Spring has sprung in Santa Monica! What better time to plan that Spring Break or beach getaway? While in town, check out fun, seasonal events , hotel deals and spring-inspired dining and discounts. Don’t forget to check out our Mother’s Day blog post for a guide to special Mother’s Day dining menus and events in the city.

Spring Events

Los Angeles Magazine Whiskey Festival
March 15, 2018
Take a deep dive into the world of whiskey at Los Angeles magazine’s Third Annual Whiskey Festival. Meet master distillers, sip the finest spirits, learn fresh cocktail recipes and experience new brands as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres, live music and unique experiences that will complement the bespoke tasting atmosphere.

Treat Yourself LA
March 17, 2018
Treat Yourself LA is a new food festival that will bring together the best of L.A.’s food scene for one exclusive day. The event will feature dozens of Southern California’s most drool-worthy treats, along with sips from a variety of local vendors. Skip that pilates class, offer your spin bike to a friend and indulge in your ultimate foodie fantasy.

2018 Skechers Performance LA Marathon
March 18, 2018
Santa Monica welcomes the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon! Over 24,000 athletes from all 50 states and more than 60 countries will set out from Dodger Stadium to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the Finish Line in Santa Monica.

Latin Food Fest
March 23-24, 2018
The sixth annual action-packed line-up features a festival kick-off party “Mexico In 32 Flavors,” high energy multi-sensory street food experience “Mercado,” and the festival signature event “Gran Tasting,” which is the epitome of culinary festivals with cooking demos, live music, Michaela contest, spirits expo, wine workshop, and tasting tents serving food, wine, spirits and beer.

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will be open for Spring Break with special hours Monday, March 26 through March 31st. The public is invited to visit every day that week between 12:30pm and 5 pm to enjoy daily programming for “Spring Breakers” of all ages. For a full list of a events and information visit https://healthebay.org/events/2018-03/

Cinema at the Edge Los Angeles Film Festival
April 5-8, 2018
The 6th Annual Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival (CATE) presents films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice or a challenge to what is expected and accepted in the medium.

Annual Kite Festival
April 14, 2018
Bring your family and friends to make and fly kites down at the Santa Monica Pier. Everyone will receive his or her own free, unique kite, along with a color theory instruction lesson. Kite makers from across the United States will also showcase their work and create a “gallery in the sky.”

Earth Day Celebration at the Santa Monica Pier
April 21, 2018
Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with special activities and presentations throughout the day. Those who participate in Heal the Bay’s beach cleanup on the beach just north of the Pier between 10 a.m. and noon-will be rewarded with free admission to the Aquarium on the 21st.

Wanderlust 108 Las Angeles
April 28, 2018
Wanderlust 108—The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon—brings the community together for a 5K run/walk, a dj-powered yoga session, and guided meditation at the Santa Monica Pier.

2nd Annual EEEEEATSCON Food Festival
May 19, 2018
The 2nd annual EEEEEATSCON food festival will return to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Saturday, May 19th. This one-day food experience is designed for those seeking more than just taste-sized food portions and cooking demonstrations and will feature a highly curated group of restaurants serving food you won’t find anywhere else.

MAINopoloy: Taste of Main Street 
May 27, 2018
Experience Main Street’s best restaurants, coffee shops, juiceries and more at the 5th Annual MAINopoly: Taste Of Main Street. Enjoy tastings at 20 participating locations and get your board stamped for a play on the classic game.

Pedal on the Pier 
June 3, 2018
Pedal on the Pier is an outdoor physical philanthropy event with 100 + stationary bikes on the iconic Santa Monica Pier, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Santa Monica Pier Paddle Board Race & Ocean Festival
June 9, 2018
Come join us on Saturday, June 9th for the 8th annual Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival at the Santa Monica Pier. Watch as top athletes from across the nation compete in stand-up paddleboard, prone paddleboard, dory, and swim races at the iconic Santa Monica Pier or compete in the races yourself.

Hotel Deals

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica
Santa Monica Pier Package Save $34 per person! Our Pier Package features two free adult wristbands for unlimited rides at Pacific Park – located on the famous Pier only three blocks away. Valid February 1-December 31, 2018

Days Inn Santa Monica/Los Angeles
Stay with Days Inn Santa Monica and get 10% off rack rate. Valid February 24-May 31, 2018

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Santa Monica
There will be a Sunset Happy Hour from 5:00pm-7:00pm Monday through Friday in the Jazz Loft. Appetizer specials, draft, bottled beer, spirits and wine will be available all at reduced happy hour prices. February 26-August 31, 2018

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
Santa Monica Pier Package Save $34 per person! Our Pier Package features two free adult wristbands for unlimited rides at Pacific Park – located on the famous Pier only three blocks away. Valid February 1-December 31, 2018

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Host your wedding in a stylish and artful setting with Le Méridien and receive special privileges and bonus Starpoints® to use toward honeymoon nights. Earn one Starpoint for every $1 of your wedding contract, up to 100,000 Starpoints*, receive overnight accommodations for the bridal couple on wedding night and celebrate with a sparkling toast during the wedding reception. Also, allow the Wedding Specialist to set aside a group of rooms at a special rate for your wedding guests. For more information and reservations, please call (310) 309-8038

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica is offering a Group Spring Offer and Tour Spring Offer. Please contact hotel for more information. Valid February 26-May 31, 2018

The Georgian Hotel
This Spring, The Georgian invites you to break free. Take advantage of direct beach access at a premier Santa Monica location with 20% off your stay of 3 nights or more! Subject to availability. Minimum stay required. Valid February 23-May 24, 2018

Oceana Beach Club Hotel
Play hooky with our Sunday Stayover. Package available for stays on Sundays and Mondays. Get 15% off your stay and receive complimentary parking for one vehicle. So call in sick, get the kids a sitter or make us your home for your next business trip. March 1-July 12, 2018

Palihouse Santa Monica
Book 4 nights and get 15% off when you prepay! Valid March 15-December 31, 2018

Sea Shore Motel
Free coffee/tea set up with Danishes. Must mention Santa Monica Travel and Tourism when booking. Valid March 10-May 31, 2018

Shore Hotel
Spring into Santa Monica with $75 off Partial Ocean View Rooms. Valid now through March 30th, 2018 for stays taking place from March 1st – June 30th, 2018

Spring Specials

Arts and Letters
Come visit Arts and Letters on Main A fine Stationery and Gift Store to receive 20% off your entire purchase. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Mention you saw this special on SantaMonica.com. Valid March 1-31, 2018

Benny’s Tacos and Chicken Rotisserie

Eat healthy 3 fish tacos (grilled or fried) with salsa and tortilla chips for $7.99. Valid 9am-9pm on March 16-July 31, 2018

Bike Attack Electric
Take 10% off any bicycles, electric bikes and accessories (except items already on sale). Valid February 22-May 31, 2018

Caffe Bella
Receive an early bird special of 20% off of everything from 8am-9am. Valid March 1-April 20, 2018

Charlie Kabob
Receive free appetizers or salads with purchase of any kabob entrees. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid March 1-June 30, 2018

Hallmark Signature Store
Receive a complimentary Greeting Card Organizer with the purchase of any 6 Greeting Card purchases. $25.00 Value While Supply Lasts. Valid March 1-31, 2018

Inner Light Manual Therapy
Spring forward to a healthier you! Inner Light Manual Therapy of Santa Monica is offering massage therapy and structural bodywork at 50% off normal rates. Don’t miss out, bliss out! Valid Wednesday, 9am-9pm and Friday 3pm-9pm from March 1-31, 2018

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
Burger & Beer Monday’s 3-Cls for $16 *Any draft beer & any burger for $16 Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11-3pm bottomless mimosas or draft blonde beer for $20 Sunday-Friday Happy Hour 3pm-7pm. Valid February 23-June 1, 2018

Learn to Surf LA
Earlybird special! Sign up for Summer Surf Camp by March 15th and receive 10% off! Book online at www.learntosurfla.com and use promo code “18EARLYBIRD”. Not combinable with other discounts. Valid February 26-March 15, 2018

Lemonade Santa Monica
Lemonade has launched special picnic boxes! Each box costs $13 and comes with a choice of sandwich, seasoned kettle chips and a freshly baked cookie. Order today by contacting catering@lemonadela.com or calling (310) 463-9998. Valid year-round

Melisse Restaurant
Mélisse will begin offering a pre-theatre menu. The three course menu will change frequently based on the produce offered at the farmers market each week, and supplemental items like our Egg Caviar will also be available. Seatings will be Tuesday-Friday’s from 5:30-6:30pm. Valid March 6-December 31, 2018

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre
Get 25% off all tickets to March performances of “Little Women, The Musical.” This promotion is good for shows on March 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, and 31. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. The show runs through April 14. Use promo code March when you order tickets online at www.morgan-wixson.org or call (310) 828-7519 and ask for the March Madness promotion.

Thai Dishes
Thai Dishes on Broadway is offering $5 cocktails during happy hour from 4pm-9pm. Valid February 22-December 24, 2018

Paint:Lab is offering a Spring Break Art Camp for ages 6-12, offering Monday through Friday. There are half days available from 9am-12pm and 12:30pm-3:30pm and full days from 9am-3:30pm. Book three or more sessions of Spring Break Camp by march 1, 2018 and save 15%. A Summer Camp discount is also available. Book three or more sessions by March 1st and save 25%. Call to reserve. Valid March 26-April 6, 2018

Puzzle Zoo
Weta Statues are now $9.99 each while supplies last. Marked down from $49.95. Valid February 23-December 31, 2018

Restore Pilates
Have you been struggling with nagging pain in your body? Come into Restore for a muscle treatment or Pilates or both! One time muscle treatment $120 special 3 Private Pilates sessions $195. Valid March 1-April 30, 2018

Santa Monica Walk-In Visitor Information Center
30% off your purchase excluding TAP cards, US postal stamps and Orlebar Brown board shorts. Valid April 1-May 31, 2018

Santa Monica Tickets
Receive 10% off all in-store purchases of $100 or more New Customers Only. Valid February 24, 2018-January 1, 2019

Upper West
Get 1/2 priced bottle of wine every Tuesday night. Valid February 21-August 21, 2018, 5pm-10pm


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