Things to Do in Santa Monica

Things to Do in Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Attractions

Things to Do in Santa Monica


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From quick jaunts to full-day outings.



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What travelers are saying

  • Dana Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA1,247 contributions
    Iconic beach location on the edge of Los Angeles, looking out in the Pacific Ocean. This is California dreamin.
    Written September 30, 2022
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  • Jeremy
    Davis, CA85 contributions
    This is a must-do if you remember how to ride a bicycle. Didn't bring a bicycle on your trip? Rent one! There are several places along this bicycle highway to rent a two-wheeler for a few hours. Get all the sights, sounds, and smells easily and stop for some great photo ops with palm trees or lifeguard towers in the background.
    Written November 12, 2022
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  • majid h
    Tehran, Iran113 contributions
    Best street in california and have the best trees and have the best people and have the best whether and the best city and the
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • IanThomas84
    Ilford, UK251 contributions
    A great place for everyone to jostle together between amusements and fast food. Lovely view of the beach and looking back to Santa Monica waterfront. Parking nearby was relatively cheap.
    Written November 25, 2022
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  • Lenise B
    Minneapolis, MN120 contributions
    The sand is great. Watching people trying to surf (some successfully) is entertaining. Beach combing for all sorts of treasures was fun.
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • JDTravelhome
    Canada714 contributions
    Checking out the small stores and going on a few of the rides. We went early afternoon so it was not too busy. Ferris wheel will give you a great view.
    We had fun at the pacific park.
    Written July 25, 2022
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  • Rob M
    Cheyenne, WY7,527 contributions
    Tons of Shops, rides and stores. Concerts during the summer. Eric Burdon and the Animals were playing that day we went. Rides are about $8 per person. Beautiful views. Took the Ferris wheel. Worth the stop. Always some performer entertaining.
    Written April 3, 2022
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  • BobN06
    Avondale, PA542 contributions
    Interesting drive back into the history of the west. See where the old movies were filmed, see some expensive homes, go for a few short hikes.
    Written October 23, 2022
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  • Jim E
    Redondo Beach, CA41 contributions
    A less crowded and more relaxed shopping area with high end retail when compared to the 3rd Street Promenade, Nordstrom's, Tiffany, Rolex are some of the choices for you shopping fix. Shops are mostly filled although there is a section that is pretty much empty at one end of the mall. Nice place to shop and eat away from the noise and chaos of 3rd Street.
    Written June 14, 2022
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  • Edward H
    Lawrence, NY199 contributions
    We rented electric bikes from LYFT, and rode down along the ocean from Santa Monica, to Venice Beach. Definitely reccomended
    Written August 11, 2022
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