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Hotels, restaurants, activities in Venice, Santa Monica and Malibu

First printed July 31, 2011, Updated March 13, 2012.

Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice; (310) 452-1111, www.hotelerwin.com. $$-$$$

Mao's Kitchen, 1512 Pacific Ave., Venice; (310) 581-8305, www.maoskitchen.com. $

Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica; (310) 458-4904, www.annenbergbeachhouse.com.

Memorial Park Fitness Room, 1401 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 450-4939, www.smgov.net/comm_progs/community_sports/Gymnasium.htm. Open noon-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; noon-7 weekends. Daily entry is $3/residents or $4/nonresidents. Four-week passes cost $24/residents or $32/nonresidents.

Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica; www.santamonicapier.org.

Spokes 'n Stuff Bicycle Shop, 1715 Ocean Front Walk (behind Loews Hotel), Santa Monica; (310) 395-4748, www.spokes-n-stuff.com.

BP Oysterette, 1355 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 576-3474, www.blueplatesantamonica.com/bpo/home. $$

Georgian Hotel, 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 395-9945 or (800) 538-8147, www.georgianhotel.com. $$-$$$

Third Street Promenade, 3rd Street between Broadway and Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica; (310) 393-8355, www.downtownsm.com.

Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica; (310) 260-8333, www.santamonicaplace.com.

Santa Monica Farmers Market, Wednesdays and  Saturdays: Arizona Avenue (between 4th and Ocean) and Saturdays at 2200 Pico Blvd. (at Virginia Avenue Park); Sunday Farmers Market: 2640 Main St., Santa Monica; (310) 458-8712 (info), www.smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket.

Hennessey + Ingalls Art & Architecture Bookstore, 214 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 458-9074, www.hennesseyingalls.com.

Magicopolis, 1418 4th St., Santa Monica; (310) 451-2241, www.magicopolis.com.

Ye Olde King's Head, 116 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 451-1402, www.yeoldekingshead.com. $$

Hostelling International Santa Monica, 1436 2nd St., Santa Monica; (310) 393-9313, www.hiusa.org/santamonica. $

Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica; (310) 581-5533, www.hotelcasadelmar.com. $$$$

Shutters on the Beach, 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 458-0030, www.shuttersonthebeach.com. $$$$

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 458-6700 or (866) 563-9792, www.santamonicaloewshotel.com. $$$

Shore Hotel, 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 458-1515 or (800) 599-1515, www.shorehotel.com. $$$/$$$$

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot, 1740 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 395-9700 or (877) 637-4468, www.marriott.com/laxlm. $$$

FIG, at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 319-3111, www.figsantamonica.com. $$-$$$

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 576-7777, www.fairmont.com/santamonica. $$$

Palisades Park, Ocean Avenue (from Colorado Avenue to San Vicente Boulevard.), Santa Monica. A senior center is in the park at 1450 Ocean Ave.; (310) 458-8644, www.santamonica.com/visitors/what-to-do/attractions/parks.

Santa Monica Stairs, 4th Street and Adelaide Drive, Santa Monica; no public phone or website, but the Stairs have a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/santamonicastairs.

Cafe Montana, 1534 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 829-3990, www.cafemontana.net. $$

Babalu Bakery & Restaurant, 1002 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 395-2500, www.babalu.info. $$

Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica; www.bergamotstation.com.

Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station G-1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 586-6488, www.smmoa.org.

McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 828-4497, www.mccabes.com.

Upper West, 3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 586-1111, www.theupperwest.com. $$

Rae's, 2901 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 828-7937. $

Travelodge Santa Monica, 3102 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 450-5766, www.travelodgesantamonica.com. $

The Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades; (310) 440-7300, www.getty.edu.

Malibu Pier, 23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu; www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24409. Also www.malibupiersportfishing.com/sportfishing/pics/sportfishing.htm.

Adamson House, 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu; (310) 456-8432, www.adamsonhouse.org.

Malibu Beach Inn, 22878 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu; (310) 456-6444, www.malibubeachinn.com. $$$

Malibu Public Beach Guide, www.coastal.ca.gov/access/MalibuGuide2010.pdf

El Matador State Beach, 32215 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu; www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=145

Zuma Beach County Park (near 30000 Pacific Coast Highway; lat.ms/zHO1eP)

Paradise Cove, 28128 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu; (310) 457-2503, www.paradisecovemalibu.com. $$

Price guide to hotel and restaurant listings:

The hotel price-range indicator shows approximate beginning rates for a room for two, before taxes.

$: Less than $150 a night

$$: $151-$250 a night

$$$: $251-$400 a night

$$$$: $401 a night

The restaurant price-range indicator is based on cost per person for a meal, before drinks, tax or tip.

$: Less than $10

$$: $11-$30

$$$: $31 and beyond

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