The cities included in this area lie along the shores of the Santa Monica Bay. They include Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.
Attractions in the Beach Cities
Read the profiles of each city to find out what there is to do there.
Pros and Cons of Staying in the Beach Cities
- Close to the beach, with laid-back oceanside ambiance.
- Location is not central, so depending on where else you want to go, it could be a long distance away.
- Lodging can be more expensive than other areas, especially if you see the water from it, but most hotels do not charge for parking.
- Cooler than inland and less smog, but prone to be foggy all day long in June and into July.
Reserving a Hotel in the Beach Cities