Eat and Explore Near UAII


We look forward to greeting you at our new location: 1453 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026!

Flanked by Echo Park, Elysian Park, Elysian Valley, Silver Lake and Chinatown, the area that surrounds UAII is a historic and diverse neighborhood where you’ll find everything from Dodger Stadium to Echo Park Lake, which reopened recently after a $45-million renovation.

Locals and visitors alike enjoy the Echo Park Library, paddle-boating around the lake, tennis at the Echo Park Tennis Courts, or partaking of the highly rated, diverse local eateries. Read on to find out more about Echo Park hidden gems, and discover an entirely different side of the neighborhood!


Accessible for All

We want to assure our growing UAII family that the new building is accessible for all members, regardless of physical limitations. There are ramps, handrails, a working elevator, and wide halls. Additionally, our restrooms accommodate individuals with disabilities.

We want to make sure that all of our members can utilize our facility successfully.


How To Get Here

Nestled between the Echo Park Branch Library to the south and the Echo Park Tennis Courts to the north, UAII is easy to reach by car or bus.

The #10 and #48 buses stop a short 3-5 minute walk from our building, at the Temple Street/Glendale Boulevard Bus Stop or the Temple Street/Douglas Street Bus Stop, using the Pico-Union/Echo Park bus loop. If you’re driving, we are just off the US 101 freeway at Exit 4A.

For more detailed public transportation and driving directions, click here for the Echo Park Branch Library interactive map.


Places to Eat

Photo Credit: Sage Vegan Bistro and Brewery

Within a half-mile of UAII, there are a number of restaurants to suit every occasion.

Here are a few favorites that are approximately a 10-15 minute walk from UAII:


  • The Park’s Finest: 1267 W Temple St.
  • El Rancho Market: 1468 W Temple St.
  • K Bakery: 1258 W Temple St.
  • HiFi Kitchen: 1667 Beverly Blvd.
  • Guisados: 1261 Sunset Blvd.
  • Tsubaki: 1356 Allison Ave.
  • Gra’ Pizzaria: 1524 Pizarro St.
  • Button Mash: 1391 Sunset Blvd.
  • The Park Restaurant: 1400 Sunset Blvd.
  • Ostrich Farm: 1525 Sunset Blvd.
  • Lassens Natural Grocery: 1631 Sunset Blvd.
  • Sage Vegan Bistro and Brewery: 1700 Sunset Blvd.


Things To Do

Echo Park Pedal Boat Rentals