If you are wanting to explore Los Angeles, head over to East Hollywood where you will find Little Armenia. While the population of Armenians has grown, Little Armenia was not officially recognized by East Hollywood until 2000. Over the years, this area has vibrantly grown and now even includes a festival that is held annually in late May or early June. The festival is to celebrate Armenia's independence. The festival is also free and open to the public and offers traditional Armenian food, live music, vendors and more. If you want to stay and visit for a few days, you can find hotels near Little Armenia, Los Angeles.
During the 1970s, there was an increasing influx of Armenian-Americans who were moving to the area as well as a large number of Armenian businesses and stores. This only increased throughout the decades and it was in 2000 that the area officially became known as Little Armenia. Little Armenia is also the home to Barnsdall Art Park. This park is actually home to the historic Hollyhock House, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built from 1919 to 1921.
Little Armenia is easily accessible by the public transportation system. It can be reached off the Red Line at the Hollywood/Western stop. If you want to learn more about the history of the Armenian people, be sure to stop by a beautiful mural that is located between Fountain and Santa Monica Blvd off of Vermont.