Destination Discount: Save on tickets to the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl on a warm summer night. Photo by Chloe Rodriguez/Metro.

The Hollywood Bowl on a warm summer night. Photo by Chloe Rodriguez/Metro.

The Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with the atmosphere, ambience and activity of summer. You can listen to great music ranging from classical to jazz to rock and enjoy a delicious picnic with a loved one. This season, artists such as Yoyo Ma, Diana Ross, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vampire Weekend, and The xx will take the stage to play concerts under the stars.

Sounds like a great night, right? But there’s only one problem: parking. Instead of paying for parking, ride the Metro Red Line to the Hollywood/Highland Station and take a free shuttle to the concert.

Not only that, Metro is offering a 20% discount on most Tuesday and Thursday classical concerts all summer. Just show your valid TAP card at the box office or enter code METRO2013 when purchasing tickets online. The exclusive discount is part of Metro’s Destination Discounts program. Go Metro to participating locations and events and you’ll save on admission, get discounts on meals, and receive free gifts.

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2 replies

  1. Better yet, instead of the bus from the Highland station, why not take the Red Line directly to the Hollywood Bowl? The Red Line runs directly under the Bowl. Oops, one little problem, no station at the Bowl. Solution, build one!

  2. @Merritt

    It actually doesn’t run under the Bowl… Even at Hollywood/Highland, it’s already west of the Bowl, then extends west a bit further before turning towards Universal.

    It was originally planned to be much closer to the Bowl, but that was based on the original route that had the Red Line extending further west down Wilshire before heading north and then back west through Hollywood.

    Once the route was changed to go up Vermont and east down Hollywood Blvd. to a stop at Hollywood/Highland, the subway was no longer in position for a stop at the Bowl.

    There were plenty of other issues, such as it being forecast to have the lowest ridership of any station on the system (and then having to deal with a major crush of people at event times).

    For a GREAT history of the Hollywood Bowl station idea, see the Metro Library post here:

    http://metroprimaryresources.info/future-stations-of-the-past-whatever-happened-to-early-plans-for-a-metro-rail-stop-at-the-hollywood-bowl/1697/