One of our favorite SoCal cities and home to one of our Nekter stores, is Santa Monica. We feel so fortunate to have a store so close to the ocean. Our team members get to explore a lot of great places in the area and we wanted to share their favorite things to do! Next time you’re on the west side, stop by Nekter on 2nd Street and ask a team member what their favorite thing to do is! Here’s our top 10 list!
Santa Monica Stairs – the Santa Monica stairs are located at 699 Adelaide Dr, just off of 4th Street. They are one of favorite workouts in Los Angeles. They view is amazing and you’ll get an incredible leg workout.
Santa Monica Pier Pacific Park – Take a stroll down the pier and visit Pacific Park. It’s a great thing to do with family and friends. There’s a roller coaster, ferris wheel, tons of good eats and musicians galore.
Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts – Every summer from July to September Santa Monica pier is host to Twilight Concerts on Thursday evenings. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and listen to live music with friends as the sun sets. It’s one of our favorite summer traditions.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium – Many people don’t know about this aquarium and some call it a “hidden gem.” It’s the perfect place to take the kids on a summer day and then you can head over to Pacific Park for lunch!
Bike Riding – There’s a great bike path in Santa Monica where you’ll get a great beach view and people watch. It’s fun, a great workout and beautiful scenery! It’s a must do while you’re in town.
Santa Monica Farmer’s Market – By far one of the best farmer’s markets in Southern California! We love finding fresh fruits and veggies and strolling through 3rd Street Promenade. There’s also great lunch spots at the Farmer’s Market too; so next time you’re in the area on a weekday, go hungry because you’re bound to find something delish!
3rd Street Promenade – A historical shopping mecca! The promenade is blocks longs with a variety of shops and restaurants and movie theaters. It’s great day or night. Whether you’re taking a family trip, going out for a date night, or spending some quality time with friends you’re bound to have a good time!
Santa Monica Beach – Visiting the beach is always a good idea and one of our favorite things to do! Packing up some delicious snacks (like our acaî bowls or pitaya bowls) and heading to the sand for some sun and surf does a body good!
Yoga By the Beach – What’s better than yoga? Yoga by the beach of course! There are several studios and instructors who teach classes on the beach in Santa Monica and it’s always so much fun. Pack your mat and bring a friend!
Visit Nekter Juice Bar – Pick up a fresh juice or bowl and take a stroll through town!
*Photo by: Garrett Leight