About La Brea, CA

La Brea Avenue is a prominent north/south thoroughfare in Los Angeles. Several museums are located along La Brea, and it is known for having many stores and eateries.

La Brea Avenue begins as a continuation of Hawthorne Boulevard north of Century Boulevard in Inglewood. La Brea passes north through Windsor Hills, Baldwin Hills, and Ladera Heights. It passes directly through the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Further north, La Brea passes the Fairfax District, the Mid City District, Park La Brea, and Hancock Park. "La Brea" is Spanish for "the tar", a reference to the La Brea Tar Pits.

La Brea near Wilshire is home to Museum Row, including landmarks such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the La Brea Tar Pits, and the George C. Page Museum. La Brea north of Wilshire Boulevard and south of Melrose Avenue is filled with trendy designer boutiques, antique stores… Excerpted from Wikipedia

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