Given the number of LA's world-famous landmarks, Angelenos still avoid many of them like the plague (two words: parking and tourists). If the Sunset Strip is on your to-do list but you just can't deal with those ubiquitous open-air tour vans (we're looking at you, TMZ), then the city of West Hollywood wants to give you a lift. Starting Saturday, the iconic stretch will unveil its very own Sunset Trip nighttime trolley service — oh, and it's completely free.
Similar to WeHo's party people-pleasing PickUp line, the Sunset Trip offers hassle-free hop-on/hop-off stops every Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 3am. The service runs along Sunset Boulevard between Doheny Drive and Fairfax Avenue and connects to Melrose and Santa Monica Avenues, making it convenient to catch the yellow PickUp trolley stops at San Vicente and Fairfax.
The route includes plenty of historic and celeb-faved spots along the legendary thoroughfare, including Catch LA (Melrose and Robertson), Chateau Marmont (Harper Avenue), The Roxy (Hammond Street), The Whiskey A Go-Go (Clark Street), Sunset Tower (Kings Road), and many others, so consider catching up on your rock 'n' roll history to get the most out of your gratis ride. Bonus: The line also makes a stop at a parking lot-turned-art exhibit that's currently showing photographer Robert Landau's iconic Kodachrome snaps of the Sunset Strip's music billboards of the '60s and '70s, should you need a visual guide (Sunset and Horn).
Into it? The Sunset Trip kicks off Saturday with a celebration at 1OAK (9039 West Sunset Blvd.); swing by from 6 to 8pm for the festivities and see the full route here.