Santa Monica

Santa Monica
Found the boulevard really interesting with great shopping and also fantastic eateries. Lively atmosphere with lots of street shows in the evenings.
There are five shopping areas in Santa Monica, each with its own style and pace.

►Within the downtown center is the world famous Third Street Promenade, an open-air pedestrian promenade alive with cafés, bookstores, kiosks, cinemas, fashion boutiques and novelty shops; Santa Monica Place, an ocean-view shopping mall, designed by world-renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, with 140 unique places to buy the best of what the world has to offer; and along the surrounding streets are myriad galleries, shops and restaurants to satisfy every taste. Find everything from toys to top-designer fashions for you and your well-dressed home.

►Twelve-blocks long, Main Street combines beach casualness with an eclectic collection of galleries, jewelry and craft shops, design studios and antique collections accented by cafés, coffeehouses, and restaurants. Don’t miss the intriguing courtyards and the side-street shops just two blocks from the sand.

►The Ocean Avenue and Pier district, including Ocean Front Walk and the Santa Monica Pier is a year-round shore-side carnival with ocean side and ocean view eateries, souvenir shops, bike and surfboard rentals, an historic carousel and a brand-new by-the-sea amusement park.

►In the midst of Santa Monica’s prominent residential area is Montana Avenue where you’ll find 130 sophisticated, upscale, one-of-a-kind shops that cater to elegant taste in fashion for men, women, children and the home. This is a favored spot to sight celebrities who live nearby and frequent the world-class stores and 19 amazing restaurant.

Directions: Take I-10 West until the end. For surface streets, go west on Wilshire Blvd. until you see the Pacific Ocean. MTA Bus Routes 20 and 720 connects Downtown L.A. with Santa Monica via Wilshire Blvd.




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