Main Street

Like the tides of the Pacific just a few blocks away, Main Street is characterized by a slow shift in personalities. By day, it’s a favorite of up-at-dawn locals, who come for breakfast or coffee after a sunrise surf session or to patronize the eclectic collection of businesses with their dogs and children in tow. Visitors can join in, easily filling an afternoon at laid-back patio-lined cafés and indie boutiques. In the evening, trendy restaurants and watering holes glow with a lively mix of options for nightlife lovers.

Main Street Restaurants

Pasjoli, from award-winning chef Dave Beran, pays homage to French cuisine utilizing the bounty of produce available in Southern California. Chef Beran creates a sense of exclusivity and magic with semi-mirrored windows and personalized touches to each dish. Pasjoli gives every guest the fine dining experience they expect when in Santa Monica.

Treat your palate at Manchego, but be prepared to face some tough choices: spinach croquetas or mac and cheese with white truffle oil? Braised beef empanadas or Catalán chicken? Answer: Bring a group and order one of everything.

The Library Alehouse is a local gastropub renowned for its extensive selection of craft beers and inventive American cuisine. Offering a diverse menu brimming with imaginative pub classics like burgers, salads, and vegan options, each dish is expertly paired with a rotating tap list highlighting local and international brews. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or a food lover, The Library Alehouse provides a relaxed setting to indulge in flavorful dishes and exceptional crafts beers.

La Vecchia Cucina features fine Sicilian cooking in a homey atmosphere. From the risotto al funghi porcini to the bistecchine alla pizzaiola, the menu here promises guests a memorable culinary adventure.


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Main Street Shops

Berry Lee Shoes, a Main Street staple, has been providing great-looking comfort footwear plus bags, hosiery and hats to Santa Monica shoppers since 1986. The store prides itself on its wide and impressively curated inventory, which includes Birkenstock, Teva, Dansko and much more.

The Hoorsenbuhs line of unisex jewelry is showcased in upscale stores throughout the U.S., but this flagship store truly brings the luxury brand center stage. The line’s signature chain motif has been seen on such trend-forward celebrities as Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams and David Beckham.

High-quality clothing, home goods, gifts and apothecary items are among the unique treasures you’ll unearth at Lost & Found and Lost & Found Home that makes an ideal gift registry for folks with eclectic tastes. Check out the ongoing deep-discount sales for fabulous deals.


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Revolving art and cultural exhibits, special Santa Monica events, Tuesday-night food trucks and Sunday farmers markets attract locals and out-of-towners alike to California Heritage Museum housed in a charming late 19th-century residence originally built for a Santa Monica senator’s son.

Drop by the Main Visitor Information Center to consult with a friendly and knowledgeable travel counselor about the best the city has to offer in hotels, dining, culture, attractions and entertainment; pick up a map or guide; and shop the ever-changing selection of gifts and souvenirs.

Promising to prep clients for peak physical and cognitive performance, Upgrade Labs offers mind and body hacks via a combination of cutting-edge methods such as cryotherapy, infrared, LED, virtual floating, neurofeedback and more.

Explore the street art murals located throughout the Main Street neighborhood.


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