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LA Locals Love: Olvera Street

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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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4 comments

  1. Los Angeles is always a famous name for every travel lovers, but most of us forget to explore the local zones which is very popular in that area. Olvera Street is one of them. You have explored this street wonderfully. All the activities and the foods of this place amazing. Thanks for sharing this one. :)

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    1. Hi Deana! Yes, I can't agree more. It's quite literally in my 'backyard' and I love that it is! Fruits and tacos whenever I want :) Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  2. I visited Olvera street back in 2009, the first time I went to LA and I thought it was a really cool place. I love historic districts and streets like this

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    1. That's so awesome! I wonder if it's changed much since 2009. I love historic districts too, actually it's one of my favorite things about anywhere I visit. Thanks so much for stopping by, Cristina! xo

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