A sunday in L.A.

Take a day trip to Los Angeles this weekend and enjoy these local secrets.


Marika Adamopoulos

Photo courtesy of Marika Adamopoulos

Elise Kelly, Writer

If you are looking for a laid-back Sunday, these local attractions are the perfect solution. If you would prefer not to drive, hop on the train that goes from Buena Park to Union Station in Los Angeles. You can board the train at the Buena Park Metrolink Station for an hour long ride that will avoid traffic and save gas money.

On Arrival

Once arriving in L.A., you can grab brunch at the Grand Central Market, which is only about 20 minutes away and has plenty of eateries to choose from.

The Grand Central Market was established in 1917 and has continued to expand since then. The 30,000 square-foot warehouse-style building offers everything from Mexican food to bakeries and jewelry to delis. Some of their more famous cuisines include Eggslut, the Oyster Gourmet, Press Brothers Juicery and Sticky Rice.

Grand Central Market’s mission is to “celebrate the cuisines and cultures of Los Angeles. Our commitment is to preserve the legacy of a historic downtown landmark, to gather the city’s many communities around a shared table, and to nurture the next generation of local business.” They pride themselves in using California’s best ingredients, chefs and entrepreneurs.

Take a Walk

After the Grand Central Market, take a stroll down to the Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market on Fifth Street. The walk is about five minutes and you will experience some of L.A.’s history along the way.

The Historic Downtown Farmer’s Market is only spread along one block but it offers quality products like fresh produce, eggs, honey and a variety of hummus flavors. If you do not feel like eating at the Farmer’s Market, you can buy food to take home or simply browse the items they offer.

The Last Stop

The last stop is The Last Bookstore, which is right next to the farmer’s market. The Last Bookstore is California’s largest used and new book and record store. They are also one of the largest independent bookstores in the world.

In addition to over 250,000 new and used books on two floors, the bookstore has a huge mezzanine level, a Labyrinth, a yarn shop and an art gallery. This whimsical-feeling bookstore offers something everyone will enjoy. Whether you are looking to buy a classic, want a new book to add to your collection or just want to sit down and read a few books, this bookstore is worth checking out.

After you have spent some time looking around or reading in the bookstore, you can make your way back to Union Station to catch a train back to Buena Park. This walk is about one mile and will take between 20 to 30 minutes.

Relaxing Escape

This day trip to L.A. is a relaxing escape that will not leave you feeling overwhelmed from a day in the city.

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