January 4, 2007

Subway to the Sea: $17.00

Los Angeles >>> Ventura (Amtrak Surfliner)

OK, it's not a subway. At all. But it is a train. (With a snack car!) And from Atwater Village it's a painless walk to the Amtrak station in Glendale.

At the other end, in Ventura, the tracks are one block from the sand. Travel time: 97 minutes.

A train to the beach in Santa Monica could take 10 years longer. And cost $4,799,999,983 more.

To get zen about it, don't change how you go to the beach in Santa Monica. Go to the beach in Ventura County.

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