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The walkable destination of Santa Monica is a great choice if you've been thinking about a vacation with the kids. The beaches, sporting events, and cafés are just some of the things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Arrange a flight into Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal), which is the closest airport, or Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), which is located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city center. Santa Monica has 39 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where you want to stay.
Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:
Comfort Inn Santa Monica - West Los Angeles: Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free buffet breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 2.5-star hotel.
Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier - Features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and laundry facilities. The overall comfort and central location make this 3.5-star hotel popular with guests.
Bayside Hotel - Features free WiFi and in-room refrigerators. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 2-star hotel popular with guests.
You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Santa Monica.
While you and your family are visiting Santa Monica, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica History Museum, and Santa Monica Place. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Venice Beach, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Sony Pictures Studios.Santa Monica is also known for its: