Places to Go in Santa Monica, CA

Taking a day off from class?
Enjoy one of these active adventure destinations in Santa Monica.

1. Santa Monica Surf School

2400 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90405
This local surf shop offers group and private lessons to anyone looking to catch some waves while exploring the city.

2. Muscle Beach

1800 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291
A little way down the Santa Monica beach, this infamous outdoor gym can always be found filled with bodybuilders and spectators alike.

3. Poseidon Paddle & Surf

1654 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
This stand up paddleboarding school offers 2-hour lessons for all those interested in riding the Pacific.

4. Palisades Park

Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
This oceanside park atop the bluff boasts breathtaking views of the Pacific and mountains.

5. Santa Monica Bike Rentals

1428 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Just one of the many local bike shops offering hourly or all-day rentals, visitors stop by to embark on biking “The Strand,” a picturesque path that leads you from Santa Monica to Venice.


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