Since I needed to be in San Diego Saturday night for work I unfortunately only had about 20 hours in Santa Monica (and I guess at least 5-8 of those needed to be spent sleeping), but my friend and I made the most of it, especially Saturday. After breakfast at Huckleberry Cafe (see post here) we went and explored the 3rd Street Promenade and along the beach before finishing along Montana Ave before catching my train.
On the 3rd Street Promenade there was a Farmer’s Market that we explored. Pretty much anything can grow or live in California so of course it was bursting with produce, flowers, meats, and other delicious things. We then spent some time along the hillside above the beach. One thing I do miss about the West Coast/Pacific Ocean vs. Miami are the cliffs and hills overlooking the ocean and the great vistas!
We ended the day before my 4 PM train on Montana Ave (which is Santa Monica’s version of 23rd Ave (Portland) or Fillmore St (San Francisco)). We grabbed some coffee and then walked by a dog adoption fair. “Luckily” I was 3000 miles away from home so there were some physical limitations to getting the dog I have wanted for so bad. “Luckily” it made it “easier” to make the adult decision.
Given my short time in Santa Monica there isn’t a lot of detail to share, but quite a number of pictures to share and check out below!