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5 of the best LA music venues accessible by public transportation

Metro's Speed Dating on the Red Line

After attending an amazing and exhilarating concert, there is nothing worse than sitting in your car, stuck in traffic. Thankfully, many of LA's finest venues are accessible by the Metro—here's five of them.

1. The Wiltern (Purple Line Wilshire & Western stop)

Technically, the Wilshire & Western stop (across the street from the Wiltern) is actually closer than the Ralph’s parking lot where most people end up parking. So save the $20 and enjoy the convenience of walking straight out of the venue and directly onto your train. You can follow the train schedule on the Metro app.

2. & 3. Palladium & Fonda Theatre (Red Line Hollywood & Vine stop)

This Red Line stop offers access to two different venues! Both roughly the same distance from the Metro (just a couple minutes walk), this helps alleviate the issue of the removal of parking lots for more condos.

4. The Regent Theatre (Red Line Pershing Square stop)

Considering most nearby lots are actually farther than the Pershing Square Metro (0.2 mile), taking public transit is the obvious choice if you're looking for both convenience and cost effectiveness.

5. Hollywood Bowl (Red Line Hollywood & Highland stop)

While lots of people know to park in the Hollywood & Highland shopping center (now $15) to avoid the extreme costs of parking at the Hollywood Bowl or in nearby lots, people fail to realize the convenience of using this Red Line stop, located within the same shopping center. Believe it or not, it takes about the same amount of time to take the Red Line to Union Station as it does to take the 101.

Honorable Mention: Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (Red Line Wilshire/Vermont stop)

While performances at this venue are few and far between, those going to see Jenny Lewis on either January 29 or 30 will be extremely thankful for its location next to the Wilshire/Vermont stop. Especially since no on-site parking is available.