The Walt Disney Concert Hall is an architectural icon of Los Angeles. Designed by Santa Monica based architect Frank Gehry, it is quite the site. While the exterior is striking with its reflective titanium panels, the interior space is an absolute stunner. But, to see the theater at the heart of this complex, you have to purchase a ticket to one of its concerts. What you don't need a ticket for, though, is this secret hidden rooftop garden!
See more from an afternoon spent exploring this secret spot:
Open to the public, this hidden gem can be found after a walking up a short flight of stairs on the east side of the building. Once on the second floor, you are met with a beautiful garden filled with endless trees and plants along with the occasional sculpture, like this tiled rose artwork.
What I find quite humorous about this little secret spot on LA's museum row is that next door is the Broad Museum. I have spoken quite a bit about my love of this museum, but, without tickets, the line to get in can be upwards of 3-4 hours. I walked past a large line of people wrapped around the Broad trying to get into see the art. Little did people know that just across the street up a flight of stairs sits this peaceful spot in the city that is just as deserving of their time.
Make sure to check out this garden the next time you are in downtown LA!