Things to do in Santa MonicaWhen traveling to new areas, one of the best ways to discover the local culture and get the scoop on local goods is by visiting farmers markets. The next time you visit us at Hotel Carmel and are looking for things to do in Santa Monica, pay a visit to one of the markets happening around town. Discover everything from delicious fresh produce and live cooking demonstrations to colorful homegrown flowers while enjoying the sunny California weather by the sea.

Things to do in Santa MonicaWhen and Where

Throughout the year, every week hosts multiple markets around downtown Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Farmers Market Sundays and Santa Monica Farmers Market Wednesdays tend to be the most popular; however, Saturdays also host two different markets. On Wednesdays, you can find the market at Arizona Avenue (between 4th and Ocean Ave). The Sunday farmers market is held at 2640 Main Street in the Heritage Square, while Saturday offers one in downtown Santa Monica on Arizona Avenue (between 4th and 2nd Streets) and another at Virginia Avenue Park (Pico Boulevard and Cloverfield Boulevard). With markets four days a week, you can easily skip the supermarket and grab your snacks and goods from a local source right in Santa Monica.

Discover it All

Things to do in Santa MonicaHead out during the early portion of the day to get your shopping in as most of these markets close at 1:00 p.m. You can easily pick up fresh fruits and vegetables to snack on during your stay, or find unique souvenirs from local crafters to send home to loved ones. Hotel Carmel is one of the best hotels near Santa Monica Pier with a great location that allows you easy access to events like these as well as all of the most popular things to do in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Hotels Near the Pier

When you stay with us at Hotel Carmel, indulge in the best local finds at one or all of these Santa Monica Farmers Markets. Check the schedule for days hosting live music for even more entertainment to go along with your browsing. You can easily access these fantastic markets from your Hotel Carmel accommodations with a short walk or scooter rental. Enjoy the ocean views along the way and delight in the gorgeous California Coast every day that you are here!