SENIORS VISIT SANTA MONICA

Sep 26th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

One Senior Hid in Santa Monica 15 Years

Recently the FBI tracked down and arrested a man who had been on their Most Wanted list since 1999. He was living in Santa Monica with his mistress.  James “Whitey” Bulger had slipped through the throngs of the feds for 15 years.  He was living in Santa Monica.  I just had to find out more about this city as it must have been an attraction to him.  He was indeed a senior…81 years old.

Santa Monica is known as having the California Beach Experience and the place to be.  He must have thought so as well. I could well imagine that “Whitey” loved the Pier and the myriad of sunsets that also make the city famous. And Venice and Malibu are just a hop skip and a jump away and equally worth a visit.  “Whitey” won’t be seeing them any more!

Whether there for a day or a week, there’s always a great variety of things to do on your California vacation from award-winning dining and top-rated shopping and accommodations to Santa Monica Beach and the attraction-packed Pier. Also known as the LA Beachfront City, TripAdvisor suggests that you not miss the Third Street Promenade,  the moviegoer’s haven. This colorful three-block stretch, open to pedestrians only, has some 20 movie theater screens, hundreds of stores, numerous restaurants, animal topiaries and street entertainment running the gamut from dancers to fortune tellers.

Things for Seniors to See and Do in Santa Monica

Both a seaside town and bustling city, Santa Monica has activities for young and old, from beach games and bike paths to art galleries and nightclubs, from shopping and fitness to theater and concerts. World-renowned designers, name brands and independent boutiques line the streets of Santa Monica. And because of its central location, you can also travel outside of their walkable districts to explore the multitude of Los Angeles shopping possibilities – Melrose Avenue, Rodeo Drive, the Beverly Center and much more. What’s new in Santa Monica?  Plenty.

WikiTravel will fill you in on all the specifics on this exciting city. Senior tourists visiting the Los Angeles region will find Santa Monica as one of the best situated locations to base their trip. Many of Santa Monica’s tourist destinations are within easy walking distance of each other.

The city Big Blue Bus system operates a number of lines that link not only places within the city, but also neighboring Brentwood, Westwood and Venice Beach, making Santa Monica one of the relatively few places in Los Angeles where seniors needn’t drive to get around. Santa Monica Place is just steps from many major and locally owned hotels, plus the city’s must-see stops and hottest spots. You might even want to bring along your rollerblades, a popular activity.  jeb



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