A trip to Santa Monica is all about the enjoyment of being outdoors. Stroll along the picturesque Santa Monica State Beach while taking in the fresh ocean air. Visit the iconic Santa Monica Pier which has restaurants, a rollercoaster, and a beautiful Ferris wheel that lights up gorgeously at night. If bike riding is your thing, rent a bicycle and ride along the magnificent Marvin Braude Bike Trail, a 22-mile paved bicycle path which runs mostly along the shoreline of Santa Monica Bay. You can also set up a picnic in Palisades Park or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the open-air Third Street Promenade, a perfect place to shop, eat, and people watch.
Stay at the Hotel Casa Del Mar and enjoy beachside bliss, a room with a view, and dream rooms that are the re-imagining of a classic beach estate. The hotel offers world class dining options, an eco-friendly spa, and fitness facilities that are quintessentially Californian - think surf lessons, yoga classes on the beach, and a pool that overlooks the sea.