Let's do a walk around downtown LA and see some of the places that were profiled by Huell Howser!
This walk is about getting exercise while exploring places that have been profiled by Huell Howser.
This is NOT a guided tour, where historical information about every building is given. So questions like; "When was this building built? or Who was the architect?" are best answered by Google.
Sights and Buildings on the Walk
Roughly the order and list of places we will see during the walk.
Little Toyko- 442nd Memorial and Ellison Onizuka/Challenger Memorial.
Coles-the inventor of the French Dip sandwich.
Grand Central Market
Angel's Flight-We will take stairs up or you can ride the railway cars up Bunker Hill for 50 cents.
Philippe-The copy cats of the French Dip sandwich
San Antonio Winery
Main Street Bridge
1st Street Bridge
Route- About a 7 mile loop.
Pace Moderate pace. But as always, it is your responsibility to keep pace with the group. If you are unable to keep pace, you are on your own to get back to the starting point.
We will spend some time at each building/site.
Walk will be about 5-6 hours. Easy bailout points, either by walking or public transportation, so you can leave when you want.
Meeting Time: Please arrive at the Little Tokyo Gold Line Station by 10am. Walk will start promptly by 10:15am.
Little Tokyo Gold Line Station
1st and Alameda
Los Angeles 90012
Nearby paid lots run about $5 & up for the entire day.
Do not park at the meters because of time limits.
You may consider taking the Gold Line train. Many Metro stations have free on site parking-though the Little Tokyo Station is NOT one of them. Go to Metro's site for more information or to plan your trip.
To use Metro, a new TAP card policy has been implemented. They no longer sell paper passes. You will need to buy a TAP card for $1 AND then add the cost of the fare onto the TAP card. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted. Tap card can be reused.
If you need to take two train lines (Red, Purple or Blue) to get to the Little Tokyo Station, you should buy an all day pass which is $5 PLUS the $1 TAP card.
A $1.50 one way pass plus $1 for TAP card=$2.50. All day pass runs $5 plus $1 for the TAP card=$6.00.
More details about the walk to follow.