Popular Accommodations in Santa Monica
Highlights in Santa Monica
- Spacious sandy beach
- 3rd Street Promenade
- Santa Monica Pier
- Rapp Saloon
- Saint Monica Catholic Church
Most popular in Santa Monica
Holiday homes in Santa Monica
In Santa Monica, not far from your centrally located apartment, you'll find plenty of opportunities to shop in elegant boutiques. In addition, there are countless comfortable holiday apartments not far from the beach. An outside holiday home offers you plenty of privacy to relax after an extended day out.Enjoy a lot of comfort in your holiday home
No matter if holiday flat or apartment, the accommodations are predominantly equipped with large king-size beds and also offer extensive facilities for cosy holidays. The apartment complexes with pool, which you can use at any time, are also common. A holiday home by the sea not only offers you a fantastic view, but also a beautiful garden, where you will experience a wonderful atmosphere and a fresh sea breeze in deep trains.
Vacation in Santa Monica
Location and orientation
The city of Santa Monica is located in western California, directly on the Pacific coast. It is located in the bay of the same name on a steep coast west of Westwood, south of Malibu and not far from Los Angeles. In the northwest rise the up to 948 meters high Santa Monica Mountains. The best way to get there is via Los Angeles International Airport.
Travelers and Activities
Santa Monica has a beautiful sandy beach where the famous pier is located. Another beach not far from the city is Malibu, where you can see unique stilt houses, film sets, surfing opportunities and many muscle-bound people. Also popular is Venice Beach, where various sports such as cycling, rollerblading and weight training are practiced in public spaces.A paradise for shopping fans
You will find an incredibly wide range of clothing stores and food options on the city's largest shopping street, the 3rd Street Promenade, where a large shopping mall is also located. On the pedestrian zone there are boutiques of famous designers like Armani, GAP, Abercrombie & Fitch as well as Old Navy. Apple also has one of its largest stores in the Los Angeles area.
Santa Monica is the end of the historic Route 66, which started in Chicago and was once almost four thousand kilometers long. It is regarded as the first continuous road connection from east to west.
Top 3 travel tips
The famous Santa Monica Pier dates back to the 1920s and today houses an amusement park with a roller coaster and Ferris wheel that is often seen in American movies. There is also an old horse carousel in the Looff Hippodrome building. Also worth seeing is the white-blue gate at the entrance of the pier, which is illuminated brightly in the evening.2. Discover the oldest house and its history
Santa Monica was founded in 1875. The one-storey "Rapp Saloon" in Second Street, a building that once belonged to William Rapp of German descent, who ran a beer pub here, dates from this period. After the closure of the restaurant, the town hall of the town was housed here for a short time. Today the Rapp Saloon is one of the landmarks of Santa Monica.3. Visit the church of the rich and famous
The modern Saint Monica Catholic Church is known above all for its prominent churchgoers. These include the actor and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was also the site of the funeral of the actress Lucille Ball, who became famous through the television programme "I love Lucy" from the 1950s.