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Wilshire Boulevard

The “Miracle Mile” and “Museu

Location: Los Angeles, United States, North America

Best time to visit: year round

Website: http://www.curatingthecity.org/

What to do and what to see:

Wilshire Boulevard in metro Los Angeles is sixteen miles of quintessential American commerce. From Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, this district is one of the busiest in the city running from downtown L.A. to the beach. The “Miracle Mile,” sometimes called “America's Champs-Élysées,” is located here, replete with commercial high rises, hotels, museums and theaters. The “Museum Row” portion of Wilshire Boulevard includes Petersen Automotive Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art among other notable attractions. MacArthur Park, made famous by Donna Summer’s 1978 disco hit, is bisected by the boulevard and includes a small lake, a soccer field, amphitheatre and children’s playground. Automobile traffic is notoriously congested in this area of the city, and travelers are encouraged to utilize alternate methods of transportation such as the city bus or subway. Notably declining in appeal in the last decade, current city-led revitalization efforts are underway.

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