Lapped by the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica is a vibrant coastal destination west of downtown Los Angeles. The lively Santa Monica Pier is home to the colorful aquarium, the historic Looff Hippodrome Carousel, as well as the Pacific Amusement Park. Get an intimate view of the coast along the palm-fringed trails of Palisades Park. This city is known for its spas, so if you’re looking for a pamper session, now’s the time to indulge. The Santa Monica State Beach is perfect for swimming, surfing, and beachcombing, while the Original Muscle Beach offers an invigorating outdoor workout. Enjoy the arty vibes of Bergamot Station and then head to the legendary Sunset Boulevard for a spot of fashion and shopping. Spend your evenings exploring the downtown nightlife, ranging from chic wine bars and fine dining restaurants to rooftop lounges that look out onto the ocean.
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