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Downtown Los Angeles is much more than major hotels, soaring office towers, and the LA Convention Center. Its historic districts, restaurants, clubs, and cultural institutions are all within an easy walk or short cab ride of the SIGGRAPH 2005 hotels.

Food & Beverages

Angelique Café
Casual French bistro.
840 South Spring Street

Cafe Pinot
Fine menu and casual dining in the park west of the LA Central Library
700 West Fifth Street

Upscale food and beverages from throughout Latin America.
445 South Figueroa Street

Clifton's Cafeteria
Great taxidermy and dioramas plus quality food at affordable prices.
648 South Broadway

Engine Co. No. 28
Fine American food.
644 South Figueroa

Grand Central Market
Since 1917, LA's largest open-air market.
317 South Broadway

Excellent Japanese noodle house with a fine view of downtown and the mountains.
333 South Alameda Street

Little Pedro's Blue Bongo Cafe & Lounge
Latino cuisine and eclectic music.
901 East First Street

Soul Folks Cafe
California-style soul food.
613 Imperial Street

Water Grill
Exceptional seafood.
544 South Grand Avenue

Weiland Brewery
American food and beer in Little Tokyo.
400 East First Street

360-degree views and 150 martini flavors.
1150 South Olive

Art & History

Angels Walk
Self-guided walking tour of historic downtown LA.

Chinese American Museum
425 North Los Angeles Street

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street

LA Central Library
630 West Fifth Street

The Museum of Contemporary Art
250 South Grand Avenue


Walt Disney Concert Hall
Architectural wonder and home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Grand Ave. Nightclub
Salsa and hip-hop
1024 South Grand Avenue

Grand Star Jazz Club
Jazz, soul, karaoke, and hip hop. 943 Sun Mun Way, adjacent to 943 North Broadway

Club Mayan
Salsa, Spanish rock, house and tropical music, hip-hop, and R&B
1038 South Hill Street


CalendarLive: The Los Angeles Times

LA Weekly

Los Angeles Downtown Arts District

Los Angeles Magazine

Near Downtown

Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Universal Studios Hollywood

Convention Center

LA Convention Center

Staples Center

Educational Institutions

Art Center College of Design

California Institute of the Arts

California Institute of Technology

California State University, Los Angeles

Otis College of Art and Design

University of California at Los Angeles

University of Southern California

The Entertainment Technology Center

Institute for Creative Technologies

Maps and Weather

Map of Los Angeles

Map of Downtown

Directions to the LA Convention Center

The current LA weather forecast

For complete information on LA's tourist attractions, contact:

LA INC. The Convention and Visitors Bureau
333 South Hope Street, 18th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90071 USA