just 3 miles from the Famous Santa Monica Pier & Carousel
Santa Monica is the perfect beach town located just 3 miles from our Marina del Rey, CA hotel. Featuring a 3.5-mile beach, it offers plenty of sand for summer crowds, as well as lifeguard stations, restrooms, and nearby restaurants.
Santa Monica is
famous for its Pier, boasting a 9-story solar-powered Ferris wheel and a
5-story roller coaster. Play its arcade games, get an ice cream cone, and just
take in the sights. Make sure to gaze out at the water, as it’s not unusual to
see dolphins offshore!
Sunset Concerts at the Santa Monica Pier
This popular concert series starts in early July, where guests can enjoy a diverse line-up of music, including reggae, rock, pop, and R&B. These summer concerts are scheduled weekly on Thursday nights and begin at 7 pm. Tip: get there early for the best views – it gets crowded fast!
Santa Monica Promenade
The Third Street Promenade is ideally blocked off to traffic so pedestrians can easily walk the streets and enjoy the sunshine, movies, and various restaurants. There are endless upscale boutiques and chic sidewalk cafes, while various street performers entertain the crowds. In addition to shopping and dining, the Promenade hosts a number of lovely bookshops, antique stores, and distinctive memorabilia shops.