Exploring Downtown Los Angeles

Walt Disney Concert Hall

My brilliant friend Melissa is visiting Los Angles and she had this wonderful idea that we would take a free tour of the Disney Concert Hall, which I had no idea existed! (The free tours part…I knew the Concert Hall was there.)

We had a docent who was very knowledgable about the history of all the buildings. We went through the Mark Taper Forum, Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the Ahmanson Theatre. I did not realize there were special founder’s rooms in these buildings (and boy were they nice!).

One incredible thing I learned was that you can take public stairs on the outside of Disney Concert Hall up to the top and just walk around the top of the building. There’s even a small public park up there! It’s serene and I think a somewhat well-kept secret, and it’s totally gonna be my new hang out place for whenever I want to read or write outside of my awesome apartment.

Angel's Flight Railroad Los Angeles

Afterward, while aimlessly walking around Los Angeles, Melissa and I stumbled upon this thing called “Angel’s Flight” (which a tourist in our earlier tour group had actually mentioned). It doesn’t do much besides take you up and down a big hill for a quarter, but it was old-timey and cute. (And it’s the shortest railway in the world.)

I’m also amazed at the number of fountains I saw in downtown LA. It seemed like everywhere I looked I saw the words “Water Court.” I wonder how much water is used daily in downtown LA on fountains alone.

Melissa had found this great idea for a day off a list of 100 free things to do in LA. She definitely inspired me to take a look at that list for some future adventures right here in the city in which I live!

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Comments: 2

  1. Melissa Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 10:06 am Reply

    Yay! A whole day of fun for 25 cents!!! Thanks for hanging out!!!

    • Aurora De Lucia Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm Reply

      Oh my gosh, thank you for being a genius and finding awesome free/cheap things to do in LA!

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