Activities in Santa Monica include more than just laying in the hot sun with a refreshing drink and devouring fish tacos. (Though that is a lovely place to start.)
Besides sunning, you can soak up the rays of our endless summer surfing, biking, paddle boarding, skateboarding, playing beach volleyball, basketball and tennis; parasailing... the list goes on and on.
In short: There's never a dull moment when you visit Santa Monica, even for the most active busy bodies (kids included). This guide will get you primed to hit the beach - or the shopping areas - running.