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How to Spend The Perfect Saturday In South Park, LA
April 14, 2017

How to Spend The Perfect Saturday In South Park, LA

Are you working for the weekend? Sometimes the daily grind can keep you busy and make it difficult for you to get to all the things you want to do. If you’re like us, you long for the freedom and excitement of a saturday in DTLA.  At WREN Apartments, we’re all about providing the ultimate experience of life in DTLA, which is why we chose to build our luxury apartments in South Park, LA.

So, if you’re wondering what to do this weekend, we’ve got some great ideas! Here’s WREN’s game plan for an awesome Saturday in South Park, LA!

Start With Breakfast

Start With Breakfast

You’ll want to start your day off right with a good breakfast. These are the best places for a morning pick-me-up.

We’ve mentioned them before , but it bears repeating! Located on Flower Street, Faith & Flower has an impressive raw bar, along with inventive breakfast dishes and delectable sweets. As a tribute to the revival of downtown, it’s a cool mixture of 1920s and modern day style.

If you’ve heard of Uncle John’s in South Park, LA, it may be because they were featured on the BuzzFeed show “Worth It”. People from all around come to this spot to gobble up the steak and eggs, which come with a delicious side of fried rice – a different, yet delicious take on breakfast.

If you’re more of a grab-and-go breakfast person, Market Café is your place. Basically, you pick up a tray and serve yourself. They charge by the weight versus per food item, so you can try multiple dishes without spending an arm and a leg, and it’s all incredibly delicious and wholesome.

Take a Trip Through the Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market is a historic location within South Park, LA. In 1917, it opened as a farmer’s market for Los Angeles’s Victorian elite. Today, there is 30,000 square feet of establishments showcasing Californian food and products.

Take Care of Some Errands


If you have errands to run, don’t worry – you can still take care of some business while you’re out enjoying the fun stuff in DTLA.

Grocery Shopping Near Wren Apartments

This is a family-owned grocery store that focuses only on providing healthy, pesticide free food. Every day, they offer up more than 10,000 products from local sources.

Ralphs in South Park, LA is a part of a larger grocery store chain, but that doesn’t mean they skimp on quality. Also, if you use their rewards card, you’re contributing to many local nonprofit organizations.

This self-proclaimed “healthy mini market”, has numerous pre-made meals to choose from, and everything is organic and nutritious.

Laundry & Dry Cleaning

Art’s has a great reputation – it’s almost as if they have a fan club. No matter the size of the job, Art’s can handle it at an affordable price.

You’ll have the choice of full-service of self-service laundry at Sloan’s. A real plus if you don’t like strangers handling your delicates.

Of course, if you live at  WREN in South Park, LA a stop at the cleaners won’t be required! Our DTLA apartments have onsite laundry so say goodbye to a saturday spent at the laundromat!

Grab Some Lunch

Some Lunch

This is an ideal place for a quick bite. It’s a small burger and sandwich joint that is easy to miss, so make sure to seek it out on 11th Street, between Hill and Olive.

Less than 15 minutes from WREN Apartments, Manuela is an open-concept restaurant with plenty of space to appreciate the locally-sourced food. They also grow their own vegetables, fruits and herbs!

If you’re a fan of Taiwanese food, you must pay a visit to BaoHaus, the brainchild of the world-famous chef and celebrity Eddie Huang. Just remember – the steamed buns here are legendary.

Spend Some Time Outside

Some Time Outside

It’s the weekend in South Park, LA – you absolutely have to check out the parks! There’s no better place to be on a beautiful day in DTLA!

Grand Park sits between City Hall and The Music Center. It’s 12 acres of gorgeous open spaces and greenery. The various events that are held almost every day are a celebration of the vibrant and diverse culture of Los Angeles.

Since 1911, Pershing Square has been more than just a park. Located in the heart of downtown, the Square serves as a gathering space for the community. Here, you can experience chess tournaments, art shows, concerts and various kids’ activities.

Once again, if you live at WREN, you’re privy to some extra special features of our apartment community, which includes our own private park and greenspace, the perfect spot for hanging with your pooch and catching some rays!

Get Some Culture in South Park, LA

Some Culture in South Park, LA

Get to know DTLA by visiting LA’s new contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue. Around 2,000 art pieces fill the 120,000 square foot building. Take a leisurely stroll through the two floors of exhibition space and appreciate some of the world’s most famous contemporary pieces.

Round It Off With a Bite, a Drink and a View of the City

Perch’s bites

Sit back, relax and savor cocktails while taking in the 360-degree view of DTLA’s skyline. Perch’s bites and style are an homage to classic French bistros. To get the night going, just head up to the 16th floor of the Pershing Square Building.

This is a popular spot for people who live in South Park, LA. Outside of the amazing views of downtown skyscrapers, The Rooftop combines class and comfort with an outdoor fireplace, shrub sculptures, a heated swimming pool, an astroturf deck, nightly DJs and more!

The 24th floor of The Ritz-Carlton offers drinks and Chinese dishes selected by Wolfgang Puck. WP 24’s panoramic views and modern décor are reminiscent of a New York atmosphere, but that doesn’t take away from a relaxed California attitude.

WREN Apartments put down its roots in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles. Here, you get to combine the culture and spirit of downtown with the elegance and convenience of our apartments in South Park, LA. From spacious floor plans to carefully curated amenities, every detail is meant to promote a balanced lifestyle. It’s all part of our Thoughtful Living philosophy.

 Come see what everyone is talking about! Contact WREN today!