Los Angeles Retreat

Few getaways are more rejuvenating than Southern California, with sun, sand, fun and food — everything that makes a vacation a really great vacation. Here are a few recommendations that will put your trip over the top.

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Santa Monica Pier

  • Ride the historical carousel, get up close with marine life at the aquarium, or try something completely new and enroll in a class at the Trapeze School.
  • Go beachside and dip your toes in the Pacific or just spread out on a towel (rentals available at the Pier) and relax.
  • Listen to the waves and pretend that time is standing still for just a little while.

Rutt’s Hawaiian Cafe

  • Get your fill of traditional Hawaiian fare — served, of course, with two scoops of white rice and one scoop of macaroni salad.

Sunset Strip

  • Set your sights on the Sunset Strip for some good, old-fashioned people watching.
  • This famed section of Sunset Boulevard is well-known for its great shopping, dazzling array of billboards and unscripted star sightings.

Flaming Saddles

  • It’s a short walk from the Strip to one of the most-bustling entertainment scenes.
  • Head over to Santa Monica Boulevard and take in the unique night life at hot spots like Flaming Saddles, where line dancing on the bar is not only allowed but encouraged.

Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica

  • When you’re ready to call it a night, retire to this hotel nestled in the middle of Santa Monica
  • With 63 hotels in the LA area, Hilton has something to suit nearly every type of getaway.

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