Things to do in Santa Monica

Top Things to Do in Santa Monica

Things to Do in Santa Monica

Top Attractions in Santa Monica


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What travellers are saying

  • JeanneInWaState
    Renton, WA3 contributions
    The sand is so smooth. The lifeguards were so attentive and professional. The beach was clean and well taken care of
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Angela F
    5 contributions
    We rented bikes from the hotel. The ride was very relaxing. The bkie path does get a litte crowd, you just need to be mindful
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • JDTravelhome
    Canada710 contributions
    Roaming through the promenade checking out all the stores. Big time tourist spot and we fell for it. If you have the Time then waste a few hours here looking around.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • gussterling
    Miami, FL69 contributions
    Rides AND Restaurants galor. A long pier with local entertainment on the boardwalk itself. A little too crowded for my taste but still fun.
    Written 8 August 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 3 August 2022
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  • JDTravelhome
    Canada710 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 25 July 2022
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  • Rob M
    Cheyenne, WY7 503 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 3 April 2022
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  • Patricia G
    3 contributions
    We had a great time hiking in Topanga State Park. Go early in the morning as it gets really hot later in the day.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Jim E
    Redondo Beach, CA23 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 14 June 2022
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  • Edward H
    Lawrence, NY197 contributions
    We rented electric bikes from LYFT, and rode down along the ocean from Santa Monica, to Venice Beach. Definitely reccomended
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Haney Damien
    Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
    This is a typical market, and not only for tourist people! Interested in buying fruits and vegetables from local farmers… This is the place. Very good place.
    Written 7 April 2021
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  • jennifera399
    Reading, Pennsylvania, United States142 contributions
    This is a must see for the Forrest Gump fans to fulfill their bucket list of must see sights. Available parking is across the street for a price and then you can go and explore the pier.
    Written 18 December 2021
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  • khochajee
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates97 contributions
    This is an absolute joy. There was a need for a place with ample parking, a cafe, pool, clean bathrooms and showers for the kids, a play area and the location couldn’t be better.

    A wonderful addition to the Santa Monica beach
    Written 16 December 2019
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  • KJ Percy
    29 contributions
    Wonderful for a stroll in Santa Monica. Interesting stores with some high end and some quirky. Nice cafés and food options with outdoor seating available. Breakfast, lunch and dinner options as well as coffee. Definitely worth checking out as we thought nicer than downtown Santa Monica.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • Kev
    8 contributions
    Walked along the bike trail as many others enjoyed the sun and sounds of the day. Most were being responsible with masks so that made it a bit more comforting.
    Written 19 May 2020
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