LA Diary: Santa Monica

Finally, here is a continuation of my LA Diary, a series to map out my favorite neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Today, I decided to focus on Santa Monica, a beachfront entity which I had to privilege to intern at this past summer. These photos were taken with my iphone, so excuse the different layout than our previous posts. Hope you enjoy! -Amanda

  1. Santa Monica Pier – Of course, who could visit Santa Monica without stopping by the pier? This place screams tourist trap, but the rides are fun, the atmosphere is fun, and the waves are fun. (Left: amusement area, Right: below the deck area)

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Perfect place to watch the sunset. Also a fun fact: Ocean Park (pictured right), which is located on the other side of the pier, is far more quiet than its Santa Monica beach counterpart.

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2. The New Santa Monica Place (left) – Located right at Third Street Promenade, it features stores ranging from Barneys to All Saints and 7 for All Mankind. Cheesecake Factory is also under construction and looking to open soon as well.

3. WeWork (right) – WeWork is a cool co-working place located at 520 Broadway. I had the opportunity to tour this place with my team when it first opened in July. Below is a picture of its open kitchen.

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5. The Misfit Bar (left) – Love this place. Perfect when you want a quick but good meal. You can get its daily dish for $5 on weekdays via their Bar Fly lunch.

6. Pono Burger (right) – Organic beef burgers served in this antique looking container dining area. You can’t go wrong.

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7. Hillstone (left) – Another delicious burger place. I highly recommend the California Burger and Thai Noodle Salad.

8. Sunny Blue (right) – Omusubi (Japanese rice balls) are served at Sunny Blue. You can select toppings and create your ideal ball.

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9. Santa Monica Farmers Market (left) – This farmers market is the one to beat. Dozens, if not hundreds, of vendors locate here to sell fresh produce. Runs every Wednesday and Sunday.

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Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for the next post of LA Diary!

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2 thoughts on “LA Diary: Santa Monica

  1. WeWork looks like such an amazing place to work at! I have been meaning to get a tour there. And Misfit – have you guys had their sea salt chocolate chip cookies? Omg drool. Thanks for sharing your pics!

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