Also makes a good biking route...I gave up on parking at Amoeba Music so I ride my bike there (they got bike parking too!), I take Fountain straight until Cahuenga then hang a right.The fountain ave. side-cut is the most valuable thing when driving around Hollywood.
now you see I would offer up...beverly glen south to Olympic and just take Olympic East.Getting from UCLA to downtown: Go over through Holmby Hills to Beverly Glen, take that south to Pico, take Pico WEST (i know it's counterintuitive) about 1/2 mile, then south on Motor to the 10
my favorite that i have shown to about 100 people in the last 2 years... to avoid the 110 mess around downtown, to get to the 5 or the 2 north, exit at any point, take Figueroa all the way to Caesar Chavez, right at the Super 8 by Dodger Stadium, left at Stadium Way, go down all the way through Elysian Park, make a left at Riverside and you can jump on the 5 or the 2. I always end up taking the scenic route to check out all the new developments, and its astonishing how much the area around Expo park / USC has changed in the last 5 years.
Another short cut, take Figueroa instead of the 110 south, all the way to the 105, and you can access any of the cities in the area from there.
Unless I'm thinking of something different, no wayWhen going east or west and you want to avoid olympic or wilshire..
one word: OHIO!