Santa Monica Things to Do

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  • 1. Santa Monica Pier

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is in the pacific park on Santa Monica Pier, you have to pay extra $5 even if you bought the unlimited wrist band. They attach you on the waist and you can jump on a trampoline pretty high for...

  • 2. Third Street Promenade

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Aah, 3rd Street Promenade. It's the shopping version of Disneyland. Shopping in downtown Santa Monica's Promenade may set you back the cost of a one-day park hopper ticket (more or less) at Mickey...

  • 3. Palisades Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I'm sure that this is a sensitive topic, so I will be gentle and respectful. We stayed for a week on the beach in Santa Monica. We loved it there, and we loved walking in the Palisades Park, both...

  • 4. Bike Path - The Strand

    This path passes through Santa Monica and is approx. 8.5 miles north from Washington Blvd to Temescal Cyn Rd. It just a small section of a bike path the extends from Will Rogers State Beach to...

  • 5. Beaches

    Santa Monica's beach and beachfront are its main draw. It's distinctly cooler here compared to the city inland, and the location is relaxed enough to be popular with all kinds of people, from...

  • 6. Sunset

    Absolutely be sure to catch a sunset in Santa Monica or somewhere along the Pacific. The sunset the night before I took this picture was astonishingly beautiful, but I was stuck on a freeway miles...

  • 7. Universal Studios

    What's a visit to L.A. without going to a theme park? We did not have a rental car (long story) and actually got to Universal Studios using public transit. Yes, folks, public transit in congested and...

  • 8. Main Street

    We walked past this building and I wished we had went in so please make a point to check it out. Inside the Senior Center they have saved a wonderful piece of Santa Monica's history. Inside is device...

  • 9. Farmer's Market

    This is always great! If you can, you should check this out! Great produce, products, flowers, ready made food. Located at the Third Street Promenade shopping center. They hold the farmer's market on...

  • 10. Santa Monica Place

    This is the mall at the south end of 3rd street promenade, it was renovated a few years ago to an open air mall, with trendy designer shops and restaurants. It is also a few block from the beach and...

  • 11. Temescal Canyon

    Temescal Gateway Park is a popular park located just off Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The park is used as a retreat and conference center and rents cabins for those wishing an extended stay, The...

  • 12. Topanga Canyon State Park

    Topanga Canyon State Park is a fairly large park, considering its location within a city. It has an extensive network of trails leading through and above Topanga Canyon. The landscape of this park...

  • 13. Ice at Santa Monica

    This open ice skating ring is open from approx November to January.. They do have skating lessons everyday that is great for inexperienced skaters or people that don't know how to skate. Also have...

  • 14. Museum of Flying

    Museum of Flying is a comtemporary, 53.000 square foot structure of glass and steel, located virtually on the same spot where the Douglas aircraft company was founded in 1922. The building is bright...

  • 15. South Beach Park

    This park is the newest in Santa Monica of off Barnard Way & Marine St. It's in a shape of a boat, is double gated, it's really clean, shaded. It has 4 swings, 2 big ones and 2 baby ones, ropes to...

  • 16. Visitors Center

    3 out of 5 stars

    Located along Ocean Ave within Palisades Park is one of three visitor centers. It is Open Daily 10am-4pm. We stopped here and grabs some maps. It is a great place to find any information you made need...

  • 17. Carousel

    It's full name is The Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome and it is located on the Newcomb Pier adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. It was designed and built in 1916 by Charles I....

  • 18. First Cut Salon

    This place is situated in Santa Monica on Montana Ave, I wanted a place not too far from my house to get my son his first haircut. I chose this place because it has the little air plane with the wheel...

  • 19. Getty Center

    $15 is the car park charge now, but entry to the centre is free. Do not miss this if you are in Malibu, but you must book your ticket beforehand on line, giving passport information. John Paul Getty...

  • 21. Test Drive a Tesla!

    We went to Third Street Promenade to test drive the Tesla. A full electric sports car. But, wait, you have to make an appointment! The waiting list is about 2-3...

  • 22. Movies? Sure, why not.

    Most people think of sunshine and surf when they think Santa Monica. But you have to get indoors sometime or you will get a sunburn. Also, if you are a movie...

  • 23. ~Route 66~

    Often been called the Mother Road or America’s Main Street. Throughout the west, it still is known for its unique car culture and for its creative highway...

  • 24. Adamson House~California State Park

    The house was built in 1929 by Rhoda Agatha Rindge and Merritt Adamson. It was designed by architect, Stiles Clements. It was only a summer home for many years...

  • 25. Bay Cities Guaranty Building

    A gleaming white terracotta Art Deco building whose 50 meter stepped clock tower stands tall and proud above Santa Monica's relatively low skyline. I love...

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Talk to anyone about California, they will ask you about Santa Monica. It is home of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and to many Hollywood celebrities.
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