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LA Locals Love: Olvera Street

Olvera Street Entrance - Life in Wanderlust

I'm so excited to be sharing yet another "LA Locals Love" post, a place where I share all things Los Angeles. Looking for things to do in LA? You can find awesome places on my LA Locals Love section of the blog.

Today I'm introducing Olvera Street (nope, it's not "Olivera" Street!) in downtown Los Angeles!

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What is Olvera Street?

Olvera Street is said to be one of the 'original' streets of Los Angeles. It's a historic district in downtown Los Angeles and a part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument and a major tourist spot for visitors and almost always part of any Los Angeles tours. Olvera Street is currently home to over 30 vendors, ranging from restaurants to colorful shops full of bright and colorful souvenirs. I actually live very close to Olvera Street and let me tell you, it's busy every single day. Obviously weekends are much busier with visitors but it's a fun place to visit all year long!

Olvera Street Vendors - Life in Wanderlust

Olvera Street Vendors - Life in Wanderlust


Where is Olvera Street?

Olvera Street is located in downtown Los Angeles. It's conveniently located across the street from Union Station so I recommend taking the metro (subway) or any sort of public transportation to save money on parking! If you're driving, there are 5 parking lots surrounding Olvera Street. You can click here to see where they're located.


Olvera Street

Olvera Street Food - Life in Wanderlust

Olvera Street Shops - Life in Wanderlust

What can you find on Olvera Street?

There's over 30 vendors on and around Olvera Street. There's restaurants, food carts, clothing, accessories and so much more. You just may come out with a taco in one hand and a beautiful hand-sewn leather bag in the other!

Olvera Street Churros

Olvera Street Food - Life in Wanderlust

Information:
Olvera Street
Address: 845 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Website: http://www.olvera-street.com/index.html
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 10AM-8PM Weekdays, 10AM-10PM Weekends
Parking: Click here for the 5 parking lots surrounding Olvera Street


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Fly Away Friday #54

Welcome! Welcome to the Fly Away Friday link-up! We’re so happy you’re joining us! Grab a cup of coffee, tea or wine (we’re not judging!) and enjoy!
About Fly Away Friday:
Fly Away Friday is a link-up community for travel related blog posts. Hosted by Janine from FillMyPassport and Kana from Life in Wanderlust; we wanted to create and cultivate a supportive community of travelers. Every other Friday at 9:00AM PST, the Fly Away Friday link-up will open for everyone to share their posts all weekend long until Sunday at 11:59PM PST.

Fly Away Friday #51



Welcome!
Welcome to the Fly Away Friday link-up! We're so happy you're joining us! Grab a cup of coffee, tea or wine (we're not judging!) and enjoy!

About Fly Away Friday:
Fly Away Friday is a link-up community for travel related blog posts. Hosted by Janine from Fill My Passport and Kana from Life in Wanderlust; we wanted to create and cultivate a supportive community of travelers. Every other Friday at 9:00AM PST, the Fly Away Friday link-up will open for everyone to share their posts all weekend long until Sunday at 11:59PM PST.

Featured Friends: Michelle from The Wandering Queen


I'm so thrilled to introduce everyone to Michelle from The Wandering Queen for May's Featured Friend! Michelle has recently joined the Fly Away Friday community and when she reached out about becoming my next Featured Friend, I was so flattered. Michelle is a Texas native, a full time Engineer by day and Travel Blogger/Photographer by night and weekend. You'll see for yourself in a second but her photos are absolutely breathtaking. Especially if you're an outdoorsy person, Michelle is your gal! Trust me, I'm not much of an outdoorsy person but she's inspiring me to become one just from her photos.

Without further ado, get to know Michelle from The Wandering Queen! 


Checking In: The Saguaro Palm Springs, California

The Saguaro Palm Springs Hotel Review

I'm banking on the fact that you've seen at least someone post a photo of The Saguaro Palm Springs on your Instagram feed. Was I right? I thought so. The Saguaro Palm Springs in the past few years has become one of the most popular places to stay in the SoCal area but most importantly, to photograph. The ridiculously bright colors makes for the perfect photo, practically any place you photograph at the Saguaro!

I've personally stayed at the Saguaro Palm Springs a couple of times but never written up a "Checking In" series for it. Since my brother and I stayed there last month, I thought it would be a great opportunity to share what staying at the Saguaro Palm Springs is really like, not just pretty wall photos!

Things To Do, Where to Eat and Where to Stay in Auckland New Zealand

Things to Do in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand now ranks high on my list of favorite cities. It reminds me of something between Seattle, Washington and San Diego, California which I both adore! We were there for 3 nights and 4 days total which felt way too short but we sure did get a lot done (more like ate a lot). So if you're looking for things to do or where to eat in Auckland, keep reading!