An Unlimited Array of Exciting LA Attractions

The city of Santa Monica offers an endless array of activities and things to do within walking distance of Shore Hotel, but for those who are interested in traveling farther, our helpful green concierge is happy to assist you in making travel arrangements. Take a look at our Top 10 favorite things to do in the area.

  • Pacific Park Ferris Wheel

    1 | Ride the first solar powered Ferris wheel at Pacific Park

    Glide up 130 feet over the ocean and experience this innovative, one-of-a-kind amusement ride, powered by the sun.

  • Venice Beach bike ride

    2 | Take a ride along the 26-mile bike path

    Enjoy Santa Monica’s 340 days of sunshine by bike and cycling along this scenic path that runs beside famous beaches and passes the Santa Monica Pier.

  • patio terrace

    3 | Watch the sunset from our Patio Terrace

    Enjoy one of SoCal's beautiful, infamous sunsets while dining on Shore Hotel's Patio Terrace next to our pool area.

  • Santa Monica Place Mall

    4 | Shop along the Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Place

    Discover unrivaled open air shopping as you wander along these world famous streets, featuring name-brand stores, local faves, and designer boutiques.

  • Venice Beach Muscle Beach

    5 | Visit the original Muscle Beach

    No visit to Santa Monica is complete without a trip to this unique Southern California attraction, a landmark in the world of physical fitness and bodybuilding.

  • Route 66 Sign

    6 | Take a picture in front of the Route 66 sign

    Despite debate over the true endpoint of this historic roadway, the Santa Monica Pier has been designated as the Official Western Terminus of Route 66 since 2009.

  • Santa Monica Farmers Market

    7 | Discover seasonally fresh produce at one of the local Farmers’ Markets

    An estimated 900,000 shoppers visit the local farmers’ markets every year, providing customers with a selection of fresh, seasonal produce year-round.


  • Annenberg Community Beach House

    8 | Visit the Annenberg Community Beach House

    This free public venue offers a diverse array of recreational activities, cultural programs, classes, art exhibits and more.


  • Santa Monica Pier Sign Entrance

    9 | Take a picture of the world-famous Santa Monica Pier sign

    Catch a glimpse of history on camera under the iconic Santa Monica Pier sign at the corner of Ocean and Colorado Avenue.

  • Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

    10 | Explore the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

    Learn about healing the Santa Monica Bay at this family-friendly aquarium, home to over 100 species of marine animals and plants native to the bay.