Santa Monica, a city on the beach located in Los Angeles, named after the Christian saint Monica, is bordered on three sides by Brentwood, Venice and Los Angeles. With it being located in California, the climate lends itself to nearly year round sun shine. With its beaches, ocean side attractions and historic landmarks, there are many tourists’ attractions in Santa Monica that appeal to kids and families alike.
10. Muscle Beach
Considered by many to be the birthplace of the physical fitness boom in the 1930’s, Muscle Beach promotes healthy living and exercise. It played a key role in establishing fit culture in America and helped create the body builder and strength lifting sub cultures. Along with the history that goes with the place, Muscle Beach today features an expansive outdoor gym complete with free weights and machines for visitors to pump iron and get in shape. While this may not be an ideal family destination, it is perfect for the individuals who love fitness with a view.