// things to do //
Bungalow - If you're under 40 and live in SAMO, you go out to Bungalow all the time. It's an old mansion converted into a bar, and is a beautiful place to go out at night. Lots of babes tryna stunt so be on the lookout.
Visit or walk to the Santa Monica Pier
Visit the rooftop at the Shangri-La for a sunset drink, called Suite 700
Santa Monica Museum of Art - Your mother would be proud
Hike the Santa Monica Steps - For good exercise, these are a local favorite and burn mass calories.
Unplugged Meditation - Take a quick intro class here, or do one of the guided ones as a group, this place rules for beginners or people who have been meditating for a while.
// places to eat //
Tacos Por Favor: Bomb, and super cheap taco joint.
Main Squeeze: One of my favorite local juice/smoothie spots
Kye's on Montana for a sushi burrito (yes they exist)
The Hive: The best smoothie I may have ever had, and they also have kombucha on tap! A white girls dream.
Huckleberry: Gets super busy but worth it.
Hinterland: Super sexy, very small place, owned by Nick Jonas. Food here is BOMB.
Cassia: Asian influence, and super famous in L.A. it's good for a night out.
Belcampo Meat Co.: A local favorite.
The Albright: One of the best kept secrets in Santa Monica. Such good seafood!
Thai Vegan: Super cheap, easy spot.
Brick & Mortar: Good spot to please everyone, we go here a lot!
The Chestnut Club - Grab a drink here at this super cute, exposed brick, laid back atmosphere bar.
Milo and Olive - Good spot for a girls dinner, super cute and delicious.
Red O Santa Monica; Classic, nicer dining
Terrazza - PIZZA. Although most Cali pizza isn't that good (some say it's the water) this is a pretty bomb spot.
Blue Plate Taco: So good and light! There are two locations you can go to, on Ocean or on Montana.
Sweet Lady Jane: The best desert bakery in SAMO - hundred.
R + D Kitchen: Expect a long line at this Montana spot, but you'll be glad you waited for amazing veggie burgers and delicious eats!