Metrolink Weekends - Daycations - Los Angeles

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    Los Angeles

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    A Kaleidoscope of Fame, Glitter, and Fun

    Your gateway to LA adventure is the iconic Union Station. From here, walk or take LA Metro to see and savor the sights of this world-famous city. Bonus: Use your Metrolink ticket for connecting rides on the LA Metro.

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    The Best of Los Angeles

    Make the most of your visit with our carefully curated ideas. Watch for exclusive deals courtesy of our Metrolink partners – just show your Metrolink ticket. Enjoy like a tourist. Act like a local.

  • Day Trips

    Charming Chinatown

    There's so much to enjoy in this cool corner of LA. Dim sum. Curio shops. Galleries. Markets. Or simply the temple.

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    Historic Olvera Street

    Discover the birthplace of Los Angeles and tour several museums that chronicle the area’s rich history.

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    Dramatic Downtown

    Explore some of Downtown LA’s essential landmarks and most photographed hot spots with this easy walking tour.

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    San Antonio Winery

    San Antonio Winery is LA’s original urban winery located in Downtown Los Angeles, a hidden gem and historical landmark operating in the same community where it was founded in 1917. Stop for wine tastings, winery tours or a meal at onsite Maddalena Restaurant.

    From station: 14 minutes via LADOT DASH Lincoln Heights/Chinatown bus (service runs every 30 min on weekends).
    Olvera Street

    The birthplace of Los Angeles features 27 historic buildings and a traditional Mexican-style plaza with excellent food and shopping.

    From station: 5 minute walk
    10% off at Oliverita’s Village, vibrant Mexican clothing & retail

    Look for famous Instagrammable sites like the Dragon gate while strolling through souvenir shops and stopping for excellent dim sum.

    From station: 10 minute walk or take LA Metro Gold Line one stop

    Immerse yourself in movie magic as you stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    From station: Two stops on the LA Metro Red Line to Hollywood & Highland
    El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

    Fascinating collection of free, small museums and cultural activities for all ages includes Our Lady of the Angels Church, a nature center, and Chinese and Italian museums.

    From station: 5 minute walk
    Disney Concert Hall

    The official home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, this LA landmark features a striking stainless-steel exterior and warm-wood interior. Free audio tours available.

    From station: Take the LA Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center Station
    Angels Flight Railway

    Enjoy a quick ride up a steep hill in an historic tram that appears in many movies. Grab lunch at the nearby Grand Central Market.

    From station: Take the LA Metro Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square
    Guinness World Records Museum

    From the great to the gross, see the best of the best in pop culture, sports, space, technology, animals, natural phenomena and, of course, the limits of human potential.

    From station: Two stops on the LA Metro Red Line to Hollywood & Highland
    Hollywood Wax Museum

    Come face to (wax)face with your favorite stars at the most popular attraction in Hollywood.

    From station: Two stops on the LA Metro Red Line to Hollywood & Highland
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    Philippe The Original

    Home of the French Dip sandwich, this iconic spot is excellent for breakfast and lunch. Come hungry.

    From station: 5 minute walk
    Deal: 10% off your food purchase
    Homegirl Café and Bakery

    Farm-to-table eatery made famous by Father Greg Boyle serves fresh food with Mexican flair.

    From station: 10 minute walk or take the LA Metro Gold Line
    Imperial Western Beer Company

    Wonderfully atmospheric place to grab a drink or some food in the Art Deco splendor of Union Station.

    From station: In the station
    Pie Hole

    Perfect stop for sweet & savory pie when out and about in Hollywood.

    Deal: 10% off food (not whole pies)
    LA Golondrina Mexican Café

    Delicious food in historic Olvera Street.

    From station: 5 minute walk
    Ocean Seafood Restaurant

    More than 100 kinds of dim sum plus Chinese specialties. Closed 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

    From station: 10 minute walk
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  • Connections

    From Orange County, Metrolink takes you to LA Union Station. From there, you can travel all over LA – Chinatown, Hollywood, even Pasadena and Burbank—via the LA Metro subway or bus systems. Your Metrolink ticket gives you free access to these LA Metro systems including LADOT DASH.

  • Good to Know Before You Go

    • Driving in Los Angeles is difficult, and parking is expensive. Take the train.

    • Union Station is a great place to meet friends traveling from other areas to join you for your daycation.

    • Be sure to check the last train departure time for your ride home

    • Have kids? On weekends, kids up to 17 years old ride free! On weekdays, kids 5 years old and under ride free and those ages 6 and up, including adults, ride all day for only $15 with the new Summer Pass (Memorial Day to Labor Day only)

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