Santa Monica

White sand. Blue water. An amusement park on the end of a pier. Yes, Santa Monica has all that and more.

This beachside community is just a few kilometres from the star-studded streets of Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Heck, there’s even a few avenues here where you will see a movie star (or ten!) walking around in the wild. If you need to do some souvenir-hunting, shop ‘til you drop in the upscale shopping district known as the Third Street Promenade, then hold onto your hat at nearby Pacific Park. Pro Tip: Ride the West Coaster before lunch.