Parking in the City
So, I ventured into Hollywood & West Hollywood last weekend (specifically on a Saturday night).
And its pretty much official...weekends in Hollywood & West Hollywood are the worst!!!
Aside from the general population invading the area in mass numbers, the real issue is the parking situation(s).
Parking pretty much kills the night.
What I've found is that if you do decide to go out in Hollywood/West Hollywood to party on a Saturday night, you have to either pick one location to party and have a good time, or your night will be wasted on trying to find parking or handing over $20 to park or valet.
What's really cute is the fact that the city of Los Angeles feels the need to continue citing more and more people for parking tickets. Changing the metered parking hours later and later; so that if you do park at a meter you have to continue to pay for it, up until 11pm or even midnight. Then if you don't move your car by 3am your car will be towed away.
Thanks mayor Antonio.
This is why it is always better to go out during a weekday night (i.e., Monday - Wednesday). Parking is always easier to find, traffic is much lighter, and every 19 and 20 year old isn't out trying to use their brother or sister's ID at the local hot spot.
On another note, most of the places me and my friends went to wasn't anything to write home about anyway.
Sometimes Saturday nights are better for staying at home and hanging out with your close friends, rather than in a loud ass nightclub listening to the Black Eyed Peas 15 times a night.
This is my last post, until my next post.