Hotel at a Glance: Courtyard Los Angeles Westside
Santa Monica Pier's carnival rides and Venice Beach's eclectic boardwalk are a short drive from this Culver City hotel, which caters to vacationing families and business travelers alike. Tastefully decorated guest rooms, cooked-to-order breakfasts, and an on-site lounge make guests feel at home. In addition to the Santa Monica Pier, you're within about a 20-minute drive of the J. Paul Getty Museum, CBS Television City, and Sony Pictures Studio.
- Spacious accommodations: Guest rooms feature a 32-inch plasma TV, a work area with an ergonomic chair, and complimentary WiFi
- Courtyard Cafe: This on-site restaurant and adjacent Cafe Lounge offers American cuisine for breakfast and dinner.
- Rise and shine: Chefs whip up a hot buffet breakfast daily (additional fee).
- Make a splash in the heated outdoor pool, or kick back in the whirlpool.
Culver City, California: Silver Screen Settings and World's Shortest Main Street
Just west of Los Angeles, you'll find the world's shortest main street—spanning just one block—in Culver City. It's particularly small consider the town has a population around 40,000, and is home to Sony Entertainment and several other big-name studios. Several epic pictures have been filmed here, including Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. If you explore the city, you might recognize buildings that served as the backdrop for Superbad and The Big Lebowski. But there's more than just Tinsletown magic: Sidewalk cafes, boutiques, and art galleries add an eclectic touch to downtown Culver City. Consider catching a play at Kirk Douglas Theatre—a recently renovated performing-arts center inside a 1947 movie palace.