California Plaza

California Plaza
Ride a century-old funicular railway to a sunny courtyard with cafés and picnic lawns. Attend one of the events in its summertime open-air concert series.

During your Los Angeles vacation, visit California Plaza and Angels Flight Railway, a historical and entertainment attraction in the lively Bunker Hill district. Enjoy a journey on one of the world’s shortest railway lines. Gaze at the gleaming glass-paneled skyscrapers of downtown from a stylish courtyard plaza. Attend outdoor shows by local bands, singer-songwriters and street performers.

The Angels Flight Railway takes riders on a 298-foot-long (91-meter) trip from Hill Street to a platform at the edge of California Plaza. Sit in one of the famous orange and black cars just as millions of tourists and office workers have done since operations began in 1901. Snap photos of an attraction that has featured in La La Land and Perry Mason and is mentioned in the Four Tops song L.A. (My Town).

Disembark at the railway’s upper level and admire its Beaux Arts-style and castle-like station building. To the rear of the station is the California Plaza public space and live entertainment venue. Delight in alfresco dining at cafés, set up a picnic on the lush green lawns or relax in the sunshine from the sun deck. Look up at One California Plaza, Two California Plaza and Bank of America Building skyscrapers that dominate the skyline.

From June to mid August the plaza is the location for free outdoor concerts and cultural events. Discover the talents of dance groups, music acts and theater companies from the Los Angeles region. The diverse program includes everything from Brazilian capoeira performers to marching bands, orchestras and poets.

Find both attractions in the southeastern corner of the Bunker Hill district. Pershing Square subway station is a 1-minute walk away. Close by are the Bradbury Building and Grand Central Market.

California Plaza and Angels Flight Railway are open daily. There is a fee to ride the funicular railway. Outside of its operating hours, travel between the railway’s upper and lower stations via a staircase.

Top 10 Hotels Near California Plaza

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
4 out of 5
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90071
The price is RM747 per night from 3 Oct to 4 Oct
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
3.7/5 Good! (2,685 reviews)
"Would definitely stay again! Very nice and clean"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM1,248 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,098 reviews)
"Excellent, impeccable service and amenities."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2022

citizenM Los Angeles Downtown
citizenM Los Angeles Downtown
4 out of 5
361 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM784 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Los Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Popular attractions Crypto.com Arena and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (475 reviews)
"Spotless, amazing, very quiet room, the lobby was so nice and relaxed. Love it."

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2022

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Freehand Los Angeles
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4 out of 5
416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA, 90014
Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
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4 out of 5
506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90071
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90017
citizenM Los Angeles Downtown
citizenM Los Angeles Downtown
4 out of 5
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The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles
4 out of 5
404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA, 90071
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
4.5 out of 5
251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Kawada Hotel
Kawada Hotel
3 out of 5
200 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Level Los Angeles Downtown - South Olive
Level Los Angeles Downtown - South Olive
4.5 out of 5
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown
4 out of 5
120 S Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
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