After spending the morning in Hollywood, we finally headed down to the beach! Santa Monica is beautiful, and we couldn’t believe how huge the beach was. We walked down near the pier to sit and relax.
Shortly after we found the perfect spot, a guy walked by selling fresh mango. So fresh and so delicious!
Soooooo happy and relaxed 🙂
The view from Santa Monica Pier is beautiful. Beach and mountains, what more could you need?
We found the Route 66 sign marking the end of the trail, on Santa Monica Pier.
Then had a mid-afternoon banana split snack under some palm trees 🙂
We loved watching the sun set over Santa Monica Mountains!
We found a cute rooftop restaurant for J’s birthday dinner. Here’s our dessert selection – yes this is our second banana split of the day, shhh. Calories don’t count on vacation, right? 🙂
The next morning we grabbed breakfast and headed back to the beach for a couple hours before catching our flight home. It was such a great getaway, and the perfect mix of adventures and relaxing!
The day we flew home was J’s actual birthday, and when we got there, all our friends were waiting to surprise him even more! It was a great end to our vacation, complete with gelato cake!
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