"Hey here's to you California - Beautiful haze of suburbia - Living in the perfect weather - Spending time inside together - Hey here's to you California". I love the song from Blink 182 and I love Los Angeles. Yes, it is kind a love & hate relationship. However, we went to Venice in March this year to have a week off. We stayed at the Venice Air Hotel directly at the beach and our room had a wonderful ocean view. The location was just perfect, good restaurants (e.g. Rose), shops and coffee bars around the corner. It was great fun!