Pershing Square
Pershing Square
3.5
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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.
How to get there
  • Pershing Square • 4 min walk
  • 7th St/Metro Center • 6 min walk
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3.5
103 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Christina m
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
The Rink was nice a bit crowded as we went on a Saturday night. There was lots of security and live music.
The kids played in the small snow area and there was free sledding down a small hill as fake snow fell from the sky.
Food vendors were also on site.
Written 11 December 2022
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Kevin2105
United Kingdom94 contributions
Aug 2022
I saw the square when getting off the Metro to visit the Grand Central Market. The market itself was great but I needed a couple Arizona Hazy IPAs to settle my nerves before retuning to Pershing Square Metro. I was actually laughing on the way back because the area was so rough it's funny. The kind of environment Grand Master Flash used to write about, albeit a different city. I was grateful I had been to the Old Den at Millwall to prepare for this.

It was far better on the day of the marathon when the city was packed but deserted the second time we went? Where are the people of LA hiding? And are there any police anywhere?
Written 8 September 2022
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pete8564
Liverpool, UK148 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This small park is indicative of a city that has failed, it is dirty, full of human excrement, and drug taking homeless people.

This is the most depraved city I've ever paid to holiday in, even our cab drivers warned us not to go out at night.

I have never been in a city where drug taking is openly accepted. I have never been in city where homeless people sleep in the middle of the pavement. Every corner and alley stinks of urine, the city is strewn with litter and human faeces.

Do you know what saddens me the most? People step over or walk around people lying in the streets, they don't even batter an eye. A whole generation will think this is normal, or its socially acceptable to ignore people in need.

I would suggest Los Angeles has failed.
Written 10 January 2022
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A L
Burbank, CA9 contributions
Feb 2020
Sat in the park and caught up with an old friend. It was a beautiful sunny day! Lots of tables, chairs and benches and colorful characters for people watching. If you don't mine the colorful characters, it is a perfectly lovely spot to bring your coffee, laptop, lunch, and chillax.
Written 9 March 2020
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Michael
Woking, UK255 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Pershing Square was nothing special. When we visited there were some renovations in progress so some of the square was shut off. The food stands and unique item stalls were nice and the area itself was quite pleasant and clean.
Written 28 February 2020
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jbushman2017
Nipomo, CA483 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This square is on the small side but is located right in the heart of Historic LA and right next to the metro station. The square honors general Pershing who led US troops in WWI. There is a statue of the general in the square but otherwise the square is not that impressive. I can imagine that many events are held here so it is functional for the locals but not so exciting for tourists. Perhaps the nicest part of the square is the view of all the tall buildings that surround it.

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Written 23 January 2020
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,177 contributions
Jul 2019
Pershing Square in Downtown LA is a neat garden, is surround by amazing architecture and holds is own as part of the scenery, relax have a coffee and enjoy the green.
Written 26 December 2019
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permia
Ireland40,828 contributions
Oct 2019
Much of the area is pavement but there are agreeable spaces of greenery and other flora. It is a major landmark in Downtown.

Opposite the majestic Millennium Biltmore Hotel, there is also an eponymous metro train station adjacent.
Written 1 December 2019
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Thomas P
Los Angeles, CA43 contributions
Nov 2019
Concerts on weekends in Spring and Summer, I've skating rink being installed now and will open soon. I've rink you can rent time on ice and skates. Great skating at end of day and wonderful place to brush up on your skills. Enjoyable experience.
Written 5 November 2019
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Auscoach
Brisbane, Australia692 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The square is sparse mainly unclean concrete and frequented by homeless, mentally ill people and is a waste of time in daylight and your mad if you go there at night even though there is a heavy police presence.

Oh and good luck stepping round human excrement.
Written 28 May 2019
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