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a VirtualTourist member from Tucson asked on Jul 3, 2010

Santa Monica

safest/cheapest close to the beach hotel :)

Me my sister and my 5 and 3yr old boys are visting california for a few nights in july. we will not be driving so we want to stay somewhere close enough to the beach to either walk or take a bus. Were traveling on a budget so does anyone have any suggestions on some SAFE/CLEAN/CHEAP hotels? Also it will be our first time visiting any suggestions on some "must see" spots? :)

3 Answers

answered on 7/3/10 by
a VT member from Stanthorpe

We stayed at the Holiday Inn at Santa Monica. It was probably a 3 min walk to the sand. Not sure if it will meet your 'cheap' criteria but it was safe and comfortable. As far as must see spots the pier is the obvious one that little boys will enjoy. We saw people fishing off it-your boys might like that. Otherwise I am not sure that Santa Monica is an overly cheap destination. We enjoyed walking up to Venice Beach Pier, it would be too far for 2 littlies but maybe you could bring/hire bikes to ride some of the way. Have a great trip.

answered on 7/3/10 by
a VT member from Tucson

thank you for the feedback i was looking there, but now i am going to be using a wyndham timeshare and am sooo confused as where to stay!! somewhere where we dont have to travel too far to have fun......this is the first time Ive tried to plan a trip and Im obviously not so good at it :?

answered on 7/4/10 by
a VT member from Stanthorpe

Sorry I can't help with the timeshare. Keep persisting with the travel planning, it does take a bit of time trawling the internet but this website is very helpful.

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