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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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    • Orange County Line

    • Inland Empire-Orange County Line

    • 91/Perris Valley Line

    • San Bernardino Line

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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.

  • FUN THINGS TO DO

    Olvera Street

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

    Walk from station: 5 minutes
    10% off at Oliverita’s Village, vibrant Mexican clothing & retail
    Chinatown

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

    Walk from station: 10 minutes or take LA Metro Gold Line one stop
    Hollywood

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

    Walk 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.

    Walk from station: 5 minutes
    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.

    Walk 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.

    Walk 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.

    Walk 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.

    Walk from station: Two stops on the LA Metro Red Line to Hollywood & Highland
    Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood

    Go onto the movie set with 125 celebs and save the day with Marvel super heroes. Photo ops with amazingly realistic wax figures!

    Walk from station: Two stops on the LA Metro Red Line to Hollywood & Highland
    Deal: 50% off tickets. Purchase this offer at madametussauds.com/Hollywood and enter webstore promo code: SUMMEROCTA. Up to 6 regular same day adult/child admissions. Not valid on advance and combo ticket purchase or with any other discounts. Restrictions may apply.

    GREAT PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

    Philippe The Original

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

    Walk from station: 5 minutes
    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.

    Walk from station: 10 minutes 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.

    Walk 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.

    Walk from station: 5 minutes
    Ocean Seafood Restaurant

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

    Walk from station: 10 minutes
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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.

  • 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

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