Whether you're an experienced hiker or a casual walking enthusiast, Santa Monica is a great place to explore on foot. Walk the beach or seek out a local trail to enjoy California's beautiful year-round weather.
You don't have to leave the city to get your walking game on. This guided tour includes the famous pier, Palisades Park, and the downtown area of shopping venues and restaurants. Ocean-facing Santa Monica State Beach cabins can be found all along the route.
This trail climbs up to the East Topanga Fire Road, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. The topography changes from lush vegetation while in the canyon to chaparral as you get higher. At the top, relax on a bench and take some fantastic photos.
Take advantage of this unique fitness walk combining hiking and engaging talk about local history and current events. Pick up a copy of the Santa Monica Press to be well prepared to join in the talk.
Santa Monica has all the feel of a small town with a dash of history and glamor. Family-friendly activities abound, with everything from watersports to popular visitor attractions to appeal to all ages. Find your perfect vacation spot with the many Santa Monica State Beach cabins available.
This "Heal the Bay" marine education facility features hundreds of species of creatures found in the bay for your education and entertainment. Located under the Santa Monica Pier Carousel, the aquarium's gift shop offers educational souvenirs for folks on your gift list.
This is the beach that gained popularity in the 1940s and 50s with body builders, acrobats, and other performers. Still, there are the rings, bars, and other gym equipment that made this particular beach such a sight-seeing destination. Relax on the sand, swim in the Pacific, or experience a nostalgic workout.
Check out this family-friendly attraction on the beach, with coasters, fair food, and a solar-powered Ferris Wheel. Take a ride on the Seadragon or the Froghopper. Kids of all ages will find something to do in this ocean-front spot. A wide range of Santa Monica State Beach hotels can be found in the vicinity.