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SunFest travel options to save time and money

Posted at 7:33 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 04:12:55-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — If you’re planning to attend SunFest in downtown West Palm Beach you’ll be one of approximately 130,000 thousand people. So what are the best travel options to avoid a traffic headache and save you time?

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Attendees like the Reyes family have attended SunFest without dealing with traffic headaches or breaking a sweat by riding the Downtown West Palm Beach Trolley Service.

“I can park my car like three blocks away from here, take the trolley and it’s easier,” said William Reyes. “Absolutely, it’s easier.”

For trolley driver Manny Alvarez, it's an option that's both free and convenient.

“We’ll I’m lucky to be driving it during the day because at night it’s going to be real busy,” said Alvarez. “It’s going to be like bumper cars out here.”

As the driver of a yellow line trolley, City Place is where he’ll pick up the majority of his riders who plan to attend SunFest. He encourages people who plan to travel by trolley to download the Trolley Tracker App.

For drivers who disagree, Sunfest organizers suggest one day parking as low as $8 to $15 at West Palm’s Judicial Center Garage, Governmental Center Garage and 4th Street Surface Lot. Or you can bike instead, and there’s valet parking for that.

SunFest also offers a pricing and parking app to assist you with your options.

”There’s plenty of parking available,” said Melissa Sullivan, marketing manager for SunFest. “There’s city lots, there’s private lots and then there’s metered parking as well.”