Road Tripping on California’s Stunning Highway 1
Santa Monica, my final stop in the eight-day-long trail, is all about the pier. Built in 1908 to hide the city’s sewage pipes, it evolved into an entertainment arcade complete with restaurants and carousels after surviving a possible demolition plan in 1973. A sloping walk brings me to the iconic arch featured so often in movies and music videos.
– National Geographic Traveller India, February 2019