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L.A. Live

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Address: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1360
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L.A. LIVE is the leading entertainment destination for all of Los Angeles...

L.A. LIVE is the leading entertainment destination for all of Los Angeles and the event capitol of the world hosting the GRAMMYs, EMMYs, American Music Awards, ESPYs, American Idol Finals and hundreds of other events. L.A. LIVE was created to give its guests an unforgettable experience. There is a place for dining, for music, for sports, for living: a place for an experience unlike any other. There is a place ... L.A. LIVE.

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Restaurants, Ice-skating, Christmas Tree!

L.A. Live is a fun entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles. It is in close proximity to the Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Valet parking in a nearby... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best Entertainment Center in LA with Microsoft Square that reminded me of Times Square in New York, and the fabulous Microsoft Theater where we saw the Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees. Don't miss Wolfgang Pucks Restaurant on the Square, Staples Center, the Ritz Carlton, and the Grammy Museum.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

L.A. Live is a fun entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles. It is in close proximity to the Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Valet parking in a nearby parking garage made easy access to the area. We were there on a Thursday evening and the Staples Center was hosting a hockey game. The complex was crowded with... More 

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Santee, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Thousand of people were there to cheer on the Penn State football team, coach, band, & cheerleaders. Large screen were set up so everyone could see the activities even if you were at the back of the crowd. The alumni association gave out pompoms. The area is filled with restaurants, ESPN, Staples Center & Convention Center.

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Shelby, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

My husband is here on business and we tagged along. Really not much in and around unless you are coming in for an event, lots of decent varied places to eat though. We are enjoying day trips however traffic and getting around is nerve racking! A ten mile trip took us an hour and a half!

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Ontario, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Just a nice place to hang out and eat great food and people watch. From burgers and dogs, to Sushi, Fancy Steakhouse, Beer places, just love hanging out here.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The area near Staples Center really needed improving. And LA Live has achieved that. It's now an area to hang out, eat, see a movie and stay over. Good job.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I went during the evening time and there really wasn't a lot of people in this area besides the locals. Its nice to walk around and see the Staples Center or grab a bite to eat but after that, I was ready to leave. If you haven't been then its worth seeing at least once. I recommend driving around first... More 

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Malibu, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

No reason to go to LA live unless you're there for a show. Can be loud and crowded. Lotsa energy. Staples, microsoft grammy and convention center. All the usual tourist shops and many chain-formula restaurants. (If you're eating here prior to a show--arrive early for your reservations.) There is very good restaurants nearby so if you're going to a show... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Wide variety of restaurants would make this a good spot to dine before an event. As tourists, we found it good for people watching but a bit generic for picking a place to have dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Unique place to eat and shop across from Microsoft Theater and the Staples Center. Whatever you want is there

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Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial 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 in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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