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Old 02-24-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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When visiting Manhattan Beach, what areas are good for parking?

Also when you drive to/from Pasadena, is traffic very bad?

Thanks
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles......So. Calif. an Island on the Land
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From Pasadena I would take the 110 Freeway (south) to the 105 Freeway (west) to the 405 Freeway (south) and exit on Rosecrans.

Traffic in LA is pretty unpredictable but you can be sure that rush hour, Mon-Friday from 7am-10am, and 4pm-7:30pm is NOT good. Any other time is a crap shoot but you can get lucky and just fly right down if you AVOID peak driving times.

There are a few cheap parking garages sprinkled throughout the city (sorry can't remember exact locations), but be sure to bring quarters to feed the meter in the event you park on the street.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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traffic is bad everywhere in LA and parking is always bad near the coast. there are a few lots and structures for parking near the pier in manhattan beach as well as metered street parking, but these fill up fast in the summer time. if you come in the off season, you should be fine. as for how to get there, i wouldn't get on the 405 as mentioned by Island. take the 105 west until it ends and become imperial hwy. when imperial hwy ends before heading into a beach parking lot, make a left on vista del mar. this will take you all the way into manhattan beach and is a much more scenic route. you'll even get to the see (and smell) the world's largest waste water treatment plant.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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Parking in the beach cities of the south bay is doable if you're willing to walk a few blocks. You want to look for street parking a few blocks south or east of downtown. If you're willing to go a little east of PCH, it's even easier. There is a lot behind the shade hotel which is right next to the police station and library off of 15th st which can offer a good option as well. This coming from somebody who doesn't like paying anything for parking and is willing to walk a few blocks. If you're OK with paying and don't like walking any distance at all, see the reccomendations for garages or meters. I hate garages and meters
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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Aren't there residential areas nearby with free street parking?

thanks for everything - I suppose I'll go on a Sunday.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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American Martyrs Church. But stop inside before you walk down to the beach and say a few prayers. Or if it's Sunday, go to church! That way god won't strike you with lightning.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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Yes, there is street parking on the streets where there aren't shops. Like I said, head south of MB boulevard rather than north after you've checked the police station/library lot and/or the church. Also, turn north (right if coming from Sepulveda) onto Pacific avenue and there is free parking right there on the street.
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