American Film Market The film Market successfully arrived! Santa Monica caters to people in the film industry from all over the world & screens hundreds of domestic & foreign films all shown in Santa Monica's 23 theatres. Santa Monica will sponsor the American film market in November through 2012!
Ice at Santa Monica This event outdoor ice skating rink has been one of the most popular attractions during Santa Monica's Winterlit Celebrations. Located just 2 blocks from the Third Street Promenade, this on-site skate rental festivity is a winter-must do!
Angels Attic Museum 516 Colorado Ave. (310) 394-8331 Non profit Museum, in a restored Queen Anne Victorian 1895 (sponsored by the Angels for Autistic Children for the Julia Singer Center). This museum has a unique collection of antique & contemporary dolls, dollhouses, toys & miniatures.
Bay Shore Lanes (Bowling) 234 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica (310) 399-7731 www.amf.com
California Heritage Museum 2612 Main St. Santa Monica (310) 392-8537 www.californiaheritagemuseum.org
Camera Obscura (Italian for "dark room") Revolving turret on the roof that can be rotated by means of an old ship's wheel inside, capturing an image of the surrounding landscape that is reflected on the table. The focus changes as we tilt the table. Palisades Park, N. of Broadway Open 10AM-5PM daily. Free.
Chain Reaction (Santa Monica Civic Center) 1855 Main St. Constructed from heavy chain, this atomic-bomb mushroom cloud is 26 feet tall, & created in 1991 by Pulitzer-Prize winner political cartoonist Paul Conrad.
This 3,000 capacity for live shows venue, 3,500 for festivals historical locale has catered the Academy Awards telecast, the American Music Awards Ceremony, and the American Soul Train Awards, among other great events!
We Celebrated Santa Monica Civic Auditorium's 50th! August 9, 2008 @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Many joined in to celebrate the Civic's 50th birthday with food, entertainment and tours, followed by a free outdoor showing of Bruce Brown's classic surf film, "The Endless Summer". civicmemories.smgov.net
Looff Hippodrome Carousel Created in 1922, this colorful, hand- carved merry-go-round carousel, that came to Santa Monica in 1947, has been the home to these beautiful 44 painted horses. Cost: Only $1.00 for adults, 50 cents for children. 10AM-5PM Mon.-Thurs., 11AM-7PM, Fri.-Sun. & Christmas Day, 11AM- 9PM New Years Day, closed Tues. & Wed., Sept.-March 15th. (310) 394-8042
Muscle Beach (South of the Pier) Since the 1930's this has been Santa Monica's outdoor workout "hotspot".
Native American Totem Pole Created by the Chilkat Tlinglit Indian tribe in 1923. Donated by Walter Todd in 1925. Palisades Park (S) at Ocean Ave. & San Vicente.
NRDC (Natural Resource Defense Council) This re-used 1920's downtown building has been referred to as "The greenest building in the country". With private free tours, this environmental & human- friendly building is a must see! Tuesdays: 11AM Free Tour Thursdays: 3:30 Free Tour (310) 434-2300
Pacific Palisades Park Ocean Avenue (Just S. of the Pier to San Vicente Blvd).
Pacific Park *West Coast Roller Coaster *Pacific Wheel Solar Ferris wheel *Pacific Plunge (150 ft high) *A variety of Kids Rides *Midway & Arcade Games All day wristbands $19.95 Kids/below 42" $10.95 Summer: 11AM-11PM, Sun-Th. 11:30AM-12:30AM, Fri. & Sat. (310) 260-8744
Playland Arcade From old fashion, arcades to Kiddie rides, to air hockey, pinball, to high tech video games, etc. fill this 7,ooo square ft. locale. Summer hrs: 9AM-2AM daily Winter hrs: 10AM-12AM M-Th 10AM-2AM Friday, 9AM-2AM Sat., 9AM-12AM Sun. (310) 451-5133
International Chess Park South of the Pier on Ocean Front Walk is the world famous permanent outdoor International Chess Park= 2 dozen chess tables with a human size chessboard. Free to the public.
Santa Monica Historical Society Museum Exciting look this great city's intriguing history since 1875. At SM Main Library Tuesday-Friday 10AM-4:30 PM 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month 1-4PM Adults: $8.00 Students/Seniors $5.00 Free under 12 years
Santa Monica Museum of Art 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica (310) 586-6488 www.smmoa.org Contemporary Art exhibits, with diverse perspectives.
Santa Monica Pier Built in 1909, this is the oldest pleasure pier on the West Coast. From the world famous carousel, sport fishing (w/ rental equipment), souvenirs, amusement park, Playland Arcade, free summer concerts, outdoor movies & theatre. Always open...
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium 1600 Ocean Front Walk Santa Monica (310) 393-6149 Heal the Bay is a non-profit "education" for all those who are interested in the ocean. (from aquariums, to touch tanks, or the microscopic laboratory). Suggested price= $5.00 adults $1.00 minimum. Kids under 12 free.
Santa Monica Playhouse 1211 4th St. (310) 394-9779
Santa Monica Swim Center 16th St (& Pico) Santa Monica College (310) 458-8700
Twilight Dance Series Annual Celebration of Music & Dance on the Pier (Every Thursday June 26th-Aug. 28th) 7:00PM www.twilightdance.org
House of Blues 8430 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood (323) 848-5100 From nightime concerts with the likes of Chuck Berry, Eric Claption, & Foreigner, to HOB's famous Sunday Gospel Brunch, 10AM & 1PM (Adults: $40.50, Children: 5-12, 19.00).
The Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 308-6300 Home of the annual Academy awards until 2021!
Knott's Soak City 8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park (714) 220-5200 www.knotts.com
Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles (13 miles away) (213) 741-1151 www.lacclink.com
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles (10 miles away) (323) 857-6000/6137 www.lacma.org
L.A. Zoo 5333 Zoo Dr. Los Angeles (323) 644-4200 10-5PM
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 250 S. Grand Los Angeles (16 miles away) (213) 626-6222 www.moca.org
Museum of Tolerance 9786 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles (8 miles away) (310) 553-8403 www.museumoftolerance.com
Musical Mystery Dinner Shows 4 plays that rotate on Saturday nights: Hollywood's Fatal Premiere Who Killed the Radio Show Sock Hop Reunion Deadly Disco Cruise 7PM ($75.00) (Includes 4-course dinner, show, tax, tip) Marina Del Rey Hotel 13534 Bali Way, MDR (310) 399-1507
Natural History Museum of los Angeles County 900 Exhibition Blvd. Los Angeles (16 miles away) (213) 763-3466 www.nhm.org
Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles (11 miles away) (323) 934-7243 www.tarpits.org