Activities in Santa Monica


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

Isabella

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

$450 $219

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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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$13 for Unlimited Rides for One at Pacific Park (Up to $24.95 Value)

Pacific Park

Pacific Park

Admission to oceanfront amusement park’s rides such as solar-powered ferris wheel, scrambler, and pirate ship

$24.95 $13

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"Train to Zakopané" Edgemar Center for the Arts on April 16—June 28 (Up to 70% 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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$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

Phins Water Sports Club

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

$60 $30

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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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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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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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Magic Show for One, Two, or Four Through August 29 at Magicopolis (Up to 65% Off)

Magicopolis

Magicopolis

Husband-and-wife duo present renowned weekend stage show for all ages that incorporates magic, comedy, music, and audience participation

$34 $17

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Frank Olivier's Twisted Cabaret on April 16–25 (Up to 64% Off)

Frank Olivier’s Twisted Cabaret

Magicopolis

A demented entertainer’s one-man show makes for an evening of vaudeville hilarity, with everything from music to juggling to knife-throwing

$75.84 $34

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Orchestra Santa Monica's Border Crossings for One or Two at Moss Theater on April 19 (Up to 50% Off)

Orchestra Santa Monica presents “Border Crossings”

Moss Theater, New Roads School

Works by the likes of Astor Piazzolla and Dvořák demonstrate the far-reaching influences that composers draw upon for their music

$30 $18

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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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All-Day Stand Up Paddleboard Rental for One or Two at Poseidon Standup Paddle (Up to 54% Off)

Poseidon Stand Up Paddle

Poseidon Stand Up Paddle

Paddleboarders rent boards for all-day trips

$70 $35

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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

Venice Beach Electric Bike Rentals

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

$35 $12

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5 or 10 Fitness and Surfset Classes at 220 Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

220 Fitness

220 Fitness

Pick from more than 25 fitness classes, including Zumba, Surfset, and TRX training

$125 $35

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

Star-Surf

Star-Surf

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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  • American Cinematheque
    At twin cinemas in Hollywood and Santa Monica, American Cinematheque preserves the thrill of classic films and introduces the newest works by modern auteurs. A relic of the glamorous past, the Egyptian Theatre was built in 1922 and inspired by the search for the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. From its first showing of Robin Hood until today, it has operated as a movie house, and now sends 60-foot-wide images and crystalline sound flashing through the ornate mirage of its interior. Today, the screens' ever-unpredictable and constantly changing lineup can include anything from the lightweight whimsy of Citizen Kane to the modern masterpiece Spaceballs, and frequent festivals focus on themes from world cinema to film noir. At both cinemas, modern works are often further illuminated by their creators, with events and post-show discussions featuring the directors and actors.
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    1328 Montana Ave
    Santa Monica, CA US
  • Art Los Angeles Contemporary
    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.
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    Barker Hanger
    Santa Monica, CA US
  • Poseidon Stand Up Paddle Boards
    According to Los Angeles magazine, brotherly duo Matt and Christian Shubin channeled their lifelong love of ocean sports into Poseidon Stand Up Paddle, located walking distance from the pier. Their shop stocks all of the necessary gear for oceanic outings, including their own line of Poseidon paddles & paddleboards, 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. In addition to this, Poseidon stock a wide variety of surfing equipment and bikinis. Their ocean experts also offer standup paddleboard and surfing lessons.
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    1654 Ocean Avenue
    Santa Monica, CA US
  • Tnsy Los Angeles
    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.
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    1207 7th St
    Santa Monica, CA US
  • AMF Bowling
    "You're up." At more than 200 AMF Bowling locations across the U.S., that message is passed between friends as they heft a ball, step to the line, and take aim. Now synonymous with bowling, the AMF Bowling Co. was founded in 1901 as American Machine and Foundry. It wasn't until 1946 that the company made a splash in the bowling world, when it introduced the automated pin spotter to the public. Today, AMF's nationwide network of bowling centers is a source of year-round entertainment for people of all ages. Outfitted with a classic bowling alley design, the centers also feature advanced scoring systems, upgraded interiors, laneside video walls at select locations, and a delicious menu of traditional American dishes and snacks.
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    234 Pico Blvd.
    Santa Monica, CA US
  • Shecky's Girls Night Out
    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.
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    1855 Main Street
    Santa Monica, CA US

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