3 Perfect Days in Santa Monica

3 Perfect Days in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica is a coastal city west of downtown Los Angeles. Santa Monica Beach is fringed by Palisades Park, with views over the Pacific Ocean. Santa Monica Pier is home to the Pacific Park amusement park, historic Looff Hippodrome Carousel and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Next to the pier is Muscle Beach, an outdoor gym established in the 1930s.



  • When to go
  • Where to stay
  • What to do day by day - morning, afternoon, and evening
  • Where to eat meal by meal - breakfast, lunch, and dinner


This particular itinerary includes:

  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Ginger Rogers Beach

  • Pacific Coast Highway 1

  • Abbot Kinney 

  • The Getty Villa

  • and much more...