- The list below includes 728 free or cheap things to do in or near Santa Monica, California, including 134 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Parks, Bars and Beaches.
- From Santa Monica Mountains to Palisades Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Santa Monica and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Los Angeles, Malibu, Pasadena and Glendale.
Public Exposure Pub Crawl is an event where 'pub-crawlers' or participants are led on a walking tour through some of Santa Monica best pubs. These tours also include fun contests and prizes. A portion of the money raised is donated to the Westside Food Bank.
Backbone Trail is popular among hiking and cycling enthusiasts. More than 60 miles in length, the trail extends across the length of Santa Monica mountains and is surrounded by beautiful scenic views. Spring is the best time to visit even though the trail stays good throughout the year.
91% 34 votes
16000 block of Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90272 MoreLess Info
A great place to just relax and take in some sun rays, the Will Rogers State Beach is family friendly. From water sports to volleyball courts, this beautiful beach has activities for everyone to enjoy.
67% 156 votes
4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 MoreLess Info
One of the many beaches in Marina del Rey, Marina Beach, Mother's Beach is a small area located next to a launch location for small watercraft. Lifeguards are available and swimming is allowed, but there is no surf.
Providing for an array of outdoor water sports, the Plains Water Sports Club offers classes, lessons and equipment rentals in rowing, kayaking and paddling. Additionally, this club offers fitness programs such as paddle board yoga.