This weekend, I FINALLY got to visit The Broad in Los Angeles and so since it was the only day I was going out this spring break (boring life, I know), my sister decided to be designated driver and we went around town exploring a little as well. Even though we’re technically part of “Los Angeles,” it’s way different living in the satellite suburbs than actually being inside the city.
First off, The Broad is a museum for contemporary art located on Grand Avenue in DTLA next to the fancy schmancy Walt Disney Concert Hall. You guys probably know it from the hipster Instagram posts that all your friends put up while they’re there (I’m guilty myself).
- RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE: tickets are booked up to three months in advance (as of when this was posted), and you do not want to wait in the hot Californian sun-it may feel nice at first but soon you’re going to lose your appetite and be sweating all over.
- Ask the nice employees on the first floor to verify your parking ticket before you leave to get the $12 deal for parking.
- THE FIRST THING you should do upon entering is to get in line right inside the entry hall to get the tickets for the Infinity Room. That being said, when you book your ticket, try getting earlier times. I know, it sucks waking up early.
Reserve Tickets: ☆
Address and how to get there: The Broad, 221 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012; if you are not driving and arriving from LA Union Station, I recommend taking the either metro lines (Purple or Red) to Civic Center/Grand Park Station, walking down hill street and turning right onto 2nd Street.
After The Broad, my sister and I headed to Little Tokyo which has tons of good restaurants to eat at (and long lines). We parked at the Aiso Parking Lot which is right down the street from the Little Tokyo Mall and is $1/hour.
We went to a little ramen shop called Daikokuya which has AMAZING chashu (it melts yummm). We both ordered the Daikokuya combo with oyakodon (chicken and egg over rice) which was more than enough for us. Service was really quick and efficient!
- Wait time can be long as it is a really small space although we came in at 2pm on a Friday and got a ten minute wait time which was okay.
- CASH ONLY!
Address: 327 E 1st St Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles)
For dinner, we opted for a lighter tasting meal (we get full easily…can’t be foodies D:)in Koreatown and headed to Tofu and Noodles which has lots of traditional Korean noodle options. My sister and I really loved the hot tea (probably because we were exhausted from the heat) and we ordered a bowl of janchi guksu (Korean Festival Noodles) and a clam noodle soup.
- Good thing about Tofu and Noodles is that it has its own FREE parking lot, but its really small so come before the rush around 6pm.
Address: 3068 W 8th St Los Angeles, CA 90005 Koreatown, Wilshire Center