By Zsuzsa Londe
Here is a suggestion for your Labor Day Weekend: try the new Metro Line to go to the Santa Monica Pier or the beach! The Expo Line has a stop at the South Campus gate of USC, the Expo Park/USC station. Just walk past Tommy Trojan, continue on Trousdale Parkway to Exposition Blvd, and there take the Metro towards Santa Monica. You could be watching a beautiful sunset off the pier or from the beach within 40 minutes.
Once there, don’t miss a stroll on 3rd Street Promenade, a fun and store-filled walking street just a few blocks from the pier.
HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND!
Here are useful resources:
The metro map/stations: http://media.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_overview/images/806_2016-0522.pdf
How to get the tickets: https://www.metro.net/riding/fares/ ($1.75 one way)
Buying graduate student tickets at USC: https://gsg.usc.edu/resources/tap-program
The Santa Monica Pier: http://santamonicapier.org/
Live webcam of the Pier: http://www.pacpark.com/the-park/live-cam/the-park/
Featured image by Christina House for the Los Angeles Times