My favorite way to explore the City of Los Angeles is by Metro Rail. With a day pass of $5, I am able to have a fun day without worrying about being stuck in traffic and paying for parking. I always recommend this adventure to visitors from out-of-town.
I usually start my journey from the Orange Line. It is a bus and there is not much to see along the way. North Hollywoodstation is the beginning (or the end) of Metro Red Line. This is where the excitement begins. There are Universal Studio and Universal CityWalk, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) along the way. The final stop is Union Station. Taking the Gold Line from Union Station, one can go to Little Tokyo, Chinatown, and Pasadena. To attend trade shows, I take the Blue Line from the Red Line and go to L.A. Convention Center or L.A. Mart.
L.A. is a fascinating city. I enjoy the mix of old and new. Metro has allowed me to be free from driving.
The Expo Line is now open! Check out the new Go Metro Map.