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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
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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

More Local Customs in Santa Monica

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Respect or detest NIMBY culture of SM

OK, bear with some acronyms now. While Santa Monica enjoys much pleasant praise in its overall presence and for its entertainment attraction, SM is also shed in some negative aspects and is sometimes...
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Meet under the Fig Tree before Christmas

At the ridiculously posh Fairmont Miramar Hotel, there is an old (by Californian standards) Moreton fig tree on its grounds. To salute the 80 ft high natural beauty, the hotel get super holiday pretty...
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Beware to puff!

Santa Monica is really becoming notorious- well, to smokers anyway. There are already strict rules to light up in the city and sooner, not later, smoking in all public places will be forbidden. The...
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Wait patiently for your coffee/tea

Well, this is a tip especially for Santa Monica but can be applied to most crowded West L.A. coffeehouses and similar establishments. Come to a place like 3rd Street Promenande on a busy weekend night...
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SM: Such a Mess with Cars!!

Car Culture!Granted, car culture and its traffic is almost everywhere in southern California, but, it is heightened in Santa Monica. Everytime I come here, there is some kind of jam, especially the...
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Muscle Beach

The original Muscle Beach where Jack LaLanne, the TV fitness guru, used to work out is just south of the Pier in Santa Monica, now marked only by this sign. It was popular in the 1930s and 40s but...
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Do check out some performers...

at the (3rd St ) Promenade. There are some talent musicians there. Crowds often form around them at the Promenade. One time, there was a father and daughter singing a soulful version of Pink Floyd's...
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Don't feel that you have to give in to solictors..

at the (3rd St) Promendade unless you want to. On a few occasions, some people, like the homeless give you a hard time if you don't give them money or pay attention to them as you pass by them. Just...
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Bubble man

Street entertainment is more than singing, dancing, or acting. At the Pier I saw a bubble man. His little home-made apparatus blew out bubbles and the kids loved it. Of course donation is always...
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Yubert and Zrim tangle

After years (it seems like years anyway) of sparring in the forums, Yubert and Zrim finally meet face to face (or more acurately face to chest). Yubert gives Zrim the Francoise Botha uppercut. And...
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Jenn's Boots

Justin was quite taken with Jenn's boots. Especially after she told the story about the dirty old man in the coffeeshop. Apparently, Jenn stopped in for coffee that morning wearing her boots and one...
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Yubert! You are half a second from being deleted!

"Just try me, Yubert!" bellowed Giampiero from across the patio. "I have a special Yubert delete key on my desktop!" shouted the great and powerful G. Yubert showed an incredible lack of remorse in...
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Santa Monica might be Jane Fonda's kind of town...

But not at Schatzi on Main, owned by Right Winger, Arnold Schwarzenegger!!Spewing out leftist liberal bable just might get you an upper jab to the jaw, as Zrim has unfortunately discovered.
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Top Hotels in Santa Monica

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1111 Second Street, Santa Monica, California, 90403, United States
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1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California, 90405, United States
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1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, California, 90401, United States
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849 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California, 90403, United States
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1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, California, 90401, United States
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120 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, California, 90401, United States
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Top Things to Do in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica Pier

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...
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Palisades Park

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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Top 5 Santa Monica Writers

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Yaqui

"~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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antistar

"Santa Monica"
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madamx

"BEAUTY AND THE BEACH"
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