If you’re looking for something low-cost, unique, and fun to do in downtown Los Angeles - look no further! Angel’s Flight Railway, a downtown LA landmark since 1901, has recently reopened to the public, and I am glad to have checked this off my ever-growing LA bucket list a few weekends ago.
Located directly across from Grand Central Market downtown, Angel’s Flight Railway has been a beloved LA monument for over 117 years. It was built in the fashionable and chic neighborhood of Bunker Hill in the early 1900’s, with the purpose of carrying the wealthy and elite up and down the steep hill between Hill and Olive Streets. It was closed down for renovations the past few years but reopened in August 2017 to the public. Today, it’s given more than 100 million rides total.
This attraction is dubbed the “world’s shortest railway,” coming in at just under 300 feet long, and as you can imagine, the short hillside ride goes by pretty quickly. It takes just about a few minutes to complete the slightly bumpy and squeaky (it’s 100+ years old - what else could you expect?) round-trip adventure, but it’s still a lot of fun and something I’d recommend all Angelenos or visitors check out if you’re in the area.
Angel’s Flight Railway is open every day of the year from 6:45 am - 10:00 pm. A one-way ride will cost you only $1.00, but if you’re a holder of a Metro pass or tap card, you can ride for a small fee of $0.50. Take a ride back in time and enjoy a little slice of LA history next time you’re downtown and looking for something different to do!
For more information or to plan your visit, make sure to check out Angel Flight’s official website here: https://angelsflight.org/
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