November 18, 2012 9:35 pm
Los Angeles is known for its trends, but it's also got a classic side. Experience the quintessential LA with a stay at the art deco Cadillac Hotel, a Venice Beach icon for nearly a century. With its recently renovated rooms and breathtaking views of Santa Monica Bay, you'll understand why it was Charlie Chaplain's summer residence - and is soon to be your winter abode. Relax in your recently renovated room, or head upstairs to the roof for a sunset viewing as a great start to an unforgettable evening.
Step outside the Cadillac and onto the boardwalk and you'll start to get a feel for the bohemian vibe that sets Venice apart from its neighbors. Visit Muscle Beach, home to "the Pit," an outdoor gym where the big weights and bigger biceps are on display. Keep walking and you'll hit the Santa Monica pier, where you can dine, drink, or take advantage of rides at Pacific Park amusement park. If shopping's more your style, the Third Street Promenade is just a little further along, with shops and a year-round farmer's market where you can pick up a snack or two. So whether you spend just one night or linger a little longer to enjoy an LA winter (only difference from summer: it gets darker earlier).
Cadillac Hotel National Deal
8 Dudley Ave.