Fun Things To Do In Santa Monica

Famed for its awesome climate, Santa Monica is a popular tourist attraction, with a lot to offer.
Aakash Jain May 14, 2019
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Make Friends with Santa Monica Pier

Undoubtedly the most prominent attraction of Santa Monica.

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Pacific Park, the amusement park which has many rides, roller-coasters and the giant Ferris wheel. Synonymous to Santa Monica today, it is the first solar-powered wheel in the world, that gives a thrilling experience of riding.
Alongside the Pier is Looff Hippodrome, which houses a carousel and is considered an architectural masterpiece. Other attractions include Aquarium, restaurants, Trapeze School Of New York. The night life at the Pier is a lifetime experience.

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Have Fun on Santa Monica Beach

You are closer to the Pacific ocean, so lazing around the Santa Monica State Beach should come naturally.
There are numerous restaurants to gorge on some pacific recipes, and pathways to walk around. But the best part is the paved paths for biking and skating, with Marvin Braude Bike Trail being the famous one. You can also catch up on a game of beach volleyball. There is also Original Muscle Beach for fitness freaks, with equipment like parallel bars, rings.

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For all the water babies, surfing is the best way to have fun as it is very safe and done under expert supervision.

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Shop Shop Shop!!

Third Street Promenade is the one stop destination for all the shopaholics.

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With tons of retail stores, fashion stores, gifts and speciality shops, and restaurants, it is not uncommon to find a brand of your choice. For the ones seeking entertainment, theaters and street plays (especially during summer) will satiate your desire.

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Apart from the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place and Farmers Market are other awesome choices for shopping.

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Santa Monica Place is a classy shopping complex and hub of fashion stores. The Farmers Market has farmers bringing fresh and organic vegetables and fruits, spices, bakery items, on every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Exercise a Bit!

Santa Monica Stairs which are in two sets: Concrete (about 189 steps) and Wooden Stairs (around 170 steps) is a popular exercise spot.

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The stairs are very steep. You can view the beautiful Pacific coast as and when you climb your way up. Make sure to pick a water bottle at $1 from Honor System to stay hydrated.