If you want to experience the real beach life near Los Angeles then you have one choice, going to Santa Monica. This stunning area has three miles of lush beach which boasts over 340 days of sunshine a year, and that means no matter when you head there you are sure to catch some rays. In addition to the beaches the area is awash with a plethora of shops and restaurants to suit every single taste. Why not hire a bicycle and explore the area? It will be one of the best days out that you can possibly have in the Los Angeles area.
It isn’t just about the beaches however. Jutting out into the beautiful blue sea is the recognizable Santa Monica Pier, the place where everybody seems to flock to around this area. This place once again boasts an array of delicious delights, but the main reason as to why people head there is to take their families to the brilliant amusement park. Whilst it is best to head there at night to see the stunning lights of the pier ‘strut their stuff’, it is still just as great to visit during the day, the area is awash with some of the best street performers in Los Angeles and people from every walk of life.
If you are only traveling to Los Angeles for a few days then Santa Monica Pier and Beach absolutely needs to be at the top of that list of ‘must see’ places. You really won’t be disappointed.
Location/Map: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Website: Santa Monica Pier