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Farmers Market

This historic shopping complex attracts locals and tourists, who come to snack, browse and people-watch among the stalls.

The Los Angeles Farmers Market is a massive marketplace with more than 100 shops. Known for its friendly and festive atmosphere, the market is one of the city’s most popular attractions, drawing more than 3 million visitors annually. Despite its popularity, prices remain reasonable and the market retains a down-to-earth charm. Spot employees from the nearby CBS Television City complex and other Hollywood locals enjoying lunch or shopping for meats and produce.

The market was established in 1934 by a group of farmers who began selling produce from their trucks on the site. This informal market later moved into permanent buildings and today consists of dozens of shops and stalls connected by a network of passageways. Look for the distinct 10-story clock tower, which was built in the 1940s.

Although the market sells kitchenware, candles, souvenirs and other goods, most visitors come for the food. Browse the stalls selling fresh produce, cheeses, freshly pressed peanut butter and meats, in addition to ready-to-eat items like hot doughnuts, Louisiana-style gumbo and corned beef sandwiches. Snack while investigating wares in the stalls or head to one of the market’s fine dining venues for a complete meal.

Ride the green streetcar to the neighboring Grove at Farmers Market, a 575,000-square-foot (53,000-square-meter) retail and dining complex. A distinctive double-decker electric streetcar offers free rides between the two venues, taking passengers along a simulated main street. The Grove is a pleasantly kitschy complex, where the architectural inspirations range from Italian Renaissance to art deco. In addition to diverse restaurants and shops, the Grove has a 14-screen theater.

If you visit during summer, check out the music performances that take place every Friday night. Genres of performers range from Brazilian and Latin jazz to swing and world beat. The stage is on the west end of the market.

The Los Angeles Farmers Market is open daily, although the atmosphere is typically most exciting on weekends. Find the market a mile north of the La Brea Tar Pits. Use the on-site parking, available for a fee, or ride the metro to the Gilmore station.


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Lodging Near Farmers Market

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$146
Beverly Laurel Hotel

Beverly Laurel Hotel

8018 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
3.8
of 5, from 1,336 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of CBS Television City, The Grove, and Beverly Center Shopping Mall. Hollywood Walk of Fame and Universal Studios Hollywood® are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$209
Farmer's Daughter

Farmer's Daughter

115 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles
4.3
of 5, from 968 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Fairfax District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Farmers Market and The Grove. Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$259
Sofitel LA at Beverly Hills

Sofitel LA at Beverly Hills

8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
4.4
of 5, from 1,992 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This Los Angeles hotel is across from the upscale, 8-level Beverly Center mall; Sunset Strip is about 1 mile away—the hotel is ideally located for sightseeing and shopping.

$201
The Jeremy Hotel West Hollywood

The Jeremy Hotel West Hollywood

8490 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
4.4
of 5, from 108 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the Strip, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Madame Tussauds Hollywood, TCL Chinese Theatre, and Dolby Theater. Hollywood and Highland Center and The Grove are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Amazing 2B Townhouse With Garden

Amazing 2B Townhouse With Garden

6236 Colgate Ave, Los Angeles
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Los Angeles, this townhouse accommodation is within a 10-minute walk of The Grove and The Grove. Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$111
Rodeway Inn Los Angeles

Rodeway Inn Los Angeles

7721 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles
3.3
of 5, from 347 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Fairfax District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and The Grove. Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$105
Beverly Inn

Beverly Inn

7701 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles
2.9
of 5, from 344 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Fairfax District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and The Grove. Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$97
Park Plaza Lodge Hotel

Park Plaza Lodge Hotel

6001 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles
3.6
of 5, from 1,560 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Fairfax District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Grove and La Brea Tar Pits. TCL Chinese Theatre and Dolby Theater are also within 3 mi (5 km).