Just a hop, skip and a jump from our Venice Beach Hotels, (or rather a skate, surf and cycle) you can enjoy balmy summer evenings listening to an eclectic variety of live music on the Santa Monica Pier.
Now in it's 28th year, the Twilight Concert Series is a popular every Summer, drawning locals and tourists alike. Every Thursday, a different group takes the stage from as far flung locales as Mali, Cuba, Australia and Jamaica.
It's totally free, just bring your own blanket and take a spot on the sand adjacent to the Pier. It's a great way to get together with friends, bring a picnic and relax next to the ocean in a unique Southern California beach setting.
WHERE: Santa Monica Pier
WHEN: Thursday Evenings from 7.00 - 10.00 PM
HOW: Parking is available in the 1550 Pacific Coast Highway Lot, on a first- come, first-served basis. There is no parking permitted on the Pier Parking Deck. There is a FREE bike valet located next to the beach bike path just south of the Pier.