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Preparing your trip to Santa Monica: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Santa Monica 1. Tourists planning to visit local stores, boutiques and shopping centers should have handy carrying bags. Every shop and store of the city packs goods in environmentally safe paper begs which are not the most convenient packages for long lasting shopping.
2. Evening hiking enthusiasts should have some warm clothes as after the sunset it gets rather cold on the resort being well felt in the coastal area.
3. At weekends local shopping centers and entertainment establishments are rather crowded. Those tourists tending to a quiet hiking through the city being armed with a camera should better undertake a trip during weekdays. Tickets for various events and museums are recommended to be bought in advance.
4. Smoking as well as alcohol consumption is banned on local beaches. Tourists should pay special attention to restrictive signs. As a rule close to all large establishments tourists will find specially designated smoking areas. Smoking rules violations are charged with heavy fines.
5. An optimum way to cruise the city is on foot. Drivers and those tourists planning to cruise the city by car should keep in mind several important peculiarities. Free parking lots are equipped close to large shopping centers meanwhile parking a car off the road will be charged according a counter. Copyright
6. Pedestrian should as well keep in mind several local unwritten rules. A road can be crossed only on specialized crosswalks and only after an enabling signal of a traffic light. To switch the traffic light one should press a special button on the post.
7. Several times per week the main street of the city holds exciting farm fair. Its visitors are offered an excellent selection of goods featuring the highest quality and being sold at the most affordable prices. The fair will be of great pleasure for sparing tourists.
Santa Monica is a city that combines the elements of ancient and modern. This place attracts tourists by its practically year-round sunny days (325 days a year), a magnificent beach at the … Open
8. The city is of ultimate cleanness that is why one can drop litter only in specially designated areas. Any violations of the rule or littering are charged with heavy fines. The cleanness is kept as in the streets of the city so in the local parks and gardens.
9. Prices for tickets for various entertainment and cultural events in Santa Monica are kept at a rather affordable rate. Commonly a museum ticket costs about 5USD, kids are offered sufficient discounts.
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What to visit being in Santa Monica - unique sights

Opaque Restaurant

From the series “The Most Exotic Restaurants in the World”
The first restaurant of the Opaque network was opened in Los Angeles. Today you can also visit the similar restaurants in San Diego, San Francisco, Dallas and New York. A few years ago the analogue of the popular American restaurant was opened in Moscow under the name 'In the dark'. Its main particularity is the fact that the visitors are served by the blind waiters. Despite the particularity of the Opaque restaurant, its visitors always count on high service quality and on excellent taste of the food. Absence from the bright light does not impair the operation of the customers and the cooking process. … Read further

Vera Wang House

From the series “Extravagant houses and apartments of designers”
Vera Wang can enjoy panoramic views of Los Angeles from the huge windows of her mansion. A wonderful view of the ocean opens from the opposite side of the mansion. 4 spacious bedrooms are equipped in the house. There are also 4 bathrooms in it. Panoramic windows are also installed in some of them. One of the main technical features of the mansion is a first-class home theater. It is equipped with the most modern equipment. Another interesting feature of the Vera Wang house is its spa. It has direct access to the outdoor terraces. … Read further

Michael Jackson Museum

From the series “Famous Museums of World Celebrities”
You will need more than one day to admire all the sights of the Neverland Valley Ranch and view all the priceless museum pieces collected within its territory. Local environment is ideal for a comfortable long rest. At any time, visitors can sit in the shade of trees in a beautiful garden and just enjoy peaceful vacations. At present, due to lack of funding, Neverland Valley Ranch it is going through its bad times. Caring for its vast territory requires large investments, and it’s getting harder to find money every year after the death of the singer. … Read further

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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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