Well, if I say California, you will no doubt, think about its spectacular beauties of that place. Therefore, this time, being a tourist, I went to one of the wonderful travel destinations in California, United States. The name of that wonderland is Santa Monica. This city lies to the west of the 405 Freeway. This vast sprawling city has massive economic diversity with its own neighborhoods. The city offers mall, pier and boardwalk as a major spots for teens and tourists. However, for other Los Angeles natives these areas do not draw much interest.
Santa Monica City
The Los Angeles natives will love to be at the 3rd Street Promenade because Santa Monica has some of the areas where fine restaurants, shopping, movie theaters, and parking could be found. And the 3rd Street Promenade is one among them. If you love to enjoy shopping then do not fail to visit the Montana Street, Wilshire Blvd. and some others. This city is situated on Santa Monica Bay and so offers pleasant climate and attractions where people love to hang out. No wonder, the city has plenty of amazing attractions and cultural resources that fascinate every people.
The city has everything to soothe you and your stress, especially while traveling. To forget all the worries, you should try playing volleyball, bike, rollerblade or else just make you feel comfortable in the sand. Those who are quite adventurous can climb or hike the Santa Monica Mountains. This is a real adventure you will definitely love it. If you want more outdoor activities in the mountains then the Pacific Palisades will fulfill your desires. You can easily spend a day at the Santa Monica beach and pier and get the best memorable time at this city forever.
The city enjoys average of 310 days of sunshine a year, as its location snuggled on the vast and open Santa Monica Bay. Morning fog is very common phenomenon that could be experienced during the months of May, June, and early July. Visiting the National Historic Landmark called Santa Monica Hippodrome that was built in the year 1909, will boost your energy to explore the city further. Besides this, some of the other attractions of Santa Monica are Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica Museum of Art, and many others.
Santa Monica Museum
The city is a home to the Santa Monica Heritage Museum and the renowned Third Street Promenade. The city is an international mecca for skateboarding culture. So try to grab some of the views. The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosts The Taste of Santa Monica on the pier. Also do not miss to taste the cuisines of Santa Monica which will again boost your energy. So try some from fine restaurants in the city. In addition to the friendly beaches of Santa Monica, the city also offers perfect bars to enjoy. If you do not want to enjoy at the bars, then simply take a sip of coffee during the daytime somewhere at the café or else and make some sweet memories.
The popular hangouts for every tourist are its beaches where sunshine, lingering around, sporting because of which this city is so popular and some other activities. The Beach Bike Path attracts almost every people into sporting, roller bladders, joggers, and others. You will definitely enjoy the street performers and musicians. To enjoy some water activities like surfing, swimming or walking then the Pacific Ocean is the best ideal place for this. Don’t worry lifeguards are always there for you. From the north of downtown Santa Monica, you can easily head to the Santa Monica Mountains within 15 minutes.
Santa Monica Beach
To enjoy the Sunset Boulevard, head to the 150,000 acre Santa Monica Mountain Recreation Area. It is a great site for hiking and bird watching. Those who love sports can visit the Douglas Park at 24th Street & Wilshire Boulevard that features a green for bowling and outdoor tennis courts. You will feel proud after reaching to the Santa Monica Pier, as it was built between 1908 and 1921, and is the oldest pleasure pier on the West Coast.
If you are really looking for a tourist destination that will make your holidays memorable then without wasting time you should visit the city of Santa Monica and enjoy its major attractions. Remember, the heart of Santa Monica is the 3rd St Promenade. This place offers excellent shopping opportunities and also entertains you through the musicians and others. So, come and see by your own what Santa Monica has to offer to you. You can even visit the close by Beverly Hills, Hollywood or Pasadena, which is a real fantasy. A perfect holiday place is waiting to welcome you. So be a part of these beauties in Santa Monica as I did.