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.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND FESTIVITIES

Esters Wine Shop & Bar Boozy Brunch
September 2
Esters is opening early on Labor Day, September 2, for Boozy Brunch from 10am-2:30pm. We’ve got a couple new items on the menu, like an update to our Organic Egg Sandwich, made with scrambled eggs, pesto aioli, cheese and bacon on Milo & Olive country bread and a fresh take on Esters Bloody Mary that blends Chef Jessica Liu He’s Chinese background and Latin American upbringing – there’s tomato, cucumber, jalapeño, soy and sesame in it.  Other highlights include her Fried Chicken & Waffles and Croque Madame, which are perfect for sharing (or not). The Mimosa Trio Service is still one of the best, fancy mimosa deals in town.

Labor Day Brunch at Sonoma Wine Garden
September 2, 11am-4pm
Enjoy labor Day brunch with DJ Q and bottomless mimosas! Must email reservations@sonomawinegarden.com. Table not guaranteed without a reservations directly with Sonoma Wine Garden.

Labor Day BBQ at Hotel Shangri-La Courtyard
September 2, 12pm-5pm
Endless summers are a SoCal thing, but for those wishing to celebrate the unofficial end this Labor Day, Santa Monica’s glamorous art-deco Hotel Shangri-La will send it off in style with a BBQ Pool Party. On Monday, September 2, hotel guests and locals are invited to gather in the Courtyard from noon to 5pm to enjoy Sonoran Hotdogs, Grilled Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Chicken, and of course, Shangri-La’s famous Kobe Beef Burger, all while dipping their toes in the refreshing solar-powered pool.

SUMMER EVENTS

Twilight on the Pier
August 21 – September 25, Wednesdays
Twilight on the Pier is a weekly festival as iconic as the Pier itself. As the premier free outdoor music series in Southern California, Twilight on the Pier is an expansive, awe-inspiring and immersive environment for concert-goers from around the world. Entering its 35th year, Twilight on the Pier will bring a mix of classic-meets-contemporary music to the Pier. With a focus on “Local Meets Global,” the series will spotlight the best and brightest SoCal has to offer and the unique sounds from around the world – with the idyllic Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. Featuring art installations, best-in-class culinary offerings, a wine and beer garden, interactive games, multiple artist stages, and more, Twilight on the Pier is truly an experience unlike any other.

National Cheese Pizza Day at North Italia
September 5
Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day on Thursday, September 5th over a bottle of wine and pizza for only $20! Take your pick from a bottle of red or white wine, paired with a pizza of your choice (available during happy hour from 3-6pm).

Buy Local Health & Fitness Festival
September 7
This free community event, co-produced with the City of Santa Monica, will feature music, pop up shops, interactive classes and food trucks. Local businesses will provide expertise, advice, health screenings, and free product samples to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this amazing feel-good festival and help support Santa Monica’s local businesses, schools and public services!

5th Annual Off the Hook Seafood Festival
September 14
Celebrate the sea at the 5th annual OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival on the iconic Santa Monica Pier in honor of National Seafood Month, benefiting the Heal the Bay. This foodie fundraising event will showcase the city’s best restaurants and chefs with dishes featuring their favorite underwater ingredients. Enjoy seafood tastings, live music, games, the annual Oyster Shucking Competition, a sustainable seafood VIP Lounge & more. OFF THE HOOK will highlight Santa Monica’s unrivaled seafood offerings, & help raise awareness for the sustainable seafood movement and raise funds for Heal the Bay.

COAST
September 15
On Sunday, September 15, sections of Ocean Avenue, Colorado Esplanade, and Main Street (that’s two miles!) will be closed to cars and open to people of all ages and abilities to bike, skate, scoot, run, walk, and roll. All are invited to participate in this free celebration of a more people-powered and sustainable Santa Monica. COAST invites everyone to be part of a carnival of wheels, rigs, wings, and feet! Ride your bike, skate around, take a stroll, roll through, and check things out – COAST will have live music, performances, lots of food to eat, and artsy activities.

LA Opera at the Beach
September 28
Be transported to the bustling café’s and hidden corners of 19th-century Paris in Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. The opera will be transmitted live in high-definition video from nine cameras at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to a large LED screen on the Santa Monica Pier. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and experience the music and romance of La Bohème under the stars.

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HOTEL DEALS

Hotel Shangri-La Bed + Breakfast Buffet
Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Hotel Shangri-La recently added a complimentary buffet breakfast to every room reservation booked directly on their website. Available from 7am-11am, seven days a week in The Dining Room restaurant, the buffet offers a selection of Continental and full American style breakfast items, including freshly squeezed juices, unlimited coffee, house made pastries and bread, cereal, a made-to-order free-range omelet and egg station, fresh fruit sourced from the Santa Monica’s farmers market, a rotating selection of waffles, pancakes and French toast, and more. For non-direct bookings and walk-ins, the buffet is $39.95/person plus tax.
HOW: Book here

Shore Hotel End of Summer Save 60 Promo
Located directly across the street from the famous Santa Monica Pier, Shore Hotel’s spectacular view of the ocean is a main attraction, especially in the summer. From now through September 30, those who book an Ocean Room View using the Summer Promo link below, will receive $60 off each room night (subject to availability and black out dates apply).
RATES: Starting at $319 nightly in August and $249 nightly in September
HOW: Book here

Viceroy Santa Monica
Extend Your Beach Vacation Summers are too short to rush, so we’re treating you to better perks the longer you stay. Get up to 25% off your hotel booking and a $100 food-and-beverage credit at Cast restaurant and Lounge when you stay through September 8, 2019. You’ll be able to use that extra time ⁠— and those extra savings ⁠— to enjoy everything Santa Monica has to offer. Book this limited time offer before it expires: 15% off and a $50 F&B credit for two-night stays 20% off and a $75 F&B credit for three-night stays 25% off and a $100 F&B credit for four-night stays Plus, become a Discovery Member and receive two complimentary tickets to the Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel. Offer valid for a limited time for minimum 2 night stays now through September 8, 2019. Cancellations can be made up to two days prior (48 hours) to arrival by noon local hotel time. Fee equivalent to the first night’s room rate and tax will be charged to your credit card. Valid through Setpember 8, 2019.

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SUMMER SPECIALS

Azulé x Tacotopia
Azulé and Tacotopia are partnering this summer! Show your purchased Tacotopia ticket at Azulé to recieve one complimentary taco. In honor of Tacotopia, Chef Luis created the California Cholula Taco with Cholula-seasoned ground beef, fries, avocado and aged white cheddar. Valid through August 31, 2019

Azulé is also offering a Summer Pairing Combo Special! Receive a 6 taco sampler plus a margarita for only $25!

Bike Attack Electric
Get biking this summer! 10% Local discounts for every electric bicycle, items already on sale or by Aventon excluded. Valid June 10-August 31, 2019.

The Broad Stage
An afternoon of music, dance and interactive entertainment at The Broad Stage. Our annual community festival, Broad Fest, welcomes friends and neighbors for a relaxing and engaging afternoon in the sun. This free outdoor event features music performances, a live DJ, dance lessons and other activities for the whole family. Line-up to be announced in early summer. Valid May 23-August 31, 2019.

Brows by Naomi
Get summer your summer look on with 15% Off your first eyebrow waxing, threading, or tweezing service. Valid May 20-August 31, 2019.

The Buffalo Club
Visit The Buffalow Club this summer to try Summer Baby Zucchini Flowers! Filled with Scallop Mousse and Dungeness Crab, Lobster Coral Cream, you won’t want to miss out on this tasty summer special. Valid June 17-September 1, 2019.

Chocolate Sun
In between the BBQ’s, Family Reunions, trips to the beach and Stay-cations don’t miss this Mid-Summer offer to make your’s an Endless Summer! Buy 4 in studio tanning treatments, get 1 free, a $57 savings! Book between August 10-August 31, 2019.

Co+opportunity Market & Deli
25% off Organic Pizza on the Weekends! Valid on Saturday and Sunday; whole pies only. Valid June 1-August 31, 2019.

Currency Exchange International
Traveling this summer? Take 50% off the exchange fee for any foreign currency or foreign traveler’s cheque transaction. Valid May 22-December 31, 2019.

Edward Avedis
Design your dream ring or piece of jewelry this summer with no charge at Edward Avedis. Let them manufacture your perfect piece and the design fee is free. Valid July 1-August 31, 2019.

Enterprise Fish Co.
Every Monday & Tuesday 2 lb. Live Maine Lobster + 2 Sides for $42.95. Every Wednesday- $1 Freshly Shucked Oysters (ea). Valid May 20-December 31, 2019.

Eve European Salon
Pamper yourself to a full-service salon offering hair, skin, nails, lashes and makeup services. You can also download our mobile app to see the full list of services and/or book your own appointments (exclusive offers through the app) Or Mention Summer Specials to receive a % of your first Service. Valid June 1-August 31

The Gallery Food Hall
Enjoy $3 brews during LA home games now through the end of September. This includes Dodgers, LA Galaxy, LAFC, Rams and Chargers. This deal applies at Azulé, STRFSH and Paperboy.

The Hydration Room
Receive a FREE Vitamin B12 Shot as a new patient at The Hydration Room. Valid June 1-August 31, 2019.

Inner Light Manual Therapy
Relax this summer and take 20% off massage & bodywork specials all summer long!

Kings ATA Martial Arts
We are a Santa Monica Martial Arts facility. We focus on offering the most professional training available, in a fun, exciting environment. No martial arts experience needed.No uniform needed for camp. Camp Schedule June 18th – August 24th $250/ weekly or $75/ daily drop in. Camp hours Monday-Friday9am – 2pm. Hourly before care available 7:30AM – 9AM. Hourly after care available 2PM – CLOSE Ages 4-7 ( we do offer classes for age 2-3) Ages 8 -12

La Monarca Bakery
Frozen Friday buy one get one free Frappes! Make any of our drinks ice-blended for the Summer. Valid June 10-September 1, 2019.

Malin + Goetz
Visit our shop Thursday nights with your four-legged friend and enjoy sips + treats for dogs + humans. Every Thursday 4pm-6pm, June 6-December 26, 2019.

PAINT:LAB Summer Art Camp
Get the kids creative juices flowing with PAINT:LAB’s Summer Art Camp, Monday- Friday 12.30-3.30pm throughout the summer!
Mondays: Featured Artist; Tuesdays: Animals & their environment; Wednesdays: Mixed media; Thursdays: Am Drawing, Pm Arts & Crafts; Fridays: Fantasy art

Santa Monica Tickets Service
Get your summer show tickets with Santa Monica Tickets Service! $17.76 off any purchase of $200 or more. Valid May 20-September 30, 2019.

STRFSH
Get Oysters for only $1 during STRFSH’s Happy Hour! Every day throughout the summer from 4pm-7pm.

Upper West
Monday Night – All Night Happy Hour 5-10pm Tuesday Night – 1/2 Priced Bottles of Wine from 5-10pm Wednesday Night – Build your own Prix Fixe dinner. Valid June 10-August 31, 2019.

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