This weekend's closing of the 405 Freeway is leading some businesses to do everything they can to get you in the door, despite all the worries about Carmageddon.
For everything you need to know during the 405 closure, visit the Carmageddon Toolkit.
The Santa Monica Pier is offering free unlimited-ride passes to guests with a San Fernando Valley ZIP code.
If riding out the traffic nightmare sounds more interesting at a bar or restaurant, many places are offering discounts on meals and drinks with catchy names like, "the Gridlock" and "Road Rage."
These deals will help people "hopefully alleviate some of the stress they may be feeling that particular weekend," said Adam Milstein, a bartender at South in Santa Monica.
Many hotels have Carmageddon deals, such as the exclusive Shutters on the Beach Hotel, which is offering a three-night stay, dry cleaning and a continental breakfast to-go on Monday morning.
"So you're off to work and back to your normal routine… and not had to deal with any of the car issues," said Gregory Day, general manager of Shutters on the Beach.
City officials are still encouraging people to stay off the roads as much as possible, but those brave enough to venture out will find some good deals when and if they make it to their destination.
A Few More Carmageddon Deals:
South Santa Monica
$3 Gridlock Shots, Road Ragers, and Bud STOP Lights.
Santa Monica CA 90403
Friday July 15th, the bar will have happy hour all night long
Other Carmageddon discounts will be featured throughout the weekend
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica CA 90401
Diners can choose from a select group of menu items priced at $4.05.
17300 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA 90265
The Glendon Bar & Kitchen
Happy Hour Food Pricing all day and all weekend
Featuring $5 Well Drinks, and $3 Bud Lights
You can even pass the time watching high-speed, car chase movies all weekend
But, don't forget to mention Carmageddon to get the deals
1071 Glendon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Enjoy the comfort of your home with this deal. Sign up for 1 meal cycle, and get Carmaggedon weekend free.
All meals delivered right to you
11692 Gateway Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Angel's Santa Monica
$4.05 food and booze menu.
There will be live music, game and prizes to top it off
2460 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Valley Inn Restaurant
$ 4.05 Drink & Appetizer Specials.
They're also featuring Bumper to Bumper dinner specials on Friday and Saturday.
4557 Sherman Oaks Ave
SHerman Oaks, California 91403
Offering 1 FREE Yoga or Pilates class.
Make sure to call for appointments: 310.4531221
12304 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 200
Los angeles CA 90025
Street Strider LA
Rental Rates usually $20/hr. Use PROMO CODE "Car-Mageddon" and Stride
the famous Venice Boardwalk for only $4.05 + tax (30 minute StreetStrider rental)
215 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291
The Beverly Hilton
$40.50 - 30 Minute Spa Pool Treatment with your choice of Reflexology or for $10 more
Moroccan Oil Scalp Treatment poolside or
$40.50 off any 80-minute treatment in spa.
Check out these drink Specials at Trader Vic's:
$4.05 Draft Beer
$4.05 Mai Tai's from 4pm to 5pm Friday thru Sunday
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Shopping centers around Los Angeles are celebrating Carmageddon with "Block Parties."
Westfield Culver City Mall
Featuring a "Tailgate Party" on Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm.
The festivities continue with a Best Buy Video Game Tournament and tricycle races to win gift cards and 405 themed prizes.
6000 Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, Ca 90230
Westfield Century City Mall and Westfield Fashion Square
Enjoy a weekend of giveaways, special offers, and entertainment on July 16 and 17.
Shoppers can enter to win a $500 gas card, free valet for the rest of the year and a car wash once a month for the rest of the year.
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
14006 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
The Shops at Woodman & Ventura
The Shops At Woodman & Ventura are throwing a Car-Mageddon Weekend Block Party July 16 & 17. So relax and rediscover your neighborhood.
13646 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, C 91423
Tender Greens (six SoCal locations)
$4.05 pints of handcrafted beers
July 16 and 17