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Outdoor Fun

365 Things to Do in Santa Monica and The Westside of Los Angeles – Venice Beach Ocean Front Walk

by WestsideDB May 31, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

Venice Beach California not only has some of the most incredible selections of Venice real estate, it has one of the biggest tourist draws – Venice Beach boardwalk.  On the south end of the beach, is the Washington Pier and as you cruise on up north, like in this video, you can take in the [...]

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# 24 WestsideDB’s 365 Things To Do on the Westside – Solstice Canyon Hike – Caution! Waterfalls are Pretty

by WestsideDB February 24, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

Occasionally I’ll take a Sunday off from hosting open houses for homes for sale in West LA and spend some time with the family and just plain old good exercise.  Today we went up to Solstice Canyon which I had just heard about a month prior from another real estate buddy.  (Are there really any [...]

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#23 Westside DB’s 365 Things To Do in Santa Monica – Annenberg Community House Beach Tour

by WestsideDB February 11, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE “Back at the Beach” next to the Annenberg Community House! My own secret “country club” that my family and I can enjoy for hours at a very reasonable rate.  I wrote about it awhile ago for spring break, which is now just around the corner again.  It’s [...]

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#22 Westside DB’s 365 Things To Do in Santa Monica – Surfing at Venice Pier and Ocean Front Walk

by WestsideDB February 10, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

One of the most relaxing things that you can do for yourself is to take a stroll down to Venice Pier in Venice (obviously) where Washington Blvd intersects Ocean Front Walk. Gorgeous views, relaxing atmosphere, fresh air… It’s just a great place to go and where I often get my own juices flowing, therefore, it [...]

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#19 WestsideDB’s 365 things to do in Santa Monica and the Westside – Hiking Temescal Canyon

by WestsideDB January 8, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

I’m WestsideDB and I sell homes in Santa Monica California as well as all over the Westside of Los Angeles.  Many of the things that I treasure the most about this area are within a short walk or drive to the Westside and today, my evolving series on “365 Things to Do in Santa Monica [...]

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#17 WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica – ICE Go Ice Skating!

by WestsideDB December 20, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

It’s that time of year again! Take a break from the Santa Monica real estate market and looking for homes for sale in Santa Monica and Let’s go ICE skating in downtown Santa Monica.  The City of Santa Monica takes the parking lot at the corner of Arizona and 5th and turns it into an [...]

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#11 WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica and the Westside – Pico Festival

by WestsideDB October 15, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

Been to Pico recently?  Chances are you’ve crossed it one way or another from Santa Monica to Downtown LA.  This weekend from 10am – 5pm is a free event happening that’s great for the family and the solo artists – Art, classics cars, food, and good times all sponsored by our friends at the Pico [...]

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#8 – WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica – The Ferris Wheel!

by WestsideDB October 1, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

I know you’ve seen it.  Even if you don’t live here in Santa Monica, you’ve undoubtedly seen this icon – 9 stories tall and the only solar powered ferris wheel in the world.  You’ve seen it if you watch the opening shots of NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno, American Idol or ABC’s Private Practice.  [...]

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Guess this Santa Monica Location and Win a $20 Gift Card to the Store of your Choice

by WestsideDB September 27, 2010 Humor

I walk around my Santa Monica neighborhood a lot.  In fact, its a pretty walkable city – check out walkscore.com to see how walkable your neighborhood is. Anyway, here’s a mural I found that’s in a secret location.  Guess the street and location, and I’ll send you a $20 gift card to the local store [...]

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#7 – WestsideDB 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica – GLOW 2010

by WestsideDB September 21, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

While I’ve never been to Burning Man, I went to GLOW last year and was humbled by creativity and innovation that artists have created on the Santa Monica Beach. I imagine that if GLOW trips you out, Burning Man would knock you into a different wavelength altogether. It’s a great event happening on this Saturday [...]

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#5 – WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica – The Santa Monica Swim Center

by WestsideDB September 8, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

At Pico Blvd and 16th is Santa Monica College and hidden behind that wall facing 16th is the Santa Monica Swim Center where for 2 bucks (if you’re a resident) you can enjoy two different pools that are usually teeming with kids during the summer months.  (It’s 5 bucks if you live anywhere other than [...]

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#1 Things to Do in Santa Monica – Go to The Beach Already!

by WestsideDB August 30, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

As a part of a new thread here on SamoLive, we are sharing over 365 things to do in Santa Monica, most of them free too! Since we are just a few days away from the end of summer, and the June Gloom has finally burned off, our first post is dedicated to one of [...]

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Santa Monica Summer Dance Series

by SM mom June 11, 2010 Events

The good folks over at YoVenice have a good write up on what’s happening this summer at the pier.  The line up is included. http://www.yovenice.com/2010/06/10/twilight-dance-series-at-the-santa-monica-pier-schedule-2010/

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The LA Marathon Comes to Santa Monica – Traffic Comes to a Standstill

by SM mom March 18, 2010 Events

Santa Monica Welcomes the LA Marathon! This Sunday, March 21, approximately 25,000 runners will race on the world-premiere course through four cities and past dozens of  Los Angeles landmarks before finally heading through Santa Monica on the way to a finish line that’s just steps from the Santa Monica Pier and beach.  The new “Stadium [...]

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How easy is it to walk in Santa Monica?

by WestsideDB July 10, 2009 Events

There’s a great website called Walkscore.com that will allow you to enter in your address and see how walk-able your neighborhood is.  The site takes into consideration local amenities, schools, restaurants, parks and more. See how your Santa Monica’s zip codes compare: 90401 – 98/100 – walker’s paradise 90402 – 65/100 – somewhat walk-able 90403 [...]

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