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Metro Monday’s Tour Maps

Jun 29, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Last week, I had an enlightening email exchange with one of my readers who is soon traveling to California to visit his children.

He doesn’t live here, so he isn’t very familiar with the LA Metro system, but nonetheless loves the idea of using Metro wherever he goes. He had so many questions!

How walkable are the Metro stops? Are there restaurants nearby? Places to see?

Even though he was visiting family, he was going to have one free day and wanted to spend it “riding the rails” and had no idea where to even begin to find out what interesting attractions any Metro stop had for his chosen destinations.

He researched his route at, but was unable to find what he was looking for. In other words, he wanted an interactive map that corresponded and correlated with the Metro Subway map showing things to do and places to go.

Then it occurred to me. I hadn’t seen a map like the one he described either, so I decided to create one, based on the places I’ve written for Metro Monday thus far.

View LA Metro Subway Attractions Map in a larger map

Although the map is still in the early stages, the thumb tacks represent places I’ve been, and the circle markers represent future LA Metro places I’ll be going to.

Metro is a great way to tour the city, but if you don’t know what to do once you get there, then you’re basically lost. To that end, each time I tour a location, I’ll update the map, showing the various potential Metro routes, including the different Metro subways.

It’s no surprise that Los Angeles is known to be a driver’s nightmare and a parking hassle, so why not avoid both of those by using the Metro? Let’s face facts, “the times they are a changing,” gas is no longer a cheap or sustainable commodity, and both houses of Congress are aiming to change our energy way of lives.

I can tell you from experience, using the Metro works, and it’s the best way to ride clean, save green, efficiently, and affordably while Travelin’ Local.

What more could one ask for? Here’s to mass transit and having fun in the city while using it.

To your good health!

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4 Responses to “Metro Monday’s Tour Maps”

  1. David says:

    Great concept and idea. I think you’re providing both a helpful and creative service for the betterment of Los Angeles.


    LisaNewton Reply:

    @David, I love the idea of getting around with Metro, and if someone is new to the city, a map really helps.


  2. KayteinLA says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Another great resource for sightseeing along the Metro routes is
    If you click through to the various neighborhoods, then Metro stations, you get a guide to what to see and do near that station. They also have a series of Metro Adventures you can follow at

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @KayteinLA, Thanks for the great links. I’ll definitely check out other Metro routes. :)


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