The Downtown Financial District of Los Angeles is a neighborhood of LA, in the state of California, in the United States. Principally the city’s business district, the Downtown Financial area of Los Angeles is also home to live music venues, major museums, and theaters. Other attractions in the area include Little Tokyo and the historic Olvera Street. The borders of the Downtown Financial area include the Los Angeles River, the Hollywood (Route 101) Freeway, the Santa Monica Freeway, and the Harbor Freeway.
The Downtown Financial are of LA is dominated by upscale corporate office skyscrapers, hotels, banks, law firms, and real estate companies. The Central Health Center is located in Downtown Los Angeles, serving the Financial District. Some of the major skyscrapers in this area include the U.S. Bank Tower, AON Center, and One & Two California Plaza. Companies with office space in Los Angeles include Capital Group, City National Bank, Cathay Bank, Far East National Bank, Farmers Insurance Group, Hanmi Bank, and Oaktree Capital Management.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in the Downtown Financial District of Los Angeles. This area is home to Little Tokyo, sometimes known as J-Town. This is the Japanese district of the city and features museums, restaurants, museums, and shops. The area is located between Temple, and 5th and Spring, through Alameda. One of the historic sites in the area is Olvera Street. The oldest house in LA is located in this area, where the city was founded as El Pueblo de Los Angeles. There is a historic plaza filled with Mexican restaurants and souvenir stands. Dining options in the Downtown Financial area include Clifton’s Cafeteria, Cole’s Pacific Electric Buffet, Empress Pavilion, Grand Central Market, and the Original Pantry Cafe. Frying Fish serves delicious fresh sushi and is a favorite in the area.
Downtown Los Angeles is the hub of the city’s freeway network and Metro rapid transit system. The Financial District is served by the Metro Rail Red Line and Blue Line, with the 7th St/Metro Center as the primary station. There are many airport options for flying into the Downtown Financial District of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles International Airport, offers international and domestic flights within 19 miles of the Los Angeles city center. There is some Amtrak train service to LA, with service to the San Francisco Bay area, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Tucson, San Antonio, and Kansas City.