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Third Street Promenade
Just steps from the beach, this vibrant, pedestrian-only shopping, dining and entertainment thoroughfare is lined with jacaranda trees, ivied fountains and strings of light. The energy from the outdoor cafés, street vendors and theaters makes it a favorite hangout for locals, visitors, street musicians and performance artists.
Santa Monica Beach
Just outside the front doors of the hotel, Santa Monica Beach and Palisades Park extend for miles along the Pacific Ocean, perfect for swimming, relaxing, running, walking or biking in the Southern California sun.
Santa Monica Pier
The iconic pink and yellow neon gateway leads you to a pier jutting hundreds of feet into the Pacific Ocean. Here, you’ll find restaurants, souvenir shops, carnival games, arcades, eateries, an outdoor trapeze school, a roller coaster and a festive atmosphere. During the summer free concerts are offered.
Inspired by the culture and architecture of ancient Rome, Greece and Etruria, the Italian country villa and its amazing buildings and exhibits sit on some of the most expensive property, not just in Malibu but on the entire planet. Beautifully manicured gardens, reflecting pools and statuary provide jaw-dropping views over a rectangular reflecting pool and the Pacific Ocean beyond.
Located a little further inland than the Getty Villa, the Getty Center offers just as stunning views of Los Angeles and the coastline along with amazing architecture, one-of-a-kind gardens and world-class collections of European paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts and decorative arts, as well as American and European photographs.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Explore one of the country's most wide-ranging art collections, boasting over 120,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, including works from Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse, Rene Magritte, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, plus a diverse range of European and Islamic art.
The Broad Museum
Opened in 2015, this stunningly futuristic honeycomb-structured building houses more than 2,000 pieces of contemporary art created by Jean Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Cy Twombly, Kara Walker and Christopher Wool.
Hotel Shangri-La at the Ocean
1301 Ocean Avenue,
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