Destination Discounts Weekly Picks

Long Beach Derby Dolls

Check out the girls of the Long Beach Derby Dolls this Friday. Go Metro and save $5!

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Save $1-$2 at the Gourmet Music Carnival at L.A. State Historic Park
The Gourmet Music Carnival will feature some of the best music you will hear in one place, along with between 40-60 gourmet food trucks and up to 230 of L.A.’s best handmades, vintage and crafters. Plus an awesome Kids Area.
Dates: August 21, 11am-7pm
Discount: $1 off admission at the event, $2 off admission for advance tickets.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the entrance – or – buy your tickets in advance at and use the code metro21 to receive $2 off tickets.
WhereLos Angeles Historic State Park
Nearby Metro Rail
Gold Line Chinatown Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsAlameda/College (76)

Save 10% on merchandise at the Long Beach Funk Festival
Eight funk bands ranging from legendary artists to newer up-and-coming bands. Checkout the solar power stages, art, vendors, dancers, kid’s zone, and more.
Dates: August 20, 1-11pm
Discount: 10% off festival merchandise
Offer does not include individual band’s merchandise.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the festival merchandise booth.
Where: Downtown Long Beach
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Transit Mall Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Long Beach Transit Mall (60, 232)

Catch a Metro dining discount at Hollywood & Highland Center and a free jazz concert
This entertainment center neighbors Madame Tussauds, Disney’s El Capitan Theatre, the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, and is home to the renowned Kodak Theatre, Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, The Highlands Hollywood nightclub, Lucky Strikes Lanes, Spa Luce, popular shops, gourmet and casual dining, and endless entertainment opportunities. Check out theWine, Jazz & Moonlight concert series.
Dates: Wine, Jazz & Moonlight every Tuesday at 7pm through August 31
Discount: Various discounts at the following locations: The Grill on HollywoodKoji’s Sushi & Shabu ShabuKelly’s Coffee & Fudge FactoryThe Wine Bar Café
WhereHollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro RailRed Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)


Save $3 at GRAMMY Museum’s Bob Marley, Messenger
Housed on the Museum’s second floor, the exhibit focues on Bob Marley as a private, spiritual man, as a powerful performer who used his lyrics to give a voice to the disenfranchised and as a legend who has inspired legions of fans in the 30 years since his death. Bringing together more than 40 diverse artifacts, rare photographs and more, the exhibit features items from the private collection of the Marley family.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: $3 off any adult admission
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card at the GRAMMY Museum Box Office.
Where800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Metro RailBlue Line Pico StationRed/Purple Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
Figueroa/Pico (81, 442, 445, 460, 701, 721, Silver Line), Olympic/Figueroa (28, 728)


Save $5 on Advanced Purchase Tickets to The Long Beach Roller Derby, Next Game: August 19
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:  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

Save 50% of tickets to Los Angeles Sparks at Staples Center
It’s women’s basketball season so bring the family to see Kristi Toliver and Ticha Penicheiro as they battle for the win in the league’s most exciting games. Once you go to a game, you’ll be a Sparks fan too!
Dates: through September 10th.
Discount: Receive a 50% discount for L.A. Sparks tickets.
Restrictions: This promotion is good for tickets between $10 and $55 face value at the box office.  Discounted tickets are subject to availability.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro Pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the STAPLES Center box office.
Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St.
Nearby Metro RailBlue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsFigueroa/Pico (81, 442, 445, 460, 701, 721, Silver Line), Olympic/Figueroa (28, 728)


Save 15% off food at all three Big Wangs locations
Big Wangs is the ultimate fun sports bar in Los Angeles that fills all of your eating, drinking, and entertainment needs. Our mind-blowing homemade food and unbelievably cheap drink prices keep you coming back for more and more. With all three of our locations conveniently located along a Metro line, its easy to get to your new favorite place to watch a game, shoot some pool, hit up the jukebox and relax with great food and drinks.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: 15% off food bill.
Restrictions: Exclusive of any other offer.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card
THREE Metro Accesible Locations!

Save 10% off at Rush Snack Bar
Offering Fresh Juices, Salads, Sandwiches, Pastries, Coffee, Tea, ($1 Menu – Chips, Candy, Water, Soda). Open Mon-Sat 7am-7pm.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: 10% off purchase
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card
Where:7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro RailRed/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsFlower/7th (51/52/352, 60, 439, 442, 450, 460, 760, Silver Line)

Save 10%-15% of on food in California Plaza during Grand Performances
Spend your summer weekends at California Plaza in Downtown LA and take part in Grand Performances’ free concerts for an interesting mix of musicians, dancers and storytellers.
: through September 25
Discount: Metro Rail ticket  to Receive 10% off your meal (excludes alcohol) at the California Pizza Kitchen in the Well Fargo Center (555 S. Hope Street) across the street from California Plaza on any Grand Performance show date. Or receive 15% off your meal atStarry Kitchen at California Plaza on any Grand Performances show date.
Restrictions: Offer good only on Grand Performance show dates. Alcoholic beverages excluded.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card.
Where:350 S. Grand Ave
Nearby Metro RailRed/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsGrand/3rd (14/37, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 96, 442, 485, 487/489, 770, Metro Silver Line)