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Downey is a city of 111,000 in the Gateway Cities of Los Angeles County.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Downey is located at the intersection of Lakewood (CA-19) and Firestone (CA-42) Boulevards. The Stonewood Center (see "Buy" below) is on the northeast quadrant of the intersection.

By air[edit]

The closest airport to Downey is the Long Beach Airport just 8.5 miles south on Lakewood Boulevard.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Downey History Center, 12540 S. Rives Avenue, +1 562 862-2777, [1]. W, Th, 3rd Sa each month: 10AM-2PM.  edit
  • World's Oldest McDonalds (Historic Speedee McDonald's), 10207 Lakewood Boulevard, +1 562 622-9248. This is the oldest currently standing McDonald's fast food store. The original 60 foot high sign is also still standing. Both are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  edit
  • Downey Museum of Art, 10419 S. Rives Avenue, +1 562 861-0419, [2]. W: 4PM-7PM; Th-F: 1PM-5PM; Sa: 1PM-5PM. The permanent collection emphasizes the artwork of Southern California.  edit
  • Close to You and Only Just Begun, 8388 5th Street. Karen and Richard Carpenter used to own these two apartment buildings located across from each other.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Downey Civic Theatre, 8435 Firestone Boulevard, +1 562 861-8211 (fax: +1 562 861-8214), [3].  edit
  • Downey Symphony, +1 562 403-2944 (), [4]. $10-$35.  edit The symphony presents four concerts each season, three concerts at the Downey Civic Theatre and one free concert in Furman Park.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Stonewood Center, (on the northeast quadrant of the Lakewood/Firestone intersection), [5]. Anchored by JCPenney, Kohl's, Macy's, Macy's Home Store, and Sears.  edit

  • Downey Landing (located on southeast quadrant of Lakewood/Stewart & Gray) Major retailers include: Best Buy, Old Navy, Marshall's, Bally Total Fitness, Bed, Bath & Beyond, DSW Shoe Warehouse, PetSmart, Pier 1 Imports, Ross Dress for Less, Staples, and Verizon Wireless.

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Drink[edit][add listing]

  • anarchy libary. at one time was a venue for the local and nation punk scene  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Embassy Suites Los Angeles - Downey, 8425 Firestone Boulevard, +1 562 861-1900 (fax: +1 562 923-5847), [6]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 12PM.  edit
  • American Inn - Downey Hotel, 12644 Lakewood Blvd, 562-861-7278, [7]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11AM. Features 20 smoking and non-smoking King and Double Queen rooms.  edit
  • Studio Inn & Suites - Downey Hotels, 12340 Lakewood Blvd, 562-923-5511, [8]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11AM.  edit
  • Days Inn Downey, 11102 Lakewood Blvd., 562-861-0931, [9].  edit
  • The Regency Inn - Downey, 9050 E. Imperial Hwy, 562-861-6014 (fax: 562-861-6109), [10]. Offers a swimming pool, comfortable accommodations, and is walking distance to many local restaurants.  edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through Downey
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