Welcome to Tujunga
Tujunga was originally developed as an agricultural community and was once home to the Tongva Native Americans. Today, this neighborhood's rustic atmosphere is still widely felt and celebrated. The word ‘Tujunga’, in fact, means "the old woman" in the native Tongva language, referring to the idea of a nurturing Mother Nature. This neighborhood has an eclectic history, known simultaneously for its clean air, utopian communities, and local artists and poet laureates.
Tujunga is home to both Mount Lukens, the highest elevation point in Los Angeles, and to the Tujunga Wash, the largest natural floodplain in Southern California. The Big Tujunga Canyon offers several beautiful hikes and views of nature. Sunland-Tujunga’s location near the Angeles National Forest also provides countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. The town has been a popular filming location for films and shows such as Ben Hur, Tarzan, All the King’s Men, Teen Wolf, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Memento, and Sons of Anarchy.
Favorite Local Spots
One of the original Tommy's Burgers is located in Tujunga - the best chili burger anywehre. Locals enjoy Joselito's Mexican restaurant which offers outdoor dining and a cozy atmosphere. There is is also a Coco's that is famous for their prime rib dinner and pies. Another must in Tujunga is Giamella's - simply fabulous deli sandwiches. And of course, In and Out in Tujunga - a treasure. If you're looking for sushi Tori Yen is very popular and known for their fresh seafood.
Welcome to Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California. It is bordered on five sides by different neighborhoods of the city of Los Angeles: Pacific Palisades to the north, Brentwood on the northeast, West Los Angeles on the east, Mar Vista on the southeast, and Venice on the south. The 2010 U.S. Census population was 89,736.
Favorite Local Spots
Designer's Furniture is a fabulous place for all your home needs. The Third Street Promenade is a must for outdoor shopping and eating. One of those places that can take more than one day to get through. A must is Santa Monica Pier.
EXPLORE THE AREA
Santa Monica is literally at the beach and about a 40 minute drive to downtown Los Angeles.
Beach weather mostly. With highs between
60-85 depending on the time of year.
Santa Monica offers so many hiking and
walking trails. https://www.alltrails.com/us/california/santa-monica.
Most notable are the Santa Monica Bluffs trail.
Santa Monica Bike trail to Manhattan Beach offers breathtaking views of the ocean. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/santa-monica-bike-path-to-manhattan-beach-pier?ref=result-card
The Third Street Promenade offers both major chain shopping as well as boutique shopping. Also, the pier offers some boutique options.
Santa Monica is a typical beach community and that means plenty of space for pets!
https://www.smgov.net/Portals/FarmersMarket/ There are several options in Santa Monica. Wednesday & Saturdays Downtown Santa Monica Arizona Ave. @ 2nd Street 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturdays Pico 2200 Virginia Avenue 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (re-opened 8/9) Sunday Main Street 2640 Main Street 8:30 am - 1:30 pm (re-opening 8/23)