I took the metro to Union Station late this morning with no particular plan…just to see where the day and $20 would take me. Here is my day in photos:
First stop- Union Station:
I walked across the street to Olvera Street and walked through the Avila House and the market place.
Then, I headed over to the Million Dollar Theater. I was psyched that it was open. I took a tour of this theater once with the LA Conservancy and it’s one of my faves.
If you want to visit the Million Dollar Theater and actually see a show, this is the next production:
I cut through Grand Central Market to get over to Hill Street. This market dates back to 1917 and has a variety of food options including fresh produce and a stand that serves vegetable juice. I wasn’t hungry yet, so I didn’t eat here.
I headed over to Angel’s Flight…a very short funicular railway. The original Angel’s Flight opened in 1901 and ran until 1969. After dismantling, relocating, reconstructing and an accidental death, you can finally ride Angel’s Flight for 25 cents. The current Angel’s Flight is a half block from it’s original site.
For $5.28 I was able to get broccoli, kidney/garbanzo bean salad, fresh beets and cucumber salad! (water is free)
I walked around the Fashion District but didn’t see anything that caught my eye, so I headed over towards the Central Library.
On my way, I decided to take a peak in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel . I’d never been inside, but knew that it was home to the Oscars in the 30s.
Round trip Metro ticket: $3
Negra Modelo at La Cita $4 ($3 plus $1 tip)
Ride on Angel’s Flight: $.25
Meal at Clifton’s: $5.28
Heineken at King Eddy’s: $4.50 ($3.50 plus $1 tip)
Day in downtown Los Angeles, $17.03. Not bad!