hotels in santa monica caThe Santa Monica area is a beautiful place with a lot to see and do. You can find fantastic shopping opportunities, fun carnival style fun, and more. When it comes to hotels in Santa Monica CA, Hotel Carmel has the best location to see all of the top attractions that the area has to offer. We have picked out three must-sees that you will not want to miss when you stay with us at Hotel Carmel.

The Historical Looff Hippodrome

Built in 1916, the Looff Hippodrome was a spectacular addition to the Santa Monica Pier. This structure is home to one of the most historic attractions in the Santa Monica area that was the last work of Charles I.D. Looff. The whimsical carousel was cultivated in the 1920’s and consists of over forty beautifully crafted horses, a rabbit, a goat, and two sleighs. The Hippodrome is known for being the oldest building on the pier and is a favorite stop for locals and visitors alike. Whether you are looking for a magical date night stop or just want to enjoy one of the staples of Santa Monica’s rich history, the Looff Hippodrome is the perfect spot for a quick adventure.

Palisades Park

For those that love a fantastic view of the ocean, a walk through the park, or just want to take in the natural beauty of the area, consider paying a visit to Palisades Park. The park is over twenty-six acres and runs along the most beautiful stretch of coast in Santa Monica. Take in views of the ocean and Santa Monica Mountains as you walk along the bluff. This spot is the perfect place to snap a few pictures of the landscapes and gorgeous eucalyptus-lined trails.

hotels in santa monica caMuscle Beach

We have all seen the movies that pan from happy rollerbladers rolling down the sidewalks to muscular men testing their skills at a park full of rings, parallel bars, and ropes. The original Muscle Beach is where that scene becomes real life. People of all abilities try their hand at the various structures in place or watch on in admiration as gymnasts and fitness fanatics show off. Muscle Beach is only a short walk from the Santa Monica Pier and hotels in Santa Monica CA, such as our very own Hotel Carmel.

The next time you are looking for fun must-sees and hotels in Santa Monica CA, be sure to look into these three must-sees as well as Hotel Carmel for a stay that allows you easy access to all of the best Santa Monica attractions. The Santa Monica area is beautiful and is just waiting to be explored. Book your stay with us at Hotel Carmel and find all of these stops and more just a short distance from your accommodations.