Santa Monica, CA
California
By Candacee White

The city of Santa Monica is a small resort-style town; an oasis surrounded by busy, fast-paced Los Angeles county. With it's long idyllic coast line, shopping and easy access to and from the city of Los Angeles, Santa Monica is an ideal vacation spot for families, couples or even individuals. 
   
WhatsCheaper.com invites you to visit Santa Monica. The city is easily accessed via Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), as it lies only about 6 miles north of the airport. Although Santa Monica does boast its own city airport, where the first circumnavigation of the world took place, the airport is for private planes only. Book your flight to LAX through WhatsCheaper.com. Please follow this link to make your flight arrangements now: (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). We can also assist with booking your hotel experience during your stay in Santa Monica. Just click on this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to utilize our hotel finder to search for an amazing hotel at an affordable rate.
   
Santa Monica offers a variety of activities which give it the city’s resort reputation. A walk on the beach is a great way to start your vacation, see the town from the water and begin to relax. Just a few miles long, Santa Monica beach neighbors Venice Beach, where one can find work out equipment and the famed “muscle beach.” It is also easy to access, expansive and best of all, free!
   
Walking along Santa Monica beach it is impossible not to notice Santa Monica's famous pier. Although it no longer serves any watercraft, the pier is one of the most popular locales in Santa Monica, and perhaps the defining area of this resort town. The most visible structure on the pier from afar is the Santa Monica Hippodrome, a massive carousel, flanked by other fair-ground equipment, stands serving fair food and an arcade. There are also a few seafood restaurants on the pier for those who seek a healthier alternative to corn dogs and funnel cakes. WhatsCheaper.com can ensure that your visit to Santa Monica is not complete without a stroll down to the pier for some family entrainment.
   
Moving inland only a few blocks from the beach and the pier will bring you to Santa Monica's shopping paradise. The third street promenade was designed with shopaholics in mind; no cars are allowed on the street and nearly every major clothing brand can be found. The promenade is also a place to relax over a cup of coffee, find a restaurant or sit on a park bench and listen to some street performers.
   
After you've exhausted yourself perusing Santa Monica's beach and shopping scenes, WhatsCheaper.com invites you to see the Santa Monica Museum of Art. The Museum is a few miles in land from the third street promenade and holds a variety of different exhibitions. It costs only $5 to enter and also hosts discussions, film screenings and other special programs.
   
Santa Monica is a veritable oasis in southern California. You can be sure to have a relaxing time with a variety of entertainment options for the whole family. Book your trip to Santa Monica today with WhatsCheaper.com.

MUST SEE IN Santa Monica, CA LIST:

  • 1. Santa Monica Pier
  • 2. Pacific Park
  • 3. Santa Monica Beach
  • 4. 3rd Street Promenade
  • 5. Santa Monica Museum of Art
  • 6. Magicopolis
  • 7. Aero Theatre
  • 8. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
  • 9. Santa Monica History Museum
  • 10. Edgemar Center for the Arts

Santa Monica, CA EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Green Apple Festival - April
  • 2. Annual Mountain Trail Days - May
  • 3. Cinco de Mayo on the Pier - May
  • 4. Main Street Summer SOULstice - June
  • 5. Health & Fitness Festival - June
  • 6. Glow Light Show on the Pier (bi-annual) - September
  • 7. Taste of Santa Monica - September
  • 8. Beer, Art, and Music Festival - October
  • 9. American Film Festival - November
  • 10. SANTA Monica Pub Crawl - December

PHOTO GALLERY

Sheraton Delfina
530 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA
By Sandy O'Neal

When you arrive at the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica, California, you will be transfixed by the spectacular location which overlooks the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Whether you are in Santa Monica for business or leisure, you will find this location perfect. It’s just 8 miles from the Los Angeles Airport and nearby an array of things to see and do. If you are traveling with your four-legged friend, you will be pleased to know that one dog up to 40 pounds is allowed per room.  Check in is 3:00 p.m. and check out is noon. All guest rooms and public spaces are non-smoking.

The hotel boasts 310 magnificent guest rooms and suites. Room amenities may vary depending on your room selection.  Typical room amenities include TV with access to in-room movies, in-room safe, coffee maker, and high speed internet access. A morning newspaper will be delivered to your room Monday through Friday. If you are traveling with your dog, be sure to ask about the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Dog Bed.

You can maintain your conditioning routine during your stay with a visit to the 24-hour fitness center. The fitness center features 1,200 square feet of space and is equipped with free weights and cardiovascular equipment. Be sure to spend some time relaxing or enjoying a refreshing swim in the outdoor heated pool. 

Dining is available right on-site at the I-café & Surf Bar. You can enjoy fresh California cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.  The Lobby Lounge is a great place to reconnect with friends, family and business associates at the end of the day while enjoying your favorite cocktail. You can also enjoy light fare while enjoying a beverage.

The hotel is equipped with over 10,000 square feet of flexible event space. You can hold your special event in the Penthouse Ball room or Penthouse Suite which has an amazing view of the southern California coastline, mountains, and the city. 

When traveling in the Santa Monica, California area, there is no better place to stay than the Sheraton Delfina.  WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your next stay by following this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

PHOTO GALLERY