The Historic Core is a region in Downtown, Los Angeles, California, located between Hill Street, Los Angeles Street, Third Street, and Olympic Boulevard. This area, as its name suggests, is a historic neighborhood, featuring many landmark buildings, and theatres, with architecture unique to historical southern California. The renovated theaters and buildings in the area attract Los Angeles residents for special events, premiers and parties as well as tourists. There are many one-of-a-kind restaurants, eateries and cafes in the area, which are a destination for locals, tourists and neighboring Los Angeles residents. Many historic buildings have been converted into loft apartments, and this very central location has become more popular in recent years as redevelopment and rediscovery of this one of a kind neighbourhood has taken place.
There are specialty pet stores in the area, as well as groomers and veterinary services that can be accessed in adjacent neighborhoods for area pet owners. Local eating establishments with patios may allow dogs on their outdoor seating areas, check with restaurants to see if your furry friend can join you for refreshments or a bite outdoors. Because the Los Angeles area weather is hot and sunny year around, enjoying walking in the area and outdoor eating are rarely hampered by bad weather, so enjoy!
This historic area has a long history, and the landscape is very well developed. The area features lots of high rises, and multi-story buildings, and is adjacent to downtown Los Angeles. Although there is plenty of concrete and pavement in this well developed neighborhood, some traditional mature trees and landscaping are tucked in along roadways and between buildings, providing some shade and greenery to the area. Many older commercial buildings have been converted into desirable loft apartments and residential buildings in the area have unique architectural features. There is also a thriving theater and arts scene in this neighborhood. Redevelopment of commercial space to residential has brought more residents back to this historic neighborhood. Unique Art Deco architecture is exhibited by buildings like the Eastern Columbia Building and the Orpheum Theatre. There are plenty of commercial services in the area intermixed with multi-story residential buildings and modern and historic architecture, which makes for an interesting mix of sights and sounds to experience in this central neighborhood.
The Spring Street park is a small park located in the Historic Core that features walking paths, benches, trees with shady spots, and playground equipment. Dogs should be kept leashed in the park. The Pershing Square Park is another small park, located on the northwest corner of the neighborhood that features a stage and amphitheatre and a seasonal ice rink. This park host events and features public artworks by a landscape architect. Beaches and natural areas in northern Los Angeles can be accessed by Historic Core residents by vehicle. Natural areas in the Santa Monica Mountains feature miles of hilly landscape, lakes, rocky outcrops, greenways and trails to explore with your adventurous pooch. Several beaches along the west coast allow dogs on leash, and their are many off leash dog parks throughout the area that allow off leash play for Los Angeles canines, that residents and their dogs can travel to for some free play.