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 Retail:

This week in Family Friendly:

This week in Sports:

This week in Travel/Sustainability:

This week in Dining:

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Destination Discount promotions:

Details after the jump.

Retail

Receive 15% off any purchase at Al’s Discount Furniture
Over 45 Years in Business  Al will save you money…Guaranteed!Al’s Discount Furniture is a family owned and operated, full-service retail furniture and mattress business.  We provide quality name brand furniture for every room in the house. Our knowledgeable and experienced sales people will gladly help design a corner sofa or find just the right table, lamp or accessory. After being around for 45 years, if we don’t have it, we will make every effort to find it for you! Dates: Ongoing
Discount: 15% off any purchase
Restrictions: Not applicable with any other discount offered.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card.
Where: 4900 Lankershim Blvd.
Nearby Metro  Rail: Red Line North Hollywood Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line North Hollywood Station, Lankershim/La Maida (156/656, 224)

Family Friendly

Save $3 at the Los Angeles Zoo, visit the Earth Day Expo
Join the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens and K-EARTH101 FM for two-days of festivities that will include recycled crafts, information booths, and K-EARTH DJs. All activities are free to GLAZA members and with paid Zoo admission.
Dates: Ongoing. Earth Day Expo is April 9-10, 10am-4pm.
Discount: $3 off adult admission and $2 off child admission
Restrictions: Not valid with any other offer.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the LA Zoo Ticket Booth.
Where: Griffith Park, 5333 Zoo Drive
Nearby Bus Stops: Western Heritage/Los Angeles Zoo‎ (96)

Save $2 off adult admission and $1 off child admission at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: $2 off adult admission (adult admission $23.95) and $1 off child’s admission ($11.95, ages 3-11).
Restrictions: Limit four discounts. Not valid with any other offer. Not valid at off-site sales locations. No cash value. Prices subject to change. Aquarium closed during the Long Beach Grand Prix and December 25. Valid through 12/31/10.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office.
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station

Sports

Free ice skate rental at Toyota Sports Center
Come ice skate, play hockey and celebrate special events at the Toyota Sports Center, the official training center of the Los Angeles Kings and Lakers, as well as Olympic Champion Figure Skater, Evan Lysacek. Admission is $7 for children and $8 for adults.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: Free ice skate rental (value of $3.50)
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card at the box office.
Where: 555 N. Nash Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Green Line El Segundo Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Nash/Grand (232, 626)

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

Get 20% off Entire Bill at Homegirl Café
Experience the distinctive service and delicious Latina flavors of Homegirl Café, located off the Metro Gold Line Chinatown Station. A perfect dining destination for the family, choose from a variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch and Saturday brunch. Homegirl Café, a product of Homeboy Industries, assists at-risk and formerly gang-involved women to become positive and contributing members of the community through job placement, training and education.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: 20% off entire meal
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to your server.
Where: 130 Bruno St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Chinatown Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Chinatown (45), Alameda/College (76), Main/College (76)