Santa Monica, this city by the beach with its singing name, is located to the South of California, not far from Los Angeles, on the Pacific coast. Beverly Hills and Venice Beach are its worldwide famous neighbours, which allowed this beach resort to become a major stop in any Californian trip.
But Santa Monica has a life of its own and is home is to some spectacular attractions! By the ocean stands the Santa Monica pier, this long wooden jetty whose construction was completed in 1921. It is the oldest marina on the US West coast. Santa Monica is renowned for its friendly atmosphere fuelled by many street musicians. Listening to the Beach Boys while watching real Californian surfers – isn’t it the best way to find happiness? The many shops and welcoming restaurants line up in the main pedestrian street. Shopping becomes a real enjoyment and savouring local specialties, a most pleasurable experience. The surrounding landscapes are breathtaking and the Hollywood stars’ vast villas continue to draw thrill-seekers. Add mild weather and chill winds in the summer… and you get an extraordinary destination, the Californian Dream in the original version!