Where can we find some delicious Mexican food? That is a question we get from many travelers while in LA. Just a couple miles away from us at the base of Dodger Stadium is a taco restaurant which serves traditional tacos with braises from all over Mexico.
The Los Angeles Convention Center is host to many large conventions during the year such as E3, Anime Expo, Dwell and the LA Auto Show. The "South Park" area of Downtown has gone through a major transformation in the last 15 years starting with the building of Staples Center and most recently the LA Live complex. This area has many great restaurants and bars as well. Getting to the Convention Center from our property is simple by either walking (1.5 miles), driving (5-7 minutes) or by using the DASH bus system.
Many of our guests are coming to the United States for their first time and often ask us about tipping their taxi driver, waitresses or maids. Although tipping is not customary in many countries around the world, tipping is standard in the United States. Below is a very simple guide on tipping along with a link to TripAdvisor's guide to Tipping and Etiquette in the United States. Both will come in handy during your stay.
A popular activity when visiting LA is to go to a TV show live taping. There are over 100 live television show taped in the LA area and some pre-planning before your trip could give you the chance to be a part of the audience.
Many of our guests will have a rental car during their stay and take advantage of our free parking. A large portion will travel without a rental car and use the Los Angeles public transportation system. Although it is not the best system in the world by any stretch of the imagination, you can still enjoy LA by bus or subway. With a little bit of advance planning and knowledge of the system prior to your visit you can make your stay in LA an enjoyable one.
Besides spending time going sightseeing our guests also often ask us about the best places to shop while visiting LA. We have broken down some good options below that are all within 30 minutes of Downtown LA and fit various budgets:
Want to do something different rather than going to a bar or see another tourist "hot spot"? The Groundlings is a world famous improv comedy troupe/school that has nightly public shows. The theater is located on Melrose Ave. in a trendy shopping and dining area.
Want to find all the great places to eat, drink and shop in Los Angeles before you get here? Besides visiting our website, Yelp can be of great help. Yelp is an online city guide that helps you find highly reviewed places to eat, drink and shop. Just pop in a location of zip code and sort by distance, rating, type and voila!