Destination Discounts Weekly Picks

Sure, riding Metro saves you from the stress of traffic, reduces your environmental impact and lowers your monthly transportation costs – but did you know it also entitles you to a bunch of great deals around L.A.? That’s what Destination Discounts is all about – and The Source is here to make sure you don’t miss out.  Every week we’ll highlight our favorite deals from Metro’s local partners – destinations, sporting events, concerts, museums, theme parks, shops and more – and provide all the info you need to take advantage of these offers.

L.A. Red Carpet Summer

This summer, LA is rolling out the red carpet and the savings are all yours!  Go to and then Go Metro to a variety of special event, dining and lodging offers that make staying close to home an attractive alternative this summer.

$8 off General Admission with A Second Day Free to Universal Studios Hollywood [add to Google Calendar]
Go behind-the-scenes on the world-famous Studio Tour for an insider’s peek at sets from your favorite movies and TV shows, including the sets from ABCs hit series Desperate Housewives, The War of the Worlds, and the The Fast and the Furious: Extreme Close-Up.
Dates: Through December 31, 2010
Discount: $8 off general admission plus a second day free.
Restrictions: Offer ONLY available online at Cannot be combined with any other certificate or offer.
How to get it: Visit
Where: 1000 Universal City Plaza
Nearby Rail: Red Line Universal City Station

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Mummies of the WorldSave $2 at Mummies of the World
The largest traveling exhibition ever assembled of mummies and related artifacts, Mummies of the World features 150 real human and animal mummies and objects from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt in a collection that has never before been seen.
Discount: $2 off adult admission
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card at the box office or buy tickets online at and use promotional code “MUMMIES” to save $2 on adult admission.
Where: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Grand Station (1.9 miles away, transfer to Metro Line 40, 42 0r 81)
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Martin Luther King Jr/Hoover (40, 42); Martin Luther King Jr/Figueroa (81, 200); Martin Luther King Jr/Vermont (204, 740, 754); Figueroa/Exposition (1o2, 442, 445, Silver Line)


Restaurant Santa CeciliaBuy 3 Tacos, Get 1 Free at Restaurant Santa Cecilia
Enjoy the fresh taste of authentic Mexican cuisine at Restaurant Santa Cecilia in Boyle Heights. With no printed menu, you have to ask what is on hand. Of course there are always tortas, tacos, burritos, and caldos (soups), but the other dishes change slightly from day to day. Be sure to try the down-home cooked dishes, similar to what you might find in a neighborhood restaurant in Mexico, they are too good to pass up.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: Get one free taco with the purchase of three tacos.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card to the cashier.
Where: 1707 Pleasant Ave.
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Mariachi Plaza Station