Subject: Re: Santa Monica Hotel Choices
Hi, Jennie... My husband and I liked Santa Monica better than Venice Beach, but maybe that's just us. We enjoyed the 3rd Street Promenade, with shopping, restaurants, and street entertainers. We also enjoyed walking on the pier and in the park, along Ocean Ave. We didn't stay very long in Venice Beach, but my perception of it is that it had a younger, single crowd, and lots of bars.

Best regards, Sandy in Illinois