City & Culture
Libra hotel is conveniently located ONLY 5 minutes walking distance from the Wilshire/Western Metro station. Koreatown, where our hotel stands, is central to EVERYTHING… Hollywood, Downtown LA, Santa Monica, you name it. You can get there in 20 minutes or less. Now a little more on our gem of a city….
Los Angeles may not have snow, but we have Koreatown, a vibrant neighborhood of incredible restaurants, bars, markets, spas, bookstores and more. Exploring is a sport all its own. Los Angeles, of course, is lucky enough to have the largest Korean community outside the motherland and a concentration of restaurants that pick up trends sometimes just months after they have hit Seoul. Koreatown isn’t just a Korean neighborhood — with its markets, nightclubs, towers, billiard parlors and food-obsessive mini-malls, it sometimes seems as if it is a distant prefecture of Seoul that just happens to be extra-rich in Salvadorans, Oaxacans, and Mexican cuisine. What ever you do, don’t go home without trying Korean BBQ.
List of things to do:
Korean BBQ (again, its a must) Our favorites: Quarter’s BBQ, Soot Bul Jeep, Hae Jang Chong, and Parks BBQ
Go right down stairs to eat at Here’s Lookin at You. Fine dining, fine drinks, and fine people watching.
Go get a korean scrub massage
Go grab a craft beer and a bucket of duck fat fries at Beer Belly
Go get Korean Shaved ice from Sul & Beans
Go shopping at Daiso (the best Japanese discount store for everything cute)
Go to Norebang/ Karaoke with a private room (its nice when you don’t have a audience of strangers looking at you)
Go get some authentic tacos at a taco truck
Go see a show at the Wiltern Theater
Go eat some ramen (i promise, you will like it!)
Go eat the whole Korean Fried chicken with a pitcher of beer at OB Bear (might need a couple friends to help you)
When you come to Los Angeles, you are going to want to shop, maybe until you literally drop. Here are some places to do so.
The Grove and the Farmers Market
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Third Street Promenade
1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Madang Courtyard and Mall
621 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005
All along Fairfax Ave between Beverly Blvd to Melrose Ave
8500 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048