Top Must-Sees On Your Next L.A. Trip

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is just as spectacular as the city it calls home. Los Angeles, a historically vibrant hub of entertainment, fine dining, culture, and nature, offers a myriad of experiences to delight worldly folk with an array of varying interests. 

Guests can be confident that the Los Angeles experience will not disappoint, but with a city this large, it may be challenging to know where to start. For ease, here is a curated list of nearby activities to ensure the awe and excitement goes beyond our lobby doors.

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Fig at 7th

From Zara to Victoria’s Secret, this center conveniently sits beside the InterContinental for all your shopping needs. Its selection of eateries, along with its sophisticated design, makes it a must-see.

Japanese Village Plaza

Located just two miles away from the InterContinental, Little Tokyo offers charming shops and authentic Japanese cuisine to give you a small dose of Los Angeles’ diverse community.

L.A. Fashion District

From clothing to textiles to flowers, this 107-block shopping area is a city of its own where bulk is beautiful, and style is everywhere.

Museums and Sights

The Broad and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Both are free, contemporary art museums exhibiting unique and breathtaking installations just a short walking distance from the InterContinental.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall

This architectural icon in the heart of Los Angeles boasts spectacular concerts by the L.A. Philharmonic. Explore the exterior of the building or get tickets for an unforgettable musical experience.


Hike to Griffith Observatory

Escape the downtown hustle and bustle for a serene hike to a quintessential L.A. landmark. Park or get dropped off on Fern Dell Dr. in Griffith Park and hike up the Firebreak trail for impressive views of the city. Relax from your hike by catching one of the observatory’s many planetarium shows.

Santa Monica Pier

The Metro E Line is a direct trip from the hotel to this fun-filled pier. Street performers, amusement park rides, and innumerable dining and shopping options accentuate the Pacific Ocean for that genuine Californian feel.



Conveniently located inside the hotel on the 69th floor, Sora offers a refined menu of fresh-cut sushi and prepared dishes presented on the sky-view conveyor belt with bar seating, and great lunch and dinner specials

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Fogo de Chao

Located a few blocks from InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, Fogo de Chao is a Brazillian steakhouse that will impress your taste buds as well as your eyes as they slice the meat right at your table. 

Grand Central Market

A Downtown landmark since 1917, Grand Central Market offers an array of exciting food options in this casual, indoor street market.


The comfort of a family-style Italian restaurant collides with the class of the L.A. Financial District to create a lavish dining experience unique to Los Angeles. Head to their basement for some of the “world’s finest Whisky.”

Although this list only scratches the surface, it is filled with suggestions anyone can enjoy. Thank you for choosing the InterContinental as your home base, and welcome to the Los Angeles experience.


La Boucherie

Sitting above the city on the 71st floor of InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, boasts a top-tier, American steakhouse with a French twist. Feast on reimagined dishes and premium steaks, in addition to first-rate seafood sourced from around the globe