Inside L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles

Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE is the home to some of the biggest and best restaurants, venues and attractions the city has to offer. Just a short walk from one of our favorite hotels, Hilton Checkers, the campus is home to the Los Angeles Convention Center, STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theater, The GRAMMY Museum and restaurants from tops chefs like Wolfgang Puck and Ben Ford.

What to do at L.A. LIVE

There is always something going on at L.A. LIVE. You can bowl a couple games with the family at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge, take in a Family Day or the latest premiere at Regal Cinema Stadium 14, or hit up a Lakers Game or Disney On Ice because everything is right at your disposal. And don’t worry if you just found out your favorite band is performing that night because there is even a StubHub office, as well as the Microsoft Theater box office, right on property where you can score last minute tickets.

One of our favorite things to do while visiting the area is see the latest exhibits on display at The GRAMMY Museum. It’s really a special place for those interested in music and actually quite fascinating to those just looking for something different to do. With multiple floors dedicated to artists, genres, collections and the behind-the-scenes workings of recording studios, there are many hands-on interactive showcases suited for all-ages. The GRAMMY Museum really caters to young visitors with fun features and educational programs.

The Taylor Swift Experience is one of many interactive artist exhibits currently on display at The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE.

Tip: It’s not uncommon for big name musicians like Dave Matthews and Stevie Nicks to play live intimate shows inside the 200-seat Clive Davis Theater, so make sure to grab a schedule or check online before you go.

The Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live is also the home to many award shows like The GRAMMY Awards, BET Awards, and People’s Choice Awards, so if you time your visit right, you could be Instagramming from the bleachers photos of the biggest names in show business as they walk the red carpet.

A look inside the STAPLES Center sports and entertainment venue at L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles.

L.A. LIVE Restaurants

You’re never far from a good meal at L.A. LIVE. Here are some of our favorite places to eat in the area:


You really can’t beat the delicious food at The Farm of Beverly Hills. It’s a warm, relaxed spot where you can either dine inside or enjoy your meal al fresco. The menu offers a modern twist on American classics and features farm fresh ingredients in a comforting atmosphere.


You won’t want to miss Chef Ben Ford’s newest eatery Ford’s Filling Station. Get ready to devour the most delicious comfort foods showcasing sustainable, regional California cuisine with southwest flavors.


Head over to the Nest at WP24 during sunset as they offer rooftop patio dining served with a side of the most beautiful views of Los Angeles that you could ever imagine. Once the sun goes down, the vibe just gets better as the neon lights of L.A. LIVE dance towards the night sky.

Happy Hour

For those looking for the perfect place to kick off the evening, Katsuya L.A. LIVE is the place to be. Katsuya offers a carefully curated collection of signature cocktails complimented by Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi’s small plates and specialty rolls.

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L.A. LIVE photo by Danny Thompson / CC BY 2.0

This post was written by Hilton Suggests Team Member, Nicole S. Are you interested in traveling to Los Angeles? Let us know if we can help you with any other recommendations. Tweet us for more great local travel tips!

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