Things to do in Santa Monica
Located right in the center of the Southern California city of Santa Monica, Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica is close to some of the most famous Pacific Ocean beaches and outdoor attractions. The iconic Santa Monica Pier and the beach are three blocks away, and a quick stroll will take you to popular shopping and dining destinations like the Third Street Promenade and Main Street. Other popular areas, including Malibu and Venice Beach, can be reached by car in minutes.
Our Santa Monica hotel is easily accessible to the Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica Freeway, making Beverly Hills, Century City, Westwood and downtown Los Angeles just a short drive away. The hotel's concierge will be happy to assist you in planning activities during your stay.
Santa Monica Beach
Stretching 3.5 miles of Southern California's coast line, Santa Monica beach attracts locals and tourists alike. Known for its ocean front bike path, famous Hollywood appearances and beach volleyball games, the pristine beach offers its visitors swimming, surfing, fishing, running and biking.
A few miles down the coast lies the eclectic neighborhood of Venice Beach. Venice Beach, known for its street vendors and local artists, provides the perfect location for trinket shopping and people watching.
With beautiful homes, boutique shopping and unique dining selections, Manhattan Beach is a coastal enclave encompassing breathtaking views, clean sandy beaches, and the ideal place to spend sunny afternoons.
Neighboring Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach offers a variety of dining and nightlife options welcoming people from all corners of the world. Spend your days sunning at the beach, beach cruising on The Strand or dining on an outdoor patio.
MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL CENTERS
The Broad Stage
1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, California 90401
310 434 3200
The Broad Stage is an artist’s dream and an audience’s delight. Unlike any performance space in the country, it is sublimely intimate with 499-seats and strikingly grand at the same time––forging a new kind of artist and audience experience in Los Angeles. Theater shows, dance, film, operas, musicals, symphony and chamber orchestras are presented on one of the city’s largest proscenium stages.
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, California 90404
310 453 7535
A historic train station transformed into a dynamic and lively arts complex, Bergamot Station houses The Santa Monica Museum of Art, 33 galleries, 10 shops and a café, as well as the offices of entertainment companies and charitable organizations.
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California 90049
310 440 7300
The J. Paul Getty Trust museum and research institute is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of works of the highest quality art. Located in the Santa Monica Mountains on a 110-acre campus designed by architect Richard Meier.
17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California 90272
310 440 7300
The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
323 857 6000
The premier encyclopedic visual arts museum in the western United States, featuring permanent collections of approximately 100,000 works, spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. Located adjacent to the historic La Brea Tar Pits.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
213 763 3466
Inspiring wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles hosts a variety of exhibits from living specimen to ancient artifacts and precious gems.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310 393 6149
Located on the beach level of Santa Monica Pier, the Aquarium is home to marine plants and animals - all found in the Santa Monica Bay. Experience the salty spray from a swell shark, examine microscopic sea life or sea star crown. The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium welcomes children of all ages.
AMC Movie Theater
1310 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310 451 9440
Located on the 3rd Street Promenade, AMC Movie Theater features the latest Hollywood flicks on the market. Offering showtimes throughout the day and into the evening, catch the latest presentation of the next Oscar Award winning feature. Click here for today's showtimes.
The Dolby Theater
6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
323 308 6300
An iconic Hollywood landmark home to the biggest night in entertainment: the Academy Awards. The venue is a world-class showcase for entertainment, hosting the biggest names in the industry.
The Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
323 465 4847
The Chinese Theater is home to the historic forecourt featuring hand prints of iconic celebrities and major movie stars. This venue has been a cornerstone of Hollywood for the last 75 years and continues to attract world famous guests.
The Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068
323 850 2000
Located in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, the Hollywood Bowl is an outdoor modern day amphitheater, known for its design and the talent that has passed through its doors. Click here for upcoming performances.
Main Street, Santa Monica
Between Pico Boulevard and Marine Street
Twelve blocks long, Main Street offerings range from beach casual to urban chic with an eclectic collection of galleries, jewelry and craft shops, design studios, and museums and cafés, including Planet Blue and the Eames Office and Gallery.
Downtown Santa Monica & Third Street Promenade
An open-air pedestrian promenade between Broadway and Wilshire, the Third Street Promenade is alive with cafés, bookstores, kiosks, cinemas and fashion boutiques, including the Puma Store and Arcana books on the arts. Three blocks north, visit Fred Segal Santa Monica—a collection of exclusive boutiques with a salon and café.
Montana Avenue, Santa Monica
Between Lincoln Boulevard and 20th Street
In the midst of a Santa Monica residential area is Montana Avenue, home to sophisticated, upscale, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. Shops include Kiehl's and Room with a View.
Rodeo Drive & Beverly Drive
Between Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards
The finest in modern fashion and distinctive couture Los Angeles shopping including Dior, Gucci, Chanel, Burberry, Tiffany & Co., Escada and Prada.
Between Beverly Boulevard and Burton Way
Boutiques, design shops and restaurants including Kitson, Curve, Lisa Kline, Agnès B., Armani Casa, The Ivy and Newsroom Café.
Westfield Century City
Open-air shopping center featuring top department stores, major retailers and cinemas including Bloomingdale's, Cole Haan, Louis Vuitton and AMC Century 14 Theatres.
8500 Beverly Boulevard at La Cienega Boulevard
Modern indoor shopping center featuring top department stores, major retailers, cinemas and restaurants including Bloomingdale's, D&G, Boss Hugo Boss and Sephora.
1313 Disney Railroad, Anaheim, CA 92802
Disney's original theme park is the perfect place to build everlasting memories with your family. Spend your adventurous days wandering from one magical land to another, meeting your favorite fairy tale character or riding the park's most famous attractions.
Disney California Adventure Park
1313 Disneyland Dd, Anaheim, CA 92802
Discover the thrills of California at eight exciting lands, bringing Disney and Pixar stories to life. Enjoy dining, entertainment and amazing attractions throughout the park. With so much to do, Disney California Adventure Park is perfect for the entire family.
Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
Discover a day of thrills, adventures and family fun at Knott's Berry Farm. From roller coasters, children's rides and live entertainment, this family friendly destination welcomes kids of all ages.
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608
Prepare for an action packed day filled with thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, shops restaurants and cinemas. Universal Studios Hollywood is the ultimate destination for the entire family.
Santa Monica Map
- Los Angeles International Airport
- AMC Movie Theater
- Disney California Adventure Park
- Knott's Berry Farm
- The Chinese Theater
- The Dolby Theater
- The Hollywood Bowl
- Universal Studios Hollywood
- Abbot Kinney Boulevard
- Manhattan Beach
- Santa Monica Beach
- Santa Monica Pier
- Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
- The Getty Villa
- Universal Studios Hollywood
- Venice Beach
- Venice Beach Boardwalk
- Bergamot Station Arts Center
- Getty Center
- Getty Villa
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
- Santa Monica History Museum
- The Broad Stage
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of Southern California
- 3rd Street Promenade
- Beverly Center
- Downtown Santa Monica & Third Street Promenade
- Main Street, Santa Monica
- Montana Avenue, Santa Monica
- Robertson Boulevard
- Rodeo Drive & Beverly Drive
- Westfield Century City