For your dose of sun and sand, or even hiking, surfing, and wildlife spotting.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
Why we love it: This beach sits between Santa Monica Pier and Malibu pro surf spots like Surfrider and Topanga, making it a convenient choice for a beach day that doesn’t take much planning. If you’re feeling adventurous, take the winding bike path along the beach, or follow the locals and park your car near lifeguard Tower 15 where there's more space.
How to get there: Take Pacific Coast Highway to Temescal Canyon Road and turn into the beach parking lot. There’s a $10 parking fee that jumps up a few bucks on weekends and holidays.
Other things to do: Just up the road is Temescal Gateway Park, where multiple trails will lead you into the Santa Monica Mountains. Completing the Temescal Ridge Trail takes about an hour and a half and is a hearty workout, but the ocean and city views from the top are quite the reward.
Marilyn: Captain Crozier repeatedly over several days asked for his ship to dock and get the infected sailors off of the ship and get treated in Guam. There was a base & a hospital there. Instead, officials sat on their hands and did nothing while more and more sailors became infected. Conditions are very crowded on a ship. It does not take a genius to see how easily the coronavirus could spread. The captain finally sent the letter and cc'd multiple people. It was leaked to the press. What would your opinion of Captain Crozier be if he had simply gone along with official policy and done nothing and allowed most if not all of the men become infected and some to die?