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Things to do in Santa Monica

 

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26-Mile Bike Path
Ranked #1 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Trails; Biking Trails
Starting at the Santa Monica pier, this is a popular path for biking, jogging and in-line skating along the Pacific Ocean.
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Ranked #2 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Mountains; National Parks
Part of the National Recreation Area.
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Ranked #3 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Beaches; State Parks
This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers.
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Ranked #4 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Malls; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Theaters
Owner description: A moviegoer's haven, this colorful three-block stretch, open to pedestrians only, has some 20 movie theater screens, hundreds... more » Owner description: A moviegoer's haven, this colorful three-block stretch, open to pedestrians only, has some 20 movie theater screens, hundreds of stores, numerous restaurants, animal topiaries and street entertainment running the gamut from dancers to fortune tellers. « less
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Ranked #5 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Ranked #6 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
The Beach House is a new public facility set on 5-acres of Santa Monica Beach.
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Ranked #7 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Libraries
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Ranked #8 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Biking Trails
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Ranked #9 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Parks; Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: This lush, 25-acre park overlooking the Pacific is a wonderful place for walkers, bikers and people watchers, and connects... more » Owner description: This lush, 25-acre park overlooking the Pacific is a wonderful place for walkers, bikers and people watchers, and connects with the broad Santa Monica beach made famous in TV's "Baywatch" episodes. « less
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Ranked #10 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Comedy Clubs
Owner description: Mi's Westside Comedy Theater is right off the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica and features the best standup and improv... more » Owner description: Mi's Westside Comedy Theater is right off the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica and features the best standup and improv in Los Angeles. Recently named "Favorite Los Angeles Comedy Club of 2012." We have shows seven nights a week, a beer and wine bar with over 30 beers to choose from and never a drink minimum! Come check us out, you'll be glad you did! « less
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Ranked #11 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: A great place to celebrity watch, this 10-block stretch is an eclectic mix of chic, upscale shops ranging from furniture to... more » Owner description: A great place to celebrity watch, this 10-block stretch is an eclectic mix of chic, upscale shops ranging from furniture to fashions and interspersed with cafes, coffee shops and restaurants. « less
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Ranked #12 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: This bustling wooden wharf is the place to be, with its eateries, shops, high-tech arcade, roller coaster, giant Ferris wheel... more » Owner description: This bustling wooden wharf is the place to be, with its eateries, shops, high-tech arcade, roller coaster, giant Ferris wheel and other rides, famous 1922 indoor merry-go-round and fantastic views of the bay and the mountains. « less
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Ranked #13 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
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Ranked #14 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Art Museums; Art Galleries; Malls; Specialty Shops; Shops
Owner description: A mecca for artists and art lovers, this warehouse complex features numerous art galleries, unusual shops and the Santa... more » Owner description: A mecca for artists and art lovers, this warehouse complex features numerous art galleries, unusual shops and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. « less
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Ranked #15 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Owner description: Ocean View Tennis Facility is one of the most beautiful settings in all of southern California. Located along the shores of... more » Owner description: Ocean View Tennis Facility is one of the most beautiful settings in all of southern California. Located along the shores of Santa Monica Beach, one can feel ocean breezes and relax in a stress-free environment. « less
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Ranked #16 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Family amusement park located on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier features thrill rides, midway games, restaurants and... more » Owner description: Family amusement park located on the world-famous Santa Monica Pier features thrill rides, midway games, restaurants and shops. « less
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Ranked #17 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica Playhouse is an internationally acclaimed professional intimate... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica Playhouse is an internationally acclaimed professional intimate theatre and educational conservatory, presenting exciting year-round Main Stage productions, Family Theatre musicals, workshops for youth, pre-schoolers and adults, classes in private and public schools and birthday parties from its jewel of a theatre space at 1211 4th Street. In almost half a century of operation it has garnered over 200 awards and commendations. « less
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Ranked #18 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #19 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Beaches; Health Clubs
Owner description: Weight lifters still strut their stuff at this outdoor gym where, in the 30s, 40s and 50s, crowds would gather to watch young... more » Owner description: Weight lifters still strut their stuff at this outdoor gym where, in the 30s, 40s and 50s, crowds would gather to watch young men and women honing their bodies, some of whom, like Vic Tanny and Jack LaLanne, went on to fame in the fitness world. « less
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Ranked #20 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Children's Museums; Specialty Museums
This museum houses over 30 different aircraft and has excellent children's exhibits.
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Ranked #21 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Aquariums; Science Museums
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Ranked #22 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
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Ranked #23 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
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Ranked #24 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
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Ranked #25 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #26 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Specialty Museums
Located in a 19th-century home, this museum explores both the art and history of the region.
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Ranked #27 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Specialty Museums
Victorian mansion museum filled with dolls, dollhouses and other collectible items; high tea is also served.
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Ranked #28 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Parks
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Ranked #29 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Parks
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Ranked #30 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: OnRope is an educational organization teaching rope access, technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics to... more » Owner description: OnRope is an educational organization teaching rope access, technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics to students of all ages. Through intentionally designed curriculum using highly trained instructors, we promote safe, responsible, and sustainable recreation of outdoor activities, while using the industries highest standards. « less
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