Three-day holiday weekends are the perfect opportunity to discover new parts of your neighborhood or explore your city like a tourist. The LA Fashion District’s 100+ blocks of creativity, community and culture guarantee a fun day of vibrant adventure!
This guide is a suggested itinerary for a full day of leisure exploration. Modify the schedule to best suit your personal preferences — maybe you’ll linger at the Tuck Hotel for after-dinner cocktails — and be sure to tag all of your adventures using #lafashiondistrict on social media.
Enjoy “A Day in the LA Fashion District”!
10:30 AM – Brunch
Get a late start to your day and enjoy brunch at the popular Poppy + Rose. Because who doesn’t love brunch?
12 PM – Shopping
It’s time to walk off that delicious brunch. Head on over a couple of blocks to enter the famously unique Santee Alley, most popular for bargain shopping and a lively atmosphere. Here you’ll find anything from toys to formal wear!
2 PM – Lunch
Lunch time already? You’re in luck because Sonoratown has just been named an “Essential LA Restaurant” by Eater LA and they live up to the laundry list of awards an accolades they’ve received over the past year.
3 PM – Fun
If you haven’t been to an Escape Room, this is your chance. Escape Rom LA opened in December 2014 and is now LA’s largest and most popular escape game company, presenting more than 80 games each week. Now that you’re fueled with the best tacos in town, you should be up for the mental challenge ahead. Good luck!
4:30 PM – Art
If you escaped successfully, visit Avenue des Arts…literally right next door. Here you can see art from well known artists such as Matt Gondek, Brett Crawford, Pez and so many more.
7:30 PM – Dessert
Last but not least, no day is complete without dessert. Little Damage is the place to go for a delicious treat AND a pretty new Instagram photo. Check out their IG feed to get a glimpse at what’s in store (or cone) for you.
We’ll see you soon!
Street Art has become a staple in major cities everywhere. Not only does it provide a “stop and stare” moment for those pedestrians passing by, but it allows the City to express itself culturally. There is no question that this public art movement is enhancing and beautifying our communities, but there has also been an unexpected effect that we did not anticipate. The ability to increase our presence on social media.
In this day and age, most people live for that perfect “Instagram-Worthy” photo. Luckily for us, in the LA Fashion District, we have much to Instagram – Alley Dogs from The Santee Alley, flowers from The Flower District, and now various murals that people can’t help but photograph.
Here are 4 Instagram-Worthy murals in the LA Fashion District:
Teddy Kelly (Intersection of 8th Street and Los Angeles)
This colorful piece by Teddy Kelly has been a smash hit ever since it’s inception in 2016. Inspiring an entire series of posts where visitors attempt to match portions of their wardrobe to the various colors of the mural.
Sharp. by Charlie Edmiston (Werdin Alley, on 8th Street between Los Angeles and Main)
Just finished in October 2018, this colorful mural was a part of Charlie Edmiston‘s first ever solo exhibition hosted at the art gallery, Avenue des Arts. The Sharp. exhibition involved joining vibrant colors and composition, making this mural the perfect backdrop for an Instagram photo.
@lamkat & @rad_rio (Inside of Mega Bodega, 1001 S. Broadway)
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Happy happy hour! #smeyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #happyjour #downtowndog #la #dtla #fashiondistrict #mural #wallart #bodega #megabodega #findcricket #wherescricket #happygirl #prettypup #smize #puppysmile #happydog #bardog #goodgirl #laughingdog #laughingpuppy #happyeyes #spottyskin #spottytummy
Enjoy a delicious coffee and a quick bite to eat, all while admiring the beautiful artwork on the walls. Because who doesn’t love shapes and dragons?
Peter Greco (Werdin Alley, on 8th Street between Los Angeles and Main)
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Congrats to @petergrecoart for this amazing new mural at our gallery alley. Come visit us at our #dtla address and see it for yourself! #dtla #dtlaartsdistrict #dtlastreetart #lastreetart #caligraphy #art #laart #dtla_everyday #streetart
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Know of another “Instagram-Worthy” art piece or want to share your Instagram photo? Tag #lafashiondistrict for a chance to be featured.
‘Tis the season to give thanks, and here at the Fashion District, we have a lot to be thankful for.
These are just a few of the things we most appreciate about the Fashion District (in no particular order):
1. Our Board of Directors
2. Our Staff
3. The Safe Team
4. The Clean Team
5. Our Residents
6. Delicious food from all of our great restaurants
7. Pizza from Superfine
8. Tacos from Sonoratown and Cilantro Lime
9. Bargain shopping at The Santee Alley
10. The culture and diversity
11. The beautiful buildings
16. Views from the Ace Hotel
17. Sample Sales
18. Celeb sightings in the district
19. Streets and streets of fabrics
20. Cool events held in the district
21. Original bacon-wrapped hot dogs from The Alley Dog
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Thinking about midnight snacks… 💭💭💭. . . . . #losangeles #downtownla #fashiondistrict #santeealley #thesanteealley #hotdog #beef #la #food #foodie #authentic #closeup #eaterla #eatla #dtla #dtlaartsdistrict #instagood #yummy #delicious #hungry #food #instapic #fresh #homemade #foodgasm #foodpics #foodstagram #instafood #taco
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22. All of our visitors
23. Beautiful art throughout our district
24. The countless flowers from the Flower District
25. And of course, you!
But trust us the list can go on forever. We love everything about our district and are thankful every day. We hope you enjoy your time with loved ones this Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving, from the Fashion District.