los angeles Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Upvote the things that are worth driving all the way across Los Angeles for.

Everyone in Los Angeles has been to Santa Monica - that glistening beach city of the edge of forever - for one reason or another. They all probably had a good time, but good times don’t mean anything if you have to sit in traffic for an hour to drive sixteen miles. That single fact is one of the main reasons why so few people actually ever visit the People’s Republic of Santa Monica - even those who live in Southern California. But you know what? Maybe everyone should start driving out there again. After all, it has a roller coaster, lots of art, and there’s even a haunted restaurant. If you need more reasons to be sold on driving to Santa Monica, look no further than this list of things to do in Santa Monica - for tourists and even locals who should just suck it up and make the drive.

When you live in LA, it’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day grind of traffic, work, traffic, expensive drinks, traffic, sleep, rinse, and repeat. But every once in a blue moon you need to get out of the city and hit the boardwalk and the Santa Monica boardwalk is a mere stone’s throw from the big city. Yes, the traffic to get to the beach is the worst, but after a day of fancy coffee, funnel cake, an Italian sandwich the size of a newborn, and turtle races, you’ll forget all about sitting in your car for an hour.

Vote up the best reasons to drive to Santa Monica, and if you’ve been driving there every day for something special – add it to the list!

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To Have a Beach Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Have a Beach Day

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To Get the Godmother Sandwich ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Get the Godmother Sandwich at Bay Cities Italian Deli

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To go to the Santa Monica Farm... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
Tess added To go to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market

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To Play Some Skeeball Down on ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Play Some Skeeball Down on the Pier

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To Get a Funnel Cake, Year Rou... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Get a Funnel Cake, Year Round

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To Visit the Bergamot Station ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Visit the Bergamot Station Arts Center

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To See the Turtle Races at Bre... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To See the Turtle Races at Brennan's Pub

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To Buy Some Gems at the Santa ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Buy Some Gems at the Santa Monica Airport Flea Market

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To See the Santa Monica Librar... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To See the Santa Monica Library at Night

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The Play Pokemon GO on the Pie... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
The Play Pokemon GO on the Pier

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To Walk the Santa Monica Stair... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Walk the Santa Monica Stairs

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To Take a Stroll Through Palis... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Take a Stroll Through Palisades Park

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To Pick Up Your Significant Ot... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Pick Up Your Significant Other from Work

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To Learn Trapeze is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Learn Trapeze

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To Take Headshots at the Pier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Take Headshots at the Pier

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To Ride That Rickety Roller Co... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Ride That Rickety Roller Coaster

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To Get Some Classic Movie Rent... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Get Some Classic Movie Rentals from Vidiots

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Fish Tacos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
Fish Tacos

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To Have a Mint Mojito at Philz... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Have a Mint Mojito at Philz Coffee

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To Take an Instagram at the In... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Take an Instagram at the International Chess Park

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To See a Free Show at the Pier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
Elise Hennigan added To See a Free Show at the Pier

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To Play Hide and Seek in Woodl... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Play Hide and Seek in Woodlawn Cemetery

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To Have All the Beet Smoothies... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Have All the Beet Smoothies You Can Drink at Mrs. Winston's

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To Have Dinner in The Georgian... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Have Dinner in The Georgian Hotel's Haunted Dining Room

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To Have a Business Meeting Dun... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Have a Business Meeting Dunkin' Donuts

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To go to the Santa Monica Cont... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
Tess added To go to the Santa Monica Contemporary Craft Show

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Get Cultured at The Santa Moni... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
Get Cultured at The Santa Monica Museum of Art

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To See Arthur Nakane: One-Man ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To See Arthur Nakane: One-Man Band

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To Begin Your Standup Career a... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Begin Your Standup Career at an Open Mic

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To Check Out Some Commissioned... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Check Out Some Commissioned Public Art Works

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To Take a Lover's Ride on ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Take a Lover's Ride on the South Bay Bicycle Trail

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Play Softball At Memorial Park is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
HoserUSC added Play Softball At Memorial Park

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To Strum a Vintage Guitar at M... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Strum a Vintage Guitar at McCabe’s Guitar Shop

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To Drop Someone Off at Santa M... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Drop Someone Off at Santa Monica Airport

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To Visit the YouTube Space is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things You'll Drive to Santa Monica For
To Visit the YouTube Space