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.
Santa Monica Pier Carousel 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA90401 The 413,056-square-foot pier includes the historic carousel, designed by Charles Looff in 1916, one of the original…More designers of the Santa Monica Pleasure Pier. Many movies have been filmed using the carousel, including Beverly Hills Cop and The Net. The historical Santa Monica landmark is housed inside so it may be enjoyed year round. The merry-go-round is one of the few surviving all-wooden carousels in the world—less than 70 continue to operate today. The fanciful and elegant old machine, with its painted ponies and chariots, lights, brass poles and mirrors, turns as smoothly now as ever thanks to constant care and maintenance.
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.