All those who’ve sat in traffic on the I-10 freeway were excited to greet Phase 1 of Metro’s Expo Line, a newly opened $932 million, 8.6-mile light rail that traverses between downtown and Culver City. What, exactly, can you find on the line? At the downtown end, hit the 7th Street/Metro Center stop for a shopping spree in the Jewelry District, and take the next stop to Pico Station for sports, concerts and other entertainment at L.A. Live. Three stops west at the Expo Park/USC station are the University of Southern California campus and Exposition park, which hosts the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, four museums and the stately Exposition park rose garden. The La Cienega/Jefferson stop brings you—take a deep breath here—just steps from the See’s Candies factory! While the Culver City station, the final stop of the line deposits you within walking distance of the flourishing Culver City Arts District.
June 20, marks the completion of Phase 1 of the Expo line with the opening of the Farmdale and Culver City stations. On that day you can board free at these two stations starting at noon, until 9 p.m. that evening, and will receive a voucher for your return trip that day. For more information, visit: metro.net
Culver City is also celebrating the summer solstice that night with a downtown event that features live bands and a spiked lemonade contest, among other attractions. downtownculvercity.com