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Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica Beach

Length
0.8 mi
Elev. Gain
3.3 ft
Est. Steps
2000

Scenic views

Wild flowers

City walk

Beach

No shade

Created by M. Chen
Introduction
Santa Monica Beach is a 0.8 miles (2,000-step) route located near Santa Monica, California. This route has an elevation gain of about 3.3 ft and is rated as easy. Find more routes like this on the Pacer App.
Begin in the streets of Santa Monica. Then walk along the fence in either direction, depending how long you want it to be. In the end, go the arcade for some fun!!

Hotel Shangri-La

Tourist Attraction
Hotel Shangri-La is a full-service boutique hotel located at 1301 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California. It is an example of Streamline Moderne architecture and Art Deco design. The Hotel Shangri-La is family owned, and is currently run by Pakistani-American businesswoman Tehmina Adaya, who took over in 2004.

Tongva Park

Park
Tongva Park is a 6.2-acre park in Santa Monica, California. The park is located just south of Colorado Avenue, between Ocean Avenue and Main Street. The park is named after the indigenous Tongva people, who have lived in the Los Angeles area for thousands of years.The park includes an amphitheater, playground, garden, fountains, picnic areas, and restrooms.

Third Street Promenade

Place
The Third Street Promenade is an upscale pedestrian mall shopping, dining and entertainment complex in the downtown area of Santa Monica, California. It is considered a premier shopping and dining district on the Westside and draws crowds from all over the Greater Los Angeles Area. Due to easy access to Downtown Los Angeles via the Expo Line's terminus station, its proximity to historic Santa Monica Pier and the Pacific Ocean coupled with Los Angeles's mild climate, it is also a popular tourist destination.

Santa Monica Place

Place
Santa Monica Place is an outdoor shopping mall in Santa Monica, California. The mall is located at the south end of Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade shopping district, two blocks from the beach and Santa Monica Pier. The mall spans three levels, and is anchored by Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, and an ArcLight Cinema.

Santa Monica Farmers Market crash

Place
On the afternoon of July 16, 2003, George Weller, then age 86, drove his 1992 Buick LeSabre westbound down Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica, California toward the city's popular Third Street Promenade. The last few blocks of the street, before it ends at the ocean, had been closed to vehicle traffic for the biweekly farmers' market.

Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome

Place
The Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome is located on the Newcomb Pier adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. It was designed and built in 1916 by Charles I. D. Looff and his son Arthur to hold a Looff Carousel. Looff's carousel was housed at the Hippodrome until it was sold in 1939.

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Place
Heal the Bay Aquarium is an Public aquarium in Santa Monica, California, located beneath the Santa Monica Pier, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. Since 2003, it is operated by Heal the Bay, a nonprofit organization. It was formerly known as the Ocean Discovery Center and was operated by UCLA.As Heal the Bay’s marine education facility, it is open to the general public and attracts more than 65,000 visitors from around the world per year (approximately 15,000 are students).

McClure Tunnel

Place
The McClure Tunnel is a tunnel in Santa Monica, California, that connects Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1) to its junction with the western terminus of the Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10). The tunnel passes through the Santa Monica ocean bluffs, underneath the Colorado Avenue–Ocean Avenue intersection and close to the Santa Monica Pier and southern end of Palisades Park.

Clock Tower Building, Santa Monica

Place
The Clock Tower Building, built between 1929 and 1930 in Art Déco style, is the highest skyscraper in Santa Monica. For around 40 years it held the record for the tallest building in the skyline. The skyscraper was commissioned by the Bay Cities Guaranty and Loan Association to the Californian architects Albert Raymond Walker (1881–1958) and Percy Augustin Eisen (1885–1946), whose firm, Walker & Eisen, with a staff of more than 50 draughtsmen, was the most important leading practice in California in the 1920s.

Santa Monica Camera Obscura

Place
The Santa Monica Camera Obscura is a publicly accessible historic camera obscura, located in Palisades Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in Santa Monica, California.The camera obscura has been in residence in the current building, designed by Weldon J. Fulton, since 1955. The adjoining space was once used as a senior center and is now a community art center.
Route Details

Length

0.8 mi

Elev. Gain

3.3 ft

Est. Steps

2000
Created by
M. Chen
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