Los Angeles

Accommodation:

  • Hollywood International Hostel

Transport:

  • All transit rates start at a base fare of $1.75A Metro Day Pass costs $7 and a 7-Day Pass costs $25
  • On the Metro Rail and the Metro Orange Line, single-ride fares, passes and stored value must be loaded on a Metro TAP card
  • There are six lines, including two rapid transit subway lines (the Red and Purple lines) and four light rail lines (the Blue, Green, Gold and Expo lines) The Metro Expo Line (light rail) provides service that connects the Westside to Downtown LA, Hollywood, South Bay, and Long Beach
  • The Metro Red Line (subway) provides service through Downtown LA, the Mid-Wilshire area, Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley
  • The Metro Gold Line (light rail) runs between Pasadena and East LA, connecting with the Red and Purple Lines at Union Station
  • The Metro Local bus (painted orange) makes frequent stops along major streets throughout the city
  • Six quick bus routes (DASH) through Downtown depart every five to 15 minutes between 5.50am and 6.00pm on weekdays
  • A free shuttle bus connects LAX with the Metro Rail Green Line light rail
  • The LAX FlyAway bus service provides frequent non-stop transportation between LAX and several locations throughout the city

Things to see:

  • Santa Monica Pier and Beach
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • TCL Chinese Theatre
  • The Getty
  • Zuma Beach
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Rodeo Drive
  • Beverly Hills
  • Paramount Pictures Studios
  • Universal Studios
  • Venice Beach
  • Malibu

Tips:

  • Download the Go Metro Los Angeles mobile app to help you get around the city
  • To visit the iconic Hollywood sign by car, take Highland Ave north past the Hollywood Bowl and turn onto Cahuenga Blvd which parallels US Highway 101. When you arrive at Mulholland Drive, go uphill.
  • Both the Griffith Observatory and park are free to enter. The observatory shuts at 10.00pm. The easiest way to get to Griffith Observatory is by taking the DASH Observatory/Los Feliz bus from the Vermont/Sunset Metro Red Line station

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