For families braving the blustery winter in Santa Monica, the coastal city boasts a treasure chest of activities to keep the young ones entertained—and, let's admit it, the adults probably even more so. Embrace your inner Dr. Seuss and ditch your couch for an imaginative escapade at the Dr. Seuss Experience in Santa Monica Place, where whimsical forests and quirky creatures await, as per Santa Monica's official blog.
The Cayton Children’s Museum has a side of sneak-peek holiday shopping in their gift shop for those early bird specials. Head over to Ice at Santa Monica for some magical skating under the palm trees, where you can also go on a Netflix Family Night to enjoy complimentary skate sessions featuring family-favorite films and shows. In addition, you can grab a steaming cup of hot cocoa from downtown Santa Monica's myriad of cafes. The options are about as plentiful as opinions on Twitter.
Lastly, you can ride on the world’s first solar-powered Ferris wheel at Pacific Park according to Santa Monica's official blog.