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 Family Friendly:

This week in Sports:

This week in Arts/Entertainment:

This week in Dining:

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Destination Discount promotions:

Details after the jump.

Family Friendly

Get a Discount at Union Bagel on National Train Day
Enjoy free live entertainment, educational exhibits, kids’ activities, elaborate model train displays, plus tours of Amtrak equipment, commuter trains and notable private railroad cars.
Dates: Saturday, May 7, 11am-4pm
Discount: Get a $1.99 Deal or get 15% off at Union Bagel in Union Station.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card.
Where: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St. and Downtown, 512 W. 6th St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Union Station, Red/Purple Line Union StationGold Line Union Station; Downtown, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station


Save $5 on Advanced Purchase Tickets to The Long Beach Roller Derby, Next Game: May 13
The Long Beach Roller Derby returns to the “Roller Dome” at the Queen Mary for the 2011 season with an expanded league and new track. You won’t want to miss any of the adrenaline-packed matches as they go helmet to skate on their new banked track, weighing in at just over 11 tons. Last season was a sell-out so buy your tickets in advance.
Dates:  May 13, June 3, July 22, August 19, September 30, November 11, December 9
Discount:  Save $5.
Restrictions:  Tickets must be bought in advance from
How to get it:  Visit and use the promotional code METRO.
Where: The Derby Dome, 1126 Queensway
Nearby Metro RailBlue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station then take Long Beach Passport C to The Dome


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: Thursday May 5, 7pm and Saturday May 7, 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!
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)


Save 50% Off Select Beverages at BottleRock
Enjoy international cuisine that changes with the season at BottleRock, located in the Metropolitan Lofts in Downtown LA. With choices of cheeses, sandwiches, small plates and desserts, it’s the perfect dining experience to begin or end the night.
Dates: Ongoing.
Discount: Save 50% of select adult beverages.
Restrictions: Limited to select beverages.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card to your server.
Where: 1050 S Flower Street
Nearby Metro RailBlue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
Flower/11th (81, 442, 445, 460), Grand/11th (14/37, 38, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 96, 485)

2 replies

  1. Quick question; do the discounts apply to Metro employees using their company pass (badge)?

    • Francisca, I contacted the head of the Destination Discounts program and this is her response:

      Yes all of the Destination Discounts do apply to Metro employees with a Metro badge.

      Fred Camino
      Contributor, The Source