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 Arts/Entertainment:
- Take a Metro ART Tour and save at Hollywood & Highland Center restaurants
- Save $10 on East West Players performances
This week in Family Friendly:
- Receive free gifts at Dia De Los Muertos Festival in Canoga Park
- Save $2 at Woodland Hills Ice, the San Fernando Valley’s outdoor ice rink
This week in Sustainability:
This week in Dining:
- Save 10% at Cafe Metropol
- Don’t forget to check out the other participating restaurants (there’s 20 of them!) offering discounts to Metro riders in our Destination Discounts Dining Map.
Details after the jump.
Take a Metro ART Tour and save at Hollywood & Highland Center restaurants
Join Metro for free docent-led tours every first Thursday and Saturday of each month and learn how the Metro Art Department commissions artists to incorporate art into a wide array of transportation projects throughout LA County. Then show your pass at participating Hollywood & Highland Center restaurants and save even more!
Dates: Thursday Nov. 4, 7pm and Saturday Nov. 6, 10am
Discount: You’ll receive a date-stamped Metro Art Tours badge that allows you to ride the entire Metro Rail system for free on the day of the tour. Also, show your pass at participating Hollywood & Highland Center restaurants and save even more!
How to get it: Meet at street level entrance to Hollywood/Highland Station.
Where: Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)
Save $10 on East West Players performances
East West Players produces outstanding works and educational programs that give voice to the Asian Pacific American experience. Now Showing: CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley and Directed by Leslie Ishi.
Dates: Nov. 4 – Dec. 5
Discount: $10 off single-ticket prices for regular performances.
Restrictions: Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 213.625.7000.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at Will Call.
Where: 120 Judge John Aiso St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Judge John Aiso/1st (30, 40, 42) Judge John Aiso/Temple (40, 42, 445)
Receive free gifts at Dia De Los Muertos Festival in Canoga Park
A festival paying respect and celebrating deceased loved ones – features live music, food booths, entertainment, and arts and crafts vendors.
Dates: Sunday Nov. 7, 10am-5pm
Discount: Receive a free raffle ticket, tote bag made of recycled material, discount coupon for the upcoming show at the West Valley Playhouse and another discount coupon for the Main Street Canoga Park Farmers’ Market.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the festival information booth.
Where: 21500 Sherman Way
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sherman Way/Canoga (163/363) Topanga Canyon/Sherman Way (150/240, 163/363, 244/245)
Save $2 at Woodland Hills Ice, the San Fernando Valley’s outdoor ice rink
This winter landscape features more than 7,000 square feet of real ice and is open daily from 10am – 10pm for recreational ice skating, birthday parties, private lessons, special events and more.
Dates: Nov. 5 – Feb. 6
Discount: Save $2 off admission.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the entrance.
Where: 6100 Topanga Canyon Bl.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Topanga Canyon/Oxnard (150/240, 164, 244/245, 645) Owensmouth/Erwin (161, 164, 165, 244/245, 645)
Receive one free hour of LAXCarShare rental when you ride Metro to cast your ballot on Election Day
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: Nov. 2
Discount: Receive one hour free when you ride Metro to cast your ballot on Election Day.
Restrictions: Valid only on 11/2/10Must use TAP card and already be a LAXCarShare Member.
How to get it: Enter Promotional code “Metro” at LAXCarShare.com.
Where: LAXCarShare has eight locations all served by Metro.
Save 10% at Cafe Metropol
Located in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown L.A., Cafe Metropol is an authentic European bistro featuring gourmet food, coffee and drinks. There are also live music performances every Friday and Saturday.
Discount: 10% off total bill
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to cashier.
Where: Arts District, 923 E. Third Street
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station