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Santa Monica Pier Playground

Santa Monica Pier Playground

On the beach just south of the pier. The full compliment of playground paraphernalia: swings, climbing ropes, monkey bars, a padded deck…rings even. Nearby restrooms. Grassy gymnastics field. Definitely enough stuff to tire out your brood.

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Ocean Park Library

Santa Monica Public Library Ocean Park

Dating to 1916 and owing its existence to a Carnegie grant, the Ocean Park branch of the Santa Monica Public Library is a Cultural Heritage Monument.

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bikepath

Santa Monica/Venice Bike Path

A great bike path runs along the beach for much of Los Angeles’ west side. The Santa Monica/Venice leg of the path is among its most colorful. The two-way, paved thoroughfare is best for wheeled devices like bikes, blades an skateboards. It can get a tad hazardous on weekends when lots of oblivious walkers meander — and unaware little ones dart — onto the path. Of course, the parade of humanity is part of the attraction for many. Watch out for aggro road bikers and berate the bullies accordingly.

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Scott McClellan Jumps to #1 on Amazon…and FBI’s Most Wanted

WASHINGTON DC — In a stunning coincidence, former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan not only jumped to the top of Amazon’s list of best sellers today, but to the number one position on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

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Screw ’em-gate: Hillary’s secret Tourette’s agony exposed!

After evidence emerged today that, in 1995, Hillary Clinton told then-President Bill Clinton “screw ’em” in reference to working class southerners, she insisted that she once fought and won an agonizing, private battle with Tourette’s syndrome.

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Sea Mist Skate & Bike Rentals

Sea Mist Skate & Bike Rentals

Santa Monica Pier adjacent skate and bike rentals. This place, like many rental establishments along the beach, is directly adjacent to a bar. Upon return from strenuous bike ride chasing bathing suit-clad rollerbladers, it’s good to know there’s a place nearby to hydrate as necessary.

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Sea Shore Motel

Sea Shore Motel

Old school motel on Main. Less luxe but more authentic than the big garish hotels on Ocean.

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Sea Spray Apartments (Historic)

Sea Spray Apartments (Historic)

Circa 1922

Though some insist the quaint oceanside complex was built by Charlie Chaplin, according to Venice historian Jeffrey Stanton, the buildings and courtyard were built as exclusive apartments — The Sea Spray Apartments — in the early nineteen twenties.

517 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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seaview motel

Seaview Motor Hotel

Seems like the place I’d like to stay of all the places nearby. But I live in a shitty little surfer crash pad.

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Sepulveda Beach House (Historic)

Sepulveda Beach House (Historic)

Circa 1897

This classic beach house on a South Venice walk street was originally built by the Sepulveda family and served as a summer home. This all to the best of the current, knowledgeable residents’ knowledge.

Walk streets
Venice, California

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