Santa Monica Boulevard - Santa Monica California Activities


Street scenes from Santa Monica Blvd. & 3rd St. Promenade - Bronze art sculpture with little girl is a table with books, an apple & computer mouse. The education-themed table and contents of the book state: In honor of Ronya & George Kometsky. Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.


Santa Monica Boulevard―Takin' it to the streets is what Santa Monica is all about. Not settling for the serene indoor scene, people love visiting Santa Monica streets. An outdoor circus of activities and entertainment, when you first arrive in town, park the car right away and get walking.  From Santa Monica Boulevard to Ocean, Third Street Promenade to its numbered street neighbors, you never know what you will find. From balloon artists making monkey hats to monkeys passing around the hat, a drummer playing a riff from Led Zeppelin's Heartbreaker to David Hasselhoff, Bay Watch star who walked alone, smiling on the promenade after he filed for divorce from actress Pamela Bach, you just never know who or what you'll find in Santa Monica.

 

With better chances of seeing a movie star in Santa Monica than on the Hollywood Starline Tours, grab a seat at one of the outdoor or window view cafes or restaurants along the 3rd Street Promenade (must order something, of course), and ask your food server which celebrities have been seen recently, if any. Sometimes they're sitting right next to you but without all the makeup, you'll hardly know them. If you could care less about Hollywood, just sit and take a look at the street scene.  Clowns, balloons, music, mimes and anything that tickles the public's fancy is what you'll be most inclined to view in Santa Monica. 

 

Santa Monica features several shopping districts, a pleasure pier, great beaches, resort hotels, historical buildings, artwork everywhere and fantastic food. The closest beach to Hollywood is casual, yet cosmopolitan in its food offerings. Slightly understated, the best thing to do if you're not in the mood for beaches and shopping is to sit and people watch. There are many spots to sit with a cup of Starbucks and a good book, a game of chess (popular in SM) or a salad, sandwich and a beer. Below is David Hasselhoff's body in Santa Monica. Oops. We missed his face.

 

All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow

Hit it!
This ain't no disco
It ain't no country club either
This is LA!

"All I wanna do is have a little fun before I die,"
Says the man next to me out of nowhere
It's apropos of nothing
He says his name's William but I'm sure
He's Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy
And he's plain ugly to me
And I wonder if he's ever had a day of fun in his whole life
We are drinking beer at noon on Tuesday
In a bar that faces a giant car wash
The good people of the world are washing their cars
On their lunch break, hosing and scrubbing
As best they can in skirts in suits
They drive their shiny Datsuns and Buicks
Back to the phone company, the record store too
Well, they're nothing like Billy and me, cause

All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

I like a good beer buzz early in the morning
And Billy likes to peel the labels
From his bottles of Bud
He shreds them on the bar
Then he lights every match in an oversized pack
Letting each one burn down to his thick fingers
Before blowing and cursing them out
And he's watching the bottles of Bud as they spin on the floor
And a happy couple enters the bar
Dangerously close to one another
The bartender looks up from his want ads

All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

Otherwise the bar is ours,
The day and the night and the car wash too
The matches and the Buds and the clean and dirty cars
The sun and the moon but

All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I'm not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard


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