Favorite photos from Santa Monica Pier in California

Posted By Allison on Sep 4, 2012


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Our children return to school today, and while we (sort of) welcome a fresh start and the return of the routine, I can’t help thinking of where I’d rather be during these last warm days of summer.

Santa Monica Family Vacation

We visited the Santa Monica Pier during the summer of 2010. After four full days in Disneyland, even our children were ready to see something else in Southern California. My six-year-old daughter dreamed of seeing Hollywood, so we started there and then pointed ourselves toward the beach.

Santa Monica Family Vacation

We happened upon Santa Monica Boulevard and followed it through Los Angeles all the way to the ocean. It wasn’t the most efficient route, but as we passed by Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, downtown Los Angeles and a lot of other interesting landmarks, we felt like we had “been there.”

Santa Monica Family Vacation

My daughter was the picture of joy as she ran through the waves. These photos of her are some of my favorites from that vacation.

Santa Monica Family Vacation

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Hi there! I am the founder of Tips for Family Trips. I am a married mom of two children, ages 10 and 12, living near Salt Lake City, Utah. We took our first child on a two-week road trip when she was four weeks old and we have been traveling as a family ever since. We love to get out of the house to see and do fun things, both far away and in our own neighborhood.

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