Downtown Los Angeles, aka DTLA, is one of the most active regions in Greater Los Angeles. Packed with tons of museums, eateries, and events, there is always something new to do in DTLA. This autumn is no different!
Here are a few exciting things to do with your troop, family, or with friends.
Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month
¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Or, Happy Hispanic Heritage Month, also now referred to as Latinx Heritage Month!
September 15 – October 15 is a nationally dedicated time to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latinx and Hispanic communities in the United States. Los Angeles is home to more than 4.5 million Latinx people, which means that Latinx culture is all around us! This fall, we encourage all members of GSGLA to immerse themselves into the rich Latinx culture of Los Angeles, by visiting local museums, attending cultural events, and much more.
Here are some activities happening in DTLA:
- Experience Latinx culture at Fiestas Patrias at Olvera Street
- Visit Latinx-owned bookstores, Mija Books and Libros Schmibros
- Check out the exhibits at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Spot the Giant GSGLA Billboard
First on our list is driving or walking by GSGLA’s massive new billboard! Located on The Reef in the heart of DTLA, between the 10 and 110 freeways and within view of LA Live and the Crypto.com Arena you can see this three-sided, wrap-around digital promotion from miles away. Each side measures 55 feet high and 736 feet wide, making it the world’s largest (out-of-home) digital billboard.
To make this billboard spotting more fun, we encourage you to take a selfie with the billboard while driving by (passengers only!) or posing in front of it if you’re visiting by foot. The billboard rotates with other ads throughout the day and appears for 10 seconds at a time so there are lots of opportunities. Then, share your photo on Instagram, tagging @girlscoutsla for a chance to have your picture featured on GSGLA social channels!
📍 GSGLA Billboard Location: 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Visit a Free Museum
There are more than 20 museums in Downtown Los Angeles! How many have you been to?
If your answer was anything less than 20, then it’s time to visit a DTLA museum. The best part is, a good majority of these local museums are free, including:
GSGLA Bonus Tip: Did you know that you have access to explore L.A. with your Los Angeles Public Library Card? Your card gives you access to some of Los Angeles’ best museums and attractions for free or at a reduced cost, including the Grammy Museum and The Craft Contemporary in DTLA. Visit Discover & Go to learn more and start exploring.
Check Out a New Book at L.A. Central Library
Speaking of library cards, nothing says “fall” quite like cozying up with a delightful book and sipping on some warm tea or hot cocoa. The Los Angeles Central Library is the perfect place for finding a good book for your fall reading list.
Not only is the Central Library filled with rich history and iconic architecture, but it is also a paradise for book lovers. Thousands of classics and new titles are available and ready for you to check out today.
The Central Library also offers a ton of great programs that will help you engage with your community. For teens, they offer Teen’Scape Tea Time Tuesdays, Virtual Film Discussions, and even a Gardening Club. The opportunities at the Central Library are endless.