Places in Santa Monica

5 Essential Santa Monica Attractions

Surrounded by mountains on one side and the beach on another, the urban stretch of Los Angeles seems to melt away as soon as you hit Santa Monica. This beach side city pleases all of its own. It has more than enough going for it to justify its status as a separate city to Los Angeles. And thus take a look at this list of 5 Essential Santa Monica Attractions to know more.


1. Santa Monica State Beach

This huge beach has a festive, summer-holiday feel to it. If you’re looking for a more relaxed vibe, stroll out as far as you can for quieter patches. Also it offers bathrooms, bike paths and paid parking positioned along almost the entire stretch of beach.


2. Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier is the focal point of Santa Monica Beach and a home to a whole host of different attractions. Pacific Park is a traditional fair with a roller coaster and Ferris wheel, plus plenty of fairground games, an aquarium and a classic carousel housed in the historic Looff Hippodrome.

3. Tongva Park

This picturesque and well-designed verdant space offers a playground, waterfalls, walking paths, meadows and a conch-like, wireframe lookout to the Pacific. Artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle’s kinetic sculpture, Weather Field No. 1, anchors the park as a serene and unforgettable landmark.

4. California Heritage Museum

Step out of the sun and take in a bit of California history in a restored 1894 house. Though the house itself—devoted to the Victorian period—is worth a look, rotating exhibitions on topics related to the region are the real draw.


5. Palisades Park

For amazing views of the ocean and Santa Monica Mountains, this cliff-top park along Santa Monica’s northern coast is the spot. Steer clear of the tourist packed section by the Santa Monica Pier and instead keep toward the Pacific Palisades-adjacent end, past the stately concrete sculpture at Wilshire and the colorful totem pole at San Vicente.


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