Downtown Open House

la.jpgWondering what life downtown is really like? Well, it ain’t the Palisades, but it does have its charms.

But one of the problems for outsiders is that things can seem a bit hidden—if you don’t know exactly where you are headed, you’re likely to wind up at Skid Row rather than that chic little art gallery you were searching for. Which is probably one of the reasons that the area is hosting an open house the weekend of June 6-8.

Hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and loft will all be open for self-guided public tours, with lots of specials and special events. Check out the website for all the details, and for free registration. In addition to printing out a map of all the places you want to hit, you can also get a pass for $6 parking for the entire weekend (The garage at 7th and Fig is also offering 3 free hours of parking, according to the site). also points out that the same weekend is the Dwell on Design Conference for those who love all things modern. It is also hosting an urban living open house of downtown places on Saturday and Sunday. Check out details at the website.