"Santa Monica" Santa Monica by Dabs

Santa Monica Travel Guide: 477 reviews and 1,118 photos

I was getting to the end of my last day of my week with dad in Los Angeles and I realized that I hadn't even seen the ocean yet! So I capped off a very nice day of touring by heading to Santa Monica to visit the Pier and catch a beautiful sunset.

The Santa Monica Pier is the most visited attraction in Santa Monica. If you go during the week, you'll not likely find that many people here but on my most recent visit in April 2008 on a blisteringly hot Sunday afternoon, the beach and the Pier were jam packed with people.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful beach with path for walking/biking, nice shopping area
  • Cons:Dining can be a little expensive
  • Last visit to Santa Monica: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2005 at 10:12 AM

    I say double WOW to the intro sunset photo! Great restaurant review, especially grandma's comments! Interesting into about the original Muscle Beach also!

  • rmdw's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2005 at 8:47 PM

    Wow, amazing photo! Did you take this or pay some MALE British Tourist to do it for you?!?


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