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Visiting Downtown Santa Monica

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Santa Monica is the ultimate beach city of Los Angeles! Downtown Santa Monica is the place where people come to dine, shop at the farmers' markets and where the kids enjoy the ferry and roller coaster rides. It serves as a shopping heaven for fashion lovers and serves a variety of cuisines for food-lovers!

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A Ride To The Downtown Santa Monica

A Ride To The Downtown Santa Monica

The Third Street Promenade

The Third Street Promenade

The place is like a mall. It has everything you need! It is a festive outdoor shopping hub for fashion lovers especially the ladies. The place is filled with enthusiasm and happiness all day long. You can also feast on to some of the best cuisines of the world in the colorful restaurants which are always crowded with locals and the tourists. Take a stroll with your friends and experience the unmatchable excitement of the place and the people. If you are a music lover, then you will be delighted to see the vintage collection of guitars at Truetone Music. The shop officials also provide training lessons for amateurs.

The Eatery

The Eatery

Massilia is the latest addition to the city's eateries. It is a French-Mediterranean fusion restaurant. The place has a beautiful interior embellished with elegant chandeliers, rich velvet sofas and metal work framing which adds to the elegance of the place. The place has the concept of self-service where diners have to place their own orders on the counter. The place serves a wide range of delicacies with chicken burrito, cheeseburger, and French fries being the best on their menu!

The Farmer's Market

The Farmer's Market

The farmer's market is a popular spot for both, the locals as well as the tourists. The market has the highest quality and largest variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. It is like a festival which is celebrated for more than 100 times a year, which attracts the local home cooks and celebrity chefs who gather together to display and purchase exotic fruits, fresh green vegetables, freshly picked berries, oh-so-red tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, and squash. The market also exhibits a huge collection of rare vegetables which you never knew even existed. This vibrant open-air gathering also has cheese, natural meats, baked food items, and fresh seafood stalls tool! If you're a chef yourself or like experimenting with food, then you should definitely check out the produce found in this market!

Downtown Santa Monica Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You don't need tickets to visit Downtown Santa Monica.

How To Get Around?

Public transportation includes bus, bikes, light rail and if you are lucky enough you can also get a free ride from the locals. There is also a Tide Shuttle that runs around the city and is very cheap.

What Should I Wear?

Wear comfortable yet trendy clothes. Jeans, short dresses, jumpsuit, the skirt will increase your fashion quotient. Boys can wear shirts in light colors and pair them up with trousers or slacks. Sunscreens are a must. Footwear should be chosen wisely, as you have a lot to explore.

Downtown Santa Monica Facts

Best Time to Visit

There is no specific time or season to visit the place as it has a moderate climate all around the year. Picking the best time to visit the place will be any time as per the choice of the traveller.

Currency

US Dollars.

Will I Need a Guide?

No, you will not need a guide as the website provides all the necessary information.

How To Get There?

You can reach Santa Monica via plane, bus, or a train. The city is a popular tourist attraction and so is very well developed when it comes transportation. The airport too has connecting flights to all the parts of the world.

Additional Info

The official language of the city is English. And if you are planning to visit the Farmer's market, then go on Sundays! Make sure that you carry enough cash so that you can buy everything you want at the mall and at the market.

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