Walt Disney Concert Hall
- Type: Entertainment and Nightlife, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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This Frank Gehry-designed concert hall has helped revive downtown Los Angeles, which was once dominated by mundane office buildings and lackluster nightlife options. Now, nightlife and culture burgeon in the area, and the concert hall is at the forefront. The curvaceous, stainless steel exterior is worth a visit alone, but so is a performance of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which holds most of its concerts at the hall. (For ticket and price information, visit the Philharmonic's website.)
But you don't have to invest in concert tickets to experience this performance venue: You can follow a docent-led tour or a self-guided audio tour of the exterior and interior (though the actual concert auditorium is off-limits). Guided and audio tours are both free and are offered several times a day. For a full tour schedule, visit The Music Center's website. While some travelers found the tour dull, others left awestruck. If you're interested in architecture — or simply want to see another side of Los Angeles — a visit to the hall is highly recommended.
You'll find the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, a few blocks northwest of the Civic Center/Grand Center metro station on the red and purple lines. There is parking available underneath the venue, and there are also additional parking garages nearby.
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