Starting the Countdown – DARPA Launch Challenge Competitors' Day

Meeting Venue, Directions and Transportation


LA Grand Hotel Downtown
California Ballroom
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Valet parking is available for $15 day parking or $44 overnight.

Driving Directions

Driving from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):

17 miles / 35 minute drive
Take the 105 East to the 110 North. Exit at 6th Street off-ramp. Turn left on Figueroa Street.

Driving from Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR):

17 miles / 35 minute drive
Travel southwest and turn onto West Empire Avenue. Travel 0.9 mile and turn left onto North Buena Vista Street. Travel 0.4 mile and take the third right onto North San Fernando Boulevard. Travel 0.5 mile and take the ramp on the left onto Interstate 5 South. Travel 9.5 miles to exit 137B for CA-110 South/Pasadena Freeway toward Los Angeles. Exit Wilshire Blvd. off-ramp to 6th Street. Turn left on Figueroa Street.


Walking Directions from the 7th Street / Metro Center Station on the Expo, Long Beach, Hollywood, or Wilshire Lines:

0.5 miles / 12 minute walk
Exit the metro station and head northeast on S Flower Street toward Wilshire Blvd. Turn left on 6th Street. Turn right on Figueroa Street. Walk 0.3 miles. The hotel will be on your left.