Sunset Junction by Public Transit & Bike
From Metro's full system transit map
For the past three years, public transit has been our guiding way to the Sunset Junction Street Festival. To try to find reasonable parking is just not very realistic. Still, we've felt alone on the subways and buses when en route to the fest. There's maybe only a handful of people with us heading to or from the event (one LAist friend asked us if hipsters hate public transit? Now that's a debate, if ever).
The good thing about Sunset Junction's location is that it's extremely transit friendly. Two Metro Red Line stations are a 10-20 minute walk away and a few bus lines have practically given event goers in the past a ride to the front gates. Here are some options:
- Bicycle: Bike Valet provided by the LA County Bicycle Coalition will be available at the Edgecliffe entrance only (3700 Block of Sunset Blvd.). Update (8/23): Despite what their website says, we checked for a bike valet and there was none. One security guard said it was at the Myra/Santa Monica Blvd. Gate, we'll update when we confirm.
- Subway: Two Metro Red Line stops are nearby with a little walk or bike ride between station and the festival. We prefer walking from the Vermont/Sunset stop, which is a slightly shorter and more pleasant walk than walking from the Vermon/Santa Monica station.
- Bus: The 2, 4 and 704 are the main routes that go to the festival. All the schedules are in PDF and are listed on Metro's timetable page.
- Parking: If you do drive, there is a parking lot with shuttle at LA City College (835 North Vermont Avenue/at Monroe Avenue).
A Google map of the street closures is embedded below (please note that the street closures are larger than the actual festival grounds).