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Ride the Rails to Hollywood

By Jo Anne Disney

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Los Angeles –

Enjoy spending more time with your family without the hassles of traffic and trying to find convenient parking. Try a Metro Day Pass and ride the rails for only $5 per person (children under 5 can travel free – 2 to each fare-paying adult and prices are subject to change).

This week’s adventure again starts off at the Sierra Madre Villa Station. Board the Metro Gold Line for an enjoyable ride. Exit at Union Station and walk a short distance to board the Metro Red Line, which is all underground and the perfect opportunity to spend quality time talking and planning the day’s activities with your family.

Exit at the Hollywood/Highland Station and walk through the station onto Hollywood Blvd. for the start of the day’s adventures. Begin by walking the Hollywood Walk of Fame and look for your favorite star. Compare your hand & foot prints to those of famous movie stars at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, which first opened in 1927.

As you walk along the street you will see many sites, among them Madame Tussauds Hollywood, the Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood Entertainment Museum, Hollywood History Museum, just to name a few. And, if you have the time, catch a Disney movie at the infamous El Capitan Theatre.

If you’re starting to get hungry, there are many places to choose from. Check out Hamburger Hamlet and maybe spot a movie star or grab a nearby hotdog at a local stand. But, if you want something fancier, you can tour the Hollywood & Highland mall where you can see the Dolby Theatre, (formerly the Kodak Theatre), the home of the Academy Awards, as well as visit over 60 shops and restaurants.  The choice is yours. Don’t forget to check out the pillars by the Dolby that have plaques dedicated to all of the Oscar winning movies!

After lunch, take a walk and simply enjoy the excitement of being in Hollywood.  Look for that special souvenir.

As the day winds down, head back to Metro station for the pleasant trip home.  A great adventure to make lasting memories for the entire family.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Ride the Rails to Hollywood