The colorful city of Santa Monica is sandwiched between Venice and Malibu along the beautiful
coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Santa Monica easily accessible - 8 miles from Los Angles International
Airport (LAX), 13 miles from downtown Los Angeles, making Santa Monica the perfect place to stay while
visiting Disneyland, Beverly Hills, Universal Studios Hollywood, or Santa Monica's own unique attractions.
Santa Monica has over 65 museums and galleries and has been called the city of murals, as they can be
found everywhere. Apart from all these attractions there is of course the beach and yes you will feel that
you are an extra in Baywatch so men work on the six pack and ladies keep those hips in trim. You can get
in the mood by visiting Muscle beach but the iron pumping slabs of meat here look like they've been at it
for quite some time. You must also pay a visit to Santa Monica Pier built in 1908 it is the oldest pleasure
pier on the West Coast. The heart of is Third Street Promenade which is lined with upbeat stores and specialty
shops, sidewalk cafes and musicians and mime artists, with the ubiquitous sketch artists doing portraits in
the shade. Even the used car lots, full of Ferraris and Porches, are glamorous. The A 22-mile beach bike path
attracts roller bladders and joggers as well as the colourful cyclists and is a great place for people watching.