Metro: What’s Your Perfect Staycation?

civiccenter.jpgMetro Board Chair Pam O’Connor will host a “live” internet chat today at noon to discuss high gas prices and the latest recession buzzword: Staycations!

With gas prices spiraling out of control and ridership up on Metro Rail, the MTA is wisely capitalizing on the increasing trend of Americans to take vacations in their home cities. Staycations eliminate the need for gassing up the car or paying those irksome new baggage fees with the airlines. In a city like L.A., there’s a ton of things to see and do. Some of it is even free.

Here is your challenge: Plan a mini staycation within walking distance of ONE METRO STATION, be it bus or rail.

Example: Civic Center Station, Downtown Los Angeles, June 26-29

  • Stay at the Omni Hotel
  • Thurs. June 26 – A Chorus Line at the Ahmanson Theatre ($30 and up)
  • Fri. June 27 – Dance Downtown, with Swing featuring The Jonathan Stout Orchestra at the Music Center Plaza (FREE)
  • Sat. June 28 – Angel City Drive-In showing Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 4th & Broadway (Walk-ups & bike-ins welcome, $10)
  • During the day visit Historic Broadway Theaters, Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Bradbury Building, Los Angeles City Hall, Grand Central Market, the Jewelry District, Santee Alley, and the birthplace of the most diverse city in the world.
  • When you’re tired of walking, stop by Bar 107 for a goblet of beer.

That’s just one small example. Let us know your idea for a staycation near a Metro stop in your hood.

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4 Replies to “Metro: What’s Your Perfect Staycation?”

  1. ditto what doran said. Lame.
    We opted to change our vacation plans this summer. No road trip to CO. We are going to go to Palm Springs a couple of times.

    Using same car as when we went to CO 3 years ago so no change there. The gas bill to Palm Springs and back will be the SAME as it was to go to Vail and back. Sad testament to the wild increases isn’t it?

  2. “Staycation.” Rhymes with placation.
    In any case, I think I will take the Red Line to 1 Gateway Plaza and camp in Metro CEO Roger Snoble’s mustache. It has nice shade, it is is large enough to spread out my 6’3″ frame and there is bound to be food at my bedside.

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