Santa Monica State Beach is the closest beach to the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade . As one can expect, it is ... More
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica State Beach is the closest beach to the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade . As one can expect, it is well equipped with the usual amenities plus volleyball courts, picnic tables and good swimming and surfing conditions. In addition to attracting the typical beach combing crowd, this spot seems to be a magnet for special events, most notably a semi-annual performance run by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil. Just be advised that summer crowds—especially on weekends, can be monstrous.
The cycling/rollerblading path in Santa Monica/Venice is the best, probably in all the world. (I'm not counting the cycling path that continues on Washington and goes down to Hermosa, Redondo, etc.) It's approx 9 miles of smooth concrete, designed with cyclists and skaters in mind. Pedestrians are supposed to stay off this path, but they're there anyway -- just skate/cycle around them. (Walking paths are available also, next to the cycling path.) Fabulous for SAFE rollerblading/cycling all day, while enjoying the phenomenal views of immaculately groomed beaches, breathtaking blue ocean, and the cliffs along PCH. Also, fun to people-watch, to watch the hockey games in the parking lots, and to just spend the day soaking up the sun. March is usually too windy. I love going when the crowds die down: Sept-Feb, and April-May. (June/July often overcast -- it's hit and miss.) Food on the strand is overpriced, but go to Hot-Dog-on-a-Stick near the pier for a great value. Pay for the all-day parking ($6) off of Nielson Way, I believe, b/c you'll want to stay all day.
This Travelodge is located approximately eight miles from Los Angeles International Airport and three miles from Santa Monica beaches and
piers. It's three miles from Third Street Promenade and Venice Beach Boardwalk, five miles from Beverly Hills and Marina ...
In the heart of Santa Monica, just a short walk from the pier, you'll find the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
Hotel Santa Monica. Check in to this all suite hotel and count on modern comfort, a friendly welcome and ...
This mini amusement park provides the centerpiece of the Santa Monica Pier. The park itself comprises a large ferris wheel,
a dragon swing, a small roller coaster, an action ride theater and a number of other rides geared towards ...
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