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Santa Monica Bay, Los Angeles

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A bay bordered by a crescent-shaped shore between Malibu and Los Angeles, the mainland of Santa Monica Bay is lined with high-end property. Many piers and docks offer fishing and parking for private vessels. Some of the larger piers, such as Santa Monica Pier and Marina Del Rey, are full of entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. A fishing or boat tour helps you appreciate the California coast. Adrenaline-pumping water activities are also available. Make Santa Monica Bay a centerpiece of your Los Angeles vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Los Angeles travel itinerary maker.
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  • The atmosphere is electric and worth going to. Need a day to see everything on offer. Good shopping and restaurants.  more »
  • The pier has an amusement park with an unlimited wristband for $30 or included with the Los Angeles Go Card! by Smart Destinations. I loved the view from the Ferris Wheel. If you use a Go Card, make s...  more »
  • We drove here after hiking up the hollywood hills to get a closer look at the sign. This was such a nice way to finish the day. The weather was perfect, we found parking easily (just put in Google map...  more »