Metro Tour of DTLA...ride the light rail, see DTLA sites and lunch at Yang Chow

Scared to try the light rail system in LA or are you a rail expert?  Either way, here is a good opportunity to join us on a Metro Tour of Downtown Los Angeles! Yes, we will be riding the light rail trains and walking everywhere (walking will be minimal).  We will meet at street level of the Pershing Square stop of the Red Line.  We will tour the Grand Central Market (filled with many grocery items and eateries you don't find in our South Bay neighborhoods), the Bradbury Building (with its elaborate ironwork - the site of many television shows and movies), ride the Angels Flight (if it is running) and then jump back on the train and head to Chinatown for lunch at Yang Chow's (Slippery Shrimp - yum).

 We want to meet at the Metro Red Line Pershing Square - North Exit at 9:45 am.  To do that we have two group leaders; Ray who will lead a group from the Marine Station in Redondo Beach (Green Line), and Nina who will be leading a group from the Willow Station in Long Beach (Blue Line).  Ray will be at the El Segundo Station (at El Segundo and Nash) at 8:15 am and will leave on the first train after 8:30 am.  This is a change from our original plan, which I will explain later.  Nina will meet her group at the Willow Station at 8:30 am and leave on the first train after 8:45 am.  Be prepared to get to your starting point a few minutes early to find parking and to purchase an all-day pass (we may be on as many as six trains and the all day pass is the best deal) on your TAP card (just $5.00).  For those who do not have a TAP card, you will need an additional $1.00 to purchase one.  I have three extra TAP cards which I will loan to the first three people I meet up with at the El Segundo Station.

Note:  there are no restrooms in the train stations or on the trains, so remember this when taking in your morning Joe.  Also, dining at Yang Chow will be family style.  I really do not want to squabble over the bill, so it will be divided evenly by the number of people attending.  If you order alcohol, you will need to contribute more.  Please bring cash (small bills preferred).

Contact numbers will be provided to those attending via email.

 Bring comfy shoes, cash for food and snacks, and...... your curiosity.

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  • Ray S

    We were a small group but had a great time together.

    June 15

  • Nina P.

    great way to spend a Saturday. Lots of new stuff to do, see, or taste and fun peeps went.

    June 14

  • Rachel

    Uh oh, came down with a sore throat! Sorry Nina see you at the next event!

    June 13

  • Mandy

    Sorry I was very much looking forward to meeting up but I have a family function that was changed to tomorrow and I won't be able to make it.

    June 13

  • Gigi

    There was no option to add a plus one on RSVP . Is it possible to add a plus one? Thank you

    June 1

    • Ray S

      Gigi: we have had a couple of cancellations, so yes, you may bring someone. Please let me know if you will be doing so and at which station you will be coming to.

      June 12

    • Ray S

      I have changed the RSVP to allow one guest

      June 12

  • suzanne g.

    Sorry I had to change my RSVP but family changed Fathers Day plans. Hope you do this event again.

    June 10

  • rachel

    Hi I will be at LB Station, cu there Nina!

    June 10

  • Pat R.

    My grandaughter is graduating from University of Santa Barbara on that day, otherwise, I would loved to have gone.

    June 8

  • Reena K. S.

    Hello Ray
    Firstly, thanks Ray for giving me a slot that opened; unfortunately, I have had last minute plans to go to Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver with two high school friends. I will be out of town June 10 till June 18. I am really going to miss this great adventure. Thank you and sorry for the hassle.


    1 · May 11

  • Ray S

    Dianna: we have two people on the wait list and in all fairness they are entitled to the next opening. We are over a month away and a lot happens in that time. If Reena and Johnni get on the trip due to two cancellations, then I will let you bring your friend. It's only fair.

    May 2

  • Dianna

    I would like to add an extra person. Is that possible?

    May 2

  • Reena K. S.

    I am excited as I have not taken the Metro Light Rail as yet....Group fun!


    May 1

  • Dianne T.

    this sounds like a lot of fun and some good food.. am still considering the idea!

    May 1

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