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365 Things to do in Santa Monica

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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365 Things to do in Santa Monica – The Santa Monica Library is a LEED Certified Building

by WestsideDB April 25, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

As a Santa Monica GREEN certified Realtor, and confessed tree hugger, I love that my fair city, Santa Monica has taken initiatives towards sustainability and green building.  The downtown Santa Monica Library is a wonderful example of a healthy building that was completed just a few years ago.  I went there recently to pick up [...]

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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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#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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#20 WestsideDB’s 365 things to do in Santa Monica and the Westside – Gourmet Food Trucks on 31st Street

by WestsideDB January 17, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

I’m always looking for interesting and unique things going on in the area and today was no different, I ran across these great “food trucks” (for lack of a better word) that have all sorts of variety to choose from for just about any appetite. Check out my quick video below and have a look [...]

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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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#18 – 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica and the Westside – Recycle your Christmas Tree!

by WestsideDB January 4, 2011 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

Santa Monica real estate is typically pretty slow around the holidays, so I went away on vacation with the family and grew a beard in the process (more on that later). I really wanted to rent a living tree and got out-voted this year, so we went for the small version to keep the kids [...]

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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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#17 WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica – Michael’s Restaurant

by WestsideDB December 16, 2010 Dining

I have a few guilty pleasures. Michael’s is one of them. Simply because something this good should only be sampled once in a while, so as to not dilute the experience. But, go ahead, you NEED to go… Exquisite isn’t the word, it’s much more than that! Indulge and enjoy it!

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#15 WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica & the Westside -The Santa Monica Aquarium at the Pier

by WestsideDB December 3, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

I was out looking for some Santa Monica townhomes for sale for some clients and decided that after a little work, it was time to have quality time with my son.  Under the Santa Monica pier lies a hidden jem that is inexpensive to get into and a great interactive learning tool for kids and [...]

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#14 WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica – Fishing at Troutdale

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

Now and again the real estate world, for me, gets a little hectic and I have to remind myself to take a break from looking for houses for sale Santa Monica and get back to some of the more important things in life.  So, I took my son out for some “father and son” time [...]

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#16 WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica and the Westside – Watch out for Santa Claus in Santa Monica

by WestsideDB November 27, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

If you are wandering around Santa Monica on December 4 and you hear sirens, its because Santa Claus is doing his annual cruise through the neighborhoods accompanied by Santa Monica’s finest – the Boys in Blue.  That’s right, Santa Monica Police Department and a bright red fire engine will be escorting our fine fat jolly [...]

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#13 WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica – the Farmer’s Market

by WestsideDB November 7, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

Ever since having college roommates who were into the Organic Farming program at Evergreen, I’ve been into food.  Particularly organic food and the slow food movement.  While there are farmer’s markets almost everyday of the week, my personal favorite is on Wednesdays at Arizona and the Promenade – there seem to me more organic booths [...]

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#12 WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica – Santa Monica Place

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

I’ve been avoiding the Santa Monica place until the hub-bub died off.  When it opened last month it seemed like everyone in Santa Monica was swarming the downtown area.  Finally, I got a chance to check out this open air mall and have to say I am impressed.  I’ve never been one for shopping, but [...]

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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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#10 – WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica & The Westside – Santa Monica’s City Wide Yard Sale

by WestsideDB October 14, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

So on October 23rd SATURDAY, the City of Santa Monica is helping to organize a full on yard sale day to promote re-use.  You can register your yard sale and be a part of the event with free publicity from the good old City of Santa Monica.  You get to keep all of the proceeds [...]

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#9 365 Things to Do In Santa Monica – Food Trucks on Tuesday at the Victorian in Ocean Park

by WestsideDB October 12, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

If food is your thing – and since most of us eat it every day, I would encourage you to check out Tuesday nights at the Victorian in Ocean Park (hint: where the Saturday Farmer’s Market is at Ocean Park and Main St) View Larger Map We strolled through tonight to check it out and [...]

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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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#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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