“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
The seaside city of Santa Monica has long been a refuge from reality, with beach goers enjoying the beautiful sand and waters. During the day, cyclists and rollerbladers travel The Strand, a paved beach path that stretches from Santa Monica to Playa del Rey. At night, the pier's amusement park is lit up, creating a romantic, nostalgic scene. The Third Street Promenade is Santa Monica's tourist area, consisting of several blocks of cafés, bars, shops and a famous farmer's market on Wednesdays where you might spot a celebrity chef.