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Los Angeles Day Tour
"Start the tour in Santa Monica Pier to see the Santa Monica Beach and make our way to shop at the 3rd Street Promenade. Then make your way to where the elite shop check out the hotel from Pretty Woman and try to spot celebrities on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Right after seeing world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind local boutiques make your way to The Grove / Farmers Market where you will experience beautiful outdoor shopping by taking a stroll through the market and take some photos by The Singing Fountain. You will also have time to hang out on the grassy area to take in from which you can also take back a unique souvenir to remember this unforgettable day. As the tour commences you will drive by Melrose on the way back to Hollywood.""""Take a 4-hour tour around Los Angeles' most popular destinations
From $59.00
 
Los Angeles Night Tour
"Start the tour in Santa Monica Pier to see the Santa Monica Beach and make our way to shop at the 3rd Street Promenade. Then make your way to where the elite shop check out the hotel from Pretty Woman and try to spot celebrities on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Right after seeing world-renowned fashion houses to one-of-a-kind local boutiques make your way to The Grove / Farmers Market where you will experience beautiful outdoor shopping by taking a stroll through the market and take some photos by The Singing Fountain. You will also have time to hang out on the grassy area to take in from which you can also take back a unique souvenir to remember this unforgettable day. As the tour commences you will drive by Melrose on the way back to Hollywood.""""Take an evening tour through Los Angeles’ most popular destinations
From $59.00
 
Los Angeles Private Tour
"After getting picked up at your hotel or accommodation in Los Angeles sit back in the comfortable car and see the stars (or at least the places they love) on this private tour of L.A.. Learn about the history and culture of L.A. from the knowledgeable driver-guide. And while the itinerary is flexible based on your interest consider heading to the iconic Grove shopping area (the spot of many movie scenes) legendarily posh Rodeo Drive the Santa Monica Pier and Melrose Avenue a street flanked by innumerable alternative and hip shops and cafes. Stop for lunch at the Farmers Market
From $400.00

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Places to rest~

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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Yaqui
Apr 30, 2011

See a Most Unusual Public Art Piece Up Close

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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marinarena
Mar 04, 2013

Sandy beaches

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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csordila
Aug 03, 2009

Doggies All Over the Place!

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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marinarena
Feb 15, 2005
 
 
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. Enjoy two tremendous views:...

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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balieyes
Aug 25, 2002

Top 5 Santa Monica Writers

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"~Santa Monica~"
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marinarena

"I Leave My Heart in Santa Monica"
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Waalewiener

"AFTERNOON & EVENING AT SANTA MONICA PIER."
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"Santa Monica"
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"BEAUTY AND THE BEACH"
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Things to Do Near Santa Monica

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Beach Bike Path

Something fun to do in the area is to rent a bicycle by the hour and ride along the paved South Coast Bicycle Trail which stretches over 20 miles along the L.A. Coast from Malibu south to Torrance...
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Third Street Promenade

Good idea, leaving the beach, said Fernanda. Let's move to a better place. And that was... shopping area, of course. Do you believe that I supported the never ending series of malls, shops and...
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Third Street Promenade

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...
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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...
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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....
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Visitors Center

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...
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