First Timer's Guide To Santa Monica

First Timer's Guide To Santa Monica

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You're in Santa Monica for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    The parking lots open officially at daylight. You may not be able to use the pay machines before then. -- Peggy Archer via Foursquare
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    Awesome views and a few good places to eat along the boardwalk. Head South and you will hit Muscle Beach in Venice. Head North towards Malibu and you will hit Will Rogers State Beach. -- Olin Downs via Foursquare
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    Спуститесь по Ocean Park и поверните направо. Здесь почасовая парковка $1, а не плата за день - от $6 до 12. Это удобно, если не хотите валятся на пляже весь день. -- Maria Podolyak via Foursquare
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    Make sure you read all parking signs and rules... city of Santa Monica is notorious for strict enforcement even if signs are unclear. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FREE PARKING AT THE BEACH! -- Mike Dillin via Foursquare
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    .@johnharpster won't let me share the parking tip of the century... But, uh this is the 'nice' shutters at the beach / casa del mar guests & table service zone. Mmm mango con chile for $5! -- gina mom via Foursquare
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    People watch; bring a sketchbook or camera. Feel the sand beneath yer feet. Enjoy the immensity of the sea. Stop by a divey hole in the wall; beer it up. Churro. Rent a cruiser. Ferris wheel it. Relax -- Emma Goo via Foursquare
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    This trolley station-turned-art collective not only houses the Santa Monica Museum of Art, but also the largest grouping of galleries on the West Coast. Parking is free and there’s a large lot on site -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Para dominguear! Súper cool! -- Talin Mirzoyan via Foursquare
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    Best trash talk in town. Watch out for fur bikinis! -- Klara Licht via Foursquare
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    Good spot to beach it and have a lifeguard on duty!!! -- Christina Jolin via Foursquare
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    Lay in the sand, swim in the water. Its neat. -- Nick Pietryga via Foursquare
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    "Mango's, Mango's, Mango's, Mango's, Mango's, Mango's" No need to bring your own Mangos to THIS beach. Someone walks by every 3 minutes with a whole bunch for you to buy. -- Jason M via Foursquare
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