THE RITZ-CARLTON, LOS ANGELES

900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90015 USA
Phone:  +1 (213) 743-8800   •  Map & Directions
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Attractions

Explore the best of L.A. from one of the most luxurious hotels near Staples Center.

As part of the L.A. LIVE entertainment complex, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles provides hotel guests with the perfect downtown location near Staples Center to enjoy the city’s premier concert venues, theaters, bars, restaurants and movie theaters. Sports fans will appreciate our Los Angeles hotel’s proximity to Staples Center, home to the Kings, Lakers, Clippers, and Sparks. Immerse yourself in Los Angeles’ world-class cultural and sports identity from the hotel that places you in the center of it all.


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L.A. LIVE
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On Site / 1 minute
(213) 763.LIVE (5483) / Website
L.A. LIVE is in the heart of the city synonymously with entertainment, offering the most exciting selection of event venues.  Home to STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Club Nokia and the Grammy®Museum, L.A, LIVE is where L.A. comes alive with the best in music, entertainment, sports and events.  With 20 restaurants, bowling, a 14-screen cinema and two luxury hotels, L.A. LIVE is the place to dine, play and stay in Los Angeles.
California Science Center
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Approximately 3 miles/ 6 minutes
(323) 724-3623 / Website
California Science Center is the West Coast’s largest hands on science center and offers fun and informative permanent exhibits presented in interactive worlds. Through hands-on experiences in our galleries, you'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more. Current exhibits include ‘Science in Toyland’ and the famous ‘Space Shuttle Endeavour’.
Griffith Park
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Approximately 8 miles/ 12 minutes
(213) 473-0800 / Website
Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. It is 1,134 feet above sea level and is visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin.
Universal Studios Hollywood
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Approximately 10 miles/ 15 minutes
(800) 864-8377 / Website
The Entertainment Capital of L.A. includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour, the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event venue.
Disneyland
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Approximately 35 miles/ 28 minutes
(714) 781-4636 / Website
Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it's the happiest place on earth! Build memories with your family that last a lifetime as you discover the wonder of this magical, fantastical world.

Cultural

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The Grammy Museum
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Approximately 1 block / 1 minute
(213) 763-2168 / Website

The Recording Academy (NARAS) and AEG welcome The GRAMMY Museum®, the permanent home for the GRAMMY® Awards. The one-of-a-kind museum experience introduces artists of all musical genres, gives guests first-hand experience with the recording process, and celebrates the pinnacle of the music industry’s success - the annual GRAMMY® Awards telecast. Guests can experience music from a never before seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum®, with the support of The Recording Academy, can deliver.

Located on four levels at Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street, the museum brings guests through a unique, interactive journey and educational opportunity unlike any other. An intimate 200-seat theatre host films, interviews and performances with artists and industry leaders. Past guests have included Dave Matthews, Clive Davis, Harry Connick Jr., Annie Lennox, Maxwell, Carly Simon, Gloria Gaynor, Paul Shaffer, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Dwight Yokham, Mandy Moore, Ringo Starr and more.

MOCA – Museum of Contemporary Art
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Approximately .9 miles / 5 minutes
(213) 626-2222 / Website
Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. In a remarkably short time, MOCA has developed one of the nation's most renowned permanent collections. Now numbering over 5,000 works and steadily growing, this invaluable cultural resource provides extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment to thousands of national and international visitors. Today the museum is housed in three unique facilities: MOCA Grand Avenue, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, and MOCA Pacific Design Center.
Downtown Los Angeles Walking Tours
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Approximately 1 mile / 2 minutes
(213) 623-2489 / Website
Los Angeles is like no other city. The Los Angeles Conservancy's Walking Tour Program explores the history and heart of the amazing city through interpretation of L.A.'s unique architectural resources. Regularly scheduled walking tours, led by knowledgeable docents, focus on the architecture of Los Angeles' historic downtown.
Downtown Art Walk
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Approximately 1 mile/ 2 minutes
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The Downtown Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the many art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles – commercial art galleries, museums, and non-profit arts venues. It takes place on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
National History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Approximately 3 miles/ 6 minutes
(213) 743-3466 / Website
The second oldest cultural institution, the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States, more than 33 million specimens and artifacts.
Japanese American Cultural Museum
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Approximately 3 miles/ 5 minutes
(213) 625-0414 / Website
Internationally recognized for its commitment to exploring the meaning of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by presenting and sharing the experience of Japanese Americans with exhibitions, public programs, award-winning museum store, and resource center.

Entertainment

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L.A. LIVE
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On Site / 1 minute
(213) 763.LIVE (5483) / Website
L.A. LIVE is in the heart of the city synonymously with entertainment, offering the most exciting selection of event venues. Home to STAPLES Cengter, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Club Nokia and the Grammy®Museum, L.A, LIVE is where L.A. comes alive with the best in music, entertainment, sports and events. With 20 restaurants, bowling, a 14-screen cinema and two luxury hotels, L.A. LIVE is the place to dine, play and stay in Los Angeles.
Regal Cinemas
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On Site / 1 minute
(213) 763-6071 / Website
The Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 is a state-of-the-art cinema with 14 screens and 3,800 seats including an 800-seat Premiere house. Featuring digital technology, surround sound and Dolby 3D Digital projection, the Regal Cinemas provides a luxury viewing experience. Concessions include traditional movie popcorn, a variety of candies, soft pretzels, pizzas and more.
Lucky Strike Bowling
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On Site / 1 minute
(213) 542-4880 / Website
Downtown L.A. can now add Bowling Lounge to its entertainment repertoire. What's a bowling lounge? Think bowling blended into a sleek atmosphere with plush designer seating, cozy dining areas, an exceptional menu, private party areas, a posh VIP suite called Luxe, billiards, DJs and electronic art shows projected all over the lanes and lounge. It's pure energy and pure fun! The L.A. LIVE location has 18 state of the art lanes, including the 4 lane Luxe suite. Luxe features an impressive HD projection system, a screen that spans the pins and is accompanied by a theatre like surround sound system.
Club NOKIA
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On Site / 1 minute
(213) 765-7000 / Website
Club Nokia, opened in November of 2008, is the perfect Venue to host live performances of a more intimate nature. Accommodating up to 2,300 guests, Club Nokia is the perfect venue for new breaking music acts, special events, and cultural shows – while also providing an excellent space for corporate events and private parties.
Conga Room
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On Site / 1 minute
(213) 749-0445 / Website
The world famous Conga Room is co-owned by Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Sheila E., Amaury Nolasco, Baron Davis, Trevor Ariza, and will.i.am. In December 2008 as part of L.A. LIVE, the new downtown entertainment district, The Conga Room opened its doors offering a significantly larger, more sophisticated destination for loyal patrons. The Conga Room features a pan-Latin cuisine and live entertainment ranging from salsa and world-beat to rock en Español, jazz, urban, R&B, and pop/rock.

Performing Arts

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NOKIA Theatre
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On Site / 1 minute
(213) 763-6030 / Website
Anchoring the new L.A. LIVE entertainment district, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE will host nearly 120 events per year including the most popular concerts and performances, awards shows, family shows, corporate showcases, product launches, speaker series and television broadcasts emanating from the largest stage in southern California.
Club NOKIA
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On Site / 1 minute
(213) 765-7000 / Website
Club Nokia, opened in November of 2008, is the perfect Venue to host live performances of a more intimate nature.  Accommodating up to 2,300 guests, Club Nokia is the perfect venue for new breaking music acts, special events, and cultural shows – while also providing an excellent space for corporate events and private parties.
Conga Room
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On Site / 1 minute
(213) 749-0445 / Website
The world famous Conga Room is co-owned by Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Sheila E., Amaury Nolasco, Baron Davis, Trevor Ariza, and will.i.am. In December 2008 as part of L.A. LIVE, the new downtown entertainment district, The Conga Room opened its doors offering a significantly larger, more sophisticated destination for loyal patrons. The Conga Room features a pan-Latin cuisine and live entertainment ranging from salsa and world-beat to rock en Español, jazz, urban, R&B, and pop/rock.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Approximately .8 miles / 10 minutes
(213) 972-7211/ Website
Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world, providing both visual and aural intimacy for an unparalleled musical experience. The auditorium, designed to look and feel like a ship's hull, features 2,265 audience seats which surround the orchestra, as well as natural lighting.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
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Approximately .9 miles / 10 minutes
(213) 972-7211 / Website
With chandeliers, wide curving stairways and one of the largest stages in the country, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion has proven itself as an important part of Los Angeles history. Its rich décor intrigued The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and provided the perfect setting for the Academy Awards 24 times during the 20th century.

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's Resident Company, the Los Angeles Opera, is the United States' fourth largest opera company and promises outstanding singing, great conducting, and stunning productions.
Ahmanson Theatre
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Approximately 2 miles/ 4 minutes
(213) 628-2772 / Website
For over 40 years the Ahmanson Theatre has presented a wide variety of dramas, musicals, comedies and classic revivals. The Ahmanson has been represented on Broadway as a co-producer of many award-winning productions.
Hollywood Bowl
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(323) 850-2000 / Website
The Hollywood Bowl is a modern amphitheatre in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. The amphitheatre is set against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills and the famous Hollywood Sign to the Northeast.

Shopping

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Fig at 7th Shopping Center
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Approximately 0.5 miles / 2 minutes
(213) 955-7150 / Website
FIGat7th offers a unique, oasis-like shopping and dining environment, with massive appeal for everyone, from the urban sophisticates who make their homes here, to the hundreds of thousands of professionals who are getting down to business. Both a treat and retreat right in the heart of downtown LA, FIGat7th is certainly in the right place at the right time.
Grand Central Market
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Approximately 6 blocks / 8 minutes
(213) 624-2378 / Website
Experience the international diversity of Los Angeles. Offering prepared foods, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry and fresh fish from California and around the world; the Grand Central Market has been a hub of bustling activity since 1917.
Los Angeles Jewelry District
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Approximately 6 blocks / 8 minutes
(213) 683-1956
Los Angeles Fashion District
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Approximately 8 blocks / 10 Minutes
(213) 488-1153
The Grove
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6 miles / 20 minutes
(213) 955-7150 / Website
For shopping, dining and simply loving life, The Grove is your ultimate entertainment destination. Come live the magic.

Sports

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STAPLES Center
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Approximately 1 block / 1 minute
(213) 742-7100 / Website

L.A. LIVE is anchored by STAPLES Center, the world’s most successful arena. Since its debut in October 1999, STAPLES Center has changed the perception of downtown Los Angeles and has completely transformed the adjacent South Park neighborhood. Home to five professional sports teams (Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Avengers) the 20,000-seat arena hosts 240 events and over 4 million visitors annually. STAPLES Center has presented virtually every major indoor sporting event in Southern California including ESPN’s X Games, HBO Boxing, the Pac-10 Basketball Championship Tournaments, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the NHL and NBA All-Star Weekends and the WTA Championships.

In its relatively short history, STAPLES Center has also become the premier venue for musical performances, family entertainment, televised award shows and many major events in the region. STAPLES Center has welcomed such major touring acts as U2, Paul McCartney, The Eagles, Prince, Justin Timberlake, Cirque du Soleil, The GRAMMY Awards and the Democratic National Convention, among others.

Dodger Stadium
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Approximately 2 miles / 10 minutes
(323) 224-1507 / Website
More than 125 million fans have visited the ballpark since it opened in 1962 awing spectators with a breathtaking view of downtown Los Angeles to the south; green, tree-lined Elysian hills to the north and east; and the San Gabriel Mountains beyond. The 56,000-seat Dodger Stadium has parking for 16,000 automobiles on 21 terraced lots adjacent to the same elevations as the six different seating levels. More than 3,400 trees cover the 300 acres of beautiful landscape, which is maintained by a full-time staff of gardeners. The Dodgers employ a full-time grounds crew and maintenance staff that keeps all aspects of the stadium in immaculate condition throughout the season making Dodger Stadium one of the best maintained facilities in the country.
Los Angeles Coliseum and Sports Arena
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Approximately 3 miles / 15 minutes
(213) 747-7111 / Website

The Coliseum opened its doors to Los Angeles in June of 1923. Some 5 months later, on October 6,1923, the first football game was played in the stadium, with the University of Southern California hosting Pomona College before a crowd of 12,836, with the Trojans prevailing, 23-7. It was a modest beginning for a venue that would later play a very prominent role in college and professional football.

The Coliseum has served as the home field for the University of Southern California Trojans since 1923. Additionally, countless historic events have taken place inside these venerable walls during nine decades of celebrated history. It is the only facility in the world to play host to two Olympiads (X and XXIII), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and one World Series (1959).

The Los Angeles Sports Arena opened its doors to the public in July of 1959, hosting a bantamweight boxing title match between Jose Becerra and Alphonse Halimi. Featuring a capacity of over 15,000, the Sports Arena plays host to a variety of events throughout the year, including mainstream and Hispanic concerts, religious events, and frequent other cultural and musical events. It is also the site of frequent commercial and feature film shoots.

Home Depot Center
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Approximately 25 miles / 40 minutes
(310) 630-2000 / Website
The Home Depot Center is a state-of-the-art U.S. Soccer National Training Center and a 27,000-seat soccer-specific stadium complex at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif. In addition to housing U.S. Soccer’s National Teams, the facility is the home of the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.