The Los Angeles Convention Center, a soaring space with a beautiful view of downtown LA, was designed by James Ingo Freed, who also created the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Throughout the nearby downtown neighborhoods, fascinating architectural surprises accent parks, plazas, and pedestrian byways. In addition to conference hotel facilities, restaurants of every possible ethnic persuasion and clubs featuring entertainment for every taste abound in and around downtown LA.

Downtown also features the internationally acclaimed LA Central Library; the Museum of Contemporary Art; Union Station; Olvera Street; the American Film Institute; the Music Center, home of the LA Philharmonic; Mark Taper Forum, the home of Broadway-bound previews; Little Tokyo; and real-world scenery for the world's most famous films and television shows.


Beyond downtown, the visitor's options expand exponentially. Family wonders at Universal Studios and Disneyland. Movie nostalgia at Hollywood and Vine and the historic Mann's Chinese Theatre. Shopping and star gazing on Melrose Avenue and Rodeo Drive. The California Museum of Afro-American History. The Wat Thai Buddhist temple. Sidewalk cafes and in-line skaters on Venice Beach. Chinatown. Koreatown.  



Relief map of the LA area
Real-time map of LA freeway speeds and trouble spots


 Educational Institutions

Art Center College of Design

California Institute of Technology
Morphogenesis from reaction-diffusion system. Cal Tech Concurrent Supercomputing Facilities.

California Institute of the Arts

California State University, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Southern California
The Entertainment Technology Center
USC's center for research on "the industry's" next wave.



LA Murals
Guides to hundreds of LA's amazing murals.

Downtown Los Angeles walking tour

Angels Flight
The shortest railway in the world.

LA Central Library

LA Convention Center

The Los Angeles Times

Mr. Showbiz
The latest inside info on the entertainment industry.

 The current LA weather forecast

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

Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau
633 West Fifth Street, Suite 6000
Los Angeles, California 90071 USA