Despite its nomenclature as a traditional ethnic enclave, Koreatown is racially mixed and popular—particularly with younger folks—thanks to historic Art Deco buildings, an ideal central location, and The LINE Hotel, which is ground zero for all things cool (Pot Lobby Bar, Poketo, Commissary, Break Room 86), and co-owned by beloved L.A. chef, Roy Choi. You’ll find lively crowds enjoying the city’s best Korean barbecue at Park’s BBQ, singing karaoke at Brass Monkey, and taking in a headlining act at the historic Wiltern. If you really want to go local, spend the day at Wi Spa, a 24/7 facility with hot and cold baths, progressive sauna rooms, spa treatments, and the vigorous body scrub that removes layers of skin and leaves you feeling like a baby.
Along Wilshire Boulevard, the Robert F. Kennedy Inspiration Park pays tribute to the civil rights advocate. A steel cutout of a water ripple and a portrait of RFK surrounded by his own words mark the reflective space.