The history of Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile, named for its sudden car-driven rise to prominence, dates back to far before the advent of the automobile. Wilshire Boulevard was once a migration route for prehistoric mammoths and a dirt path for Spanish rancheros before becoming the modern thoroughfare it is today. These days, it’s best known as L.A.’s Museum Row and an increasingly pedestrian-friendly neighborhood—Metro service is slated to reach the area in 2023.
The museum-filled business district more or less encompasses a block in each direction along Wilshire Boulevard, between Fairfax and Highland avenues. You’ll find a mix of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architecture alongside glassy high-rises. Discover the best Miracle Mile has to offer with the area’s best museums, restaurants, bars, shops and more.