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Life’s Better By The Beach

Morning yoga, beach volleyball, hiking, biking, shopping, and dining – plus an endless array of ongoing events – make it easy to enjoy Santa Monica Beach. Make the most of your stay with our favorite “Top 10 Things To Do” – all within walking distance of our eco-friendly and oceanfront boutique hotel. 

1 | Ride the first solar powered Ferris wheel at Pacific Park

Glide up 130 feet over the Pacific Ocean and experience this one-of-a-kind, innovative amusement ride, powered by the sun.

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2 | Take a ride along the 26-mile bike path

Enjoy Santa Monica’s perfect weather by renting a bike and cycling along this scenic path that runs beside famous beaches and passes the Santa Monica Pier. 

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3 | Watch the sunset while dining at Shore Hotel

Enhance your Santa Monica adventure by watching the sun set over the ocean while dining on Shore Hotel's patio terrace. (Ocean View Hotel's sister property)

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4 | Shop along the Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Place

Discover unrivaled open air shopping as you wander along these world famous streets, featuring designer boutiques, local faves, and name-brand stores. 

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5 | Visit the original Muscle Beach

No visit to Santa Monica would be complete without a trip to this unique SoCal attraction – a landmark in the world of physical fitness and bodybuilding.

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6 | Take a picture in front of the Route 66 sign

Despite debate over the true endpoint of this historic roadway, the Santa Monica Pier has been designated as the Official Western Terminus of Route 66 since 2009.

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7 | Discover seasonally fresh produce at one of the local Farmers’ Markets

An estimated 900,000 shoppers visit the local farmers’ markets annually, providing customers with a year-round selection of fresh, seasonal produce.

vegetable shopping
8 | Visit the Annenberg Community Beach House

This free public venue offers a diverse array of classes, cultural programs, art exhibits and family-friendly recreational activities.

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9 | Take a picture of the world-famous Santa Monica Pier sign

Catch a glimpse of history at the corner of Ocean and Colorado Avenue, and snap a photo under the iconic Santa Monica Pier sign. 

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10 | Explore the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Learn about healing the Santa Monica Bay at this family-friendly aquarium, home to over 100 species of marine plants and animals native to the area.