There’s no better place to be during the summer than by the beach, experiencing what Santa Monica has to offer. Head to the Southern California coast and enjoy these summer events, hotel deals, and special offers.


Eat | See | Hear Outdoor Movie Series
Dates Vary
Showtime presents Eat|See|Hear, a summer-long celebration of food, music & movies presented by SHOWTIME! Events take place at Santa Monica High School located at 601 Pico Blvd (entrance on 4th St.), and will include food trucks and a musical guest. Doors open at 5:30pm with live music starting at 7pm and movie at 8:30pm. Admission is $14. Check website for movie lineup.

Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier
July 7 to September 8, Every Thursday 7pm-10pm
LA’s favorite summer tradition returns! From July 7th to September 8th, keep the beat all summer with a diverse mix of mainstream headliners and up-and-coming indie bands. Free on Thursday nights, from 7-10pm. Click the event for the lineup list.

Picnic on the Promenade
July 8-August 26, 12pm to 3pm
Escape from the cubicle and enjoy lunch at Downtown Santa Monica’s Picnic on the Promenade. This annual summer series eases locals and Promenade walkers into the weekend every Friday afternoon with music, classic board games, Ping-Pong, interactive challenges, and free services from Downtown merchants. Bring a lunch or grab-and-go from one of Downtown’s award-winning eateries and soak in the sun. #picnicontheprom

Jazz on the Lawn
August 1-31, Every Sunday 5pm to 7pm
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the 11th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. The fun, family-friendly concerts draw people of all ages who come to dance, picnic, relax and enjoy lively music in the park. Attendees can bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks that rotate each week.

Cinema on the Street
August 26, 8pm to 10pm
Downtown’s outdoor movie series Cinema on the Street returns! Bring the beach chairs and snuggle up under the stars to watch the cult classic “Jaws” as part of DTSM’s year-long Cinema on the Street free movie series. #CinemaOnTheStreet

Sonic Submarine
August 27, 5pm to 10pm
Downtown Santa Monica’s signature electronic music festival returns for its 3rd voyage into the depths of sound, with KCRW DJs Anne Litt, Garth Trinidad, and Anthony Valadez. Sonic Submarine pays homage to the Promenade’s roots as a street performer’s paradise where dancing in the streets is an everyday occurrence. Join in on the disco as the sun dips and disappears into the Pacific.

Santa Monica Classic
September 11, 7am to 3pm
Come enjoy the picturesque course with ocean views and a finish line that is just steps away from the iconic Santa Monica Pier. This year’s Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K will take place on Sunday, September 11th. Registration will open on Wednesday, May 4th. The 5K/10K is open to runners and walkers (strollers welcome, too!) of all ages and abilities.

Off The Hook Seafood Festival
October 1, 3pm to 7pm
Celebrate the sea at the 2nd annual Off The Hook Seafood Festival this Saturday, October 1st on the iconic Santa Monica Pier in honor of National Seafood Month this October. This community fundraising event will showcase the city’s best restaurants and chefs with dishes featuring their favorite underwater ingredients. Enjoy seafood tastings, curated cocktails, live music, chef demos, games, a sustainable seafood VIP Lounge and learn about the sustainable seafood movement.

Front Porch Cinema on the Pier
October 9-30, 6pm to 9pm
Unwind on the front porch of California after a long week. We’ve got films, food, drinks & fun each Friday night this Fall. Oh, and the movies are really good too, and free! There are even old-timey lawn chairs for rent that melt away the stress of the week while you relax and enjoy the ocean breeze.

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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica
DoubleTree Santa Monica is celebrating with a Sweet Summer Special! Book any meeting or event and spend a minimum of $1,000 and receive HHonors points bonus of 5,000 at signing, complimentary Sweet lemonade and Doubletree Signature Cookie Break, discounted parking rate of $5 for self or $10 Valet and a complimentary event wireless internet – Sweet! Valid June 23-August 31, 2016.

Hotel Casa del Mar
Hotel Casa del Mar just launched their new happy hour, featuring a selection of Casa del Mar “tinis.” The selection includes the Blue Basil Drop with Stoli Blueberi vodka, elderflower liqueur, lemon, and basil; Grape Gimlet with Plymouth gin, lime, grapes, cane sugar, and savory herbs; and the City that Never Sleeps with Maker’s Mark bourbon, Cinzano Rosso Campari, vermouth, Kahlua, and bitters each for $12. The menu features a selection of wines for $12, red sangria for $9, draft craft beer for $7, and house made Margherita and funghi pizzas for $12. Guests can sip on these specials while enjoying the stunning sunset views of the Pacific. Valid June 8-August 31, 2016, Sunday-Thursday, 3 to 6 pm.

Oceana Beach Club Hotel
Book a Suite at our best available rate and receive breakfast for two each day! Valid February 24-December 31, 2016. Oceana Beach Club Hotel is also offering up to 15% off prevailing rates. Valid June 14-December 31, 2016. You can also save 5% off your stay when you prepay. Valid June 1-August 31, 2016, 8am to 10:30am.

Palihouse Santa Monica
Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast served in the lobby on Saturdays and Sundays. Valid June 18-December 31, 2016, 7 to 10:30am.

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Alchemy Organic Spa
Sand and sun, summer has begun! Nourish and repair your mind and body with Alchemie’s Hello Summer package – a luxurious Custom Remedy Massage & Sole Revival Foot Scrub. Our Alchemist will create a transformative treatment customized to your needs using various massage modalities complete with blood orange infused coconut oil. Get a Summer “Sole”stice Mani & Pedi to get your footies ready for sandal season – smooth away roughness and increase circulation with a custom blended grapefruit scrub, along with a strawberry lemongrass foot soak. Valid all throughout the season. Please call ahead.

Ann’s Flowers
10% off your purchase. Valid June 1-October 31, 2016.

Azure Aveda Salon
Head over to Azure Aveda Salon for a $110 color retouch and cut special (for first-time customers only), which include AVEDA rituals and blow-dry. Mention this special when booking. For one process color only, flat or curling iron costs additional. Valid June 1-August 31, 2016.

Benny’s Tacos and Chicken Rotisserie
Take 10% off your food order (dine-in or take-out only) when you mention “BENNY’S DEAL” at the cashier. Not offered with delivery, catering, and other specials or promotions. Valid July 22-September 30, 2016.

Bike Attack Electric+
10% off all bicycles and accessories. Valid June 1-August 31, 2016.

Enjoy a 10% off visitor savings certificate when you present your ID at Forty Carrots, Level 2 (see certificate in-store for details and restrictions).Valid June 2-December 31, 2016.

Bowlmor Santa Monica
Bring the entire family at Bowlmor and take advantage of the The Family Bowl Package, which includes two hours of bowling, shoes, two food choices of the following: Chicken Tenders, Cheese Pizza and Hot Dogs; one Side choice of the following: tater tots or french fries (soft drinks and juice included), and a $5 Gift Card for each guest. Valid July 4-September 7, 2016.

California Chicken Cafe
Indulge in California Chicken Cafe’s summer menu item – French Country Style Half Chicken a la Carte with Sot-l’y-Laisse, Back and Gravy. Valid May 23-September 1, 2016.

Charlie Kabob
Free appetizers or salads with the purchase of any Kabob Entrees. Valid June 1-September 30, 2016.

Edgemar Center for the Arts
This summer, the Edgemar Center for the Arts introduces a performance lineup you won’t want to miss: A Night at The Black Cat Cabaret, a teeming speakeasy performance packed with colorful characters, beguiling musical numbers, scintillating costumes, and daring dance numbers; The Fabulous Fables of Aesops, a musical magical fable for all ages; and Barbara Tarbuck in “Stopping By.” Dates vary. See their website for performance schedule and ticket prices.

Haunted Santa Monica Ghost Tours
Get $5 off our walking ghost tour! Use promo code: GHOST. Valid July 4-September 1, 2016, 7 to 9pm. In addition, sign up for a Foodie Tour, where you will be sampling delicious tapas-style offerings from local restaurants while walking near the picturesque Santa Monica pier, or a Chocolate & Cheese Tour to try very delicious and unique expressions of chocolate and cheese. Beverages are not included but you may purchase them separately. Valid June 17-September 30, 2016.

Inner Light Manual Therapy
Take advantage of summer savings on therapeutic massage and structural bodywork at Inner Light Manual Therapy. Inner Light Manual Therapy is offering a 30% discount on massage therapy and structural bodywork services on Fridays. Start your weekend off in a healthy way! Valid July 1-September 1, 2016, 10am to 8pm.

Joy Ride Santa Monica Tours
Hop on one of our customized beach cruisers and take in all the sights and main attractions in Santa Monica and Venice with a reduced price of $60. After the tour, grab a beach chair and an umbrella and spend the day with us. You’ll get access to all our water and land sports equipment. We have boogie boards, footballs, soccer balls, beach volleyballs, frisbees, and for the little ones we have kites and even sand castle shovels and pails. Valid June 11-September 25, 2016, 11am to 5pm.

Get ready for Kye’s new menu for the summer season with new smoothie blends and a cold brew! Valid June 15-August 31, 2016.

Pucker up for National Lemonade Day! Help us celebrate National Lemonade Day with never before squeezed flavors. Join us from 2-5pm for a complimentary 12-ounce lemonade at Lemonade Santa Monica. Also, taste our six brand new lemonade flavors available only on National Lemonade Day. Valid August 20, 2016.

Locanda del Lago
Locanda del Lago celebrates Locals’ Monday – locals receive 15% discount on food Happy Tuesday… not just an hour (no corkage charge)! There will be Happy Hour all night long at the bar. Help Locanda del Lago support “Meatless Monday” movement by steering clear of all beef and beef by-products for the day. Enjoy Wine Wednesday with half-priced select bottled wines. Thirsty Thursday offers market-driven cocktail carafes for $20 and pizzas for $8. Also, check out the Silicon Beach Lunch, a speedy two-course menu ($16 & $19). Valid June 1-September 5, 2016, Monday till Saturday.

Hey Kids! Pizza (and everything else on the Kids Menu) is free for you every Sunday! Also, every week, Obica will have a special lunch menu starting at $10. Vegetarian options are also available. Don’t forget Wine Thursday at Obica – perfect for discovering your new favorite Italian wine. All bottles at 50% off on Thursday night. Valid June 15-September 30, 2016.

Paint:Lab Summer Camp
Let your kids’ inner artist shine through this summer! Enroll them in at Paint:Lab’s Summer Art Camp session (for children ages 6-12 years old). Valid Monday through Friday; half days 9am-noon or 1-4pm; full days 9am-4pm. June 13-September 9, 2016.

Pedego Santa Monica
Pedego Santa Monica is offering $195 Off MSRP on any Pedego Electric Bicycle this summer. Valid June 21-September 6, 2016, 11am to 6pm.

Pizza Antica
Enjoy 1/2 off all bottles of wine every Tuesday, all day. Valid June 7-September 6, 2016. There will also be bottomless mimosas with brunch. Valid Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 3pm. June 4-September 4, 2016.

Santa Monica Tickets
5% off all in stores purchases over $200. Valid June 14-August 31, 2016 Mondays through Friday, 9am to 2pm.

Sechoir +
Look and feel your best this season with a blowout at Sechoir + for $35 all day. Valid June 6-September 1, 2016.

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