The Sculpture Foundation, located in the famous Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica., is a private…More foundation that provides sculptures from over 130 artists (valued at over $34 million) to communities throughout the United States and the world. The organization is passionate about providing exhibitions and contemporary landmark public artworks to municipal centers, small towns, state parks and art institutions.</p>
California Heritage Museum 2612 Main St, Santa Monica, CA90405 Built in 1894 for Roy Jones, son of Santa Monica's founder, Sen. John Jones, this landmark building opened as a museum…More in 1980. In addition to a permanent collection that features historic photographs and decorative arts, the Heritage Museum presents special exhibits focusing on California artists and artisans. The real star of this collection is the 1894 Victorian house the museum occupies. The interior has been beautifully restored to represent four decades of design.
American Motel 1243 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA90401 With pretty palm trees outside, the American Motel on Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica is a deal for those looking to save…More money or to stay in simple lodging. The front desk is located on the street, with the motel located in the back above the parking lot. The motel offers private bathrooms, beds and televisions as well as telephones. A soda machine is located on the premises. The motel is within walking distance to many Santa Monica landmarks, including the pier and Third Street Promenade.
The Galley 2442 Main St, Santa Monica, CA90405 The Galley is Santa Monica's oldest restaurant. Around since 1934, it is considered a historic landmark as well as a…More classic neighborhood haunt. Owned and operated by Ron Schur and his wife Camille, this spot is known for its steak platters and seafood pasta dishes, such as Shrimp Diablo and Linguini with Clams. It even serves platters for two, which seems to make it a popular date night spot.
Carousel Cafe 1604 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA90401 Carousel Cafe is a mom-and-pop hamburger stand that makes a fantastic burger (the bacon burger is as good as it gets),…More complements it with a generous portion of fries (steak salt is available at the window). Other selections include steak sandwiches, hotdogs, ice cream, frozen bananas, shake and malts, there are also many Mexican selections available. This beachfront food stand has been a Santa Monica landmark for many years and provides tasty food and the counter servers are sweet and attentive. There is a large paid parking near the stand and the beach.
Phillips Chapel CME Church 2001 4th St, Santa Monica, CA90405 Phillips Chapel CME Church has graced 4th and Colorado for more than a century. When it was built in 1909, it was the…More only church in Santa Monica used exclusively by African-Americans. It recently became a historic landmark because of its significance in Santa Monica's African-American community. Though it ha been used as a school and meeting lodge at times, it is now a house of worship and Bible study once again. Come by on a Sunday morning and you may find Reverand U.L. Butts leading the choir in a hymn.
Palisades Park Ocean Ave & Idaho Ave, Santa Monica, CA90403 Stretching 1.5 miles, Palisades Park offers the most scenic views of Santa Monica's 26 parks and is one of the best…More sunset destinations in Los Angeles County. The city's biggest park runs along Ocean - from Colorado Ave. to San Vicente - and features a Visitors Center kiosk, picnic areas, benches, a Camera Obscura, a rose garden, a pergola and a beacon overlook. Also located at Palisades Park is the Senior Center (at Ocean and Santa Monica), and the nearby shuffleboard courts. Palisades Park is a City of Santa Monica Landmark and runs along the final stretch of the current course for the Los Angeles Marathon.
Calvary Baptist Church 1502 20th St, Santa Monica, CA90404 The Calvary Baptist Church, founded by an original group of 12, recently celebrated its 90th Anniversary.…More This church landmark stands proud with history, and exudes a patina of charm and character that only time can deliver. Upon entry you can't help but notice the beautiful stained glass windows that warm the church with radiant color. The congregation, lead by Deacon Herman Williams, names amongst its esteemed followers, Nat Travis, the first African American Mayor of Santa Monica. The church is conveniently located at the corner of 20th Street and Broadway.