Best Beach Parking at the Height of Summer, August 2012
Tired of endlessly circling parking meters in search of a spot, only to return five hours later to your sun-baked car? Avoid both fates at the clean, cool, underground Metlox Parking Structure in Manhattan Beach. Three quarters buy you an hour in any of the 462 stalls, and there are loads of ten-hour meters. An escalator and an elevator open onto the plaza, where you can grab dinner at Petros after you've traded in your shorts or swimsuit for less casual duds. » 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach.