As the locals say, "Only in LA." This 20-block long boardwalk is also filled with very funky shops and restaurants.Rent some skates or a beach-cruiser bike and really take in the scenery.This is an absolute must to visit, especially in the summer months.You will be amazed as you cruise down the boardwalk along the beach as renegade street performers juggle chain saws, gypsies tell your fortune and live mannequins strike a pose.
Near to the Santa Monica pier is the 3rd Street Promenade.
Though both of these locations are next to each other, in many ways they are worlds apart.
Santa Monica • Venice Beach • Catilina Island • Laguna Beach From the beaches of Santa Monica and Malibu, to the designer stores in Beverly Hills, to the movie studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles has something for everyone.
On the "Westside" near the beach, there are the areas of: Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades and Malibu.
These popular beach areas have some of the city's best hotels.