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.
What started out as a natural arroyo filled with water from a stream is now a notable expansive park and
famous neighborhood. Formerly known as Elendale, Echo Park consists of 26 acres of greenery and a beautiful lake. Based ...
At the north end of Exposition Park, which isn't really a park at all, sits this sunken garden. Exposition Park
Rose Garden features more than 20,000 rose bushes, made up of more than 190 different varieties of roses. During ...
Riordan's Tavern was created by former mayor of Los Angeles, Richard Riordan and the love he put into the place
is evident. Hunter green booths and chairs, dark polished wood, a pressed tin ceiling and low lighting give the ...
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