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The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles (below) houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs.

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Third Street Promenade

Arts & Entertainment

Downtown Santa Monica features everything from art, comedy, film, music, theatre and magic. With four movie theatres, six live performance theatres, street performers, a variety of music venues and special events throughout the year, Third Street Promenade offers an exciting atmosphere for the whole family.

Hotel near Santa Monica Pier

While lodging in Santa Monica, make sure to visit the historic & famous Santa Monica Pier where tourists and locals can have fun away from the sandy beaches and ocean water. The Santa Monica Pier is the ideal destination spot for families and couples looking for some fun and adventure. This boardwalk is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and neighborhood eateries. It is open year-round and it's the perfect place to bring a date as you take a romantic stroll down the pier and watch the sunset go down. Children and adults can also take a ride on the famous Ferris wheel overlooking Santa Monica beach. This carousel is part of "Pacific Park", a family-friendly amusement park located right on the pier. For those who enjoy fishing, the Santa Monica Pier is also the perfect spot to catch some fish. So whether you're out on a date, family trip, or just hanging out with friends there is always something fun and exciting to do at the pier.

Local Art Galleries

Adamm's Stained Glass & Gallery
1426 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-451-9390

Arthouse Gallery @ TVA
416 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-393-0901

Hamilton Galleries
1431 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-451-9983

Ming Mai Gallery
1335 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-458-3903

Gallery 319
319 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-899-1499

Terrence Rogers Fine Art
1231 Fifth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-394-4999

Los Angeles Museums

Santa Monica Museum of Art
2525 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
ph: 310-586-6488

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
ph: 310-440-7300

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
ph: 323-857-6000

18th Street Arts Center
1639 18th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
ph: 310-453-3711

Norton Simon Museum of Art
411 W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
ph: 626-449-6840

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
ph: 213-763-DINO (3466)

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division
1437 4th Street, Suite 310
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 323-458-8350

California Science Center
700 State Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90037
ph: 323-724-3623

Museum of Contemporary Art
250 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
ph: 213-626-6222

Movie Theatres

Mann Criterion Theaters
1313 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-395-7910

Laemmle's Monica 4-plex
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-394-9741

AMC Santa Monica 7
1310 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-289-4262

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 323-466-FILM

AMC Broadway 4
1441 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-458-1506

Live Theatre

City Garage Theater
1340 1/2 Fourth Street (alley)
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-319-9939

Promenade Playhouse
1404 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-656-8070

The Madison Stage
Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
ph: 310-434-4000

Magicopolis
1418 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-451-2241

Santa Monica Puppet & Magic Center
1255 Second Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-656-0483

Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-394-9779

Westside Eclectic
1323-A (in alley) Third Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-451-0850

Bars, Clubs & Pubs

Harvelle's Blues Club
1432 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-395-1676

Ye Olde King's Head Pub & Restaurant
116 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-451-1402

Bodega Wine Bar
814 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-394-3504

Voda
1449 Second Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-394-9774

Sunset Bar & Grill
1240 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-395-7012

Yankee Doodle Billiard Club
1410 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-394-4632

Zanzibar
1301 Fifth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-451-2221

Ma'kai
101 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-434-1511

Renee's Court Yard Cafe
522 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
ph: 310-451-9341