Other Attractions Worth a Visit
Palisades Park - Situated on the sandstone bluffs above the beach, the park provides amazing views of the area, including the ocean, the pier, and Coast Highway. A jogging path is particularly popular during pleasant weather, which is almost always! A number of public art installations can be found in Palisades Park, as well as the quirky Camera Obscura - a walk-through, life-size pinhole camera. (If you enter the dark room on a light day, a small hole in a window covering lets you view the outside world via an image projected onto a round table.)
Palisades Park is located on the west side of Ocean Avenue, between San Vicente Blvd and the Santa Monica Pier. To get there from Third Street Promenade, just walk three blocks toward the ocean.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium - Though this small structure by no means rivals the great aquariums of the world, it does offer lots of interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations that visitors of all ages can enjoy. Special events include craft time and story hour for the little ones.
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