Thursday 8 December 2016

Travel TV: Why Downtown Los Angeles is America's hottest 'hood

Los Angeles, California

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Published 16/04/2016 | 02:30

The key to Los Angeles lies in its neighbourhoods, says our Travel Editor. And DTLA is one of the hottest in America.

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2016 is a big year for Irish travel to LA.

Ethiopian Airlines is flying direct from Dublin, Aer Lingus resumes its direct service in May, and WOW Air is offering one-stop fares via Iceland.

There are lots of reasons to visit - from iconic draws like Venice Beach and the Walk of Fame to Universal Hollywood's new Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

But a neighbourhood focus is required to get the best out of this sprawling city, and the first neighbourhood you hit should be Downtown.

Gritty and gentrified, full of soaring skyscrapers and Skid Row warehouses, a hot restaurant district and home to the swanky Walt Disney Concert Hall, DTLA is having a moment, and this is an intriguing time to visit.

Join Pól Ó Conghaile in our video to find out why!

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