It's 9:30 p.m. and You Are in the Valley...
How do you get over the hill expeditiously?
Last night we walked our talk, as we often do, and headed over to Firecracker in Chinatown after a few early drinks at The Sapphire on Ventura Blvd. When the time came to drive over the hill, two routes to Chinatown were obvious: 101 all the way or take 4 different freeways.
Not only is it fun to say, but the 101 to the 134 to the 5 to the 110 (with a quick exit on Hill Street) works much better than the 101 into downtown on a Friday night. Some of our Valley friends found that out the hard way, driving past three collisions.
Other fast over-the-hill routes that we enjoy:
- Laurel Canyon to Hollywood Blvd. (the back road to Hollywood & WeHo)
- Coldwater Canyon into Beverly Hills (much quicker than freeway to street travel)
- Kanan to PCH (screw 405 to Sunset, come to the beach without hassle)
Nice rides, but not neccesarily time saving:
- Beverly Glen into the Westside
- Through Griffith Park
- Topanga Canyon to PCH