Explore Downtown LA’s Historic Core on Foot


The Historic Downtown Los Angeles Business Improvement District (BID) has released a mini-pamphlet titled “Walk the Historic Core,” which introduces pedestrians to many of the area’s highlights. Developed by local artists Ari Simon and Phoebe Unterman, the booklet is intended to help downtown residents and visitors alike discover the neighborhood’s restaurants, retail establishments, and galleries, as well as shed some light on the area’s rich history.

As with any introduction, this guide just scratches the surface of a part of the city that has seen its fortunes rise during the past decade. But that’s the point. It provides just enough information that it’s useful, while at the same time peaking your interest and encouraging you to learn more. So whether you live in the neighborhood or just want to see for yourself why downtown has become such a center of activity again – pick up one of these pamphlets and explore the area on foot.


What: Announcing the publication of “Walk the Historic Core – Downtown Los Angeles”

Where: Available on the BID web site or at their security office, located at 453 S. Spring St., Suite 1116. In the not too distant future, it will also be available in cafes and stores located throughout district.

Cost: Free!