Olvera Street is the oldest street in Los Angeles and a great place to spend the afternoon with the family, if you want my opinion. We took the Metro Link into Union Station and walked across the street to enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of Olvera Street. Olvera Street has a bunch a little kiosks with Mexican hand-crafts and knick-nacks, and it’s a great place for authentic Mexican food. Plus, it’s one of those Los Angeles landmarks that you have to visit if you are here.
I always love walking through the Avila Adobe, too. Tours are free and the adobe has the distinction of being the oldest standing residence in Los Angeles. Built by Francisco Avila in 1818, it is brimming with charm and functionality. My kids loved that the adobe walls are 2 1/2-3 feet thick. I’m pretty sure that if I were alive in 1818 in Los Angeles, this is the house I’d want to live in.
The nice thing about Olvera Street is that it’s small, it’s outdoors for the most part, and it can be experienced in a few hours. I’m pretty sure that’s why my kids liked it. It didn’t seem heavy on the history, or time.
What are some of the places that everyone should visit when they are in your area?
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