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We will be in Anaheim in July for a convention and will not have a car. We want to go to a Dodgers game while we are there. What is the best way to get there? Should we rent a car or is there good public transportation? If we rent a car, is the stadium easy to get to from the Anaheim Hilton?
That's a tough one. Getting to the area isn't difficult aside from traffic (depending on the day and time of the game), but Dodger Stadium is in Chavez Ravine, and all the roads leading in are a bit hilly and narrow (but that's part of the history and charm of the stadium). Plus, if you're not careful which exit you leave the parking lot, you may be turned around and have some trouble getting to the right freeway back to Anaheim. If you have a Garmin/TomTom, etc., it would be best because it can be somewhat easy to get lost in there if you take a wrong turn.
I don't know what public transportation options there are, to be honest, because I'm born and raised LA, so we've always driven there.
I hope this doesn't scare you away, because Dodger Stadium is an amazing place to experience. It's kind of like Disneyland vs. WDW...Dodger Stadium may not be as modern and huge as other stadiums, but it's got a charm that can't be matched!
Feel free to PM me or continue posting here if you have any other questions!
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Thanks, I will talk to my daughter and see if she has any questions. My 9 year old grandson really wants to go so we'll have to figure out something. We don't have a garmin but I think a friend who is going does.
You can do public transit. It's a short cab ride to Anaheim Station (Metrolink and Amtrak). You'd take Metrolink to Los Angeles Union Station, and catch the Metro Local #2 train from there to Dodger Stadium/Elysian Park. It's a little more than a half-mile walk from the Metro station, according to the Metro website. Use the Route Finder on that site - the maps aren't nearly as helpful.
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Just a small word of caution on using Metrolink. Unfortunately, Southern California rail lines aren't quite as convenient as those I've used in other major cities, and their weekend schedule is somewhat sparse.
I used Metrolink for years going to work in Downtown LA, but their times are geared more toward the 9 to 5 work force. Just make sure the scheduled times work with your game.
Aside from that, Metrolink is a great way to travel!
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With planning I am sure you will have a wonderful time at the game & finding the best way to get there. We usually rent a car when we go to California so we can get around to all the attractions & great places we want to visit..
Many years ago (eons) I drove a city bus for the city of Los Angeles and during baseball season game nights special city buses operated over a route through downtown to Dodger Stadium and remained at the stadium until after the game for the return trip.
The real drawback was standing in the isles if you were not lucky enough to get a seat first. The price was very reasonable at the time.
If you exit through the main gate you can go only left or right. Turn the wrong way and you can't recover except with luck, if you know the way. It is more or less a one way in or one way out as the stadium sits up hill. You can't go around a block that is not there.
If you drive be sure and ask the attendants and have them show you the exit to the freeway going to Anaheim so you get on the freeway (south) before you park. This is the easiest way. These exits will take you to the freeway I-5 south and not through downtown. Just read the freeway entrance signs for south to Santa Ana. Once on the freeway continue on the south I-5 to Santa Ana only. A quick I-110 will take you back into Los Angeles which you DO NOT want.
I will check on it and other alternative.
As stated above, without a GPS, and even with one, it is VERY easy to get on the wrong exit to Anaheim as well as the fact to get out of the ballpark.
With the city buses we did get a little extra preference help from the park attendants and the city police department to help us exit.
Last edited by Papa Mouse; 03-04-2010 at 03:23 AM..
The HILL? With your arrow rotate the map straight up from the red A & B in the center to where the A & B touch the top edge of the map. The bottom.....now in the center of the map, is ddowntown Los Angeles. As the song goes, "On a Hill Far Away."