Summer Fun Ideas in Santa Monica

In celebration of Summer 2017, we are excited to kick off the first blog for 1420 SM Apartments!

As a resident at 1420 SM Apartments, the list of entertainment options is endless!

Here’s a sweet list of 4 must see and do ideas in Santa Monica:

Things to do:

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Santa Monica Place

Set on the more commercial side of Santa Monica, at the Promenade’s southern end, is the revamped Santa Monica Place shopping center. Just two blocks from the beach and the Santa Monica Pier, the mall attracts many tourists looking for a quintessential LA shopping experience.  Major retail outlets like Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom sit alongside the very LA eatery True Food Kitchen. (via Things to do: LA)

twilight concerts

Twilight Summer Concert Series

LA’s favorite Summer tradition and premier outdoor concert series, the 33rd annual Twilight Concerts at the Pier, returns Thursday, June 22nd presented by Snapchat! Come catch the best contemporary and classic music with the most amazing views in Southern California.

Lineup: (Main, Opener)

  • June 22, Neo Soul/R&B: Khalid, Bibi Bourelly
  • June 29, Indie Pop: LeMaitre, Coast Modern
  • July 13, Reggae: Marcia Griffiths, Jah9
  • July 20, Rock: Eric Burdon & The Animals, Mr. Elevator, Rusty’s EAC
  • July 27, Aussie Dance: Miami Horror, Cleopold
  • August 3, Americana: Valerie June, Irma Thomas
  • August 10, Latin: Mon Laferte, Buscabulla
  • August 17, Indie Rock/Alt: Warpaint, TBA

Go car-free! For more information on public transportation options, directions, parking and beach guidelines, visit  (via


Palisades Park

This lush, 25-acre park overlooking the Pacific is a wonderful place for walkers, bikers and people watchers, and connects with the broad Santa Monica beach made famous in TV’s “Baywatch” episodes.(via Trip Advisor)


Arclight Santa Monica

Can you believe the Arclight Santa Monica is the first cinema complex to open anywhere in Santa Monica in over 20 years?! Located steps away from the Pacific Ocean in Downtown Santa Monica, the unique, all-outdoor Santa Monica Place hosts the state-of-the-art Arclight Santa Monica.  Enjoy high-end amenities including reserved seating, black-box auditorium, commercial-free movies, gourmet cuisine and more.





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