Los Angeles Tourism and Hotels Offering ‘Car Free LA’ Package Options



Four LA hotels are partnering with the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board to offer travel packages inspired by the city’s newly launched “Car Free LA” program.

Designed as an eco-tourism initiative, Car Free LA offers seven expertly-tailored self-guided tours to help travelers explore the city’s various neighborhoods via food, bike, and Metro.

To encourage even more visitors to walk and bike around town, the Shore Hotel, Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Westwood and The Hotel Wilshire, and Andaz West Hollywood are rolling out “Car Free LA”-inspired packages available throughout the summer months. With these packages, travelers have even more options to plan the perfect car-free vacation.

From scenic bike rides along the sparkling Pacific and charming Westwood storefronts to strolling along LA’s Museum Row and exploring world-famous celeb hot spots in West Hollywood, LA Tourism and its hotel partners are giving visitors the tools they need to go car free.

Kimpton’s The Hotel Wilshire and Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Westwood – “Car-free, Carefree!” package

Equal parts hidden escape and city vibe, The Hotel Wilshire is located just minutes from Beverly Hills and Museum Row and boasts unforgettable views of the Hollywood Hills from its rooftop pool and lounge. Venture west on Los Angeles’ famed Wilshire Blvd to experience The Hotel Wilshire’s sister property, Hotel Palomar Los Angeles – Westwood in swank Westwood Village. No matter what location travelers choose, these properties offer a seamless Car Free experience with the new “Car-Free, Carefree!” package, including:

· Welcome Amenity: a pedometer, two bottles of water, a healthy snack and sunscreen

· Car-free map of the neighborhood

· Complimentary valet parking

· Bounce back offer: If guests show the Front Desk they walked at least 10,000 steps per day with their pedometer, they will receive a special code for 20% off of room rate during their next stay (must be used by December 31, 2013 and based upon availability)

Availability: now through October 31, 2013; the bounce back offer can be redeemed until December 31, 2013

Starting Rates: Hotel Wilshire $299 per night + tax; Hotel Palomar LA: $259 per night + tax

Shore Hotel – “Car Free at the Shore Hotel” package

Travelers craving LA’s signature sunshine and beach culture can snag a room at Santa Monica’s newly opened, eco-friendly Shore Hotel, conveniently located within walking distance to a variety of coastal attractions such as Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade, and Venice Beach. Guests booking the “Car Free at the Shore Hotel” can soak in the views of the expansive Pacific before venturing out along the scenic beachfront path. The package includes:

· Dinner for two at The Lobster

· Legends Bike Tour for Two through Perry’s Café and Rentals

Availability: now through September 3, 2013

Starting Rates: $399 per night + tax with a two night minimum

Andaz West Hollywood –”Walk n Roll” package

West Hollywood recently beat out San Francisco as California’s most walkable city. Andaz West Hollywood is giving guests a reason to strut their stuff with its new Walk n’ Roll package. Guests can find their way on the streets of Los Angeles easily with a complimentary touring brochure that will lead them directly to Hollywood hotspots. The “Walk n Roll” package includes:

· Complimentary to-go lunch

· Pedometer

· The hotel will donate $1.00 per mile walked to GAY FOR GOOD!

Availability: now through May 31, 2014

Starting Rates: $305 per night + tax

Discover Los Angeles, www.discoverLosAngeles.com