Metrolink's efficient, dependable rail service threads through a total of six SoCal counties, sending out seven raily runners to connect its network of 55 stations. Venture from Ventura County to North San Diego and all stops in between with a one-day pass, which gives the bearer unlimited access to trains and one complimentary rooftop brawl. Metrolink's comfortable double deckers satisfy latent older-sibling impulses to claim the top bunk. Due to yuletide shenanigans, there will be limited service on December 24–25, 31, and January 1, so read up on holiday service changes here; if you plan to ride on the 18th or 19th, watch out for the Holiday Toy Express, which steams in from the North Pole every year to drop off unwanted elves.
Photographer Stuart Townsley uses a trained eye and high-tech equipment to capture memories into frameworthy prints and digital art, using 10 of LA's most attractive landmarks as backdrops. The famed local sites where he sets up camp—such as the roaring Pacific Ocean under Santa Monica Pier or the 1930s architecture and picturesque fountain of Union Station—elegantly complement subjects' smiling visages. His shutter snaps hundreds of times during each photo shoot, immortalizing the faces, poses, and secret handshakes of families and well-behaved pets. Well-versed in state-of-the-art retouching gear, Stuart unfurls his astutely edited creations onto glossy prints, canvases, and online albums.
Stuart's advice on what to wear and bring to shoots, garnered through 12 years of professional experience, conveniently resides online to aid in the selection of appropriate outfits for every mother, father, child, or hamster.
Every 5–10 minutes, complimentary shuttles embark on the brief jaunt from Fox Auto Parks to Los Angeles International Airport and vice versa. Before jet-setting or anxiously herding geese off the runway at LAX, located just 1.5 miles away, passengers steer their own autos into spots or pass off the duty to valet attendants free of charge. Guests depart serenely, knowing security employees, video surveillance, and a secured gate will keep a watchful eye on vehicles.
Since the parking lots stay open 24/7, customers arriving back at LAX can call for a shuttle to their car at any hour, waiting only 10 minutes, roughly the amount of time it takes to build the bus. Fox Auto Parks ensures carefree homecomings by offering free battery jump-starts, tire fills, and AAA assistance for keys locked in cars.
The prompt and reliable professional chauffeurs at A&B Limo & Sedan Services expertly whisk passengers to their destinations, allowing them to avoid the stress of traffic and parking, and just enjoy the ride. The fleet – composed of town cars, stretch limousines, and party buses – can be commissioned for all manner of events, from prom nights and weddings to bar hops and concerts. The company’s home base is centrally located near LAX, as well as Long Beach, John Wayne, Burbank, and Ontario airports, giving travelers the option of avoiding the cost of long-term airport parking or asking their horse to pick them up at baggage claim.
Park Air Express’s staff eases transitions from automobile to airplane with fast and courteous shuttle services. Guests drop off their vehicles for a short or long stay at Park Air's indoor covered parking facility before being whisked off to their LAX terminal in one of the company's distinctive green and yellow shuttles. The shuttles await passengers upon their arrival, ready to transport them back and forth 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For an additional fee, the staff will wash and detail trusty gas-powered steeds, so they can greet their owner’s return free of grime or evidence of splashing through mud puddles while they were gone.