Downtown Los Angeles is a vibrant hub of activity, and you can sample many of its most innovative and exciting offerings within one city block. Visit The Bloc, an open-air destination located along 7th Street in the heart of Downtown LA, to experience the city’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment options. For your safety they have installed social distancing protocols and require facial coverings. Forgot yours? Don’t fret, disposable facial coverings and mini hand sanitizers are available at their Concierge… #genius
Now that we feel safe, let’s help you get the most out of your socially distanced visit. We’ve compiled a “Must Do” list featuring the Best of DTLA.
Unwind at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles
Check into the Sheraton Grand on Friday evening for a weekend staycation — or treat yourself to a longer visit. The hotel, located inside The Bloc, recently underwent a $75 million redesign. The luxurious accommodations, modern décor, and scenic views provide an inviting retreat. Visit the hotel’s signature restaurant, DISTRICT, on the 3rd floor deck to dine on sustainably-grown eats and sip superior cocktails.
Stop by These Inspiring Selfie Spots
You’ll have plenty of ready-made opportunities to brighten up your social media feed. Pose with colorful and uplifting murals featuring the work of WRDSMTH, Antigirl, Colette Miller, Robert Vargas and other artists. #theblocla
Hatch a Plan to Visit HATCH
Make dinner reservations at HATCH Yakitori + Bar while you’re downtown. This modern Izakaya-style restaurant serves new takes on classic dishes, with a creative menu featuring yakitori, a fresh raw bar, and signature bento boxes. Highlights include the avo tuna toast, the black karaage chicken, and the varied selection of skewers. In addition to specialty cocktails, Hatch offers an impressive list of sake and rare Japanese whiskies.
Design Your Own Movie Night
The Alamo Drafthouse at The Bloc is temporarily closed, but they haven’t stopped showing movies — they’re just doing it online. Take advantage of streaming access to a curated collection of films through Alamo on Demand. Every movie featured here is recommended by a member of the Drafthouse team, and they’ve compiled a diverse and intriguing list.
Start the Day Right
If you’re craving a healthy breakfast during your stay, nothing beats an acai bowl from Qwench. Cool, nourishing, and packed with fresh ingredients, an acai bowl is a tasty beginning to a great summer day.
Shop Premium Retailers
Whether you’re hoping to rejuvenate your wardrobe, step up your personal style, or pick out a meaningful gift, you’re in the right place at The Bloc. Among the shopping options, you’ll find a flagship Macys with three levels, Uniqlo’s Japanese-influenced clothing and accessories, Paper Source’s creative paper and gifts, and Jewelry Pavilion’s elegant fine jewelry and watches.
Take a Break to Caffeinate
An iced coffee or tea is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Stop by Starbucks on the Plaza level to sit in the shade in one of downtown’s only grassy areas to do some socially distanced people-watching. Relax with your drink, and absorb the energy of The Bloc’s captivating community with fresh tunes daily.
Celebrate Your Love
One last “Must Do” for your list: Commemorate your visit with a photo in front of the “Blocs of Love” mural in The Bloc’s main courtyard. Los Angeles artist Matt Smiley created this artwork as a way to share love, so it’s the ideal spot to celebrate your feelings for someone special, your love for the city of Los Angeles—or both.
Now through August 31, 2020 you can enter-to-win a $1,000 shopping spree to The Bloc. Yes, you heard us right! Stop by, safely capture your fave cocktail, street art, culinary or fashion experience and post on IG with #bestofdtla and @theblocla for a chance to win. Full contest rules, theblocla.com.
The Bloc has increased sanitation of public spaces throughout the property and encourages all members of the community to follow steps consistent with the latest advice from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and local health officials to assist in mitigating the spread of coronavirus.
Questions? Connect with The Bloc Concierge at 213-454-4926 or email@example.com. Spread Love. Not Germs