Comfort Inn Santa Monica - West Los Angeles
2815 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 828-5517
Fax: (310) 829-6084
The name of this landmark comes from a 19th-century trolley that was once located there. The trolley went between Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Pier. Now, Bergamot Station is an art complex housing over 30 galleries. There's a cafe onsite which makes it convenient to get a snack while you're visiting.
In 1978, Frank Gehry renovated this house that is now a must see on any architectural student's itinerary. He changed a simple Dutch-gabled cottage into a construction of corrugated metal, chain link, plywood and glass. The neighbors were nonplussed over the new look, but Gehry House has since become one of the most talked-about houses in the world. It is a good example of Deconstructionism-stripping a building down to its bare essentials. Today it remains a private residence, but the sidewalk is always free.
Free Little Library #0924 is a book box containing your favorite literature and story books. You can take and return a book and share them with your friends and family. Tucked away on a small beach road, the box is visible if only you are looking for it. Chances are you might pass it and never realize it. Free Little Library is all about good reads, and #0924 is just the same.
Virginia Avenue Park is a lush green park that is home to a multitude of local and community events regularly. Attend exotic markets, farmers' fairs, special workshops for one and all among a host of other things. Organize private events and parties or simply visit the nearby public library, either way you're sure to have fun here. Call the park for more details.
There is plenty to do at this recreation center for kids and adults alike. Kids will have fun on the playground that has swings, slides, a sandbox and climbing structures. For a picnic kick back on the grass or sit at one of the many picnic tables. There are tennis courts, basketball courts, a softball diamond and a gymnasium at Stoner Recreation Center. The gym is usually open to the public on Wednesday nights. The center and surrounding park aren't large, but it's a nice place to spend a day in the fresh air playing sports or just lounging around. To know more call them.
This aquatic park is run by the city of Los Angeles. More than just your average public pool, the Stoner Park Splash Park is like a playground for adults and children alike. Perfect for those hot California days, this swim center features a four foot wading pool, spray guns, mushroom shaped fountains, and perhaps best of all, a swirling water slide. Admittance is easy on the wallet too, with prices usually being under USD5 per person, making it a budget friendly activity for the whole family to enjoy together.
Named after California's last Mexican Governor, Pico Boulevard is Santa Monica's best known boulevard lined with malls, museums, film studios, churches, fashion streets, schools, art centers, galleries, bars and a pulsating nightlife to match. Completely cosmopolitan in nature, the area is dotted with Japanese, Persian, Caucasian, Jewish, Afro-American, Korean and Latin neighborhoods. Pico's attracts the discerning music aficionado also because it was featured in Massive Attacks hit song, 'Unfinished Sympathy' A visit to Santa Monica without strolling through Pico Boulevard would be unforgivable!
This small, bustling cluster of shops has helped build Santa Monica's reputation as a shopping Mecca. At the Santa Monica Main Street Shopping District you will find both: famous and not-so-famous clothing stores as well as a variety of funky furniture shops and upscale gift stores. A perfect one stop stretch for all your shopping needs. Credit cards accepted vary by store.
Third Street Promenade is a dazzling shopping destination with clothing boutiques, bars, bookstores, restaurants, movie theaters and more! The upscale chains have begun dominating the street, but there are still many local boutiques and specialty stores. As you walk along the street take the time to enjoy the street performers who create a fun atmosphere. Make sure to visit during the weekly farmer's market for tasty fresh food.
Camera Obscura, the term is a scientific mechanism. On your trip to Los Angeles visit this 108 year-old edifice in Senior Recreation Center which introduces you to this fascinating device. Standing in the dark rooms of this building, it is truly delightful to watch the outside scenery projected on a four foot disc. Don't miss out on this one, as this is one of the very few devices that are still running in the world!
Palisades Park is a great place for a picnic overlooking the ocean, or to watch the sunset with a loved one. There are all kinds of people here, from young teenagers to elderly couples to homeless people. Everybody likes to relax under the tall palm trees. Within the park are Santa Monica Visitors Information Center and Camera Obscura, where images are projected on a wall in the Senior Recreation Center.
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau provides four conveniently located Visitor Information Centers that are your source for all things Santa Monica. All of our Visitor Centers provide friendly, trained and knowledgeable travel counselors, free Visitor Guides and Maps, foreign language line and information on attractions, hotels, dining, museums, galleries and entertainment.