The first in a new series of interactive travel guides, exclusive to iBooks, Jewel of the Left Coast showcases a town that's a hit with visitors and long-term residents alike. Featuring spectacular photography of Santa Monica beach, Pier and Palisades Park.
Take a photographically rich tour of Santa Monica, from the main beach to Palisades Park and the famous Pier, which opened in 1909 and sports a carousel that dates back to the 1920s. Jewel also provides a comprehensive guide to shopping at such retail paradises as Santa Monica Place (aka "The Mall"), Third Street Promenade and Montana Avenue - and you won't want to miss the spa directory. Take a walk on the wild side through the crowds in Venice, or drive up the coast through Malibu to idyllic Zuma Beach - this book will be your savvy guide along the way.
To provide the next best thing to being there, Jewel includes video of Pacific Park, surfers at Venice Pier and the farmer's market; plus full-screen panoramas of Santa Monica beach and Palisades Park, embedded photogalleries of Rodeo Drive, LA Live, Venice Beach and much more besides.
With annotated field trips to the Getty Museum, Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip and downtown LA, detailed guides to shopping and spa services, more than 100 links to restaurant reviews on Yelp, hotel guides by neighborhood (including hotel photo slideshows), and interactive maps, this book is your indispensable guide to Santa Monica and its nearby attractions.