Don't let traffic ruin your holiday shopping — Go Metro instead!

Photo by John Morgan via Flickr//CC

Photo by John Morgan via Flickr//CC

The holiday season countdown has begun and early-bird shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) is an annual tradition for bargain hunters across the country.

Unfortunately, it comes with long lines, congested streets and overcrowded parking lots. But don’t worry–Metro serves the most popular shopping areas in town. Go Metro to avoid traffic and use your TAP card to get exclusive discounts around town.

Here are a few shopping centers that are accessible via Metro to help ease through the holiday madness:

Downtown Los Angeles:

Shopping districts:

  • Melrose Avenue between La Brea and Fairfax. Metro Bus 10 serves Melrose. Connections can be made via Bus 212/312 that runs on La Brea and Bus 217 or Rapid 780 that runs on Fairfax.
  • Abbott Kinney, Venice. Metro Bus 33 and 733 stop at Venice Boulevard and Abbott Kinney — walk north on Abbott Kinney from there.
  • Ventura Boulevard between Laurel Canyon Drive and Whitsett Ave. in Studio City. Metro Bus 150, 240 and Rapid 750 serve Ventura Blvd. with connections to Bus 218 that runs on Laurel Canyon Blvd.
  • Hilhurst Bouleavard, Los Feliz. Metro Red Line to Vermont/Sunset Station, then board the DASH Loz Feliz to Hilhurst and Los Feliz Blvd.

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If you’ve got someone in your life who just can’t get enough of transit, get him or her something from the Metro Store!

And finally, some more info to help you plan your Metro shopping trip:

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  1. The 256 serves both Old Town Pasadena and The Paseo.

    The 780 serve OTP, Paseo, Glendale Galleria, and the Eagle Rock Plaza. The Eagle Rock Plaza is also served by the 180/181.