LA has loads of wonderful things: sunshine, movie stars, art, music, theater, but above all those, one of the things we love the best is the people. People from all over the world. We’ve got Olvera Street, Chinatown, Little Ethiopia and more. And we’ve got the only place outside of Korea where you can find Norebangs (karaoke rooms), da-wool-jongs (pavilions), Gogigui (traditional Korean barbeques) and amazing spas on every corner. Located in the heart of the Mid-Wilshire community, Koreatown encompasses 2.7 miles of the most densely populated area in LA. K-town is a fabulously kid-friendly place (well, maybe not the spas – those are for Mommy’s day off), and we’ve selected seven super locations that will give your family the perfect taste and feel for this vibrant community.
Korean Cultural Center
The Korean Cultural Center is an excellent place to start, even though it is technically still located in the Miracle Mile. Here you can learn about the basics of Korean culture and history before setting out on your adventure. Be sure to visit their website for a full list of upcoming classes and events. There's always something going on; right now, you can get your Gagnam style on at the K-Pop exhibit.
Did we miss your favorite K-town spots? Let us know. Also, we’d love to know other neighborhoods you like to explore…
Photo credits: Star5112 via Creative Commons, Korean Cultural Center, Korean Pavilion, Tom n Toms Coffee via facebook, Boba Time via facebook, Navin 75 via Creative Commons and jlkwak via Creative Commons.