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 Arts/Entertainment:

This week in Museums:

This week in Travel/Sustainability:

This week in Dining:

Details after the jump.


Take a FREE 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: Saturday April 2, 10am and Thursday April 7, 7pm
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!
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Meet at street level entrance to Hollywood/Highland Station.
WhereHollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro RailRed Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)


Get $2 off admission to LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Downtown LA
Discover LA’s rich historical roots as LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (LA Plaza) opens April 16 in Downtown LA. Adjacent to the Olvera Street marketplace and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument where LA was founded in 1781, the Mexican American cultural center is housed within the newly renovated Vickrey-Brunswig Building and Plaza House on Main Street.
Dates: Ongoing.
Discount: $2 off adult admission.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card.
Where: 501 N Main St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Union StationGold Line Union Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Spring/Cesar Chavez (70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 83, 84/68, 96, 728, 770)


Save $5 off admission to Go Green Expo
See the latest “green” products for your home, office, health & beauty, pet, baby, car, and more. The Go Green Expo is the largest eco-friendly showcase in Los Angeles with hundreds of exhibits for consumers and businesses.
Dates: April 15-17
Discount: $5 off admission
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Purchase tickets in advance at and use the promotional code METRO.
Where: L.A. Convention Center, , 1201 S. Figueroa St.
Nearby Metro RailBlue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsVenice/Figueroa (33, 81, 442, 445, 460, 733) Pico/Figueroa(30, 81, 439, 442, 445, 730, Silver Line)

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
Where: LAXCarShare has six locations all served by Metro.


Get $1 off Mobile Feast Truckit Fest at Union Station
New monthly event located both inside and outside of historic Union Station near Downtown will feature food trucks, local designers and artisans, live bands and DJs. Stop by for some of the most notoriously delicious purveyors of street food including Komodo, Border Grill, Gourmet Genie, The Munchie Machine, Crepes Bonaparte, Barbie’s Q, Sweets Trucks and more.
Discount: $1 off admission
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the entrance booth
Where: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St.
Nearby Metro RailRed/Purple Line Union StationGold Line Union Station

3 replies

  1. Thanks Fred. One more minor correction.

    The first Saturday in April is the 2nd. You have it listed as the 3rd.

  2. Couple of things on the “weekly” Destination discounts:

    1) Need to change the dates on Free Art tours. They still reflect the March dates which have already passed.

    2)The LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (LA Plaza)
    which you correctly indicates opens April 16th. Seems kind of odd to add something that opens so far in the future to a weekly feature.

    3) Go green expo is 2 week out too! again seems kinda far for a weekly feature.

    • Dude,

      Thanks for catching the error on the Art Tours, I’ve fixed the dates. The other two are kind of “advance notice”… our Destination Discount partners want us to get the word out on these event so our readers can plan ahead. Will be posting again as the dates approach.

      Fred Camino
      Contributor, The Source