How to Spend 48 Hours in Los Angeles ...


If youโ€™re clever you can cram a lot into two days on a city break.

Itโ€™s about choosing the places you want to go and planning an optimum itinerary to fit them all in the time you have.

If youโ€™re going to Los Angeles, here are things you can do in 48 hours.


1. El Pueblo De Los Angeles

El Pueblo De Los Angeles

If you have only 48 hours in Los Angeles, El Pueblo is a great place to spend an entire morning.2

It sits near where the first settlers arrived back in 1781, and boasts L.A.โ€™s oldest existing building, the Avila Adobe.

This 1818 ranch house is surrounded by other things to see as well โ€“ Olvera Street is a pedestrian area with all the items youโ€™d expect in a shopping area south of the border, including the typical touristy items.

Several historical buildings sit nearby, like La Placita and Union Station.

2. Hipster Glam

Hipster Glam

Yeah, it doesnโ€™t seem like Hipster and Glam should go together, but they marry quite nicely on this morning adventure.

Start your day at the hip Nickel Diner, where you can indulge in the famous maple and bacon donut, or head over to the Bottega Louie for a glamorous Italian setting.

After breakfast, head over to the Grammy Museum with its interactive exhibits before going to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM).

There, youโ€™ll see a gallery of costumes worn by stars.

If you like a bargain, stop by the Scholarship Store, where you can pick up a new but slightly damaged fashions on the cheap.

If you have a little time before lunch, stroll the Fashion, Jewelry or Toy Districts.


3. Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market

This market has been in business since 1917 and was named one of Americaโ€™s best โ€œnewโ€ restaurants by the famous epicurean magazine Bon Appetit.

The โ€œnewโ€ may be due to the fairly recent huge renovation.

Not technically a restaurant but a group of eateries, where you can get nearly any kind of meal you desire.

Or head to Fig at 7th.

This is a collection of culinary delights in the form of chef-driven quick-service eateries that are often branches of L.A.โ€™s most beloved eateries.

The TASTE Food Hall showcases the unique talents found in the L.A.


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