A Walker in L.A.: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Hoofing it to Dodger Stadium is the best way to work off the hot dogs

Some people go to the Dodger game for the baseball. Some go to show their L.A. pride. Some go for the peanuts and Cracker Jack. I go to enjoy one of the city’s best public spaces—and to get a little exercise. Yes, indeed, I walk to Dodger Stadium, and I did so for last Wednesday’s game. This year the stadium has added some pedestrian improvements, including better crosswalks and clearly delineated, paved paths to encourage more people to walk. With these changes, it’s an easy 18-minute perambulation from the Chinatown Gold Line stop via the Downtown Gate, or only a 12-minute stroll to the corner of Elysian Park Avenue and Sunset, where you can grab the bus. It definitely beats sitting in traffic. And I think I worked off at least one of those Dodger Dogs.

Alissa Walker is a writer, a gelato eater, and a walker in L.A. She shares an experience from her adventures around town at CityThink each Wednesday. Follow her daily on Instagram at @awalkerinLA, on Twitter, or at her blog, and use the hashtag #betteroffped to share your own photographs of walking in L.A.