Taxis can be found curbside on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the yellow sign indicating “Taxis”. Passengers will be presented with a ticket stating typical fares to major destinations.
(NOTE - this is approximately a 10.4 mile distance; the approximate cost for cab fare would be about $33.15 with an additional 15% tip and $2.50 surcharge for trips from LAX airport equal to approximately $40.00 depending on traffic and other factors)
Live music and dancing mix with a casual, peppy environment where any "party" food is available: quesadillas, wings, burgers and their delicious home-made clam chowder. A great place to check out the local music scene, you can dine and enjoy blues, rock and all things in-between.
Venice Beach Boardwalk / Ocean front Walk (approximately ½ - 1 mile)
(NOTE - Venice Beach Boardwalk located along Muscle Beach (south of Winward Avenue) and is an eclectic boardwalk which runs between Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey. It has a bike path, roller skaters, restaurants, shops of all kinds, street performers, peddlers, and vendors with everything from handmade to fortune telling. This is definitely a place to people watch)
Figtree’s Café 429 Oceanfront Walk Venice, CA 90291
(NOTE - 50% of entire menu and non-alcoholic beverages everyday from 8 - 9 a.m., live music on Saturday & Sunday at 5:00 p.m. (Latin Fusion and Blues); outdoor patio seating with outdoor natural gas heaters and/or soft blankets - just ask your server)
JiRaffe 501 Santa Monica Boulevard (located at the corner of 5th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard) Santa Monica, CA 90401
For reservations, call 310.917.6671, or click here to make your reservation online
Hours: Monday 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
(NOTE - Monday nights are special at JiRaffe with our less formal, heavily creative, market-driven Monday Night Bistro menu. Chef Raphael Lunetta scours the Farmer’s Market and creates a menu that showcases the best and freshest seasonal fare. Each week the menu is different, but always offers a delicious three-course menu priced at $38.00 and wines at special reduced prices)
DAY THREE - Tuesday
Husband at meetings until 5:00 p.m.
Wife to explore Montana Avenue
Montana Avenue (approximately 1 mile from Oceana Santa Monica hotel)
There are more than 150 boutiques, restaurants and service establishments on Montana Avenue. This 10 block (from 7th to 17th Street on Montana Avenue) stretch is a mix of chic and upscale shops. Many of the shops open at 10:00 a.m..
Stop for a luxuries cup of coffee and treat at:
Café Luxxe 925 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403
(NOTE - The Grove is a shopping and entertainment complex (open air mall) built adjacent to the historic Farmers Market. It is surrounding a dancing fountain (created by the same designers that created the Bellagio Hotel fountain in Las Vegas, NV) fountain which "performs" periodically to pre-recorded music. There are trolley electric powered cars that can transport you around the area)
Your gondolier will take you on a slow excursion around Marina del Rey - the largest marina in the world. Available day or night, you will glide silently past Fisherman's Village and its restaurants. All tours include appetizers (caviar available upon request), ice bucket w/ice, music. pillows, blankets, and more! Dinners are also possible on the hour-and-a-half and two-hour tours. (They offer tours from one to two hours). Call for details. Reflexology is also available for $40 per 1/2 hour. You are also welcome to bring your own food and drink. Don’t forget the camera.
DAY SIX - Friday
Checkout and depart to LAX for 11:00 a.m. flight departure