Astra Lumina is now open at the South Coast Botanic Garden (26300 Crenshaw Blvd), inviting Angelenos to walk through the otherworldly lights and sounds that have been placed throughout the lush 87 acres.
If you’re curious how to get to South Coast Botanic Garden, we’ve mapped out some of the best routes for driving, public transportation, and more!
If you’re hopping in a car to visit Astra Lumina, we’d suggest these routes from three major areas:
From Downtown LA: Take I-110 S until you can turn right onto CA-1 N/W Pacific Coast Hwy (signs for Lomita/Harbor City). Exit at Crenshaw Blvd toward Palos Verdes Peninsula and continue until you reach the garden.
From Anaheim: Heading north on I-5 N and merge onto I-405 South. After approximately 25 miles, merge onto I-405 S toward Long Beach, then exit at Crenshaw Blvd. Continue on Crenshaw until you reach the garden.
From Santa Monica: Drive south on I-10 E, take the I-405 S exit toward Long Beach, and then follow the directions as above.
Make sure you double-check traffic conditions before your journey and consider using navigation apps for accurate directions and potential alternate routes!
A lot of folks sleep on LA’s public transportation, but there’s a decent route that can get you to South Coast Botanic Garden. Though, to be fair, it does come at the cost of either a 30 minute walk or a $10 ride-sharing cost:
Transit & Ride-Sharing: The Metro J-Line runs all the way to Long Beach, and you can switch to the bus at the Pacific Coast Highway stop. There is a bus stop at Crenshaw, but be advised that there is then a 30 minute walk to the garden itself. You can always book a Lyft or Uber to take you from the Crenshaw bus stop to the garden, which will cost approximately $10.
Operating Hours and Admission: Check the garden’s official website and the Astra Lumina website for up-to-date-info before planning your visit.
Parking: If arriving by car, be sure to double check which ticket you’ve purchased. There are options for preferred parking (onsite), offsite parking at 602 Deep Valley Dr with a shuttle pickup, and a ticket that does not include parking. Cash is not accepted.
Accessibility: South Coast Botanical Garden has dirt pathways that are not ideal for those using mobility equipment or needing special assistance. If you have specific questions, you may contact the ticketing company. Please read Astra Lumina’s FAQs for more information about how to make special accommodation arrangements.
Astra Lumina has already gotten started at South Coast Botanic Garden, and we can’t wait to head back to the galactic, multicolored pathways. So snag your tickets, plan your route, and we’ll see you there!
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