Continuing on with the subway theme from the "Red Line to Union Station to Santa Barbara and back to Traxx" thread - what are some good places within walking distance of any of the Gold Line stops after Chinatown? We would be willing to walk more than a block or two - we do it when visiting NY, why not at home in LA?
My husband and I, from the inception of the Red Line, have taken it on Saturdays from North Hollywood to downtown on countless occasions for lunch at Grand Central Market or Olvera Street or wherever. Last time, a few weeks ago, just for fun we took the Gold Line to the end and back. Del Mar seems the most promising, but South Pasadena looked like it was in a cute area, and maybe one of the others where you can see Figueroa. Any ideas would be much appreciated, thanks.