10 Fun Things to do on Main Street this Summer

  • Visit the Sunday Farmer’s Market- From 8.30am until 1.30pm Main Street is bustling with fruit stalls, vegetable vendors and fresh local produce for you to try! Not only is it a treat for your tastebuds but it looks beautiful too, bright colors burst out of every stall, inviting you to come in and try the foods. Live music provides a great atmosphere for the whole family on those sleepy Sundays, come down and take a look!
  • Be Mindful- Head down to Mindfulnest art shop every second Friday of the month from 6-9pm for discounted goods, a chance to meet local artists and some tasty treats! Whilst their Second Friday Fun events are worth a visit, head down there any day of the week to check out their collection.
  • Surf’s Up!- Grab a surfboard from ZJ’s boardhouse and head across the street to Santa Monica beach! With Main Street’s idyllic location near the ocean front there’s no excuse not to hit the white sand and ride some waves. There is also lessons available for those beginners out there who want to give it a go. If the waters not your thing ZJ’s also has skateboards available so you can roll along and explore Main Street.
  • Relax- When you’re looking to escape some of the stress of city life Main Street has some gorgeous spas for you to be pampered to your heart’s content. Alchemie is an organic spa offering an array of therapeutic massages and energetic facials, whereas Cha Spa offers cleansing teas and nail treatments.5
  • Uplift Yourself- Yogaworks offers a range of classes and workshops to revitalize your mind and body through yoga. They have classes that range from novice to total yogi, so there is something for everyone. Nothing feels better than clearing your head and strengthening your body, come see for yourself!
  • Be Happy- If you’re looking to be a little less kind to your body Main Street’s fun-loving bars offer a host of happy hours every night of the week! With everything from upscale cocktail bars to Irish pubs, there’ll be a watering hole for you. Check out the Main Street website for the full list and times.
  • Dine Al Fresco- Main Street has a vast number of outdoor dining areas and patios for you to enjoy those long summer evenings. There’s, ramen, curries, burgers, raw cuisine, italian… the list goes on. Make the most of the beautiful Santa Monica summers and eat outside! As above, the full list of restaurants can be found on the Main Street website.
  • Get Cultural- To get your dose of culture in the area head down to the California Heritage Museum, located right on Main Street. The museum building itself is worth going to see, a beautiful old house designed by renowned architect Sumner P. Hunt. There are always new things to explore in the Heritage Museum but the permanent exhibition houses photographs of the the early days of Main Street, and the ostrich farm that occupied the majority of ocean park!
  • Food Trucks- Every Tuesday between 5.30-9.30pm a diverse range of gourmet food trucks bring their delicious and affordable foods to a lot right outside the California Heritage Museum. Bring blankets and set up a picnic on the museum lawn or grab your food and take it over to the Victorian, where you can sit on the patio or hang out in the bar. The list of food trucks changes weekly, you can check out which vendors will be there on www.lotmom.com.
  •  Wine + Canvas- BYOB and enjoy an evening of painting hosted by streetcraftLA. They have public dates set up as well as the opportunity to do a private event, so grab your friends and some wine and they’ll provide the paint brushes, who knows you may take home a masterpiece!

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