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Bus from Candy Cane Inn to Farmer's Market

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Bus from Candy Cane Inn to Farmer's Market

Hi,

Thinking of taking public transport to visit farmer's market? How do I go from Candy Cane Inn? Is it worth my time to visit the farmer's market?

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Mary

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1. Re: Bus from Candy Cane Inn to Farmer's Market

To just visit the Farmers Market on 3rd St. in LA, I'd say no It's a fun place, lots of good food and a genuine urban environment, but not special enough for that much travel,

But there are other things within walking distance of the Farmers Market. There's The Grove shopping center with its dancing fountains. There's the Fairfax Village shopping street, on the blocks north from Beverly Blvd., with an interesting mix of stores catering to observant Jews and those catering to young hipsters.

A few blocks away is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the largest and in my view the most interesting art museum in all of Los Angeles. There are other small museums near the County Museum--one for architecture and design, one for folk art, one for paleontology, one for cars.

So if some of the rest of what's there is appealing, it could be worth it. The trip is a bit complex. You'd start by catching the OCTA #43 bus on Harbor Blvd., across the street from the hotel, about a 25 minute ride. Take the bus to Fullerton station, where you can catch either an Amtrak train or a Metrolink train to Los Angeles Union station, about a 35 minute ride.

One option at Union Station would be to go to Grand Central Market, a public market in Downtown LA. It's smaller and less fancy than the Farmers Market, but still fun to visit. To get there from Union Station, you'd take the Red or Purple Line subway two stops to Pershing Square--get off at the back of the train at the 4th St. exit.

If you want to go to the Farmers Market, take a Red Line subway (the Purple Line won't work) to Vermont & Beverly. At Vermont/Beverly go upstairs and catch the 14 bus westbound on Beverly Blvd. to Fairfax Ave. where the Farmers Market is. That's about a 35 minute trip from Union Station.

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2. Re: Bus from Candy Cane Inn to Farmer's Market

Just to add to Wanderer's excellent advice above, the Red and Purple line subways overlap part of their routes. At Union Station, both subways share the same boarding platform. The Purple Line trains are labled as going to Wilshire / Western, while the Red Line trains are labeled as going to North Hollywood. So be sure to board the red line towards North Hollywood if you decide to go to the Farmer's Market.

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