All Aboard Downtown L.A.! Next Stop: Santa Monica!
That’s right folks! For the first time in nearly 70 years Downtown Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles will be connected by rail this Friday, May 20th, with the opening of the Metro Expo Rail Line Extension.
Seven new stations and 6.6 miles of track, the $1.5 billion light rail line to the Pacific Ocean extends from the existing Expo Line Culver City Station to the Downtown Santa Monica station, located at the corner of Colorado Avenue and 4th Street.
And the celebrations are going to be BIG!
Starting May 20th at noon all rides on Expo will be free to the general public, with that offering extending all the way through Saturday, during which there will be parties at the three Santa Monica stations that will feature live music, public art installations, info booths and giveaways.
Be one of the select few to receive a limited edition #DTSM T-shirt on Friday and Saturday. DTSM ambassadors will be handing out these awesome keepsakes until we run out so keep your eyes and ears open.
More info here!
If you miss out on the Ts, no worries. There are plenty of special offers available, thanks to our awesome Downtown merchants. Just show your TAP card, which you’ll need to ride the train, to redeem.
Here are the specials:
DOWNTOWN SANTA MONICA/4TH STREET EXPO STATION
Border Grill – 1445 4th Street 90401
Show your TAP card to claim the deal: Purchase a margarita or specialty cocktail and get a Border Bite for free, http://bordergrill.com
Fresh Healthy Cafe - 395 Santa Monica Place Suite 382 90401
Under new Management and Ownership! 10% off when you present your Metro Tap or Breeze Bike card! www.freshsantamonica.com
Gift and Souvenirs - 1541 Ocean Avenue 90401
10% off regular price item ( tobacco excluded). www.giftsndphoto.com
Lids - 1413-B Third Street Promenade 90401
Free Lids Club membership with a purchase of $35 or more between May 20 – 30. As a Lids Club member you’ll save 20% on hats and embroidery and 10% on apparel and accessories all year long! http://lids.com
Michael’s Santa Monica - 1147 3rd Street 90403
Happy Hour at Michael’s from 5pm-close featuring our new cocktail list, www.michaelssantamonica.com
Naam Yoga - 1231 4th Street 90401
We are hosting a free yoga class for participants on May 21-22 and June 5th when you mention “Celebrate EXPO!” /www.naamyoga.com
REI - 402 Santa Monica Boulevard 90401
We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary in Santa Monica and having a huge sale with savings throughout the store, including a 20% coupon for REI co-op members. Stop by and celebrate with us! http://rei.com
Santa Monica Tickets – 613 Wilshire Blvd
10% off all IN store purchases over $200 with a valid Metro ticket. Valid May 20,2016 until Aug 31, 2016
Santa Monica History Museum - 1350 7th Street 90408
Half-price admission to anyone who presents a TAP card on Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st.
In addition to the permanent exhibition detailing the founding and growth of the City of Santa Monica, come see our special exhibit celebrating the legacy of home-town star Shirley Temple (born in Santa Monica in 1928). Reduced admission includes access to both the permanent and temporary exhibits.
General admission is normally $10, but in celebration of the opening of the Expo line visitors who show a TAP card will receive admission for $5/adult, and $2.50/student. As always, SM History Museum members, children 12 + under, and active-duty military/veterans receive free admission. For more information please contact Kathryn Evans at 310.395.2290 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.santamonicahistory.org
Santa Monica Playhouse - 1211 4th Street 90401
2 for 1 tickets to the Family Theatre Musical Matinee for Kids 2 to 102 “SNOWHITE” playing Saturday, May 21 at 2pm + Sunday, May 22 at 12:30.
2 for 1 tickets to Lisa Phillips Visca’s delicious black comedy-drama “CLIMAX” playing Saturday, May 21 at 8pm + Sunday, May 22 at 3pm.
To make reservations, call the Playhouse Box Office at 1-310-394-9779 ext 1. http://SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com
Segway Los Angeles - 1660 Ocean Ave 90401
50% off all tours and rentals during the EXPO Celebration weekend (May 20 – 22). Use discount code “EXPO50″ to book online at www.segway.la.
Sunnin Lebanese Cuisine - 525 Santa Monica Boulebard 90401
Free side with purchase of any sandwich or meal when you mention “Celebrate Expo!”
Thai Dishes on Broadway - 123 Broadway 90401
Free dessert with $25 minimum order. Lunch Special excluded. May 20 through May 22 only. http://thaidishessantamonica.com
The Acorn Store - 1220 5th Street 90401
Stop by our store and receive a free treat when purchasing a toy!
The Hive Organic Cafe & Superfood Bar - 606 Broadway, Unit 102 90401
Free health shot with any purchase. http://www.thehivesm.com
The Learning Path - 1212 5th Street 90401
One free month of tutoring in Math or English – $250 value! – with the purchase of another month of tutoring. Restricted to new clients only. http://www.thelearningpath.us
Tilly’s – 1426 3rd Street Promenade 90401
20% off one item purchased. One discount per cutomer, per day, per transaction. TAP Card must be presented at time of purchase. Not valid with other offers, sale items, discounts, promotional/corporate gift card, red tag merchandise, gift card purchases, or previously purchased merchandise. Some exclusions apply, www.tillys.com
Yogurtland Santa Monica - 304 Santa Monica Boulevard 90401
Stop by our store during Celebrate EXPO! Weekend for a coupon for 3oz off. http://www.Instagram.com/YogurtlandSM
ZipRecruiter – 401 Wilshire Boulevard 90401
T-shirts and giveaways to the metro riders for Opening Weekend.