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SM (Brentwood) to Hollywood on a Friday.

Revelstoke, B.C.
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SM (Brentwood) to Hollywood on a Friday.

Hi. We will be hanging out in Santa Monica, maybe a quick stop in Brentwood, (where we are sleeping, so grabbing our bags) then have to be in Hollywood for a concert at 6pm. Was going to park at Hollywood and Highland. How long should I allow to get there on a Friday afternoon?

Thank you!

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1. Re: SM (Brentwood) to Hollywood on a Friday.

An hour.

Park at the united methodist church on the NW corner of Highland Av & Franklin Av. (You must enter from Highland heading SOUTH so you may have to 'loop around' to get into this position). it's quick and easy to enter the church parking area and you pre-pay so there is no delay when it's time to drive away. They don't STACK cars -- no one parks behind you.

How about dinner? There is a park between the church and the. Owl with picnic tables. Bring eats and drinks

Edited: 26 March 2018, 09:31
Revelstoke, B.C.
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2. Re: SM (Brentwood) to Hollywood on a Friday.

Cool. Thank you. Pay parking, that's good, as we will have our overnight bags with us, I thought it may be safer at H and H. As well, we have stayed there years ago with our then young son, and thought we would quickly revisit this tacky little area before the show.

Great stuff tho, thanks again!!

Oh, so an hour even at 5 pm on a Friday then ???

Edited: 26 March 2018, 09:56
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3. Re: SM (Brentwood) to Hollywood on a Friday.

It's two hours from Brentwood if there's a show at the Hollywood Bowl. I do this drive often during the Bowl season, it's never less than 90 minutes, usually longer.

Use Waze to give you the best route, which is usually 405 to 101 to 110, exit Cahuenga (to avoid the worst of it) and park at the lot on your right as you get to Highland. You'll walk under the tunnel to get to the Bowl.

Edited: 26 March 2018, 10:25
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4. Re: SM (Brentwood) to Hollywood on a Friday.

Absolutely do not attempt to drive up Highland from the 10, that will add about 45 minutes to your drive.

Revelstoke, B.C.
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5. Re: SM (Brentwood) to Hollywood on a Friday.

One other thing in regards to parking....we want to hit the Freeway towards Barstow right after the show. Where would be the best parking in regards to a quick getaway?

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