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 Sports:

This week in Family Friendly:

This week in Dining:

Details after the jump.

Sports

Receive Free Evaluation and 2 Weeks of Classes, 15% Off Gear at Xtreme Martial Arts
XMA martial arts classes form the foundation for life skills and leadership training programs. Unlike any other martial arts program, XMA is a non-violent, no-contact format where students progress through a White to Black Belt curriculum.
Dates:  Ongoing
Discount:  Free evaluation and two weeks of free XMA classes as well as 15% off gear.
Restrictions:  Discount applies to new students only.
How to get it:  Show your Metro Pass, Metro Rail Ticket or TAP Card.
Where5140 Lankershim Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line North Hollywood Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line North Hollywood Station, Magnolia/Lankershim (152/353, 156/656, 183, 224)

Family Friendly

Save $3 at the Los Angeles Zoo
Elephants of Asia is now open in the heart of the Zoo! The state-of-the-art habitat is the largest exhibit in the Zoo’s history, with over six acres of land that showcase the elephants and inform visitors about the challenges they face in the wild.
Dates: Ongoing
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

Save $2 off at Noah’s Ark at the Skirball
A permanent, award-winning children’s and family destination that is the talk of the town! Play, climb, build, explore, make believe, and make friends. Share in a timeless story—and together envision a better world.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: $2 off admission
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office.
Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sepulveda/Skirball Center (233, 761)

 

 

Dining

Save 15% at Maria’s Italian Kitchen
Enjoy the delicious taste of Italian classics and gluten free options, with servings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Be sure to save enough room for their homemade desserts!)
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: 15% off bill
Restrictions: Excludes alcoholic beverages.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to the server or cashier.
Where: Downtown, 615 S. Flower St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/Flower (20, 439, 445, 460,  487/489)