In a city known for its stiff parking rates, it was refreshing to learn that L.A. LIVE, the town’s primo sports and entertainment venue, will be providing free parking to visitors between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. during weekdays in August and September of this year. The announcement which arrived today, July 28, by press release, explained that the more than 20 dining establishments will validate tickets obtained in the Olympic East or Olympic West parking garages. All you need to do is park you car and take your ticket to the restaurant of your choice and have it stamped.
L.A. LIVE houses an eclectic assortment of local, regional and national dining venues such as Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill, Rosa Mexicano, The Farm of Beverly Hills, Yard House, Katsuya, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Rock'N Fish, Lawry's Carvery, Tom’s Urban, Smashburger, Live Basil Pizza, Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge, LA Market, Red Mango and Starbucks.
The promotion is bound to get more people from outside the downtown area to visit L.A. LIVE especially for those of us who hate paying high parking fees. The normal two-hour parking rate at Olympic East or West is $5 with each additional half-hour or fraction thereof another $5 with a maximum of $25. So it’s quite a savings.
The L.A. LIVE district is also home to the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles and a JW Marriott, as well as Staples Center, Nokia Theatre, Regal Cinemas, the Grammy Museum and more. For more information about this exciting program please visit: http://www.lalive.com/visitor-center/parking.
L.A Live Backstory
L.A. LIVE's opened on October 18, 2007 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, a 7,100 seat concert and awards show venue. Then in late 2008 came Club Nokia (a 2,300 person venue), the Conga Room, Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge, The GRAMMY Museum® and 2,000 more parking spaces. Restaurants and a 14-screen Regal Cinemas were added in 2009. Then in early 201 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Los Angeles, the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE and The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE debuted.
L.A. LIVE is located in downtown Los Angeles, at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., across from STAPLES Center, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street.