United offers nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles.
Omni Hotel & Resort
251 S. Olive St.
Downtown luxury, close to the Red Line. Rooms from $189.
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Stylish, service-oriented and close to the Red Line. Rooms from $201.
1160 Vermont Ave.
Comfortable, and close to the Red Line. Rooms from $89.
704 S. Alvarado St.
Still the best pastrami in the world. Entrees from $13.50.
Philippe The Original
1001 N. Alameda St.
A landmark with great French dip sandwiches. Cash only. From $5.
Pete’s Cafe & Bar
400 S. Main St.
Downtown, with a great vibe and wonderful food. Entrees from $12.
800 N. Alameda St.
Excellent food inside Union Station. Entrees from $14.
Ride the Red Line from North Hollywood (NoHo) to Union Station. There are ticket machines at every station. First buy a TAP card, which looks like a credit card and costs $1. The machine prompts you to add value to the card. For $5, you can purchase an all-day ticket ($1.80 for seniors.) It’s worth getting an all-day ticket if you’re going to use the Red Line as a multi-site art gallery.