Day 2 of Los Angeles and it was time to hit the beaches! We went to Santa Monica beach which was swarming with both tourists and locals looking to catch some rays and fun in the sun.
Seems strange to find rows of crosses on a beach but they are placed there in memory of the American soldiers that died in the Iraq war. Pretty deep for a place people usually go to sun tan.
One of the key features that makes Santa Monica unique is the outdoor gymnasium/work out equipment. You see people doing some crazy athletic poses and moves and its pretty entertaining to watch them perform.
Near the beach there are streets conveniently lined with shops and restaurants. We stopped by Border Grill for some dinner. The Mexican food is supposed to be very good in California because of the large Spanish community. The chips are fried in house with a fresh guacamole and the ceviche with crispy plantain was bursting with flavor and my favorite dish.
Their Baja Fish Tacos served with three different flavors of rice was alright. The wrapping was a bit too thick for my liking.
Ending the night off with drinks at The Standard in downtown LA. Beautiful view of the city!