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Adventures on the Gold Line


For Pasadena residents, getting out and about in LA usually means spending a considerable amount of time sitting on the 110 freeway, wishing you could just be there already. That’s where the Metro Rail Gold Line comes in. Keeping you connected with the heart of the Los Angeles, as well as the rest of LA’s expansive transit system. The Gold Line is Pasadena’s ticket to everything the city has to offer—and with a price of just 5 dollars per Day Pass, it’s a cheap ticket at that. From Pasadena to Chinatown to Downtown and all the way out to the beach, it all starts with the Gold Line. So if you’re looking to explore the city in an inexpensive and traffic-free way, here is a quick rundown of some of the best spots along the Gold Line and beyond:

Start by heading down just a few stops from Pasadena’s Lake Station to catch a ballgame at Dodger Stadium, or enjoy hours of outdoor fun at Elysian Park. A few more stops and you’re in the culinary wonderland that is Chinatown (which also happens to be an up and coming neighborhood for exciting underground art galleries and exhibitions). Just beyond Chinatown you’ll find Union Station, where all the Metro lines converge. From here, your choices are pretty much endless, but we recommend heading south from Union Station on the Red, Purple and Silver lines to Transitway Station. From there you’re just a few steps away from the breathtaking Exposition Park Rose Garden and the California Science Center. This stop also puts you right next to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles where their not-to-be-missed Summer Nights event is still in full swing. Stop by on select evenings throughout the summer for a night of great outdoor music, refreshing nature-inspired cocktails and tasty bites from a selection of local gourmet food trucks. And the best part: It’s completely free! (Although an RSVP is required).

This is just a small sample of where the LA Metro can take you, so we encourage you to beat the traffic and get out there yourself to explore this amazing city. LA is waiting!

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