You can’t roadtrippin‘ the west coast of the USA without stopping in one of the most famous Californian beach cities: Santa Monica!
Why you will love Santa Monica
Full of great anticipation for the Santa Monica Pier, as seen in many movies it feels like going to a place you already know or have been before. And here are a few more reasons why you will love Santa Monica and have to stopp here during your US road trip:
The Santa Monica Pier
Of course the Santa Monica Pier is full of tourists (as me) but the Pier is so much fun anyway! With all it’s activities, fun rides, shops and stores, musicians and artists it’s like a fun fair above the ocean for those who never grow up.
You can also spent your time in Santa Monica at the beach underneath the pier among many other sunbathers and simply lie in the sun!
The Route 66
Another attraction is the famous and historic highway Route 66, which is ending at the Santa Monica. You can find the „End of the Trail“ sign right at the Santa Monica Pier!
The Farmers Market
Don’t miss the Santa Monica’s Farmers Market, where the locals get their seasonal fresh agricultural products from small farms every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (Arizona Avenue).
Shopping and Dining
Head over to Third Street Promenade for great shopping and people watching. Last but not least enjoy the ocean view from Ocean Avenue with a delicious Californian hot dog! Oh happy day!