Los Angeles is famous for many things, including Hollywood, beaches, the incomparable food scene (LA was named the 'City of Breakfast' by The New York Times in 2016) and its traffic. Many opening scenes in shows and movies use this part of life in LA to frame their pieces.
While some people struggle to avoid LA traffic, it is important to note that this adds a charm to the city. It reassures me that people always have somewhere to go or somewhere to be. People are out and about.
The fact remains, however, that traffic is a real problem in LA — whether it is a drive to the hospital, the beach, downtown, Beverly Hills or Hollywood. Having been here for 7.5 years, here are some tricks you can use to avoid LA traffic:
Traffic can be a problem in LA, but it is important to recognize that it is easy to avoid traveling at peak hours and find alternative routes. With podcasts, you can learn about a range of topics on the go. Regardless of what the traffic situation is, the destinations are sublime. Whether it's a beautiful day surfing at Malibu or a new restaurant in West Hollywood, it is often worth the drive.
By Prerna Gupta