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City Hall

200 N. Spring St. between First and Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4801
+1 213-485-2121
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After an impressive seismic rehabilitation, completed in 2001, the beloved 28-story landmark can withstand an earthquake up to magnitude 8.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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200 N. Spring St. between First and Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4801
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was happy to discover this free spot during my trip. All you need to do is registrer at the main desk and take the elevator up to the 22nd floor. Then take a second elevator to the 26th and voilà you can admire a...More

Thank pasares
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's completely free, great views of Los Angeles, and offers many opportunities for photography. For those old enough to remember the Dragnet tv programs this is the building featured at the opening of each show. This is why my husband and I wanted to come...More

Thank Ellen24019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For everyone who has seen the LA on countless TV shows and in movies, checking out first hand is a must. Totally worth a visit and it is close to the Grand Central Market. Worthwhile.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was born and raised in Los Angeles when City Hall was the tallest building in downtown. I finally went to see it as a tourist. The park around City Hall has huge trees with massive trunks. The lobby isn't very impressive, but the security...More

Thank Mohsman
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Because it wasn't a perfectly clear day, we decided to take the advise of others and go up to the 27th floor observation area for free. Really nice views of the city. The 26th floor has a very nice display of all the photos of...More

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This building, symbol of Los Angeles, dominates the downtown area. It is home of the mayor and definitely in the endless list of things to see in this huge city. Dating back almost 100 years ago, it is worth making a stop and going up...More

1  Thank Travelcooking
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

In New York you pay to go up the Rockefeller Centre or Empire State to get the kind of views you can get from the top of LA City Hall for free. 3 different elevators take you to floor 27 where you can walk all...More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had a couple of hours of free time on our whistle stop trip to LA. We wandered up to City Hall from our hotel and spent a great hour viewing the city from the top of the building. The lifts up are very interesting...More

1  Thank Alick B
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The old City Hall was featured in many movies and TV series. The main hall and the observation tower is open for public every working day. To get to the top, visitors need to change the elevators 3 times (the last one is one floor...More

1  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This old TV show fixture is a worthy stop for an LA visit. Main reason, you get to see how strange the city is layed out and also get to peg a few stops. You can see the Hollywood sign, Chavez Ravine, and the Griffith...More

Thank Robert B
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warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of
cultures here with a growing influx of business
professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of
Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts,
bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly.
Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants
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