On the other side of Los Angeles on the coast, you’ll find the famous Santa Monica pier and Venice Beach.
The Santa Monica pier is home of the Pacific Park, with the famous wheel and many small-sized but interesting attractions including a roller-coaster. These attractions look ‘old-school’ and are very expensive.
Did you know that the Santa Monica pier is considered as the official end of Route 66? In this shop on the pier, you’ll find many of the history about Route 66 and the (non-official) sign ‘End of Route 66’.
This is also home of Venice beach, one of the most famous beaches of the USA.
Besides the pier and on the beach, you’ll find many facilities to exercise your fitness & body. These facilities are also just fun such as the ring chain from the picture below.
This is typical California: fitness; you will not find the ‘fat’ USA people here.
Along Venice beach and in the middle of the sand for the first part, you have a huge boardwalk that is shared with bicycles. It is a nice stroll from the pier to the beachshops.
An interesting sight was the ‘Green Doctors’ where they sell legal marijuana.
Come back here (the Santa Monica pier region) on a good day for sunset, and you can take cool shots with the wheel, pier & sunset in the background.