Day 5 – Santa Monica and Hollywood

This is how Santa Monica presents itself to tourists:

Santa Monica was originally developed as a seaside retreat at the turn of the 20th century.

The Pacific Park -- for Amusement

The Pacific Park — for Amusement

The railroad owners built the first version of the amusement park on Santa Monica pier as an attraction to fill empty train seats on weekends.

Santa Monica grew into an urban, eclectic, and prosperous beach city whose real estate values are amongst the most pricey in the world. Santa Monica is a very desirable city whose people are drawn to its accessibility and its progressiveness as a community. Today, Santa Monica is a mixture of very affluent, single-family neighborhoods, renters drawn by the high quality of life, lifelong surfers, young professionals and students.

To a grown-up tourist, the experience is somewhat lacking in interest:

End of the Iconic Route 66

End of the Iconic Route 66

 

The Santa Monica Pier shows off its famous Ferris Wheel and that’s all.

 

The Santa Monica Ferris Wheel

The Santa Monica Ferris Wheel

Apart from the worn-down Pier, there is not much to look for if you come here in april. Looks more or less like everything is closed.

No Baywatch - no red swimsuites

No Baywatch – no red swimsuites

No Open Restaurants

No Open Restaurants

 

There is but one main shopping and restaurant street and nothing much to see.

Santa Monica - main shopping and restaurant street

Santa Monica – main shopping and restaurant street

Guess who's in charge of this street

Guess who’s in charge of this street

 Maybe a day-trip from Santa Monica to Hollywood is a good idea?:

 

 

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

  

  

  

WordPress SEO