Activities in Santa Monica


One or Three Surf Lessons of Half-Day Surfboard Rental at Star-Surf (Up to 62% Off)

Star-Surf

Santa Monica

Instruction at Santa Monica surfing outfit centers on safety and etiquette along with the basics of paddling, popping up, and wave selection

$99 $49

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Two-Hour Surfboard and Wetsuit Rental or Two-Hour Surfing Lesson at Malibu LongBoards Surf School (Up to 58% Off)

Malibu LongBoards Surf School

Ocean Park

Staff members gear up students with rental soft surfboards and wetsuits for unassisted surfs or lessons taught by seasoned instructors

$60 $25

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90-Minute Private BYOB Sailing Trip for Two or Four from Isabella's Cruises (Up to 51% Off)

Isabella's Cruises

Marina Del Ray

Sailboat crew takes couples and groups on a BYOB adventure on the water

$450 $219

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Standup-Paddleboard Rental or Lesson for One or Two at Malibu Paddle Surf in Santa Monica (Up to 60% Off)

Malibu Paddle Surf

Malibu Paddle Surf

Instructor with more than 30 years of experience; equipment provided

$120 $49

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Three-Hour Sailing Trip for Two or Three to Six People at Old Plank Sailing Adventures (40% Off)

Old Plank Sailing Adventures

Old Plank Sailing Adventures

Captain Matthew Mancini helms sailing trips on a luxury yacht throughout the coastal waters

$450 $270

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$42 for a Two-Hour Trapeze Lesson at Trapeze School New York ($87 Value)

Trapeze School New York

TSNY Los Angeles LLC

Learn how to hang, flip, and dismount from the latest circus apparatus on Santa Monica Pier

$87 $42

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Board and Wetsuit Rentals, Lessons, or Five-Day Camp at Venice Beach Surf School (Up to 70% Off). Six Options Available.

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience teaches students to master surfing basics before taking them on the water

$60 $29

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$425 for $850 Worth of Yacht Rental — Charter L.A. Yachts

Charter La Yachts

Marina Del Ray

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$850 $425

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Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental at Phins Water Sports Club (50% Off)

Phins Water Sports Club

Marina Del Ray

Paddlers launch from Marina del Rey for a fun workout while taking in ocean sights

$60 $30

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Two-Hour Walking Tour of Santa Monica for Two or Four at Santa Monica Conservancy (55% Off)

Santa Monica Conservancy

Santa Monica Conservancy

Under the guidance of a local expert, tourists soak up the rich history and architectural beauty of downtown Santa Monica

$20 $9

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Chocolate Tour of Santa Monica with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Great Food Tours

Great Food Tours

Two-hour walking tours start at Soda Jerks and include six tastings from merchants such as Vanilla Bake Shop and Huckleberry Bakery

$50 $25

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One, Two, or Four Tickets to Same-Sex Wedding Planning-Event, Rainbow Galleria, on February 28 (52% Off)

Rainbow Galleria

Shutters on the Beach

Same-sex wedding expo features vendors, fashions, wine pairings, live music, and prizes

$25 $12

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$7 for Two to Visit the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium ($10 Value)

SANTA MONICA PIER AQUARIUM

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Get an up-close view of the many species that live in the Santa Monica Bay—including sea jellies and octopuses—at a beach-level aquarium

$10 $7

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One, Two, or Four Tickets to Festival of Brides, The Upscale Bridal Show on Sunday, March 1 (Up to 52% Off)

Festival of Brides

Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar

This year’s Festival of Brides show showcases haute couture bridal fashion show & upscale vendors offering everything for your wedding needs

$25 $12

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Electric-Bike Rental or Beach-Cruiser Rental from Venice Beach Electric Bike Rentals (Up to 66% Off)

Venice Beach Electric Bike Rentals

Marina Del Ray

Electric bikes and beach cruisers allow riders to explore beachfront paths and see local sights

$35 $12

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Museum Visit for Two Adults or Seniors, or Two Adults and Two Children at Museum of Flying (Up to 50% Off)

Museum of Flying

Santa Monica

Nearly two dozen planes chronicle aviation from the Wright brothers through the jet age, with emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company

$20 $10

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Admission for Two or Four to Santa Monica History Museum (55% Off)

Santa Monica History Museum

Downtown Santa Monica

Visitors can wander through a replica of a Douglas aircraft or digitally insert their photos onto historical front-page newspaper stories

$10 $4.50

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"Train to Zakopané" Edgemar Center for the Arts on February 26–March 29 (Up to 58% Off)

Train to Zakopané

Edgemar Center for the Arts

World premiere play tells the true story of the playwright’s father, a train trip, and a budding romance threatened by prejudice

$40.49 $17

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Bounce Back to Your Brilliance Live! at Annenberg Community Beach House on Saturday, January 24 (Up to 26% Off)

Bounce Back to Your Brilliance Live!

Annenberg Community Beach House

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Internet radio host Angel Tyree joins forces with fellow authors and life coaches for a conference on personal and professional empowerment

$131.17 $97

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According to Los Angeles magazine, brotherly duo Matt and Christian Shubin channeled their lifelong love of ocean sports into Poseidon Stand Up Paddle Boards, located walking distance from the pier. Their shop stocks all of the necessary gear for oceanic outings, including squat Starboard paddleboards that easily slice through the surf. Pro riders design and test-drive C4 Waterman boards before presenting them to amateurs, who propel watercraft with the store's inventory of lightweight but powerful carbon and fiberglass paddles. Accessories such as leashes, roof racks, and repair kits secure and beautify paddleboards without tacky layers of eye shadow. Customers may consult the expertise of an online board finder to pinpoint the right fit for their frames, aptitudes, and preferences.
1654 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica,
CA
US
Each year, more than 60 galleries and artists from Los Angeles and the intangible web of the art world beyond flock to Art Los Angeles Contemporary like butterflies in migration. During their stay, they display their colors in Santa Monica's Barker Hangar, which hosts 40,000 square feet of exhibition space with 40-foot ceilings ideal for extra-tall installations or human pyramids made of Shaquille O’Neal sculptures. In addition to paintings and functional furniture from emerging and established artists, Art Los Angeles Contemporary also hosts a programming series of talks, curator-led panel discussions, and film screenings. This year, the exposition will spotlight Ceci n’est pas… Art Between France and Los Angeles, a cultural-exchange program culminating in more than 30 French-American collaborations.
Barker Hanger
Santa Monica,
CA
US
Trapeze School New York’s expansion west meant Angelenos no longer had to cross the country to join the circus. At their outdoor studio on the Santa Monica Pier, highly trained instructors teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced maneuvers during classes on the flying trapeze, aerial silks, lyra, trampoline, and Spanish web. All of Trapeze School New York’s countrywide facilities in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago, and LA hold themselves to high safety standards that account for everything from equipment to instructors and safety belts. In an effort to bring their flying-trapeze instruction to surrounding communities regardless of funding, the school also gives lessons through their nonprofit branch of operations.
1207 7th St
Santa Monica,
CA
US
Shecky's Girls Night Out makes planning a social outing between friends easy with its dozens of fashion, jewelry, and beauty product displays and samples to peruse. Having started as a published guide to New York City nightlife, Shecky's now stages stylish shindigs across the country and has garnered nationwide notice from media outlets—including Bloomberg News —for its ladies-only soirees. Drawing on its roots as a party-planning brain trust, Shecky’s relies on a talented staff to augment vendor wares with complimentary snacks and cocktails, goody bags, and makeovers. Take a peek at one of Shecky’s past events, where, like the locker room at a WNBA game, men are conspicuously absent.
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica,
CA
US
Professional, award-winning surfers and lifeguards comprise the team of instructors that equips students with gear and sends them paddling into the ocean. To ensure safety and capitalize on ideal waves, the seasoned athletes check ocean conditions and Poseidon's mood before taking groups or individuals out to sea. As beginners become proficient at catching waves, the instructors level up their curriculum and teach intermediate or advanced feats. Islands Surf Camp stays active in its community by donating time and gear to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, SURF, and Echo Malibu.
14110 Palawan Way
Marina Del Rey,
CA
US
It's the textbook definition of a winter wonderland. Every year, the corner of 5th and Arizona undergoes a seemingly magical transformation into a beachside ice skating rink. This 8,000-square-foot expanse of scientifically hardened water offers the perfect place for Santa Monicans to take a rosy-cheeked date, get down with DJ-spun tunes, or play-act a winter day in Vladivostok with friends. Skates can be rented onsite and the whole rink can be rented out for private events or birthday parties. ICE Santa Monica runs from November 6 to January 19.
1324 5th St.
Santa Monica,
CA
US

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