Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Again, we're facing the Pacific Ocean, so be prepared for rather chilly weather.
It was amazing to see joggers wearing sports tank tops and shorts and out jogging, while i had to be fully clothed! heheheehee...
I suppose they're used to the cold winds!
Miscellaneous Again, buy water from convenience stores or from gas stations. These places tend to be cheaper.
Miscellaneous Pack your sunglasses! Santa Monica is really just a city by the sea. So pack...normally. Bring clothing appropriate for the time of year. LA is cooler in the Winter with a nice breeze blowing off the water. Bring a sweater and a jacket just in case. It has been known to be unseasonably warm though with beach days occuring at the same time as cooler evenings.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Even though Santa Monica is a beach city, some of the upscale restarants do have a dress code. So if you plan to eat at one of these places, do dress appropriately.