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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

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Walking~

I enjoy just exploring on foot. You cannot see much when driving around in the car, but yet I know they are neccessary at times. I will always just park and get my walking maps out every time. Most historic downtowns will have a walking map of some kind. So get out and enjoy!

The Santa Monica Visitor Center
1920 Main Street, Suite B
310-319-6263

Visitor Information Cart
Third Street Promenade
Between Santa Monica Blvd. and Arizona Avenue

Visitor Information Kiosk
1400 Ocean Ave.
On the park side of the street

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Apr 30, 2011

Scenic bike path

You will have the best sceneries if you have a bike rather than by car. You can hop from beach to beach, and without having to share the road with cars. CAreful with the sand though, it makes the riding a bit slick...

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Apr 28, 2003
 
 
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Top 5 Santa Monica Writers

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"~Santa Monica~"
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"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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