In celebration of Summer 2017, we are excited to kick off the first blog on “Things to do” for 1511 SM Apartments!
As a resident at 1511 SM Apartments, the list of entertainment options is endless! From stunning beaches to scenic hikes to the tastiest restaurants, this coastal neighborhood has so much to offer.
Here’s a guide to 4 of this summer’s must go-to places you must take advantage of when living in Santa Monica:
Things to do:
SURFING AND PADDLE BOARDING
Bay St., just south of Hotel Casa del Mar is a popular surf spot because of easy accessibility, a sandy beach break and a spread out lineup (not too crowded). Rentals and lessons adjacent to the beach offer beginners an introduction into surfing Southern California. (via SantaMonica.com)
When one thinks of things to do in Santa Monica, the attraction of the Santa Monica Pier inevitably comes to mind. Its red and yellow Ferris wheel is a city icon. The Pier offers Pacific Park, a full-service amusement park, combined with plenty of restaurants, bars, and souvenir shops, as well as an entertaining arcade with more than 200 games. Pacific Park’s solar-powered Ferris wheel makes it the only one of its kind in the region. By day, marvel at the historic Looff Hippodrome Carousel, check out the street performers, or snag a stick of puffy cotton candy. The views of Malibu and the South Bay are pretty outstanding and make for the perfect evening when watched with a beer in hand. Stick around past sunset and you might just catch live local music to the sound of the nearby waves. The Santa Monica Pier is a must-visit Santa Monica attraction that really sets Santa Monica apart as an ideal destination for families and visitors of any age. (via SantaMonica.com)
The perfect start to your Wednesday and Saturday mornings! Make your way to the Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade and smell the fresh flowers (and produce) at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.
Located on the south side of the Santa Monica Pier, the Original Muscle Beach was established in the early 1930s and quickly morphed from a few tumbling mats and gymnastic bars to the epicenter of the 20th century’s growing fitness movement, with crowds gathering to watch acrobatic feats. Today, the open-air collection of rings and bars, and other properly retro equipment is as popular as ever. (via SantaMonica.com)