Long Beach Transit’s ‘Museum Express’ takes you beyond the city to everywhere from Morongo Casino to the LA Zoo

Photo by Brian Addison. Above: Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens.

Sometimes—oftentimes—you just don’t want to drive. And that is okay because, well, the typical Californian drives all too often. And even mass transit commuters stick to their cities on days off because traveling anywhere with a distance requires multiple stops, shifts in transit agencies, and a large waste of precious free time.

Enter Long Beach Transit (LBT) with their annual summer transit series dubbed The Museum Express.

It’s simple: you hop on a bus after buying a roundtrip ticket for $12 and you head to your destination. No driving necessary. Bring some food. Bring an iPad. Bring a book. And, for the first time ever, they’ll be heading to Morongo Casino for those with an inner-risk taker.

Tickets are already on sale and include transit courtesy of LBT to the following destinations. (And, a reminder that these tickets are for fare only; admission tickets to venue must be purchased separately.)

This article originally appeared on Longbeachize.

For more information, click here. If you would like to pay cash for your ticket, please visit the Transit Visitor and Information Center at 1st St. & Pine in DTLB. For those wishing to buy tickets on their phones, LBT encourages you to use the Token Transit app; click here for more information.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 16 nominations and two additional wins for Best Political Commentary for his work at KCET and Best Blog for Longbeachize, a section of the Long Beach Post. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.