What to Do in Santa Monica

Explore With Ease From The Huntley Hotel

Never wonder what to do in Santa Monica when you stay at The Huntley Hotel. Placing you in the center of it all, our hotel gives you easy access to the top attractions, dining, and shopping during your stay. From where to go in Santa Monica to finding the best local eats, discover it all in our guide below. 


No trip to Santa Monica is complete without a pit stop at one of its many beautiful beaches. All within a ten-minute drive of our hotel, the beaches in Santa Monica and Los Angeles are some of the best in the world. Enjoy an afternoon of sun, sand, and people watching during your visit to one of the nearby beaches.

  • Santa Monica State Beach
  • Will Rogers State Beach
  • Sorrento Beach 
  • Venice Beach


Go beyond the beach and discover some of the city’s most notable attractions. Experience the bright lights and fun of the Santa Monica Pier and the attached amusement park, Pacific Park. Or explore the natural beauty of Santa Monica at one of the many local parks. However you choose to spend your time, you’re sure to find something to suit a range of interests.

  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Pacific Park
  • Palisades Park
  • Tongva Park

Santa Monica Wellness

Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean your health and wellness goals have to take a backseat. Give your mind and body a workout during your stay with us in Santa Monica. We are proud to offer our guests a fully equipped gym to help you stay on track. There are also plenty of beautiful Santa Monic running routes and beach yoga classes to take advantage of while you visit. Clean eating is also easier than ever with hundreds of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Santa Monica, as well as local farmers markets. 

  • Beach Yoga SoCal
  • True Food Kitchen
  • The Santa Monica Wednesday Farmers Market


Get a taste for Santa Monica at the varied restaurants found within a short distance of our hotel. From traditional Mexican fare to classic American, explore the diverse flavors of Santa Monica at some of our favorite local eateries. 

  • Lula Cocina Mexicana
  • Wexler’s Deli
  • Father’s Office
  • Cha Cha Chicken


Experience the diverse culture of Santa Monica during a shopping trip through the top local boutiques, vintage shops, and popular retail outlets. Add some laid-back California cool to your wardrobe as you peruse the shops in the notable shopping districts and markets below.

  • Third Street Promenade
  • Santa Monica Place
  • Ocean Park
  • Santa Monica Farmers Market

Santa Monica Events

From wellness events on the Santa Monica Pier to seasonal festivals and celebrations, experience the best local events and happenings during your stay. 

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