One of the fun historical attractions near my apartment building in downtown Los Angeles is Angels Flight, the world's shortest railway (298 feet)! Built in 1901, for only 25 cents each way you can ride up the hill in the cart instead of taking the stairs. At the top of the hill is the Walt Disney Concert Hall, MOCA and restaurants. As short as it is, Angels Flight is an essential Los Angeles experience. So, after living here for just over a year now, I finally paid a quarter and rode up the quick track. During those two minutes I really felt transported to the early 21st century...as long as I didn't look out at the skyscrapers.
However, movie buffs, should also walk up the hill so they can see the famous bench from the film 500 Days of Summer located in the adjacent Angels Knoll park.
Have you been? Is it on your L.A. to-do list?