For some reason I go to a lot of Santa Monica restaurants for 'Going-Away' lunches or dinner. Here's a picture of Karin who is going back East.
Had a 'Going-Away' dinner at the restaurant where they filmed the movie 'Get Shorty'. Forgot the name of the place.
Had another 'Going-Away' at Rebecca's and another at Typhoon's.
Shop Main Street and/or Abbott Kinney, and, of course, hit the beach, just above Santa Monica is best. Venice is crowded but it is, well, colorful! Just take the bike path practically runs from Malibu down to Huntington Beach!
Fondest memory: The ocean breeze. The bike path.