With year-round sunshine, a laid-back vibe, and broad stretch of white sand abutting the bay, Santa Monica is the ultimate Southern California beach city. It's a fabulous destination for families and couples alike, offering a fun-filled pier, opportunities for water sports, and shops galore. With Santa Monica rental cars, you can enjoy all of this, plus close access to the many and varied tourist attractions of the coast and wider Los Angeles area.
You don't need to be concerned about finding parking when you rent a car in Santa Monica—the downtown area features numerous free multi-story parking lots, and metered street parking is also widely available. Know that one of the city's main tourist attractions, the Third Street Promenade, is for pedestrians only along three blocks between Broadway and Wilshire Boulevard. Park nearby and stroll along the wide promenade, watching street performers, as you browse a wide array of shops and restaurants. At the southern end is Santa Monica Place, a shopping mall that's notable as one of renowned architect Frank Gehry's earliest works. Also be aware of street closures for Santa Monica Farmers Markets at three different locations, three days a week. If you want to make the most of vacation packages in Los Angeles, drive out of Santa Monica and go up the coast to scenic, serene Malibu, or down to bohemian, artsy Venice. Los Angeles rental cars make it easy to reach any destination. The I-10 starts in Santa Monica and will take you to downtown Los Angeles, home to major cultural and entertainment venues including the Staples Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Grammy Museum at L.A. Live. Allow extra time to reach your destination—the Los Angeles section of the I-10 is one of the busiest freeways in the nation.
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