A few short decades ago, Downtown LA wasn’t on anyone’s radar. There just wasn’t enough going on- a stark contrast to the lively culture that now inhabits its borders. Downtown is in the midst of a cultural and architectural renaissance, with new museums, restaurants and buildings popping up all over. As summer comes to a close, take an afternoon (or two!) to enjoy the fresh air and these landmark destinations, just a short walk from your Axis apartment.
We all deal with our problems differently. Coping mechanisms can range from music therapy, to retail therapy, or even to chocolate therapy. At FIGat7th, you can practice all three. The shopping and dining destination hosts movies, music and seasonal fests in its plaza. “FLIXatFIG” is a free event that runs every third Wednesday inside the TASTE Food Hall. A live DJ and happy hour take place at 6 p.m., following by the screening at 7 p.m. Other events featured here include a weekly Thursday morning farmers market, painting happy hours and “Sunday Funday Grooves” presenting live music along with beers and bites from the food hall. And if you’re worried about options, don’t be. The eateries at FIGat7th cover a lot of ground. Fix that chocolate craving at Sprinkles Cupcakes or Pazzo Gelato, grab a quick sandwich at The Melt or sit down for a nice meal at Twist & Grill.
But if you’re simply in the market to hit the markets, that’s fine too. The shopping center features stores like Nordstrom Rack, Target, Bath&Body Works, Victoria’s Secret PINK and more.
Skyslide at OUE Skyspace LA
Rooftop bars are a dime a dozen in any thriving downtown city. This month cultivate your adventurous side and visit OUE Skyspace LA. Visitors will be whisked up 70 floors to an indoor area leading to two outdoor observation decks. Here you can find a beautiful California skyline with a view from the tops of the mountains to the sparkling blue of the ocean. As striking as the view is, it may pale in comparison to Skyspace’s main feature: The Skyslide. It’s a clear, glass-encased slide attached to the exterior of the building that glides riders down one story. You won’t find this endeavor many other places; the experience is one truly unique to DTLA. At Axis on 11thand Axis on 12th, we love taking our hospitality, and as a result, our residents, to new heights. We’ll prepare you for takeoff, so that the extraordinary city around you can help you fly.
Pershing Square Park
Pershing Square is a favorite of locals. The beautiful, Spanish-inspired plaza is dotted with geometric structures of the brightest purples, pinks, yellows and reds. The area features a wide pathway lined with trees, a lovely addition to anyone’s afternoon walk. The sounds of rustling leaves and water trickling from the circular fountain will momentarily transport you out of the busy city. For the history buffs, take a seat on one of the many benches and admire structures like Metro 417 (formerly known as The Subway Terminal Building) and The Millennium Biltmore Hotel. These are just a couple in a series of recognizable edifices built in the 1920s and 1930s.
Take your pick of afternoon activities. If you want it, LA probably has it. And that is just one bullet point on a long list of advantages of being where you are. At Axis, we aim to share with residents all of the reasons why our surrounding area is like none other with our front desk convenience hours. Let us help you find the perfect restaurant, bar, park or theatre for any occasion. We love where we live, and want you to love it too.