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Celebrate Your Independence From the Car With These July 4th Activities

Fireworks and Metro sign

Make a plan to ditch the car and truly be independent! Here are several fun options you can navigate sustainability to.

  • After all that June gloom, soak up the sunshine and cover some ground on two wheels instead of four. Take a spin at any of these great L.A. bike paths, and pedal your way along the ocean, through a valley, or around the city. Need to borrow some wheels? Use Metro Bike Share, with stations at UCLA, in Westwood Village, and across the city.
  • Don't worry about traffic or parking your car with Time Out Los Angeles' list of transit-accesible locations to see fireworks. Forget all about gas prices, overstuffed parking garages and ride share surge pricing with these fireworks show picks at LA Metro-accessible spots  specifically ones that are within a short walk or a quick shuttle transfer from the station.
  • Catch the Culver CityBus (CCB) for the fireworks show at West LA College. Avoid a parking headache and let CCB take you there for just $1. Plan your trip using NextCCBus, call 310-253-6500, or visit their website for more details.
  • Go Metro to the shore or beat the heat at a transit-accessible public pool. You can also hop aboard the Big Blue Bus to enjoy Independence Day at the Santa Monica Pier, on 3rd Street Promenade or Abbott Kinney, and in Venice or Marina del Rey. And for more Metro-accessible and *free* July 4th events around L.A., check out this list.

Image credit: L.A. Metro