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.

This week in Museums:

This week in Travel/Sustainability:

This week in Dining:

Details after the jump.

Museums

Save $2 at Japanese American National Museum
Explore diversity and American democracy at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, located right off the Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo Station. The museum features colorful cultural and historical exhibitions, innovative programs, and an award-winning Museum Store.
Dates: Ongoing.
Discount: $2 off adult admission.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card.
Where369 East 1st St.
Nearby Metro RailGold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsJudge John Aiso/1st (30, 40/42)

Travel/Sustainability

Save 15% on LAXCarShare Application and Membership Fees
Reduce your carbon footprint with the help of LAXCarShare, a private carsharing company that provides LA residents with alternative transportation options. LAXCarShare offers vehicles for rent, where its members only pay to use, not to own. It’s as simple as join, reserve, drive and return.
Dates: through Dec. 31, 2011
Discount: Receive 15% off sign-up fees.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Enter Promotional code “Metro” at LAXCarShare.com.
Where: LAXCarShare has six locations all served by Metro.

Dining

Save 10% at Chado Tea Room
Located in the heart of Little Tokyo, Chado Tea Room offers more than 300 different types of specialty teas.
Dates: Ongoing.
Discount: 10% discount.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card to the cashier.
Where100 N. Central Ave.
Nearby Metro RailGold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsJudge John Aiso/1st (30, 40/42)

Get 15% off or take advantage of $1.99 deal at Union Bagel Cafe
Union Bagel Café is proud to serve fresh meals to local residents, commuters and thousands of travelers who pass through Union Station.
Dates: Ongoing.
Discount: Receive 15% off menu prices or “Buy a Bagel and a Small Coffee or Drink for only $1.99”.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card to the cashier.
Where: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St. and Downtown, 512 W. 6th St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Union Station, Red/Purple Line Union StationGold Line Union Station; Downtown, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station

Get $4 off East L.A. Food Tour for Melting Pot Tours
Go Metro and taste your way through the colorful culture of East LA with Melting Pot Food Tours’ newest adventure, LA Latin Spice Tour. You’ll taste glorious foods prepared from time-honored family recipes, see artistic contributions, hear heartwarming stories of courage and inspiration, and all combined with warmth and hospitality. Tastings include delicious and extraordinarily prepared food ranging from salsas, tamales, and pupusas and travel via the Metro Gold Line. This tour is on FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS only, and tours depart at 9am both days.
Dates: Ongoing.
Discount: Receive $4 off East L.A. Food Tour.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Order tickets at meltingpottours.com, and select special discounted ticket category for Metro riders.
Where: Tour meets in Downtown LA with exact location given upon ticket purchase.