Using an on-line mapping program or GPS to get to 3200 Motor Avenue (Los Angeles, 90064) may not be very effective, since it only gets you to the HQ of Vista del Mar. The directions below may help.
Our meetings are in the Outpatient Treatment Center across the grass from the Baron School for Exceptional Children within the Vista del Mar campus between National Blvd. and Pico Blvd., 1/2 block North of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway underpass. To get to our meetings, you must enter via the main gate of the Vista del Mar campus on Motor Boulevard. Then you have to wind through the Vista campus, going in a generally Easterly direction without turning at any of the intersections until you get to the East side of the campus, where you park. See the maps below.
getting to Vista del Mar:
From the Santa Monica Freeway, going East (almost immediately east of the 405): get off at National Blvd. Turn left onto National, then turn left at the intersection with the overhead sign, onto National again. At the light, turn left on Motor Ave. Go under the freeway overpass, turn right into the Vista del Mar campus almost immediately. This is the blue path in the map below.
From the Santa Monica freeway, going West: get off at National Blvd. Go straight onto Manning. Turn left onto Motor Ave. Turn left into the Vista del Mar campus before freeway overpass. This is the bright red path in the map below.
From Pico Boulevard, going either direction: turn South on Motor Ave. and wind along until after you pass Manning. Turn left into the Vista del Mar campus before freeway overpass.
From Venice Boulevard, going either direction: turn North on Motor Ave. and drive until you pass under the Santa Monica Freeway. Then, turn right into the Vista del Mar campus.
Figure 1: the Big Picture.
- Now you’re at Vista del Mar:
Please enter through Vista del Mar and go as straight as possible (on a mildly wiggling road, Lastvogel Pkwy.) on a mild uphill grade, going eastward. Don’t turn left or right at the intersection unless one of our signs says to do so. This is the purple (red plus blue) path in the maps above and below. The Outpatient Treatment Center is a drab cinder-block building by a basketball hoop.
Figure 2: Drive on the Solid Lines, Walk on the Dotted Lines.
3. Leaving to go home:
To get back to the 405 or points east along the Santa Monica freeway, exit Vista del Mar and turn left on Motor Ave. Then, turn right on National Blvd at the stoplight. Then, after winding around a bit, turn right on Overland Blvd. Then turn right after the bridge, onto the Freeway.
To go back to the Santa Monica freeway going West: exit Vista del Mar and turn right on Motor Ave. Turn right on Manning about two blocks, there is an entrance to the Freeway.
To go back to Venice Blvd., turn left on Motor as you exit from Vista del Mar.
To go back to Pico Blvd., turn right on Motor Blvd.