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Old 09-27-2009, 01:04 AM
 
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I'll be heading to Santa Monica at around 3:30 or 4:00 pm on a weekday from Park La Brea. Wilshire, Santa Monica or Olympic Blvd's all put me roughly in the area where I need to be. Which of these (or another not listed) would you recommend?

I see there are lots of parking lots or structures down near those Blvd's and Main/2nd/3rd Sts, is it reasonable to expect to get parked in one at that time of day? Any advice on where to park? I don't mind walking a bit.

Thanks to everyone who answered my previous question a couple of weeks back about how to enter the city from I-15, I took the 10 and although it was stop-and-go in places, and had the usual sociopathic drivers, it worked well for me (although I wouldn't want to have to drive it every day!)
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:04 AM
 
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Take Wilshire to hit SM Blvd at the Beverly Hilton going west. That will probably be the best route. At that time of day traffic will have died down a bit for the lunch crowd and it will be just before the rush hour home traffic starts.

There is parking at the meters or you can use the parking structures on 2nd and 4th streets anywhere in btw Broadway and California ave. This may help. City of Santa Monica Parking
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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don't take wilshire, bad idea. i would just take fairfax down to the 10. heading west at that time it might be a bit congested, but it still probably be faster than any side streets. if you must avoid the freeway, i would take olympic.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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Another vote for Olympic....
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:47 PM
 
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I ended up taking Olympic on the way there, and tried Wilshire on the way back in mid-evening. Olympic was a better route, although by the time I headed back, Wilshire was OK too, except the far western portion, the lights were timed really badly there. Thanks for the advice, it helped.
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