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    Places to rest~

    by Yaqui Written Apr 30, 2011

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    Favorite thing: When we were strolling along the downtown area, what was nice to see the city had the foresight to put in individual seating and lots of wonderful drinking fountains that are topped with art.

    Santa Monica Walk-In Visitor Information Center
    1920 Main Street, Suite B (between Pico Blvd and Bay St)

    Santa Monica, CA 90405
    Email: info@santamonica.com
    Toll Free: (800) 544-5319
    Phone: (310) 393-7593
    Fax: (310) 319-6273
    Open Daily 9am-5:30pm

    Santa Monica Visitor Information Kiosk
    Located in Palisades Park
    1400 Ocean Avenue
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Phone: (310) 393-0410
    Open Daily 10am-4pm

    Santa Monica Visitor Information Kiosk - Pier
    322 Santa Monica Pier (across from Bubba Gump Shrimp)
    Open Daily 11am-4:30pm

    Santa Monica Visitor Information Cart
    Located on the 1300 Block of Third Street Promenade (across from Foot Locker)
    Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm
    Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

    From the north or south on the 405 Freeway, take I-10 West. Drive west on I-10 and exit freeway at 4th/5th Street exit. Go north on 5th St. to Colorado Ave. Make a left on Colorado Ave. and drive straight to Ocean Avenue.

    Santa Monica

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    See a Most Unusual Public Art Piece Up Close

    by marinarena Written Mar 4, 2013

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    Favorite thing: This is one of the most intriguing art displays in the greater Los Angeles area I've seen up close- an anti-nuclear "Chain Reaction", by Paul Conrad, a political cartoonist who was named on the official "enemy list" of U.S. President, Richard Nixon.

    It is not the most eye-pleasing of public art pieces created- and that likely was not artist Conrad's vision. At first glance it looked to me like a tree smothered and taken over by snakes. Others call it a "Mushroom Cloud". judge for yourself. It is located by the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

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    Sandy beaches

    by csordila Written Aug 3, 2009

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    Beachfront promenad

    Favorite thing: Perhaps the most famous coastal part of Los Angeles, beautiful sandy beaches attract thousands throughout the year.
    They are for the water sports lovers also great, it is possible jetskiing, surfing and diving as well. The coastal streets bordered. with various shops, restaurants, bars and, clubs it is worth visiting the popular Third Street Promenade shoping street, and the Santa Monica Pier, which is a popular amusement park.

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    Doggies All Over the Place!

    by marinarena Written Feb 15, 2005

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    doggie in Santa Monica, California

    Fondest memory: People love to walk their dogs here, not only near the beach and around Third Street Promenade but on just about any sidewalk! I captured this pooch off 5th St I believe. It wanted to go inside for Happy Hour!!

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    by Beach_dog Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Outside 'The Hotel California', I'm not sure if this is the hotel made famous in the 'Eagles' song of the same title, but I had the pic taken anyway.

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    . Enjoy two tremendous views:...

    by balieyes Written Aug 25, 2002

    Favorite thing: . Enjoy two tremendous views: The City of Santa Monica with its historic buildings sits up the hill on Ocean Boulevard and the Pacific Ocean sits below.

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