A Shore Thing
Counterpoint the la-la of Los Angeles with the chill-zones of Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Malibu.
Santa Monica and Venice are so laid-back, they’re not so much horizontal but supine on a sun lounger, Aperol spritz in one hand and yoga mat in the other. West of Downtown LA, they’re both an antidote from the starry hustle and bustle of Beverly Hills, the commercial hub of Pershing Square, the LGBT-buzz of West Hollywood and Fairfax, and the old, genteel money of Brentwood. While LA is known for its car-centricism, Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade is pleasingly pedestrianised.
– Cara (Aer Lingus), October/November 2016