Local Attractions

Santa Monica is an Ideal Central Location

Outstanding shopping, captivating cultural attractions, and an extraordinary arts scene – if you can imagine it, you can experience it here in Santa Monica. The Ambrose benefits from a prime hotel location near some of the area’s best-known landmarks and attractions, including the Third Street Promenade, the Santa Monica Pier, and Bergamot Station. We’ve listed some of our favorite things to do and see below; don’t hesitate to ask us if you’d like more information about these or other attractions.

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O'Briens Irish Pub

Distance: 0.3 Miles From Hotel

A classic tavern offering pub grub, draft brews and sports

The Misfit Restaurant + Bar

Distance: 1.4 Miles From Hotel

Creative comfort food and handcrafted cocktails

Santa Monica Farmer's Market

Distance: 1.4 Miles From Hotel

Open air gatherings showcasing and selling some of Southern California's most delicious seasonal produce and local vendors

Douglas Park

Distance: 0.4 Miles From Hotel

This neighborhood park is home to two tennis courts, 3 reflecting ponds, a lawn bowling green and a multitude of picnic areas.

The Marvin Braude Bike Trail

Distance: 15.2 Miles From Hotel

22-mile long, paved trail that starts in Santa Monica, passes through Venice and finishes at Torrance County Beach

Barkowski

Distance: 1.8 Miles From Hotel

1960s retro themed bar, booths and a bumper pool table

The Daily Pint

Distance: 1.3 Miles From Hotel

Collegial bar known for single malts galore plus 30+ craft beers on tap

Santa Monica Brew Works

Distance: 0.5 Miles From Hotel

Local brewery with a "beach brewed" philosphy that embodies the spirit of Santa Monica

The Buffalo Club

Distance: 0.8 Miles From Hotel

Custom cocktail menu featuring pre-prohibition era cocktail creations made with fresh squeezed juices, house-infused syrups and fresh fruit infusions

Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery

Distance: 0.9 Miles From Hotel

Popular artisan bakery and cafe offers a delicious selection of sweet and savory treats!

R+D Kitchen

Distance: 1.2 Miles From Hotel

R+D Kitchen offers sophisticated and fresh cuisine to its strong local following.

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen

Distance: 0.8 Miles From Hotel

Upscale neighborhood restaurant with a wine selection that's second to none and a small farm to table that perfectly captures what California cooking is all about

Father's Office

Distance: 1.4 Miles From Hotel

Popular american gastropub serving the celebrated "Office Burger" and 36 craft beers on tap

Wilshire Restaurant

Distance: 0.4 Miles From Hotel

Upscale restaurant known for seasonal New American cuisine, stylish decor & hip bar and patio.

Milo & Olive

Distance: 0.7 Miles From Hotel

All day outfit offers wood-fired pizza, New American Small plates and baked goods in a communal setting

Bread & Porridge

Distance: 0.3 Miles From Hotel

Local cafe for hearty breakfasts, plus lunchtime salads and sandwiches with an international fair

Local Kitchen & Wine Bar

Distance: 1.6 Miles From Hotel

Cozy neighborhood bistro for wood-fired pizzas, wine friendly small plates and classic cocktails

Thyme Cafe and Market

Distance: 1.7 Miles From Hotel

Modern, stylish eatery and shop full of gourmet entrees, soups, sandwiches and more!

Gourmet Food Truck Lot

Distance: 2.4 Miles From Hotel

Every Tuesday a diverse array of gourmet food trucks bring their delicious and affordable cuisine to Main Street, Sant Monica.

Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee

Distance: 1.2 Miles From Hotel

Sweet shop for creative donuts, from sweet falvors to savory breakfast versions, plus coffee

Gilbert's El Indio Restaurant

Distance: 1.3 Miles From Hotel

South-of-the-Border favorites and full bar draw a neighborhood crowd to this informal old-timer

Santa Monica Place

Distance: 1.6 Miles From Hotel

A shopping and dining destination in the heart of our iconic beach city.

Pico Boulevard

Distance: 1.2 Miles From Hotel

Bustling thoroughfare with a rich variety of restaurants and boutiques

The Getty Villa

Distance: 6.5 Miles From Hotel

An Educational Center and museum dedicdated to the study of art and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome.

Santa Monica History Museum

Distance: 1.1 Miles From Hotel

The Santa Monica Historical Society's collection aims to celebrate and preserves the cities rich cultural history

Camera Obscura Art Lab

Distance: 1.7 Miles From Hotel

A hive of local, creative activity featuring hands-on craft workshops, art and cultural programs.

The Broad Stage

Distance: 0.8 Miles From Hotel

499-seat theater at Santa Monica College featuring award winning drama, music, dance and family shows.

18th Street Arts Center

Distance: 0.8 Miles From Hotel

Nonprofit arts centre that encourages contemporary artists from around the globe to create work within a supportive environment and hosts public events, talks and exhibitions regularly.

Hinterland

Distance: 2.9 Miles From Hotel

Celebrity-studded watering hole & eatery for Southern classics such as fried chicken.

The Broad Stage

Distance: 8 Miles From Hotel
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With just under 500 seats, this intimate theater offers everything from opera to jazz, in addition to family-friendly events. It also hosts National Geographic Live performances.

Montana Avenue

Distance: 1.1 Miles From Hotel
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Stretching 10 blocks, this relaxed shopping district offers health-conscious restaurants and California-cool boutiques, as well as movies at the historic Aero Theatre.

Bergamot Station

Distance: 1.1 Miles From Hotel
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Once a railroad station (hence the name), this building now houses some of the area’s most interesting and influential art galleries.

Third Street Promenade

Distance: 1.3 Miles From Hotel
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Shop, dine, and enjoy fantastic entertainment in this upscale retail area, located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. Whether you’re looking for a new outfit or an unusual memento of your visit, you’re sure to find it here – as well as wide range of excellent restaurants and cafes.

Santa Monica Playhouse

Distance: 1.4 Miles From Hotel
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For over 50 years, this non-profit theater and educational center has thrilled visitors with unique performances, as well as a dedication to inspiring new artists and the community as a whole with creative cultural programs.

Santa Monica Pier

Distance: 2.3 Miles From Hotel
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This historic landmark has been a symbol of Santa Monica for over 100 years. Step through the iconic entrance and explore the amusement park and the carousel, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars.

Main Street

Distance: 2.5 Miles From Hotel
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This lively street is filled with everything from day spas to furniture stores, and offers great outdoor dining options. It’s also home to a terrific farmer’s market on Sunday mornings.

Santa Monica State Beach

Distance: 2.6 Miles From Hotel
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Situated along the Pacific Coast Highway, this beach draws swimmers, surfers, volleyball players, and those simply looking to soak up a little sun and enjoy the views. Grab a seat at one of the public chess tables and challenge someone to a match.

Museum of Flying

Distance: 2.8 Miles From Hotel
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Fans of aviation will not want to miss this fascinating museum, which originally opened in 1974 but has been located in a new, multimillion-dollar building since 2012. Kids will love the interactive education center!

California Heritage Museum

Distance: 2.8 Miles From Hotel
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The late 19th-century home of senator’s son Roy Jones is now the site of this museum, which celebrates California’s diverse history and culture. The permanent exhibit includes an exceptional collection of historical photos.

Palisades Park

Distance: 3.4 Miles From Hotel
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Spread out over 26 acres, this picturesque park showcases amazing views of the coast and a wide variety of trees, as well as picnic areas and boules courts.

Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Distance: 3.7 Miles From Hotel
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This street has been referred to as the “Coolest Block in America”, and with good reason. Named after Abbot Kinney, the real estate developer responsible for creating the Venice Canal Historic District, the boulevard offers eclectic art and jewelry stores, studios, and restaurants.

Venice Beach Boardwalk

Distance: 4 Miles From Hotel
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No trip to Los Angeles is complete with a stroll on this famous promenade, which features street performers, arts and crafts, and much more. Check out Muscle Beach while you’re in Venice as well.

Getty Center

Distance: 5.4 miles From Hotel
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Part of the Getty Museum campus, this breathtakingly beautiful hilltop building features a world-class art collection and unparalleled city views. Be sure to spend some time in the stunning Central Garden, too.

Museum of Tolerance

Distance: 5.7 miles From Hotel
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Part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the interactive Museum of Tolerance’s mission is to help us identify, understand, and learn from prejudice; the Holocaust is of particular focus.

The Ambrose hotel in  Santa Monica

The Ambrose Hotel in Santa Monica

1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA