Planning to visit LA? Then you are probably thinking of things to do in Santa Monica, one of Los Angeles’ tourist hot spots full of attractions and entertainment. There’s a few facts you should know beforehand, to maximize your time in Santa Monica.
Los Angeles is considered to be one of the most popular cities in the United States, together with New York and Las Vegas, and in Los Angeles, Santa Monica is one of the most popular spots, for locals and tourists alike. Amongst the many hotels and attractions, there are lots of ‘must see’ places the whole family can enjoy here. Check out Pacific Park, an amusement park, located at the famous Santa Monica Pier and hop on the iconic Ferris wheel. If you fancy some time on the beach, head over to Muscle Beach, renowned for it’s muscular beach fans and Chess Park, both located on either side of the pier.
Top things to do in Santa Monica Los Angeles
There are many things to do in Santa Monica, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and all the other famous areas of Los Angeles, and if you’re not careful, you will end up missing more than you wished for. Millions of tourists visit the City of Angels each year and there is a high demand for tickets. The best way to prepare for this kind of holiday is to book tickets in advance – this way you will avoid disappointment.
Here’s a another tip that will save you time and make your vacation a lot easier: Take a hop on hop off bus tour in a double decker bus and see over 50 of the top attractions in the city such as Santa Monica Pier, Paramount Studios, Walt Disney, Sunset Boulevard, Chinese Theater, Farmers Market and more. The buses depart from the theater every 20 to 40 minutes, and you can either stay on for the whole duration of the route, or jump on and off as you please, and take your LA sightseeing at your own pace. If you’re a bit of a shopping fan, head over to 3rd Street Promenade where you will find some of the best shopping opportunities,alongside many street artists.