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You navigated your way from West LA to NELA, traversed through traffic on Topanga Canyon, or survived the 101 to the 10 to the 405 (and magically flew over over the 110): you've finally arrived at your retail therapy destination, but this Odyssey-like journey isn't over yet. If you love being behind the wheel and can't bear to Uber or Lyft it, the final feat is finding parking—or you could hand over the keys and let the pros do it for you.
Whether you just want to stop and get out of the driver's seat A.S.A.P. or you're looking to ditch the meter and puzzling parking signs, we've rounded up just a few shops and stylish streets that offer convenient valet parking. Pro tip: apps like CurbStand and ParkMe also make it easy-peasy to score a space for your ride.
Where: West 3rd Street, Beverly Grove
What to Know: Locations at The Little Next Door (by La Jolla Street), Son of a Gun (by Orlando Street), and other eateries
Cost: $6 to $8; varies by time, day, and location
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Beverly Grove
What to Know: Easy access to the Farmers Market next door The Grove
Cost: $10 for the first two hours; $2 each additional 30 minutes. Daily max: $24; cash and credit accepted
Where: Barneys New York, 9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
What to Know: Also convenient if you'll be hitting up Saks Fifth Avenue next door
Cost: $4 for the first two hours with validation or $4 for the first 15 minutes without validation; $2 each additional 15 minutes. Daily max: $18
Where: Abbot Kinney, 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
What to Know: Convenient if you'll be making your way from east to west on the buzzy shopping stretch; there's also a valet stand in front of Timbuk2 (1410 Abbot Kinney)
Cost: $8 to $10; cash only
Where: Ace Hotel, 933 S Broadway, Downtown
What to Know: Convenient for shopping at Oak NYC, Acne Studios, Tanner Goods, Aesop, Urban Outfitters, and more boutiques off South Broadway and surrounding 8th and 9th Streets
Cost: $7 for the first three hours and $12 for each additional hour with validation or $12 per hour without validation
Where: Santa Monica Place, 1557 2nd Street (between Broadway and Colorado Avenue); Santa Monica
What to Know: Easy access to adjacent Third Street Promenade
Cost: $10 for the first two hours and $2 for each additional 30 minutes. Daily max: $20