aman Beverly Hills will have as many as 42 rooms and 37 Aman-branded luxury condominiums. The hotel, to be located on the old Robinsons-May department store site that’s just west of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and was previously earmarked for a hotel under China’s Wanda brand, will be part of the 17.5-acre One Beverly Hills project.


Venice Place (Venice Beach)
Opening 2027

Venice’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard will be the site of a mixed-use project that will include 78 boutique hotel rooms and four furnished long-term-stay units. The Venice Place project, located three blocks from the beach, will include the buildings that currently house Felix Trattoria and ATLA restaurant, and will also feature a rooftop pool, retail stores and co-working space.





Villa’s Tacos in Grand Central Market (Downtown)

Victor Villa, the owner of Highland Park’s Villa’s Tacos, opened a second location of his popular grilled taco shop inside Grand Central Market on March 24, 2024.  Once their liquor license is approved in the coming weeks, Villa’s will offer local beers on tap and wine by the glass. 


Holy Basil (Atwater Village)

Chef Wedchayan “Deau” Arpapornnopparat and partner Tongkamal “Joy” Yuon bring unabashedly bold Thai cooking to Glendale Boulevard. The second Holy Basil location borrows culinary elements from the original Downtown restaurant, including a core menu of curries, noodles, and rice dishes, along with seafood specialties. 


Azizam (Silver Lake)

Established in 2021, Azizam started popping up around Los Angeles with an ethos of seasonality and recently opened their first restaurant in Silverlake. An expression of love to persian heritage, the restaurant features house-made bread and stews, specialty beverages, natural wine & cider and a mix of shareable and individual dishes that are meant to be enjoyed by all.

Dada (Echo Park)

Located behind Dada Market where Little Fish operates a takeout window, Dada Echo Park is a bar and restaurant inspired by Berlin cafes. Inside, look forward to an analog sound system, two large bars, and a dining room, plus an outdoor patio.

Wine Tastings at Marco Polo, Silver Lake Pool & Inn (Silverlake)

Come sip, dine and mingle poolside—and enjoy the rooftop sunset into the evening as Vinovore takes over with our special guest winemaker, starting on April 18.


Coucou (West Hollywood)

Coucou, Venice’s California French bistro, opened a second location in West Hollywood in March. Located at the south end of the Norma Triangle — one of LA’s most fascinating neighborhoods where West Hollywood meets Beverly Hills to the west and the Sunset Strip cradles the north — the restaurant is steps away from the 66-year-old Troubadour concert venue.


Lustig (Culver City)

Chef Bernhard Mairinger brings back his ode to Austria with this classy European-feeling restaurant in Culver City’s Helms Bakery project. Mairinger’s menu is designed to be easily shared, enjoyed while on a date or with friends, a special occasion or with a larger group. 


Heavy Handed (Studio City)

Heavy Handed, the popular burger window tucked into Santa Monica’s Main Street, opened a second location in Studio City. Known for their signature smash burgers and ice cream, the new location has an expanded beer and wine program and outdoor seating. 


Lasung House (Koreatown)

In April, On6thAvenue Hospitality opened the doors of its latest concept, Lasung House on Olympic Blvd in Koreatown. With LASUNG HOUSE, the beloved restaurant group, known for its locally beloved Korean barbecue concepts Quarters and ORIGIN Korean BBQ is excited to give Angelenos a taste of ‘with hearty, homestyle Korean offerings. 




Petit Grain Boulangerie (Santa Monica)

Opening in May 2024

Two of LA’s most talented bakers, Clémence de Lutz (the Gourmadise School) and Tony Hernandez (Bread Lounge, Friends & Family, Dough Box), are teaming up to open a new bakery in Santa Monica. Located at 1209 Wilshire Boulevard, Petit Grain Boulangerie is set to debut on Wednesday, May 1, in the former Broadway Baker space, which closes this Saturday, April 13.


Dining Series at The Godfrey Hotel (Hollywood)

  • Monthly Dinner Series with Executive Chef Olivier Rouselle - Guests are treated to a night of culinary delight every month at the sexy-meets-cool restaurant About Last Knife (ALK), located inside the walls of The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood. As part of their ongoing monthly dinner series, Executive Chef Olivier Rouselle welcomes guests to The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood for a four-course menu of California’s bright and fresh seasonal ingredients and delectable mixology pairings showcasing the restaurants' meticulous focus and excellence. Tickets are $95 per person, and the next three events are April 26 (wine pairing), May 17 (tequila pairing), and June 21 (craft cocktail pairing). All reservations and tickets available HERE.
  • Sips and Sounds - A Weekly Brunch Series - Don't miss the best brunch in town every Sunday at restaurant About Last Knife (ALK) located at the trendy Godfrey Hotel Hollywood. The prix fixe experience is $52 and features Meili Vodka. Reservations can be made HERE.


New Dining at Hotel Bel-Air (Bel-Air)

Opening June 2024

Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles’ beloved estate and quintessential five-star luxury hotel ushers in the next era of culinary excellence under the direction of Culinary Director Joe Garcia, who is showcasing his Michelin-starred background and dedication to local ingredients into a new menu direction for the hotel’s lauded culinary outlets, The Restaurant, and forthcoming culinary concepts, ‘The Living Room’ and Patisserie, slated to debut this summer 2024. 


Nancy Silverton’s Pasta Bar (Koreatown)

Coming Soon 

Nancy Silverton is set to open a new pasta bar in Koreatown this May with business partner, Joe Bastianich. Just a few miles away from the Mozzaplex, the restaurant is set to serve mainly classic dishes, though Silverton has expressed interest in dabbling in fusion as well.


Max and Helen’s (Larchmont)

Coming Soon

Phil Rosenthal of Netflix’s ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ is opening Max and Helen’s, an old-school diner, in Larchmont Village this summer. Featuring elevated comfort diner foods, Rosenthal named the restaurant after his parents and will be partnering with Chef Nancy Silverton on the menu.






Kobe Bryant Statue (DTLA)

The Los Angeles Lakers pays tribute to Hall of Famer and former Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant with a bronze statue in front of Crypto.com Arena, previously Staples Center, where Kobe played his entire 20-year NBA career. The statue was unveiled in February before the Laker's home game that evening. 


Disco Courts at Kimpton La Peer Hotel (West Hollywood)

La Peer Hotel has officially brought back its popular ‘Disco Courts’ pickleball-meets-nightlife rooftop experience while also debuting brunch service at Ladyhawk. With these launches, Angelenos and travelers alike can expect the trendy hotel and restaurant to be a one-stop-shop for weekend festivities all spring and summer long. Disco Courts are available on Fridays-Sundays now through summer, the rooftop pickleball court transforms into a nightlife hotspot where players can enjoy lite fare from Ladyhawk and craft cocktails at the bar, while dancing to a live DJ and taking in the breathtaking city views. From Mondays-Thursdays, the courts are available for hotel guests and private rentals only.


New Offerings at Hotel Figueroa (DTLA)

  • Los Angeles-based contemporary BIPOC artist Leah Smithson headlines with her new immersive exhibition, "Limitless," celebrating pioneering women and featuring the hotel's first-ever AR sculpture. Inspired by figures like Ada Lovelace, Smithson's pieces integrate biodynamic cotton, echoing the hotel's feminist ethos. 

  • For those seeking hands-on creativity, the hotel launched a new year-long series of exclusive ceramic classes at the hotel in collaboration with local Two Faced Ceramics, guided by its talented founder, small batch ceramicist and instructor, Eve Palguta. Priced at $75 per person, each class offers an intimate setting, ensuring a unique opportunity to unleash one’s creativity. 

  • As summer approaches, Hotel Figueroa invites guests to dive into marine exploration with poolside SCUBA classes led by master diver and scuba expert, Beth Beltramo of the Los Angeles-based & female-owned PADI outfit, Eco Dive Center. Every Tuesday evening launching May 21, 2024 – September 24, 2024, guests can enjoy life under the surface with two-hour introductory sessions with PADI-certified experts for an immersive pool experience. Each scuba session costs $199 per person with groups capped at 8 participants for an intimate and hands-on poolside session.


Reopening of Montrose Bowl (Montrose)

The 84-year-old bowling alley, Montrose Bowl, has reopened with fresh coats of green, white, pink, and black paint, glittering green vinyl booths and stools, ballpoint pens, and paper scoresheets. For the first time in 20 years, the public can enjoy this vintage institution every day of the week, along with comforting vegan food served at its restaurant Never Caged.


50th Anniversary of The Getty Villa (Malibu)

The Getty Villa is this country’s preeminent museum of ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities and this year, it’s celebrating 50 years welcoming the public to its beautiful grounds. As the Villa embarks on its next 50 years, treasures and stories from the ancient world continue to come alive within its halls. On view now is Sculpted Portraits from Ancient Egypt, which features stone works on loan from the British Museum. Picture Worlds: Greek, Maya, and Moche Pottery opens on April 10 and explores how painted pottery served as a dynamic means of storytelling and social engagement. This fall, Ancient Thrace: Treasures from the Classical World, the next exhibition for The Classical World in Context, goes on view. Potts says that Getty will continue to collect antiquities with good provenance, and he looks forward to continuing the Villa’s program of research and conservation treatments on especially important antiquities from around the world. 


90th Anniversary of The Original Farmer’s Market (Mid-City)

The Original Farmers Market, a cherished landmark in the heart of the city, will be hosting a new event, the Night Market, to celebrate its 90th Anniversary. Scheduled to coincide with the Market’s official birthday month of July, the Night Market will showcase Los Angeles' vibrant culture by inviting local Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) apparel merchants, who sell their wares online or through social media with no brick-and-mortar presence, to pop up on the Market Plaza. Adding to the excitement, the Night Market will feature 90’s music to set the stage for a night of shopping! Don’t miss out on the chance to participate in this exciting new event, happening on Thursday, July 18th!


60th Anniversary of Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood

April 26 – August 11, 2024 

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood! Step off the tram and onto the studio backlot to visit an iconic film set, join immersive photo-ops, enjoy new themed food and merchandise, and much more.




60th Anniversary of Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood

April 26 – August 11, 2024 

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood! Step off the tram and onto the studio backlot to visit an iconic film set, join immersive photo-ops, enjoy new themed food and merchandise, and much more. 


Hollywood Park Festivals (Inglewood)

Spanning nearly 300 acres, Hollywood Park is the largest urban mixed-use development under construction in the Western United States. Being built by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke, this unprecedented and unparalleled project is transforming the site of the former Hollywood Park racetrack into a year-round sports and entertainment destination. This summer, you can visit for multiple festivals from pop, soul to EDM and more. 

HARD Summer Music Festival blends top tier electronic music with champions of the underground scene, marquee crossover and live acts. This year's festival features Disclosure, Fisher + Chris Lake (Under Construction), Nelly Furtado, REZZMAU5, Major Lazer and more. 


The inaugural Fool in Love Festival brings legendary performances from pop, soul, R&B greats including Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Santana, Al Green, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Gladys Knight and many more


Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center
In July 2023, the California Science Center commenced Go for Stack, the complex process of moving and lifting each of the space shuttle components into place for Endeavour’s upcoming awe-inspiring 20-story vertical display. This technically challenging feat has never been done outside of a NASA facility. The Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center will dramatically expand the footprint and impact of the California Science Center, adding 200,000 square feet of space for exhibits, events and educational programs, and include three multi-level galleries – Air, Space and Shuttle – spanning four floors of exhibit space. 


‘Fast & Furious’ Roller Coaster Supercharged at Universal Studios Hollywood

Buckle up! Universal Studios Hollywood has announced construction will soon begin on its new roller coaster, themed to Universal Pictures' blockbuster saga Fast & Furious. Renowned for creating groundbreaking and imaginative rides and attractions inspired by today's most compelling movie, television and digital game experiences, Universal Studios Hollywood will bring innovative and technological achievements never previously employed to this all-new thrill ride. For more than twenty years, the Fast & Furious franchise has stoked passion in an ever-expanding audience, earning more than US$7 billion at the worldwide box office - becoming Universal Pictures' most-profitable and longest-running franchise.




Los Angeles Design Weekend (DTLA & East LA)

The inaugural Los Angeles Design Week is a weekend-long grassroots event from June 21-23 that celebrates design while highlighting Los Angeles’ sprawling design scene in digestible nuggets. Organized throughout 3 days in clustered, neighborhood-centric activations, this event invites both locals and non-locals to immerse themselves in design while having access to open studios, group shows, events, gallery openings, etc. 




Butterfly Pavillion at The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles


The Butterfly Pavilion will take flight at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) for the spring and summer months. Visitors are able to walk among hundreds of butterflies in NHM’s outdoor, open-air netted enclosure. The seasonal experience also features colorful native plants and plenty of natural light to help guests see these creatures flutter and fly.


New Exhibits/ Galleries/ Etc. Around Los Angeles





The Broad Expansion 

Recently Announced

The Broad Museum recently announced plans for an expansion that will build upon the success of The Broad’s first decade by providing enhanced public access to the growing collection, extend The Broad’s standard-setting visitor engagement, and make possible deeper offerings in live programming. The Broad will break ground on the expansion in early 2025 during its tenth-anniversary year and will remain open during construction. The new building will open to the public before Los Angeles hosts the 2028 Summer Olympics. General admission will continue to be free.


Colburn School Expansion

Recently Announced

The Colburn School of Performing Arts broke ground on April 5 on a 100,000-square-foot campus expansion in Downtown Los Angeles designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. The new complex, the Colburn Center, will include a 1,000-seat concert hall, four professional-sized dance studios and a 100-seat studio theater. The Colburn Center is planning for completion in early 2027.




Destination Crenshaw
Expected 2024
Destination Crenshaw will be the largest public/private Black art program in the nation, stamping a 1.3-mile stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard with an infrastructure project that includes beautifully designed community spaces, landscaping, and newly planted trees, and 100 commissioned works by Black artists. While elevating Black culture, Destination Crenshaw will also boost the community through economic development, job creation and environmental healing.


PST ART: Art & Science Collide
Returning September 15 2024, through February 2025
Southern California’s landmark arts event, Pacific Standard Time, returns in September 2024 with more than 50 exhibitions from museums and other institutions across the region, all exploring the intersections of art and science, both past and present. Dozens of cultural, scientific, and community organizations will join the latest edition, PST ART: Art & Science Collide, with exhibitions on subjects ranging from ancient cosmologies to Indigenous sci-fi, and from environmental justice to artificial intelligence. Art & Science Collide will share groundbreaking research, create indelible experiences for the public, and generate new ways of understanding our complex world.


NHM Commons
Fall 2024
The Natural History Museum recently announced NHM Commons, a new wing and community hub on the southwest side of the museum campus in Exposition Park. Slated to open in 2024, the transformative $75 million expansion and renovation project will create approximately 60,000 square feet of renovated space and new construction that will serve as both a destination and a portal into the Museum.


LACMA Renovations

Expected late 2024 
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art continues its major renovations transforming four aging buildings into the David Geffen Galleries, a magnificent new building for the permanent collection designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor. The efficient space will feature 110,000 square feet of gallery space, a new theater, education spaces, three restaurants/cafes, a museum shop and multipurpose event spaces. In addition, the new building spans Wilshire in order to provide 3.5 acres of new park and outdoor space for visitors.

Hollywoodland at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Opening May 2024
Hollywoodland will trace the history of filmmaking in Los Angeles back to its roots at the beginning of the 20th century, illustrating how and why the city became the world capital of cinema that it still is today. With a focus on the predominantly Jewish founders of the early Hollywood studio system, the exhibition will delve into how their personal narratives shaped the distinct characteristics of the movies their respective studios produced, and contextualize the role of antisemitism in motivating their visionary efforts. This immersive gallery will convey the evolving topography of Los Angeles along the timeline of the developing movie industry, allowing visitors to feel a tangible proximity to this rich history and encouraging further exploration of the city’s landmarks upon departing the Academy Museum.


Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Expected 2025
Founded by philanthropist and filmmaker George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will focus on the universal art of visual storytelling. The museum will present exhibitions for diverse public audiences unpacking visual storytelling in its richness and complexity through dynamic learning opportunities and public programs. Designed by renowned architect Ma Yansong and under construction in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, the museum will feature expansive galleries, state-of-the-art cinematic theaters, dedicated spaces for learning and engagement, a new public green space, restaurants, retail and event spaces.




Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC) (Downtown)

Open now

The iconic members-only club in downtown LA founded in 1880, has just unveiled a multimillion-dollar renovation, which includes new, amazing fitness facilities and the opening of Famous Players cafe and restaurant helmed by Top Chef Marcel Vigneron.  Spanning 88,000 square feet, LAAC redefines the concept of a wellness and social house, fostering a sense of community among members and hotel guests. LAAC proudly opens its doors to a new era of fitness with a 10,000-square-foot facility designed to exceed the expectations of modern athletes and wellness enthusiasts.


Puma Studio in Los Angeles (Hollywood)

Expected in 2025

The German sportswear giant announced in a statement its forthcoming creative space, aptly named Puma Studio, will open in the Hollywood area of L.A. in early 2025. Along with it being a creative space for the Puma team, the Puma Studio will include a bespoke space for VIP clients “to have exclusive access to Puma’s upcoming products.”




Manchester United v. Arsenal in Los Angeles

July 2024

Manchester United will play friendlies against rival Arsenal in Los Angeles later this year as part of their preparations for the next Premier League season. The match will take place on July 27 at Los Angeles' 70,000-seat SoFi Stadium. This will be a rematch of last summer’s blockbuster match at MetLife Stadium that saw Manchester United defeat Arsenal 2-0 in front of a sold-out crowd.


Intuit Dome
August 2024
The $1.2 billion Intuit Dome will welcome fans in 2024 as the new home of the Los Angeles Clippers with a spectacular campus including practice and training facilities, a 150-room hotel and public plaza featuring basketball courts and live music stages. Alongside SoFi Stadium and the Hollywood Park development, the development solidifies Inglewood as a new hub for sports and entertainment in Los Angeles. Bruno Mars will open the new Intuit Dome with two shows in August.




The Automated People Mover at LAX

Expected 2025

The Automated People Mover (APM) is the centerpiece of LAX’s $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) which will enhance the traveler experience, give guests time-certain access to terminals and provide the long-awaited connection to the regional transportation system. This project is a key portion of LAX’s $15 billion modernization program, considered the largest public works program in the history of the City of Los Angeles. The APM is an electric train system on a 2.25-mile elevated guideway with six stations total – three inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and three outside the CTA. Los Angeles International Airport broke ground on the APM project in March 2019 and anticipates that the system will be operational in 2025. During peak hours (9 a.m. to 11 p.m.), the APM will run nine trains, each with four cars and will be capable of carrying up to 50 passengers and their luggage, with a total of 200 passengers per train. Train speed will top out at 47 mph. The APM will be free for all users and operate 24/7. 




Metro D Line Subway Extension Project

Expected 2025-2027

Metro is expanding its rail system to the Westside with the D Line Subway Extension Project. This highly anticipated new addition to Metro’s network will add a total of seven new stations and a reliable, high-speed connection between Downtown and the Westside. Opening in three sections, Section 1 is slated to open in 2025 and will include stations located at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, and Wilshire/La Cienega. The remaining two Sections will open in 2026 and 2027. 


85th Anniversary of Union Station

This year, Los Angeles Union Station will celebrate 85 years of being a vibrant symbol of Downtown Los Angeles. In the eight-plus decades since its opening, Union Station has captured the spirit and soul of Los Angeles and has emerged as a vital portal to the promise of the California dream and a spirited destination for arts and culture. To commemorate this milestone, the Station will continue to energize the community with events and programs celebrating honored partnerships, unique artists and commemorative holidays throughout its 85th year.



Ana-Gabriella Garcia
Manager, Global Communications 


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