10 Things You Won’t Want To Miss In Santa Monica, California · Santa Monica is home to one of California's most famous piers and is definitely worth a visit if you are planning a trip to Los Angeles. Discover the top 10 things to do in Santa Monica from riding the Ferris wheel to exploring the beach and snapping pictures at the official end of the historic Route 66! You'll fall in love with this lively and colorful beach city!
Originally founded in 1905 as a beachfront resort, Venice Beach has since blossomed into a hip, cultural mecca just a short drive from Central LA. Venice is the ultimate place to chill with the “in-crowd,” whether you’re sunbathing, shopping, or sightseeing- and you’ll find everything from an amusement pier, miniature steam railroad, boutiques, coffee bars, art galleries and more. Here is my guide to Venice Beach in a weekend!