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, giftware, 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.
Considered the last great railroad station in the nation, built in 1939, is one of the major transportation hubs for
Southern California. Trains from Metrolink and Amtrak and buses from Metro Bus Lines, Antelope Valley Transit Authority Line, Foothill ...
This place is heaven for train loving tots. An interactive museum in the old fashioned sense of the word, youngsters
can climb in, around or on all the attractions, and many of them will want to do so for ...
Walker and Eisen designed this building in 1928 for businessman James Oviatt and his men's store, Oviatt and Alexander. He
had fallen in love with the new Art Deco style on his buying trips to Paris. Most of the ...