There are a few things you've got to do on a trip to Santa Monica. Find an ocean view to stare at for a while, find some delicious fish tacos, and ride a bike along the beach. And the Shore Hotel wants to help Fodor's readers do all that, and more, for less. (Bonus: The package includes July 4 should you still be looking for the perfect way to celebrate our country's birthday.)
The brand new, 164-room, LEED Gold certified hotel is a modern oceanfront property complete with pool, gym, and views. And they'll soon be home to Blue Plate Taco, the third in a series of Blue Plate restaurants on this side of town that serve organic, fresh dishes. (The other two are BP Oysterette serving great seafood and oysters, and Blue Plate with a long-loved brunch that's packed with locals.)
The deal will set you back $449/night (a 20% discount) and will include lunch for two at Blue Plate Taco and bike rentals for two during your stay. It's valid from July 4-September 30 2012, and can be booked by clicking here or by calling 1.800.599.1515. Either way, the booking code is FODORS.
Photo credits: Courtesy of The Shore Hotel