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Everything about Santa Monica sizzles, from hundreds of funky shops and restaurants to more than three miles of white sandy beach, to the multitude of celebrities zipping into the local airport and out on Montana Avenue. The subject of popular songs, movies and television shows ("Baywatch" was one of many filmed here), the city has a vibe like no other. Hollywood haute couture meets surfer chic meets hippie casual, and somehow it all works. A word of advice: ditch the car and walk everywhere. Santa Monica is small and prides itself on being pedestrian- and environmentally friendly. You won't need wheels at the auto-free Third Street Promenade, a stroller's paradise known for its multitude of cinemas, restaurants and street performers. Or at the famous and historic Santa Monica Pier, home to tempting smells from fast-food stalls and the solar-powered, nine-storey high Ferris wheel that has long been a symbol of the city. If your feet start to fail, hop on the electrically powered Tide Shuttle, a bus service that runs along the beach offering great views plus a ride to the artsy Bergamot Station and the Santa Monica Museum of Art, or your next spirited Santa Monica destination.
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By Visit Santa MonicaUnique Parks throughout Santa Monica
From art sculptures and observation decks to sports courts and playgrounds; plus walking trails, picnic spots, and tons of green space to lie back and relax on; Santa Monica is home to more than 20 different parks — each with its own unique vibe. Make the most of the city's 300—plus days of sunshine by hanging out at one of its best public spaces.
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- By Refinery29The Most Instagrammed L.A. LandmarksIt probably doesn't surprise you that local spots like Disneyland and Dodger Stadium have the official honor of being among the most Instagrammed places in the world. But the L.A. love doesn't end there. A slew of haunts pops up in our Instagram feeds on the regular, courtesy of locals and out-of-towners alike. Ahead, get ready to feast your eyes on some of the coolest, most photogenic corners of the city — without ever having to sit in traffic. From a Blade Runner building to the dreamiest art havens around, click through for the L.A. spots that are always #instagood. Read More: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/popular-los-angeles-landmark-photos42 items
- By ThrillistThe Best Places in LA to Watch the Super BowlIf you believe the stereotypes (and Curb Your Enthusiasm), we Angelenos are chai latte-drinking, avocado toast-eating, Prius-driving peeps -- we’re not football fans. But this year’s different: Our very own team, the LA Rams (which returned to our fine city in 2016 after more than 20 years in St. Louis), has made it all the way to Super Bowl LIII. So, if there was ever a year to proudly party on game day in Los Angeles, this is it. Rather than invite everyone you know to your place to gorge on whatever mediocre stuff you bought at Ralph’s, get out there and join your fellow city folk as we watch our team take on a little-known outfit from the East Coast. Here are 15 Super Bowl viewing spots around Los Angeles -- from sports bars to BBQ joints to breweries -- offering specials, deals, parties, and more in honor of the championship showdown. Read More: https://www.thrillist.com/drink/los-angeles/where-to-watch-the-super-bowl-bars-la13 items