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Address: 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone Number: 213-763-5483
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Description: L.A. LIVE is the leading entertainment destination for all of Los Angeles...
L.A. LIVE is the leading entertainment destination for all of Los Angeles and the event capitol of the world hosting the GRAMMYs, EMMYs, American Music Awards, ESPYs, American Idol Finals and hundreds of other events. L.A. LIVE was created to give its guests an unforgettable experience. There is a place for dining, for music, for sports, for living: a place for an experience unlike any other. There is a place ... L.A. LIVE.
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Nice facility

It was nice to see this type of facility in a downtown area. Very well laid out with plenty of restaurants and entertainment options available, all within walking distance of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was nice to see this type of facility in a downtown area. Very well laid out with plenty of restaurants and entertainment options available, all within walking distance of each other.

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Houston, Tx.
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133 reviews 133 reviews
17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It was loud, crowded, lots of lights and people but nothing to really get excited about. It seemed as most things in LA it was overated and overpriced if you wanted to eat in the area. They had a team member making pictures with fans but the line was extremely long and out of control. It definitely was something we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you are there during award show season, or sports season you will see LA LIVE filled with people all night long. There is a number of restaurants and gift shops. I would recommend trying some of the food here instead of inside of the pricey Staples Center. I wouldn't recommend necessary driving here for LA LIVE itself but rather... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I've been to LA Live twice already and I've yet to find this an exciting destination. Frankly, it's rather boring with limited choices in terms of dining venues. It's also quite far walking from the metro stations downtown. There are some flashy neon lights but this is far from the Times Square in NYC which they were trying to imitate.... More 

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San Diego, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
74 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Lots of options for food and things to do before catching a game at the staples center. We always go here to grab a burger (way cheaper than the stadium) and also to stop by Stubhub to print our tickets out (for free). Very busy and loud! Not a good place for kids but great for a drink or two.... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I took my 13 yr old son on a trip to LA. We were able to get free tickets to a taping of Sportsnation on ESPN, which is what brought us to LA Live. We had a couple hours to walk around and see all the records in the sidewalk from the Grammy Awards. There are a lot of great... More 

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Houston, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Loud, noisy, high energy. Restaurants galore. Staples Center. While we were in L.A. on 3 consecutive nights, the L.A. Kings, Lakers, and Clippers played at the Staples Center. A bit artificial since it was created for entertainment but after all, this is the capital of glitz. The Grammy museum is here as well as a Regal Cinema 14 which has... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I went to LA Live for the purpose of grabbing lunch. There were many options from sushi to burgers. The restaurants were all reasonable LA prices and of great regard. There are places like Katsuya and Wolfgang Puck's. There are also movies, shows, and attractions here. During my visit, it was Halloween, so there was actually a carnival set up... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lots to see, do, and eat but not a whole lot more unless your attending an event. It feels like a fairly safe place to walk around which is unlikely for LA so that's the upside.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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405 reviews 405 reviews
82 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lots & lots of restaurants. A really awesome pre-game area. A lot of people but it feels clean, safe & worth a visit - especially before any game at Staples. Parking at LA Live is a bit pricey.

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