United States California

Santa Monica

Coastal city near Los Angeles known for its iconic pier, beach, upscale shopping, and vibrant Third Street Promenade.

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This is where I grew up and one of the most popular beach towns in the world! It's a fun place to relax for a day at the beach or grab a bite to eat on the promenade.

clumsygirltravels 3 years ago

Santa Monica Guides

  • Los Angeles 2022

    netanyas (Netanya Trimboli)
    Family trip to LA in fall
  • Route 66 Road Trip in California

    gocamp (GoCamp )
    <p>Ah, the legendary Route 66. Imagine cruising down this historic stretch of American asphalt, a path once traversed by dreamers and adventurers, that winds its way through the heart of California. This camper van road trip isn't just a journey; it's a plunge into a rich tapestry of culture, kitsch, and natural wonders. As you meander from the arid deserts to the coastal splendors, you'll stumble upon quirky roadside attractions, vintage diners frozen in time, and landscapes that have inspired countless artists and filmmakers. Rent a camper van and buckle up for some exciting encounters! Whether you're a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or just in it for the drive, California's stretch of the Mother Road is guaranteed to offer an unforgettable experience with memories for the mileage.</p>
  • Road Trip on the Pacific Coast Highway

    gocamp (GoCamp )
    <p>Imagine cruising along in your camper van rental with the windows down, the salty ocean breeze tousling your hair, and the soul-stirring views of the rugged Pacific coastline stretching out before you. That's the allure of a road trip on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, a spectacular route winding along California's coast. With charming beach towns, historic landmarks, and panoramic viewpoints at every turn, this is the quintessential adventure for anyone with a case of wanderlust and a love for the open road. Buckle up, my friend, because we're going to delve into the must-see stops and hidden gems that will make your camper van journey on the PCH unforgettable.</p>
  • Holiday ice skating in California

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    As the holiday season rolls in and the chill of winter nips at our noses, California transforms, offering a unique blend of sun, palm trees, and ice! Holiday ice skating becomes the gliding heartbeat of festivities throughout the Golden State. Whether you're lacing up your skates for the first time or you're a seasoned pro pirouetting with ease, there's something truly magical about twirling around on the ice with friends and family, holiday tunes in the air, and a cup of hot cocoa waiting to warm your fingers afterwards. From iconic beachfront rinks to cozy mountain top arenas, California's diverse locales bring a special twist to this wintertime tradition.
  • Route 66 Road Trip

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Ready to get your kicks on route 66? This route 66 road trip route and map covers all the best sights and attractions along America's Mother Road.
  • Road Trippin' the California Coast

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Looking to explore the Central and Southern California coastline? This road trip along Highway 1 (aka Pacific Coast Highway, PCH) covers my favorite spots to soak up the sun and relish in some of California's most quintessential views. Convertible required.
  • Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip: The most scenic stops along the way

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Ready to hit the road and feast your eyes on some of the most stunning coastal views America has to offer? Buckle up, because the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as Highway 1, is a road tripper's dream—a ribbon of tarmac stretching along the edge of the western United States, flaunting ocean vistas, charming towns, and awe-inspiring landscapes that you'll be reminiscing about for years to come. As you wind your way from the misty shores of the north to the sun-kissed beaches in the south, there are some stops that simply can't be missed. So let's talk about the Pacific Coast Highway road trip and all the scenic pit stops that make this journey an adventure of a lifetime.
  • California Road Trip 2020

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    This summer we are hitting the open road in an RV and exploring California’s National Parks and the coast.
  • Places I have been

    clumsygirltravels (Marika Devan)
    These are my favorite places I have been
  • West Coast Road Trip

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)