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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Plaza
“Outdoor shopping scene. It has everything. A nice walk, crowded on the weekends.”
  • 793 locals recommend
Entertainment
“This bustling wooden wharf is the place to be, with its eateries, shops, high-tech arcade, roller coaster, giant Ferris wheel and other rides, famous 1922 indoor merry-go-round and fantastic views of the bay and the mountains. This place is legendary , even in our so called winter this place is busy with people and musicians everywhere. There are beach tours, bike rentals, and electric scooters for cruising (lime and bird). Download the apps.”
  • 746 locals recommend
  • 35 Experiences
Recreation Center
“Take a walk on the beach, ride the Ferris wheel, or try your hand at carnival style games. ”
  • 304 locals recommend
  • 13 Experiences
Lounge
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“Great spot to see and be seen. Indoor, outdoor. Be ready for expensive drinks and gorgeous people -- twentysomething and up. Ping pong, pool, twinkling lights above! Check out 800 degree pizza at the end of the night.”
  • 252 locals recommend
Café
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“Great breakfast and lunch spot. Delicious baked goods, soups, salads and sandwiches.”
  • 155 locals recommend
Recreation Center
“An iconic beach not to be missed. There are numerous parking lots along the coast of PCH (1) Hwy. You can rent bikes to ride along the boardwalk if that suits your fancy. Beautiful views any time of day or night.”
  • 67 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
American Restaurant
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“Wait times can be long. So head down to the area early and put your name down. There is limited outdoor seating but it’s good for people watching. Be wary of their upstairs seating as some of the two tops are crammed into a corner. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“Beautiful, fresh local produce, meats, and flowers. There is also fun live music many weeks. In Heritage Square, 2640 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Super popular for their sandwiches and deli! Gets crowded. Great for grabbing and taking to the beach. Closed Mondays.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Lots to see and do. Visit the arcade, go on amusement park rides or eat ice cream. Lunch and dinner options are plentiful in the surround area.”
  • 21 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Pedestrian Plaza
“Great shops and lots of street performers. You never know what you'll see here. The 3rd Street promenade ends into Santa Monica Place, which is a lovely mall in its own right.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Sundays on Main Street in Santa Monica are always fun. There's a farmers market, lots of restaurants and shops, dog rescues holding pop up adoptions, and it's a close walk to the beach!”
  • 80 locals recommend
Park
“Great to walk through the park during the day en route to Ocean Avenue or Santa Monica Place.”
  • 34 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Beach
“This popular beach is a favorite among television and movie producers. Activities for older children, Activities for young children. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Some of the best sushi in Los Angeles. They don't take reservations but they're only 1 block away. Stop by 1-2 hours in advance to put your name down.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Contemporary open-air mall since 1980 with luxury-brand shops, plus a food court & a movie theater.”
  • 29 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Lounge
“Great spot to see and be seen. Indoor, outdoor. Be ready for expensive drinks and gorgeous people -- twentysomething and up. Ping pong, pool, twinkling lights above! Check out 800 degree pizza at the end of the night.”
  • 252 locals recommend
Café
“Great breakfast and lunch spot. Delicious baked goods, soups, salads and sandwiches.”
  • 155 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Wait times can be long. So head down to the area early and put your name down. There is limited outdoor seating but it’s good for people watching. Be wary of their upstairs seating as some of the two tops are crammed into a corner. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Super popular for their sandwiches and deli! Gets crowded. Great for grabbing and taking to the beach. Closed Mondays.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Some of the best sushi in Los Angeles. They don't take reservations but they're only 1 block away. Stop by 1-2 hours in advance to put your name down.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Contemporary open-air mall since 1980 with luxury-brand shops, plus a food court & a movie theater.”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Fantastic dinner spot - but also has a great take-out breakfast too.. try the homemade english muffins!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great happy hour during the week and the best burger and fires on Main Street.”
  • 58 locals recommend

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