Are you currently planning a trip to California but are not sure what stops to make or what cities to visit? Well if you have not yet added Santa Monica to your list of places to go, then you may just need a few good reasons why this should your first choice for a vacation destination. If you had not already guessed, the number one stop on your trip to Santa Monica should be the beach.
Santa Monica’s beautiful Pacific beach is a great place to go for any group traveling to the city. Families, singles and couples should all makes plans to spend at least one day of their vacation relaxing on the Santa Monica beach. While the little ones play in the water and sand, adults can enjoy sunbathing or perhaps a game of sand volleyball. To make things easy, remember to bring towels and beach chairs with you. Having lunch on the beach is easy with a cooler full of drinks and sandwiches.
Another stop that you will want to plan for is the Santa Monica Pier. This is a must if you are traveling with children as there is an amusement park, but will also be a lot fun for a couple wanting to spend some time with only each other. Though locals may call this area a tourist attraction, many people could not imagine visiting Santa Monica without a stop at the Pier. If you are heading to Santa Monica to get a real feel for California, you would not want to pass up the chance to see this great attraction.
If you love water and all of the creatures that live in the water, then the Pier has another great stop to offer you. The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium offers visitors the chance look at fish and other sea dwellers that those who do not live near water might not otherwise get a chance to see. Visitors who want to avoid the busy beach can still get a great California experience by making a stop at this great Aquarium.