Shutters on the Beach Santa Monica California
Shutters on the Beach is the only luxury hotel in Los Angeles right on the beach. Consisting of a total of 186 gracious rooms and 12 suites, Shutters on the Beach recalls the colorful architecture of the historic beach resorts and cottages characteristics of the southern California coast during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The lobby boasts two large wood fireplaces, intimate conversation areas and a large balcony overlooks the ocean.
Hotel Casa Del Mar a California beach club
The Hotel Casa Del Mar is tucked into a discrete cul-de-sac, away from the boardwalk and embraced by Santa Monica Bay, lies the classic splendor that is Hotel Casa del Mar. Once an exclusive beach club in the 1920’s, the lobby’s original soaring ceiling and dramatic windows remain, overlooking the surf.
Pacific Coast Highway road trip tips
Exploring iconic Pacific Coast Highway 1 along California’s coast
There was a time in my early 20s when I’d plan a trip down to the most exact detail. Back then, I was relatively new to traveling—having discovered wanderlust after a stint abroad during college—and planning trip logistics, to me, was as fun as the actual vacation itself. But 16 years ago I married a man who is a bit more laid back about prepping for travel. He prefers serendipity to reading guidebooks. It’s rubbed off.