Explore a new slice of the Southland by riding the Gold Line to East Los Angeles, a route that debuted in 2009. Take the train to Libros Schmibros, a cozy used book store and lending library, or one of the area's many eateries. Check out this list of spots compiled by The Times: http://www.latimes.com/theguide/restaurants/la-fo-goldline11b-2009nov11,0,7465528.story.
Cost: $1.50 for train ticket
Contact info: http://www.metro.net/around/rail/gold-line/
Categories: Arts & Culture, Eating
Bonfire at Dockweiler State Beach
Grab supplies for s'mores and head to Dockweiler State Beach west of LAX airport. You'll hear the roar of planes overhead, but Dockweiler is one of the few Los Angeles County beaches that permit bonfires. Arrive early to stake out your pit.
Contact info: http://parks.ca.gov/?page_id=617
This 111-year-old funicular takes you up and down Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles. A ride takes about a minute, so while you're in the area, visit Grand Central Market, located across the street, or stroll through downtown's art galleries along Spring and Main between 3rd and 8th streets.
Cost: $.50 for one-way fare
Contact info: http://angelsflight.org/
Categories: Kids, Arts & Culture