For my birthday, the Mister decided to take me to SoCal for a change of scenery and to visit the most magical place on Earth. On the way to Anaheim, we planned to make a stop to Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) for a museum, a slide at the top of a building, and of course food.
The DTLA tourist activities that I wanted to partake in are pretty close to each other making all the stops walkable. I recommend buying a parking spot that is in the middle of all the fun. What was on the itenerity was The Broad, Walt Disney Concert Hall, OUE Skyspace, The Last Bookstore, and The Grand Central Market Place. So much to do in one day huh? It is totally possible, but you will definitely be pooped by the end of the day.
Since I knew when we were heading down to DTLA, I was able to make a reservation at The Broad. This means that we did not have to wait in a line when we arrived at the museum YAY! There are about 2 floors of artwork to discover. I really liked the Andy Warhol corner and the giant items. This is a modern art museum so expect the unexpected. We opted to sign up for a reservation in Yayo Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room, which was approximately a two hour wait. I recommend this Instagram worthy room.
We walked across the street over to the Walt Disney Concert Hall to explore the gardens. Unfortunately, for us, we arrived at 2pm, which is the time for when the garden area is closed. However, this bummer, we were still able to enjoy the architectural wonder.
On to the most touristy spot, OUE Skyspace. I wanted to check out the slide from the 70th floor to the 69th floor. The slide was an experience that does come at an additional cost. Also there are TWO sets of angel wing murals for some cool photo opportunities.
After this spot we walked towards Grand Central Market. We ended our walk with Angels Flight Railway. It is an orange trolley that goes down or up a hill for a dollar per person.
There are many food options to choose from in Grand Central Market. I decided to enjoy a pupusa topped with an over medium egg paired with plantains from Sarita’s Pupuseria. For dessert, I had a single scoop with two flavors on a sugar cone from McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream.
Then we walked a couple blocks to The Last Book Store to check out the book tunnel. This is free, since it is a book store. It was really cool to check out.
Finally, being super pooped out we left DTLA, never to return again…or so we thought.