Summer Specials 2013

Ready for some fun in the sun? Plan your Santa Monica summer vacation and enjoy sizzling hot hotel deals and family friendly events all summer long.

Photo by Kristen Beinke

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


Ambrose Hotel

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.

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

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.

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

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.

Oceana Beach Club Hotel

849 Ocean Avenue | (310) 393-0486
10% off summer stays when booked 14 or more days in advance. Valid July 4-August 30, 2014.

Shore Hotel

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


Picnics on the Promenade

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.

Rusty's Summer Music Series & No Cover Saturdays

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

3rd Annual Vilebrequin Beach Volleyball Games at the Miramar Beach Club

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

Twilight Concert Series After-Party

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.

3rd Annual Chile Relleno Festival

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.

Labor Day Bottomless Brunch

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.

Labor Day Pop Up Gourmet Burger Bar

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


Aerial Physique

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.

Azure Aveda Salon

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.

Bike Attack

2400 Main St | (310) 581-8014
10% off on bikes all summer long! Valid May 15-August 31, 2014.

Blue Stove

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 and note "Taco". Valid June 23-September 2, 2014.

Border Grill

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.

Brambila Salon

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.

Exhale Santa Monica

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

(310) 663-2479
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.

Marbles: The Brain Store

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.

Next Salon

2400 Main St | (310) 392-6645
Free deep cleansing and summer hair rejuvenation with purchase of haircut. Valid May 21-September 22, 2014.


(424) 272-5648
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.

Santa Monica Downtown Walking Tours

(310) 595-4526
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 to secure your personalized Walking Tour! Valid June 21-August 31, 2014.

Santa Monica Language Academy

1428 2nd St | (310) 260-6307
Get 15% Discount on Group Language Classes. First Time Students Only. Valid July 7-August 29, 2014.

Santa Monica Pedicab

(310) 795-7176
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.

Segway Los Angeles

(310) 395-1395
For $10.00 off per person for a 2-hour Segway experience. Valid June 1-September 1, 2014.

The Charleston

2460 Wilshire Blvd | (310) 828-2115
Happy Hour every night! Valid May 26-September 30, 2014.

The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen

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: 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.

The Veranda at The Georgian Hotel

1415 Ocean Ave | (310) 395-9945
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.

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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

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