Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills service and style at $175 a night. www.luxehotels.com, (310) 273-0300

Restaurants
Engine Company No. 28, serving entrees under $17. www.engineco.com, (213) 624-6996
Café Pinot, bistro favored by local food critics. (213) 239-6500

MIAMI
Hotels
Hotel Place St. Michel, boutique hotel with 27 rooms as low as $125. www.hotelplacestmichel.com (800) 848-4683
Tudor Hotel & Suites, business- friendly hotel near Miami Beach Convention Center. $107 in low season. (888) 254-0637

Restaurants
Hardaway’s Firehouse Four, prix fixe $30, main courses under $22. www.firehousefour.com, (305) 371-3473
Perricone’s Marketplace and Café, downtown Italian restaurant with three-course meal for $21 to $30 per person. (305) 374-9449 —