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Proposed Los Angeles itinerary, almost exclusively without a car

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Am in the last stages of planning a trip to Los Angeles. Will be staying near the Allen Metro stop, and that is non-negotiable. Have already secured tickets for the two baseball games, the two studio tours, the Getty Villa visit, and the two Pasadena historic houses (Fenyes and Gamble). With the exception of one day (when driven by relatives who live in the area), will not have a car (also non-negotiable, cannot drive) and will be relying on the Metro, buses, and commuter rail.

Have posted this in significant detail, including Metro/bus/commuter rail specifics. Yes, I realize travel times are lengthy, but I'm okay with that.

A few observations:

--wanted to see the two presidential libraries in the area, both of which are challenging to reach without a car, especially in the same day. Have been to several other such places (Adams, Lincoln, Coolidge, Hoover, Truman, Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton) and wanted to include these. Hope also some day to visit those of FDR and LBJ.

--am not going to Universal. Research strongly suggests that the rides and studio tour involve a lot of jostling/jolting and/or IMAX type experiences, which won't work for me -- even the representative spoken with over the phone felt this was unwise -- and lots of shopping, which holds no interest. Disneyland is less of an issue in this regard, so have planned to go there.

--the second Sunday has a bit of flexibility. Will start with the Lummus House regardless, but after that will either do a second visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art or go to Little Tokyo and the Japanese Museum. Still undecided about the Watts Towers but will only do it in conjunction with Little Tokyo. Will be interested to see how the Metro ride on the Blue Line to Long Beach goes, as that will help decide.

(Wed.)
Gold Line Allen to Union Station, Red Line to 7th St./Metro Center, Expo Line to Expo Park (1.5 hr)
--Natural History Museum (9:30-5)
--California Science Center (10-5)
--California African American Museum (10-5)
--USC Doheny Memorial Library (Pacific Asia exhibit, closes at 8 pm)
Expo Line to 7th St./Metro Center, Red Line to Union Station, Gold Line to Allen

(Thu.)
Gold Line Allen to Union Station, Red Line to Civic Center/Grand Park (1 hr), then walk to all
--Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (6:30-6)
--City Hall (8-5)
--Bradbury Building (9-6)
--Grand Central Market (8am-10pm)
--Walt Disney Concert Hall (10-2 usually, check first)
--Museum of Contemporary Art (11-6)
--Los Angeles Central Library (10-8)
--Grammy Museum (10:30-6:30) at LA Live
Walk to 7th St./Metro Center, Red Line to Union Station, Gold line to Allen

(Fri.)
Gold Line Allen to Union Station (.75 hr)
--El Pueblo de Los Angeles (9-5, Avila Adobe VC opens, gen tour 10)
Gold Line to Memorial Park (.75 hr) then walk to all
--Fenyes Mansion, 470 W. Walnut St. (12:15-1:30 pm tour)
--Gamble House (2-3 pm tour)
--Norton Simon Museum (12-5, to 8 S-S may add on to Sunday later)
Gold Line Memorial Park to Union Station (.75 hr), shuttle to LA Dodgers evening game (1.5 hr before game time, .75 hr after)
Gold line Union Station to Allen

(Sat.)
Gold Line Allen to Union Station, Red Line to 7th St/Metro Ctr., Expo Line to Downtown Santa Monica, bus #534 (2.5 hr) to
--Getty Villa (10 am, hours 10-5)
534 bus to downtown Santa Monica, Expo Line to Expo/Sepulveda, 234 bus to
--Getty Center (10-9)
234 bus to Expo/Sepulveda, Expo Line to 7th St/Metro Ctr., Red Line to Union Station, Gold Line to Allen.

(Sun.)
Walk to
--Huntington Library and Gardens (10:30-4:30)
Walk to Gold Line Allen to Union Station, red line to Vermont/Sunset, shuttle bus to
--Griffith Observatory (10-10)
shuttle bus to Vermont/Sunset, Red Line to Union Station, Gold Line to Allen.

(Mon.)
Gold Line Allen to Union Station, Red Line to 7th St./Metro Center, Blue Line to Downtown Long Beach (2.5 hr)
--Aquarium of the Pacific (9-6)
--Queen Mary (10-6)
Blue Line to 7th St./Metro Center, Red Line to Union Station, Gold Line to Allen

(Tue.)
7:15am, Gold Line Allen to Del Mar (.5 hr), 7:53 am, 501 bus to W. Olive/N. Hollywood (1 hr)
--Warner Bros. Studio Tour (9am)
Riverside & Hollywood Way (ca. 11 am) Bus #155 to Glenoaks/Verdugo, Bus #96 to Zoo
--Gene Autry Center (10-4)
--Zoo? (10-5)
Bus #96 to Griffith Park/Los Feliz, Bus #180/181 to Hollywood/Vine. Red Line Hollywood/Vine to Union Station, Gold Line to Allen

(Wed.)
Gold Line Allen to Union Station, Red Line to Hollywood/Vine, DASH bus Hollywood-Wilshire line from Hollywood and Argyle to Melrose/Windsor (2 hr)
--Paramount Studio Tour (9:30)
Melrose & Windsor DASH bus Hollywood-Wilshire line to Hollywood/Vine, Red Line to Hollywood/Highland
--Hollywood Museum (10-5)
Walk to Grauman's Chinese Theater, Movie Stars Homes Tours (Starline? Every half hour until sunset, 2 hrs)
--Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Egyptian Theatre, Capitol Records Building, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Red Line Hollywood/Highland to Union Station, Gold Line to Allen.

(Thu.)
Gold Line Allen to Union Station, Red Line to Vermont/Sunset (1.5 hr)
-- Hollyhock House (Th-Su 11-3:30)
Vermont and Barnsdall 204 bus south, Vermont and Wilshire 720 bus to Westwood and Wilshire (1.5 hrs)
--Hammer Museum (11-8)
Westwood and Wilshire #1 Big Blue Bus to Main and Venice (1 hr)
--Venice Beach boardwalk to Santa Monica
--Santa Monica Pier
Expo Line Downtown Santa Monica subway to 7th St/Metro Ctr., Red Line to Union Station, Gold Line to Allen.

(Fri.)
Gold Line Allen (ca. 7:45am) to Union Station, Purple Line to Wilshire/Western, Bus #20 to Wilshire & Curson (1.5 hr)
--Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits (9:30-5)
--Peterson Auto Museum (10-6)
--Craft and Folk Art Museum (11-5)
--Los Angeles County Museum of Art (M, Tu, Th 11-5, F 11-8, S-S 10-7)
Bus #20 to Wilshire/Western, Purple Line to Union Station, Gold Line to Allen.

(Sat.)
Rides to
--Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Dr., Simi Valley (10-5)
--Richard Nixon Presidential Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda (10-5, 11-5 Sun)
LA Angels game
AMTRAK back, 11:00 pm to Union Station, Gold Line to Allen

(Sun.)
Gold Line Allen to Southwest Museum (.75 hr)
--Lummis House (10-2)
THEN
Gold Line Southwest Museum to Union Station, Red Line to 7th St./Metro Center, Blue Line to 103rd St. (1.25 hr)
--Watts Towers (Fr 11-3, Sa 10:30-3, Su 12:30-3)
Blue Line to 7th St./Metro Center, Red Line to Union Station, Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District
--Japanese American National Museum (Tu-Su 11-5, to 8 on Th)
Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District to Allen.
OR
Blue Line to 7th St./Metro Center, Purple Line to Wilshire/Western, Bus #20 to Wilshire & Curson
--Los Angeles County Museum of Art (M, Tu, Th 11-5, F 11-8, S-S 10-7)
Bus #20 to Wilshire/Western, Purple Line to Union Station, Gold Line to Allen.

(Mon.)
5:50am Gold Line to Union Station, 6:50am Orange County commuter rail to Anaheim, 430 bus, OR
6:40am Gold Line Allen to Union Station, 7:58am Orange County commuter rail to Anaheim, 430 bus (2.25 hr)
--Disneyland (8 or 9-5) (Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, New Orleans Sq., Enchanted Tiki Room, Main Street, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and Disney Gallery, Town Sq., Partners Statue, Fantasyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-Through, It's a Small World, Monorail, anything else there is time for)
5pm 430 bus to Anaheim Station, 5:39pm Orange County commuter rail train to Union Station, Gold Line Union Station to Allen (2.25 hrs)

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