Modern myth has it that these days everyone in Los Angeles has written a screenplay,
is writing a screenplay or is just visiting. For those who are visiting we offer a road map
of ideas to help make a getaway to this ultra-hip, ultra-happening haven easy, fun and exciting.
While L.A. will always be associated with movies and movie stars, it is also a culturally vibrant city
that boasts a range of interesting attractions from prestigious art museums and galleries to
fabulous theater, both well-known productions and smaller fringe shows. Art enthusiasts will be
wowed by the extensive collections at the J. Paul Getty Center and the Los Angeles County
Museum of Art. Visit the La Brea Tar Pits on Museum Row and then check out the
trendy shops on Melrose Avenue. Families will not want to miss the Zoo or the action at
Universal Studios Hollywood. Of course, no trip to L.A. would be complete without a stop at the
Venice Beach Boardwalk. L.A. county has other fabulous beaches ranging from the cliff backed
coves of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, to the broad beaches of Hermosa Beach, to the famous Malibu.
Southern California Beach Hotels
Malibu, Venice, Santa Monica, Hermosa
(A real beach hotel right on the sand.)
The beaches in the Los Angeles area are my least favorite Southern California beaches. First, they can be attended by huge flocks of people. If you like people watching, maybe these beaches are for you. I prefer the more intimate coastlines that are found further south and further north. That would be Laguna Beach to the south and Malibu to the north. But, hey, each his own. If you like to see interesting people, really beautiful people, the beaches in the Santa Monica/Venice Beach area will appeal to you. I'm always amazed, though, when I read complaints from people who stayed at the beach in the Venice Beach area and were offended by the homeless, the strange, and the crime. It's an urban beach, people!