Endless Summer in Downtown LA

11+ memorable ways to celebrate summer in Downtown LA

This summer, take advantage of all that Downtown LA has to offer with these great ideas and special deals. Spend your days exploring a variety of interesting neighborhoods and some of the world’s finest museums, or just lounging by a rooftop pool. Or strike out for a night on the town as summer nightlife heats up with live music events, breathtaking theater, and the finest dining destinations and cocktail lounges in LA.

Cleopatra: The Exhibition – Ticket Discount

CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER • 700 EXPOSITION PARK DR. [directions]
GO METRO: Take the Expo Line to Expo Park/USC station

SPECIAL OFFER: Enter promo code Cleopatra when purchasing tickets online to receive $3 off your Adult exhibit-only ticket and $5 off your Adult combination ticket (includes the exhibit and any IMAX film).

This dramatically staged 13,000-square-foot exhibit features the largest collection of Cleopatra-era artifacts from Egypt ever assembled in the US. Discover over 150 priceless Egyptian treasures from her lost palace in Alexandria. Don’t miss the only West Coast appearance!

Enhance your Egyptian experience by seeing Mysteries of Egypt on our seven-story IMAX screen – the largest in Los Angeles.

MORE INFO: (323) SCIENCE / www.californiasciencecenter.org

Endless Summer Rate – as low as $145/night

AVAILABLE JUNE 18 - AUGUST 31, 2012 (BASED ON AVAILABILITY)
THE STANDARD, DOWNTOWN LA • 550 S. FLOWER ST. [directions]
GO METRO: Take the Red or Purple Line to 7th/Metro station, walk 2 blocks

SPECIAL OFFER: See Los Angeles like never before when you stay at The Standard, Downtown LA. Call in your reservation and mention Endless Summer for a special rate as low as $145 per night, plus tax.

While you're here: Don't miss The Standard's Rooftop Bar and Beer Garden. And check out The Restaurant for the best brunch in town!

MORE INFO: (213) 892-8080 / www.standardhotels.com

50% Off Street Food Cinema Tickets

DISCOUNT AVAILABLE JULY 1 - SEPT 22, 2012
EXPOSITION PARK • 700 EXPOSITION PARK DRIVE [directions]
GO METRO: Take the Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station

SPECIAL OFFER: Enter DOWNTOWNLA.COM when purchasing tickets online and receive 50% off any single admission ticket.

Street Food Cinema is LA’s newest outdoor movie series with cool movies, LA’s tastiest food trucks, and music presented by The Viper Room – every Saturday from May 26th through September 22nd. Various locations include Exposition Park and The Los Angeles State Historic Park. Have an amazing night with family, friends, and fido – that’s right, they’re dog-friendly too!

Doors Open @ 5:30pm / Band @ 6:30pm / Movie @ 8:30pm

MORE INFO: (323) 254-5068 / www.streetfoodcinema.com

Pedal and Play LA

AVAILABLE JUNE 18 - AUGUST 31, 2012
LA ATHLETIC CLUB • 431 W. 7TH ST. [directions]
GO METRO: Take the Red or Purple Line to 7th/Metro station, walk 2-3 blocks

The Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC) is offering active couples the chance to explore Downtown Los Angeles in style with a stunning room and two Dahon Uno Folding Bikes. This package includes:

  1. Accomodations for two in a Deluxe Fitness King room
  2. 2 Dahon Speed Uno Folding Bikes (5 hour allotment to explore LA)
  3. Deluxe American breakfast for two
  4. Complimentary wi-fi
  5. Complimentary use of the club's athletic facilities during stay

MORE INFO: (213) 625-2211 / www.laac.com / book here

Macy’s Visitor Pass – 10% Off

MACY'S DOWNTOWN LA • 750 W. 7TH ST. [directions]
GO METRO: Take the Red or Purple Line to 7th/Metro station

SPECIAL OFFER: Mention "DowntownLA.com" and Macy's Downtown Los Angeles will give you their Macy's Visitors Pass for an additional 10% off on regular, sale and clearance merchandise. Pick up your Pass in the Fine Jewelry Department.

Shop the Magic of Macy's, featuring a wide range of fashion merchandise for men, women and children – including famous names such as Polo, Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Ann Klein, Ellen Tracy, Michael Kors, Coach, INC, Alfani, and many more, plus and accessories, cosmetics, and home furnishings.

MORE INFO: 213-684-9311 x2201 / www.macys.com

Now, Then and Again Package

AVAILABLE THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2012, BASED ON AVAILABILITY.
MILLENNIUM BILTMORE HOTEL • 506 S. GRAND AVE. [directions]
GO METRO: Take the Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square station, walk 1 block

Get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at an incredible piece of history with this fantastic Los Angeles vacation deal, which includes overnight accommodations, teh Biltmore's famous Afternoon Tea for 2, 2 tickets to LA Conservancy’s hosted walking tour of the Biltmore, and a beautiful keepsake book on the history of the hotel – complete with rarely-seen color and archival photography from the hotel’s collection.

Starting at $169 night. Available for stays on Saturday nights only. Tour offered every Sunday at 2 pm and led by knowledgeable docents.

MORE INFO: (213) 624-1011 / www.thebiltmore.com / www.laconservancy.org

IRIS, a Journey Through the World of Cinema™ Package

AVAILABLE THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2012, BASED ON AVAILABILITY.
OMNI LA AT CALIFORNIA PLAZA • 251 S. OLIVE ST. [directions]

This package includes deluxe accommodations, valet parking, two drinks at Noé Bar, and two pairs of sunglasses to protect your own irises from the California sun. The true “focal point” of this special offer is the private rooftop photo opportunity, 17 stories above Downtown on the hotel’s helipad. Experience vista views of LA, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the iconic Hollywood Sign.

Starting at $199 night. Purchase tickets separately through the Cirque du Soleil® website and get 20% off tickets with promo code LAHOTEL!

MORE INFO: (213) 617-3300 / www.omnihotels.com

Free Appetizer or Dessert with Your Entrée

AVAILABLE JUNE 18 - AUGUST 31, 2012
NOÉ RESTAURANT, THE OMNI HOTEL • 251 S. OLIVE ST. [directions]

SPECIAL OFFER: Enjoy your choice of free appetizer or dessert with purchase of an entrée, with mention of "DowntownLA.com" at the time of your reservation.

Noé offers a relaxing environment perfect for romantic special occasions, casual get-togethers with friends, and pre-theater dining. Indulge in top-quality service and mouth-watering fresh fare.

Cannot be used in combination with other special offers; excludes special prix-fixe menus for pre-theatre or dineLA Restaurant Week. Not valid in bar or for groups.

MORE INFO: (213) 356-4100 / www.noerestaurant.com

Dessert Bar with Purchase of Entrée

AVAILABLE JUNE 18 - AUGUST 31, 2012
MARIA'S DOWNTOWN LA • 615 S. FLOWER ST. [directions]
GO METRO: Take the Red or Purple Line to 7th/Metro station, walk 2 blocks

SPECIAL OFFER: Mention DowntownLA.com and enjoy free access to our homemade dessert bar with purchase of your entrée. Downtown residents will also enjoy 10% off their entire bill.

At Maria's, you'll find fresh ingredients, homemade sauces, and delicious desserts. This family-owned Italian Restaurant has been in Southern California for over 30 years and prides itself with great food and drinks, including new drink specials.

MORE INFO: (213) 623-4777 / www.mariasdowntownla.com

Cleopatra Package

AVAILABLE MAY 23 - DECEMBER 28, 2012
SHERATON LA DOWNTOWN • 711 S. HOPE ST. [directions]
GO METRO: Take the Red or Purple Line to 7th/Metro station, walk 1 block

Walk like an Egyptian to the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel and experience the California Science Center's exhibit on Cleopatra with this fantastic offer:

  1. Two VIP admission tickets
  2. Breakfast buffet for two

Starting at $169/night. Not valid for arrivals on Tuesday or Wednesday. For phone reservations, use code CLEOPKG.

MORE INFO: (866) 716-8134 / www.sheraton.com / www.californiasciencecenter.org

50% Off Self-Serve Dog/Cat Grooming

AVAILABLE JUNE 18 - AUGUST 31, 2012
PUSSY & POOCH • 564 S. MAIN ST. [directions]

SPECIAL OFFER: Get 50% off your service at their Self-Serve Bathhouse and dog/cat grooming facility. Perfect for pet owners living the city life, our Self-Serve Basic Bath offers an interactive experience that is affordable, convenient, and fun for getting your pet clean from nose to tail while leaving the mess to us. Use professional supplies and all-natural spa products, as well as full-sized washing/drying stations to ensure that your pooch or pussy cat is putting its best paw forward at all times.

Pussy & Pooch is an innovative and unique pet lifestyle boutique geared toward modern pets and their owners.

MORE INFO: (213) 438-0900 / www.pussyandpooch.com

Reader-Submitted Summer Favorites

When I was 6 or 7, my Mother took my younger brother and me via the Red Car to Downtown to tour City Hall. From the top section we could see the ocean. Then it was lunch at Clifton's Cafeteria and a return on the Red Car. Quite an adventure.

– Bob from Walnut

 

Summer Fun Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thank you to all who entered for a chance to win one of two Downtown LA Summer Fun Packages, including prizes from:

  1. California Science Center
  2. Center Theatre Group
  3. Chaya Downtown
  4. DoubleTree by Hilton
  5. Kendall's Brasserie
  6. Maria's Downtown LA
  7. The Music Center
  8. Omni Los Angeles Hotel
  9. Raw Materials
  10. Street Food Cinema
 
 
 
 
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