Savoring a (Cheap) Sumptuous Setting in Santa Monica, California
Long a favorite haunt of celebrities and well-to-do tourists with its ideal beachfront location off the storied Santa Monica Pier, the Shutters on the Beach hotel can accommodate the less well-to-do too. Head over for happy hour and feast on $1.50 fish tacos with a side of margarita on the rocks as you watch the sun sink into the Pacific. Sip a crisp Spanish verdejo as your server treats you like an old friend he hasn’t seen in years. Just retain your senses enough to close your tab before happy hour ends (when the real prices kick in).