Ever wonder what it feels like to be one of those bad-asses paddling the long board beyond the break and then riding the swell? Then...
International Chess Park
Close by the Original Muscle Beach, the search for the next Bobby Fischer is on at the International Chess Park. Anyone can join in.
Original Muscle Beach
Rocking since 1959, this nautical-themed dive is dark and dank and all the more glorious for it. The food's not bad either.
The dominant force of The Market, a special market hall on the Santa Monica Place Dining Deck. They make sandwiches and salads, as well...
1615 Ocean Ave · interesting places nearby
Tongva Park information
A brand-new and meticulously designed green space that connects Ocean Ave to the Santa Monica Civic Center area. Well-lit and maintained, there are palms and agave groves, cascading fountains and amphitheater seating, trim lawns and an adorable, ergonomic playground for tots.