Everyone knows the beaches in Los Angeles county can get really crowded, but did you know it is possible to find more secluded beaches just north of Santa Monica? Okay, so you might not have the beach all to yourself on a hot weekend in the middle of summer but there is a strong possibility during a weekday. Here are our top picks for best beaches between Santa Monica and Ventura. They make great day trips or even a fun weekend away.
Hollywood Walk Of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is not as great as you would imagine and some may say a little over-rated. However, it is still always at the top of everyone else's to do list so you may as well cross it off the list too. Get to Hollywood Boulevard first thing in the morning so you can find a park easier and beat the crowds. You will probably only need to spend an hour or two here. You can check out a few of the celebrity stars and quickly get a few photos in front of the Chinese Graumans' Theatre. Madam Tussauds world famous wax museum is also a must see for fans of celebrity culture. Other than that there is nothing else here besides shopping and touristy knick-knacks. If you have kids they will love the costumed characters that they are able to get their photo's taken with. Just remember it is customary to tip them afterwards.
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