L.A. Adventures: Eclectic Day Trips by Metro Rail Through Los Angeles and Beyond

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LA Electric Travel, Mar 5, 2012 - Transportation - 278 pages
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You don't need a car to see the best of L.A., just a sense of adventure and curiosity. L.A. Adventures makes it easy and fun to discover Los Angeles in ways you never thought possible - by rail, by bike and by imagination. With fifteen easy to follow day trips for every budget and interest, plus three bike tours to get your blood moving, L.A. Adventures debunks the myth of Los Angeles as a must-have-a-car-city. From tourist icons to Japanese tacos, from Old Town Pasadena to the oldest occult shop in America, where they'll customize a magic spell for you, this guide takes you to the heart of L.A. and beyond. Along the way you'll uncover the city's best kept secrets. Did you know you can listen to the world's largest church organ for free? Get a traditional Asukari Korean body scrub at three in the morning? Or lunch on imaginative Mexican-fusion cuisine prepared by reformed gang members? L.A. Adventures takes you step-by-step from sunrise to sunset - what to see, where to eat and how to get there without burning a gallon of gas, or battling freeway traffic. Touring L.A. has never been easier. In this guide you'll find: 14 Day Trips that crisscross the L.A. Area including Hollywood, Pasadena & Long Beach 40 easy to follow color-coded walking and cycling maps Tourist landmarks and Off the Beaten Path Attractions Restaurants with vegan and vegetarian options Metro-convenient hotels listed by neighborhood Complete information on where to park near the metro stations How to get to and from L.A. area airports by rail Three bicycle Tours A bonus guide to L.A.'s most peaceful places Side bars that illuminate fascinating and forgotten aspects of L.A. culture and history

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About the author (2012)

Elisa Makunga is a mediator, travel writer, harpist and student of Tibetan Buddhism. Her work as a mediator and human relations specialist has taken her to every corner and ethnic neighborhood in Los Angeles County. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

David Madsen is a novelist, screenwriter, musician and traveler. His books include “Vodoun”, a novel set against the backdrop of Haitian politics and voodoo and “U.S.S.A.”, a speculative mystery set in Russia, which became a Book of the Month Club selection and was translated into several languages. He is the screenwriter of “Copycat”, the Warner Brothers thriller starring Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter. He is a fourth generation Californian and unrepentant Angeleno.

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