Southern California public transit

Despite its reputation, Southern California does have some public transit. Immediately below is the way to get on the Metro system and move to downtown LA. From there, bus, light rail and traditional rail can take you many places. Below the general directions are the websites for individual attractions with their directions on using public transit.

From the Long Beach Hilton, take a left out the front door onto Ocean Avenue. Then walk two blocks to Pacific and take a left. The Blue Line Metro Station is at 498 Pacific Avenue, just a couple of blocks up. There is a kiosk to purchase train fare. The Blue Line train takes you all the way to the 7th St./Metro station. From there, it is a short walk to the Red Line station where you can take the subway to Union Station. From Union Station, you can go to a number of different places.

Long Beach Hilton
701 West Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90831-3102
Phone: 562-983-3400

The website for the Metro system is

There is a trip planner on the Metro site. You put in your starting point and where you want to go and the Metro site will provide directions for you.

Places to see and their directions for public transit:

1313 South Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: 714-781-4565
Transportation info:

Universal Studios
1000 Universal Center Drive
Universal City, CA 91608
Phone: 800-864-8377
Transportation info:

Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
Phone: 714-220-5200
Transportation info:

Magic Mountain Six Flags
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
Phone: 661-255-4100
Transportation info:

Farmer’s Market
6333 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323-933-9211
Transportation info: (this is a general site, they direct you to the Metro system site mentioned above)

Olvera Street
El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Park
845 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-625-7074
Transportation info: (across the street from Union Station, which is accessible from the Red, Purple and Gold Metro lines).

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3939 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone: 213-747-7111
Transportation info: (use the Metro system site to find bus line connection you will need to get there).

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre/Hollywood
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323-461-3331
Transportation info: (the Metro Red Line runs right down Hollywood Blvd. in front of the theater. The Hollywood/Highland station is a block away).

City of Beverly Hills
455 North Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-285-1000
Transportation info: (this will require a bus ride from downtown after the Metro system from Long Beach).

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