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I passed by this house and didn't know what it was but decided to take a look and I'm glad I did! The house is really striking and picturesque, as is the one opposite. I paid $5 admission and it was totally worth it. The...More
The California heritage Museum is a good place to spend some time while you are in Santa Monica. The museum is in a converted home dating from the Victorian era and is in a quaint area of the city and offers some additional history to...More
Located on Main St about a mile South of the 3rd St Promenade, this small museum is in one of the first Victorian houses built in Santa Monica. It is furnished with period-correct furnishings and decor on the ground floor, while upstairs you'll find an...More
The history covered in the museum from the first Native Americans, Spanish occupation hence "Santa" or "San" heading most of the bigger areas in LA. Shirley Temple lived here. History of Flight in this area.
One of the first houses to be built in Santa Monica (for a local dignitary) this isn't your typical museum. The house is decorated and furnished in the 1900-1930 era (...or eerie?). Nothing is behind glass and you feel you have stepped back in time...More
This place is beautiful. We saw a band play here in the basement, where they have a bar and lounge, which was a very cool experience. I also noticed they have gourmet food trucks in the parking lot on Tuesday's. Totally worth checking out!
I recently visited this little museum. The volunteer guides were very well informed. The tour of the house was very interesting and even had a piece of furniture Bela Legosi (Dracula) once owned. They had a current exhibition also of native american indian photographs and...More
The California Heritage Museum offers wonderful exhibits that take you back in time to eras in California history. The collections are exhibited in a late 19th century home, which is a delight to walk through. If you are old enough, you will recognize items that...More
There was a wonderful exhibit of Hawaiian style furnishings, including wonderful kitschy Hawaiian lamps, and lovely rattan furniture. It was California meets Hawaii in the living room and the dining room.
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller
coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.