Are you up for a trip down to Olvera Street? In case you have never heard of this little street, it is located in the oldest part of Los Angeles and is also known as "La Placita Olvera" to the city's Spanish speakers. In the early 1800s this area was the heart of the Mexican community and today it is a colorful marketplace.

Today it is the home to many vendors selling a variety of goods that reflect this city's rich Mexican heritage.
You can find piƱatas, candy, beautiful leather goods, from purses to the huaraches you see below.

If you make a trip to LA, this is a great place to stop for a great lunch. I love visiting places rich in history and this one is right in my back yard. It is in downtown LA and from here you can bounce to Chinatown or to Hollywood. The 101 is waiting for you!