Santa Monica offers one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and it is recognized as one of the top 10 beach cities in the world according to National Geographic. Another advantage is how easy it is to get there from Los Angeles International Airport.
There you can visit the legendary Santa Monica Quay and the Third Street Promenade, where you can enjoy an extensive range of restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions that have dazzled visitors for the past fifty years.
In Santa Monica you will discover a gastronomic culture based on fresh and natural ingredients that come from the ocean as well as various adaptations of the typical dishes of immigrants who have settled in the area for decades.
Another attraction are the beaches and the chance to enjoy a walk along the seashore, or doing outdoor sports, practicing fitness on the beach, surfing or cycling along the promenade.
Visiting downtown Los Angeles is essential to fully know the city, watching the skyscrapers of the centre is a very interesting activity that helps you discover the lifestyle of this city. You will see buildings like the Town Hall or the Cathedral, but also contemporary buildings such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Manhattan Beach is the most popular area for surfing, there are various surf schools so you can enjoy one of the most addictive sports practiced in the city. Eastwards we find the cities of Hawthorne and Redondo Beach. The city is considered one of the most exclusive coast city of Los Angeles, making it one of the most expensive in the United States coastal cities.
If you visit Hollywood it is almost impossible not to see the Walk of Fame, located directly in front of Grauman Chinese Theatre. It is an internationally known avenue with the names of the most famous people of America. This tradition dates back to 1958 when Hollywood began to reshape the city. Over 2000 stars were placed on the ground, however in 1994 they had to expand the Walk of Fame because they had already filled all the stars.
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