Sunny Santa Monica

California Cool

Holidays to Los Angeles

Santa Monica, the pier often evokes nostalgia to those lucky enough to have visited in the past, but it boasts a cross between urban and cool vibes that keeps people returning. There always seems to be an underlying  air of excitement, regardless of the time of year or for that matter the weather. It has been known for its healthy living for years. You can try all kind of delicious food and sweets and enjoy different kinds of exercising regimes from spinning in a club environment, exercising in air conditioned pods, private Pilates and yoga. All of these sports you can enjoy outdoors or indoors.

In Santa Monica you can also go to a local farmer’s markets every Wednesday and Saturday and try the delicious food made from local chefs. Once you try the fresh and still hot bread and butter, you will never forget it. Around the market you can enjoy the warm atmosphere of small restaurants with all sorts of local food prepared by local chefs and this is the place where you can see mainly indigenous people. All this is not only as an attraction, but part of their everyday life.

The sweets are famous there as well. Very popular are the fresh ice creams, which is organic and freshly made in the morning, the homemade chocolate bites, cookies, brownies and carrot cake (gluten free). All the sweets are also freshly made. When you go to Santa Monica you ‘must’ try them.

The sweets are famous there as well. Very popular are the fresh ice creams, which is organic and freshly made in the morning, the homemade chocolate bites, cookies, brownies and carrot cake (gluten free). All the sweets are also freshly made. When you go to Santa Monica you ‘must’ try them.

Los Angeles

Disney’s California Adventure

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Pier view in Los Algeles

Navigating Los Angeles in a car can be a nightmare, especially for those unfamiliar with driving in the US. There are however at least two fun alternatives. First bikes, these can be hired easily and cheaply and the rental companies are pleased to offer advice and any additional guidance you may feel you need. Also the bus, there are several tours that operate daily and are usually accompanied by a highly knowledgeable guide, who will provide the on-bus commentary as you cruise the sun drenched streets. Both have their individual merits but if you are physically able, the bike might be the best way to absorb fully the ‘Santa Monica experience’.

One place you simply must visit is Palisades Park, a beautiful stretch of paths, outdoor sculptures, and gardens with incredible views of the coast. There are various ways to enjoy this attraction, you can stroll, jog or as previously suggested, cycle, however such is it’s rare beauty people will often opt to simply sit, relax and watch the world go by.

Also in Santa Monica, you have many choices to hang out and relax with nice glass of wine. One of those places is Hollywood Roosevelt.

Another ‘must see’ in Santa Monica is the shops. You’ve got a choice between high street shops or the ones in the mall. There are a variety of brands as well and with the current exchange rates you can find some great deals. After all the shopping you can enjoy a lovely and relaxing afternoon/evening in the bar area in Hollywood Roosevelt hotel with a nice glass of wine or amazing cocktail made from the professional staff from the hotel.

A trip to Santa Monica is a big adventure for everyone, fabulous memories guaranteed!

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