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Date posted: 06/24/2013

Hit up Santa Monica Beach this summer!

Summer is finally here and what better way to spend your summer vacation than tanning, swimming and simply enjoying the beautiful sunny weather.  Summer calls for outdoor activities especially if you live in Southern California.   Many Californians are fortunate to live near the best beaches.  If you’re spending your summer vacation in Southern California make sure to visit the beach. Santa Monica Beach is one beach worth visiting during your trip to California.  There is an endless amount of fun things to do and see when you visit this wonderful city.  From a romantic walk along the beautiful Santa Monica pier to shopping along Third Street Promenade and riding the iconic Santa Monica Ferris wheel you will thoroughly entertained.  Enjoy the scenic beach while biking along the bike path or sunbathe in the sandy beach.  This beach is known for its family friendly atmosphere and clean environment.  Santa Monica beach is surrounded by the best bars, restaurants, clubs, and boutique shops in Los Angeles.  There is something for just about everyone visiting Santa Monica.  Here are a few recommended places to visit while on vacation:

pacific park

Third Street Promenade

Just a few blocks away from the beach is the popular Third Street Promenade in downtown Santa Monica.  After a day of swimming and laying out in the sun then grab a bite to eat and do some shopping.  With a variety of stores to choose from, this is definitely any shopper’s paradise.  To make your visit even more enjoyable, then spend some time watching some of the talented street entertainers.  These entertainers include singers, break dancers, magicians and artists.  There is even more entertainment going on during the night so make sure to bring your dancing shoes and party the night away at one of the nightclubs along the promenade.  This July there will be a variety of events that you will not want to miss including dineLA and Cinema on the Street.  During dineLA will run from July 15 to July 26 so take advantage of the discounted menu prices from fine dining restaurants including BOA Steakhouse and Season 52.  After a romantic dinner then enjoy a movie under the stars during the Cinema on the Street event.  There will be movies shown in the last three Fridays of July.  For the schedule of movies that will be playing click here

Pacific Park

While walking along the boardwalk, make sure not to miss out on the oceanfront theme park known as Pacific Park.  Kids will enjoy the many rides and games available to them.  This summer, Pacific Park has undergone major improvements that will sure to make your kids wanting more.  To check out these summer makeovers, click here.  Entrance is free so bring the entire family.  If you’re staying in a hotel around Santa Monica, then plan to visit Pacific Park.  This is a great way to spend the summer as a family. 

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