It’s Field Trip Friday to Olvera Street in Los Angeles, California. If you haven’t ever been to Olvera Street in downtown L.A., I would HIGHLY recommend it.
I am thrilled to share some of the highlights we had last week on a day trip with our family.
We took a train from the Santa Clarita Valley into L.A. Arriving at Union Station, we could hardly wait to see what was in store for us on such a lovely Winter day.
Olvera street is the first established street in Los Angeles. If you like architecture, history, great shopping, and GREAT food, then you will LOVE Olvera Street.
Everything is very well kept, clean and inviting. Locals and tourists alike are found here everyday.
The church on the end welcomes tourists to visit the beautiful details on the inside as well as the outside.
Walking from booth to booth is such a treat. There is anything from sarapes, sombreros, homemade mexican candy, blankets, string puppets, jewelry, T-shirts, wrestling masks, restaurants, etc…
The smell of aromatic Mexican food is weaving through the air at all times.
At night the street is filled with lights strung everywhere to add to the already beautiful atmosphere.
Growing up in Southern California, visiting Olvera Street was like a blast in the past for me.
Hubby and I stopped by here on the first day of our honeymoon.
We bought a taquito dinner at Cielito Lindo, just like we did 37+ years ago.
It was as delicious now as it was all those years ago!
Horchata is ALWAYS the drink of choice while eating this incredible meal. They make it fresh and it is DELISH!
I had 2 taquitos, a chili/cheese tamale with beans and cheese. Hubby had 2 taquitos and a chile relleno. Yes, we ate EVERY SINGLE BITE.
After spending a few hours at Olvera Street we took lots of family photos under this this gorgeous tree. And yes, we even bought frozen fruit ciciles from the yellow stand on the right. The choices were as numerous as fruits we eat.
Our son actually ate a Pico de Gallo pop. He said it was very refreshing, with a hint of spice. I didn’t try it. Not because I didn’t want to. It was because I filled up on pumpkin candy and tres leches macaroons. YUMMY!
Thanks for joining me for Field Trip Friday to Olvera Street.
What kind of field trip Friday are you going to take today?
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