Endless Summer in Santa Monica
There is no better place to be during the Summer than by the beach, experiencing what Santa Monica, California has to offer. Head to the Southern California coast and enjoy:
Hot Hotel Packages
1255 20th St | (310) 315-1555
Drive SMART - FIAT 500 Package includes All Natural Continental Breakfast, Wi-Fi, Fiat 500. Valid May 19-September 30, 2014.
101 Wilshire Blvd | (310) 576-7777
The Return of St. Tropez in Santa Monica - Weekend Volleyball Games and More at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows! For the third year in a row, Fairmont Miramar is teaming up with famed St. Tropez-based swimwear company Vilebrequin to introduce a host of new Vilebrequin-themed amenities and activities designed for this beachside resort.
Starting this month, both skate and surf enthusiasts in one of the iconic 32 bungalow villas tucked away at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows can tour the boardwalk and show off their kick-flips on the new Vilebrequin Surf Skateboard, exclusively designed for bungalow guests. Hotel guests and Vilebrequin fans alike will be pleased to know they can indulge in their favorite colorful Cote d' Azur style with the first in-hotel Vilebrequin boutique in the US featuring a fine-tuned collection of signature-print men's and boy's swimwear and apparel, and the debut line of girl's and women's swim and resort wear and accessories.
And speaking of fun in the sun, guests are invited to bump, set, spike and compete at the Vilebrequin Beach Volleyball Games for the return of the Miramar Beach & Pool Club, taking place every Saturday from May 31 - August 30 from 4-6 pm. In addition to issuing daily surf reports and offering tips to great seaside dining and fun beach chic wear, Miramar's new Pool & Beach Concierge, dressed in Vilebrequin, will also be available to book beachside activities.
1700 Ocean Blvd | (310) 458-6700
Daily Summer Offers: 2pm – 4pm Frozen treats poolside, 3pm – 5pm Summer Snack lobby treats, Sunset - Complimentary “Sip of Summer” in the lobby to celebrate the sunset. Tuesdays 6pm – 8pm, enjoy a 15% discount on our signature tropical drinks or mocktails at the pool. Fridays and Saturdays 11 am – 3 pm, California Cool poolside food cart will be at your service. Valid July 1-August 31, 2014.
849 Ocean Avenue | (310) 393-0486
10% off summer stays when booked 14 or more days in advance. Valid July 4-August 30, 2014.
1515 Ocean Ave | (310) 458-1515
Santa Monica’s only LEED Gold certified hotel is offering its guests the Endless Summer at the Shore package. In addition to easy access to beachside landmarks such as the Santa Monica Pier, Muscle Beach, and Pacific Park, guests will enjoy a surf lesson with a local surfing guru, dinner for two at the Blue Plate Oysterette, and one last set of photo worthy memories to keep them warm well into the winter months. Valid September 2-October 30, 2014.
Shore Hotel Summer Cool Down Series. Santa Monica’s eco-chic Shore Hotel, is launching a cool down series inviting summer beachgoers to cool off at its community benches with an artisan ice cream cone or an icy Popsicle. Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15, 2014 – Sprinkles Ice Cream Cart; Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5, 2014 – Popshop Ice Pops Cart; Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10, 2014 – Peddler’s Creamery Ice Cream Cart; Saturday, July 26, 2014 – Coolhaus Truck; Sunday, August 31 and Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 - Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck. Valid June 14-September 1, 2014.
Additionally, the Snap and Savor package leads families on a photo scavenger hunt, enjoying the beachside environment and green initiatives that make Santa Monica a unique ocean side getaway. Valid now through August 31, 2014.
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Santa Monica Summer Events
Fridays May 16-September 26, 2014, 12pm-3pm
Third Street Promenade, Corner of Arizona and Third Street
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. introduces Picnic on the Promenade, a patio that pops up on Third Street Promenade Fridays beginning May 16 through the summer. From noon to 3 p.m. at the corner of Arizona and Third Street in Santa Monica, picnic tables and umbrellas spring up to create a lively outdoor lunching area. Picnicgoers are welcome to bring their own food, or grab-and-go from their favorite Third Street Promenade eateries. It’s free, and it’s here for the summer to help celebrate Third Street Promenade’s 25th Anniversary. To provide a soundtrack to this scene, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. has partnered with locally produced NPR affiliate KCRW. To launch the inaugural May 16 Picnic, station DJ Garth Trinidad will spin his signature progressive world rhythm for picnic-goers. Chris Douridas will take the turntables on June 13th, and Raul Campos will lay down the Friday funk on August 8.
Saturdays, May 23-September 27, 2014
Rusty's Surf Ranch, 256 Santa Monica Pier
Join us for Rusty's Summer Music Series & No Cover Saturdays - Top summer bands with no cover all summer long! Check our calendar at rustyssurfranch.com.
May 31th-August 30th, Saturdays 4-6pm
Miramar Beach Club, 930 Pacific Coast Highway
Join us this summer for the 3rd Annual Vilebrequin Beach Volleyball Games at the Miramar Beach Club. Every Saturday from 4pm-6pm from May 31st to August 30th the beach club will host a 6 vs. 6 volleyball match. Each winning player will receive exclusive Vilebrequin prizes. After the game, FIG invites participants to celebrate from 6pm-7pm with artisanal beer, wine and seasonal snacks poolside. To register for this complimentary event please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 10th-September 11th, Thursdays 9pm
Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave
Summer is the perfect time in Santa Monica, amazing weather, great beaches and free music concerts at the Santa Monica Pier every Thursday until September 11. Join the after party at Cameo Bar at the Viceroy Santa Monica, just a short walk from the Pier. Award-winning mixologist, Gary Cahill, keeps the evening alive offering discounted summer cocktails from 9PM. Thursday is the new Friday so come and enjoy the refreshing bubbles of the elderflower splash, maintain the body with the Skinny Dip or continue the passion from the concert with the Passionate Summer. All three will be $8 each, only on a Thursday following the live concert series.
August 1st-September 16th
La Sandia, 395 Santa Monica Place
Chef Richard Sandoval introduces guests to La Sandia's Third Annual Chile Relleno Festival, where he puts a fresh, modern spin on this traditional dish with vibrant flavors, interesting ingredients and bold sauces.
August 30th-September 1st, 11am-2:30pm
Sonoma Wine Garden, 395 Santa Monica
Relax Labor Day Weekend with our Bottomless Brunch! In honor of the holiday, we're extending our bottomless brunch! Join us Saturday, Sunday and Monday featuring Bottomless Bloody Mary and Champagne Cocktail Packages with your purchase of any Brunch or Main item.
September 1st, 3-8pm
Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave
Kick back beneath the palms on Labor Day for our backyard poolside celebrations. With a live DJ on the tables, our in-house mixologists getting crafty at the bar, and Chef Tony running our gourmet pop up gourmet burger shop, you'll enjoy an afternoon of good eats, great vibes and fantastic cocktails. What we're serving: The gourmet burger bar offers a selection of build-your-own ingredients including proteins, over 20 toppings, fillings and plenty of sides.
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Sizzling Summer Specials
625 Montana Ave Suite M | (323) 540-1580
Jill Franklin's Aerial Physique is designed to give you the strength of a Cirque du Soleil performer, the beautiful lines of a ballet dancer and the ease of movement like a Pilates pro. Aerial Physique uses an apparatus called “aerial silk” to achieve all of the wonderful benefits above. Come take a class this summer! Use promo code: "summertime" when booking online and save $10 off your first class! Absolute beginners are welcome! Valid June 10-September 31, 2014.
395 Santa Monica Place #202 | (310) 393-7888
First time customer special: Color retouch & cut for $89. Blow dry not included. Azure Aveda Salon use 97% vegetable based Aveda color. May not be combined with any other special offer. Valid June 1-November 1, 2014.
2400 Main St | (310) 581-8014
10% off on bikes all summer long! Valid May 15-August 31, 2014.
220 Broadway St (Nordstrom, 3rd Floor) | (310) 752-4110
Taco Tuesday & Thursdays, get a complimentary order of our Signature Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with the purchase of a glass of wine. Limit one order per person. Make reservations through OpenTable.com and note "Taco". Valid June 23-September 2, 2014.
1445 4th St | (310) 451-1655
Brew Tuesdays is happening at Border Grill every Tuesday. Featuring a different craft beer and special dish pairing every week. Call (310) 451-1655 for the latest Brew Tuesday details.
1327 Ocean Ave | (310) 458-3770
Enjoy 20% off your first visit at Brambila Salon & 20% off any product purchase! Valid June 2-August 31, 2014.
101 Wilshire Blvd | (310) 319-3193
Revive and restore this summer! For one week, new friends of Exhale get unlimited classes, unlimited use of the spa and gym facilities, a $25 spa credit to use towards a massage, facial, or acupuncture, 10% off the well being boutique, and 20% personal training sessions! Valid June 1-September 30, 2014.
Learn to Surf LA Summer Surf Camps - Our Santa Monica/Venice Summer Surf Camps are a great way for kids to spend the day playing and relaxing while learning how to handle themselves competently in the surf. We are professional instructors who pride ourselves on teaching a top notch technique that will have your child going down the line by the end of the week! Safety is our top priority: we provide top quality foam surfboards, bodyboards and full length wetsuits. We also provide snacks, drinking water and sunblock and have pop-up canopies to provide shade and protect students from over-exposure to the sun. Surf Camp LA is for kids ages 5 to 12 and teens aged 13 to 17. Valid June 16-August 29, 2014.
395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 395-1526
Free gift with any purchase. Gift is a Marbles Branded Pool Bag that can hold up to four towels, sunscreen, and much more very durable and reusable. Valid through September 1, 2014.
2400 Main St | (310) 392-6645
Free deep cleansing and summer hair rejuvenation with purchase of haircut. Valid May 21-September 22, 2014.
NourishNode is offering $10 off in-home massages all summer long in Santa Monica! Book an experienced, fully certified massage therapist to your home today. NourishNode is the easiest, quickest way to book a massage online. Valid May 23-September 4, 2014.
2-for-1 Santa Monica Downtown Walking Tours Special! Mention SMCVB & receive our fun, Walking Tours Specials: ($20.00 per 2 Participants). Walking Tours are pre-scheduled & subject to availability. Please call or e-mail email@example.com to secure your personalized Walking Tour! Valid June 21-August 31, 2014.
1428 2nd St | (310) 260-6307
Get 15% Discount on Group Language Classes. First Time Students Only. Valid July 7-August 29, 2014.
Receive $20 off a two-hour pedicab ride when you mention "Santa Monica Summer Specials!" A professional, courteous, and accommodating pedicab chauffeur will be able to show you Santa Monica like you've never seen it before. Ask about our couples' sunset rides! Pedicabs comfortably seat two adult passengers. Two hours required for most bookings. Valid June 12-Spetember 15, 2104.
For $10.00 off per person for a 2-hour Segway experience. Valid June 1-September 1, 2014.
2460 Wilshire Blvd | (310) 828-2115
Happy Hour every night! Valid May 26-September 30, 2014.
119 Broadway | (310) 395-6037
The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen’s Summer Music Line-Up-No Cover. Join us at The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen for some of the best live music in Santa Monica 5 nights a week. Bands play Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and we never charge a cover. Kick back and listen to some sweet jams while enjoying one of our famous gourmet mini burgers or a drink off of our happy hour which goes until 8 PM every single day! Visit our website for band line-ups or to check out some future interviews with our summer bands visit our blog: http://thecraftsmanbar.blog.com. Valid June 1-September 1, 2014.
The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen’s Pier Concert Care Packages - Do you get hungry during the Summer Twilight Pier concerts but don’t have time to prepare anything? Let us take care of you! Starting July 10th we will be offering signature To-Go packages that include any of our famous gourmet mini burgers and our delicious tator tots, packed up neatly and conveniently for you to enjoy during the concert. Offering combos that are perfect for one person or even a small group. The added bonus to keep the fun going, for every “care package” ordered, we include coupons for drink specials that you can use at our bar after the concert while you are enjoying our live music! Remember, we never charge a cover for our live music. Please call us at 310-395-6037 to place your “care package” order and visit our website for our full menu. Valid July 10-September 11, 2014.
1415 Ocean Ave | (310) 395-9945Back to Top
New Summertime Elixir Menu at The Veranda restaurant. Four new cocktails to choose from - $12 each - that share a base of Pineapple Juice - the true symbol of hospitality! Try the Paradise, Pacific Sunset, Ocean Spray or The Mermaid this summer! Valid June 11-September 30, 2014.
30th Annual Twilight Concert Series
The Santa Monica Pier presents the 30th Annual Twilight Concert Series every Thursday from July 10th through September 11th, 2014. Concerts are free and run 7pm-10pm.
For more information, visit http://santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts/
July 10th - Cults
July 17th - Yuna
July 24th - Cayucas/Papa
July 31st - Omar Souleyman
August 7th - Jagwar Ma
August 14th - La Santa Cecilia
August 21st - The Zombies
August 28th - Lee "Scratch" Perry
September 4th - OK Go
September 11th - Charles Bradley
Jazz on the Lawn
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the 9th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. Bring a picnic, blanket, beach chair, and family and friends of all ages for a sampling of jazz each Sunday in August at Stewart Street Park. Food trucks will be at each conert.
For more information, visit http://www.smgov.net/Portals/Culture/Events/Jazz_on_the_Lawn.aspx
August 3rd – Critical Brass
August 10th - Adaawe
August 17th - Tom Nolan Band
August 24th - Cats with Class
August 31st - Orquesta Charangoa