Beachfront hotels are known to be pricy. Very pricy. Beachfront vacation rentals in Santa Monica California aren’t known for being cheap, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend your whole vacation budget on accommodations.
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There are more fun things to do in Santa Monica than you can hope to get to on your vacation. One of the top tourist destinations for people visiting Southern California, this modern, vibrant city by the sea attracts well over 8 million tourists each year.
A couple of things you will notice on the Santa Monica Pier is a Route 66 road sign with the words End of the Trail underneath it, and a decided Route 66 them among the gift shops on the pier.
Blink and you might miss Camera Obscura by the pier in Santa Monica.
Once you’ve finished enjoying the Santa Monica Pier, head 3 blocks east to the Third Street Promenade for a little more fun.
Tongva Park is a 6.2 acre park overlooking the Pacific Ocean and directly across the street from Ken Genser Square and the Santa Monica City Hall.
If you are a chess player you’ll want to put the Santa Monica Chess Park on your things to do in Los Angeles bucket list. I believe it is also referred to at the International Chess Park.
If you are visiting LA, Palisades Park is a must see on you list.