008 Route 98. LOS ANGELES. Environs.
other lines. The Los Angeles <k Pacific R. R. Co. has its office at 316 W.
4th St.; the Los Angeles & Redondo R. R. Go. at 217 W. 2nd St.; the
California Pacific Ry. Co. at the cor. of 3rd and Hill Sts.; and the Pacific
Electric Ry. Go. at the cor. of 6th and Main Streets.
From Los Angeles to Santa Monica, 17 M., Southern Pacific Railway
in 50 min.; or Los Angeles <b Pacific electric car in 1 hr. (round-trip 50 c.;
cars every '/2 hr.; four routes; advisable to go one way and return another).
— On the way we pass Hollywood, a suburb of charming homes, and Satc-
lelle, with the Pacific branch of the National Soldiers' Home (2000 veterans).
— Santa Monica (Arcadia, from $3; Santa Monica, from $2), a popular
seaside-resort, has a good beach, on which surf-bathing may be enjoyed
all the year round (bath-house with warm-water swimming-pool). Adjacent
is Port Los Angeles, with a large wharf. The trip may be extended by
taking a car to Ocean Park (Holborow Hotel, $2), a new sea-side resort, and
returning via The Palms to Los Angeles.
From Los Angeles to Redondo Beach, by the Santa Ft; Railway (few
trains), 23M., in 3/-ihr.; or by electric cars (20 M.; hourly; round-trip 50c.).—
The Los Angeles-Pacific cars proceed via Inglewood, a pleasant town of
suburban homes, and Playa del Rey, and then along the coast to Redondo
Beach. — The Los Angeles & Redondo Ry, proceeds either via Inglewood (see
above) or via Gardena. — Redondo Beach (*Redondo Beach Hotel, from $ 3),
another pleasant sea-bathing resort, has a beautiful beach and good facilities
for boating and fishing. The great Tent City fur summer residents, with
its large Auditorium accommodating 4000 people, is a novel feature. There
is a deep-water pier, and Redondo is becoming of importance as a shipping-
port. Steamers ply hence to San Francisco and San Diego.
Feom Los Angeles to Long Beach, 21 M., Salt Lake Railway in 3/< hr.
(see below), or Pacific Electric Railway (every '/< hr.; round-trip 50 c). —
Long Beach (Riviera, $2-3; Del Mar, from $ 2; Julian, S2-2'/2), a frequented
summer-resort, with 2250 inhab., has an excellent beach, a bath-house with
230 swimming-poals (costing $90,000), and other attractions.
From Los Angeles to San Pedeo, 22 M., Southern Pacific Railway in
50 min., or California-Pacific Electric Railway (hourly; round-trip 50 c). —
5M. Florence, the junction of the line to San Diego (p.572); 10M. Compton;
18 M. Thenard, the junction of a branch-line to (4 M.) Long Beach (see above);
19 M. Wilmington, a small seaport. — 22 M. San Pedro (Clarence, Colonial,
S l'/a), with 1787 inhab., is the chief seaport of Los Angeles, with a harbour
that has been improved at a cost of over $3,000,000 and admits vessels
of 20 ft. draught. Steamers ply hence regularly to San Francisco, Santa
Barbara, San Diego, etc. — San Pedro may also be reached by the Salt
Lake Railway (27 M., in lhr.), which runs via(21M.) LongBeach (seeabove)
and ends at East San Pedro, on Rattlesnake Island.
[From San Pedro steamers ply regularly to (25 M.) Santa Catalina, a
beautiful mountainous island, with fine rocky coasts, which has lately been
much frequented for its delightful climate (usual temperature 60-70° Fahr.)
and excellent fishing. The only resort is Avalon (Metropole, $ 3-7; Grand
View, from $2, simple and good; Glenmore, from $ l'/2; numerous
boarding-houses and lodgings), situated on tbe S.E. side of the island,
facing a crescent-shaped bay under the lee of the mountains. Wild goats
may be hunted among the hills, and the quail-shooting is also good. Trips
in glass-bottomed boats, with open-sea aquarium in sight below, golf, and
inland drives are among the diversions of the place. Wild flowers are very
abundant. Avalon has the credit of having started the first and probably
the only newspaper entirely dependent on wireless dispatches, which are
sent daily by its correspondent "at Los Angeles. The paper is called 'The
Wireless'. — See 'Santa Catalina', by C. F. Holder.}
Feom Los Angeles to San Gabeiel, by Southern Pacific Railway, 9M.,
in !/2 hr. (comp. p. 570), or by Pacific Electric cars (every V2 hr.). The route
passes Sloneman's Ranch and Shorb (see p. 586). — San Gabriel, with its
mission church, see p. 586.
Feom Los Angeles to Moneovia, 18 M., Pacific Electric Co. every V2 hr.
This is, perhaps, the pleasantef t trolley-trip near Los Angeles, running through
orange-groves and affording the best view of the San Bernardino Mts. The