2. Santa Monica Beach

There’s always something to do at Santa Monica Beach, and everyone seems to know it! This beach is also popular on a weekend, but it’s clean and the atmosphere is fun and exciting.

This sandy beach is perfect for swimming, surfing, beach volleyball, and so much more! With about 25 miles stretched out, the paved path is perfect for walking, running, biking, or skating.

All finished with the sand? Check out the unique amusement park on the pier and a large selection of dining options both on and off the pier.