Years ago, one of the summer rituals for L.A. children was a new pair of huaraches from Olvera Street and maybe some Mexican ... More
Years ago, one of the summer rituals for L.A. children was a new pair of huaraches from Olvera Street and maybe some Mexican jumping beans. Nowadays those rituals are a year-round treat on this cobblestone street, which is a block-long cornucopia of traditional clothing and accessories, Mexican art, giftwares, leather goods, novelties and restaurants. There is also a Visitors Center where tourists can appreciate the complimentary screening of a film which depicts early life in Los Angeles. Olvera Street was created in the '30s and comprises the area known as the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, which is the site of the city's beginnings. Free tours are given to the public by the Las Angelinas, a non-profit organization.
I always enjoy the atmosphere of Olvera Street...feels like a vacation to Old Mexico. The old buildings are interesting & the colorful shops built into them are fun to visit.
I like to see the colorful handicrafts from Mexico. Also, it's fun to see the Mexican food cooked at the open-air stalls (my favorite places to eat for the quality of food and lower cost).
Also, there is usually free entertainment...strolling Mexican guitarists & singers, and sometimes colorful Mexican or Aztec dancers. A visit to L.A. is not complete without seeing where our city began!
Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC is located in midtown Los Angeles, perfect for a business or leisure traveler
who wants to be in the center of activity. Located within minutes are major business and vacation attractions, such ...
Enjoy convenient access to Chinatown, Hollywood and the Los Angeles Convention Center while staying at this Los Angeles, California hotel.Welcome
to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Dragon Gate Inn where guests will receive superior customer service and find top notch ...
The Americas Best Value Inn is centrally located in downtown Los Angeles. The hotel is near the Spring Street Financial
District, Civic Center, Jewelry Mart, L.A. Fashion District, Music Center, Alley Shopping Center, Macy's, Seventh Street Market Place, Staples ...