Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Coming Attraction: 'Carmageddon'

The 405 Freeway (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg)

Well, friends, the dreaded "Carmageddon" is coming this weekend. And it seems as if anyone who lives within honking distance of the 405 freeway -- which, for the uninitiated or those in denial, will be closed July 16-18 from the 10 to the 101 freeways -- is hunkering down.

However, there are several Los Angeles businesses that are greeting the closure with fun rather than fear.

Check out these "Carmageddon" escape plans:

* SLS at Beverly Hills "405 Staycation" Packages

- If you're looking for a luxe vacation at home in L.A., the SLS is offering room packages for 1 night's stay, breakfast for 2 at Tres, complimentary valet parking and a complimentary bag of SLS cookies for the ride home for $405. (Regular price: $500+).

- 30-minute scalp, neck and shoulder massage at Ciel Spa, complete with Ciel Spa CD, for $59. (Regular price: $65+); the 15-minute package is $40.50. (Clever price on the last one.)

* Westfield Culver City "Tailgate Party"

On July 16-17 from 12 p.m.-5 p.m., the Westfield Culver City mall is hosting a "tailgate party," complete with games, free snacks and store discounts.

* JetBlue "Flyover" from Long Beach to Burbank for $4

According to the L.A. Times, JetBlue Airlines is giving commuters the option of just flying over the 405 altogether -- literally. And for just $4. The offer is good on July 16 only.

Whatever your plans, good luck and be safe!


The Mrs. said...

Glad you posted this!!

L.A. Story said...

Thanks so much! We live on the Westside, so I'm curious ... and a little terrified ... about how all of this will work out. Good luck!

Natalia Carter said...

Let's see what's going to happen... said...

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