Shoreline Village is located just south of downtown; it’s the hub of activity during Grand Prix in April and lots of fun any day of the year.
Dress: Depends on where you’re dining. If you’re going straight to the Yard House – wear something fun and comfortable. If you’re headed to Parker’s Lighthouse first, you might want to step it up a bit.
Expense: Parking (be sure to get your ticket validated), dinner, drinks and coffee or ice cream for two—between $100-150, depending on choice of beverages and restaurants.
Dinner: Parker’s Lighthouse offers Zagat-rated fresh seafood, incomparable views and a wine list worthy of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in both 2008 and 2009.
For more information: Parker’s Lighthouse 435-A Shoreline Village Dr (562) 432-6500.
Dessert: The restaurants of Shoreline Village offer excellent options, but if you’d care to stroll around and look at the shops and scenery, there’s Ice Cream on the Boardwalk, Twisters & Coffee, and, for those with a true sweet-tooth, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory offers all kinds of treats, including candy apples and homemade fudge.
For more information: Shoreline Village (562) 435-2668.
Entertainment: The Yard House , oh the martinis. Mangolicious, Bikini Tini, Hpnotini and Gobbstopper— it’s a party in a v-shaped glass. A state-of-the-art sound system pumps classic rock all night and multiple flat-screen TV’s show the day’s sporting events. It’s the best of a martini bar, music lounge and sports bar all rolled into one.
For more information: The Yard House, 401 Shoreline Village Dr. (562) 628-0455.