Visit the Santa Monica Airport

Antiques, Arts and Theater

Santa Monica Outdoor Antique Market Held on the first & fourth Sunday of each month from 7 am to 3 pm.

18th Street Art Center  is one of the top artist residency programs in the United States, supporting artists from around the globe to imagine and develop significant new artworks and share them with the public. Visit this remodeled airport hangar of artist studios and galleries.

The Ruskin Group Theatre Company A 49 seat theater space offering performances, professional stage training and community arts' outreach programs.

Rooftop Cinema Club The Drive-in at the Santa Monica Airport. Love, Peace and Great Film.

Airport Avenue Demo Gardens

The Airport Avenue Demonstration Gardens are a collection of three distinct sustainable landscapes that provide everything you need for your own home water-wise landscape. The garden designs feature an eco-friendly lawn alternative, a vegetable garden, and a private outdoor sanctuary.
3200 Airport Avenue.

Airport Parks and Recreation

Airport Park offers a Soccer field, play and tot areas, picnic areas, BBQs, walking loop and dog park.
3201 Airport Ave.

Distinctive Events

Annual Events


Barker Hangar

The ultra-hip Barker Hangar hosts many distinctive public events at the Santa Monica Airport.

Observation Decks

The Airport has two free and easily accessible viewing areas where the public is invited to watch aircraft activity. The Runway View Deck and the Public Sky-deck are located on the east and west ends of the Airport Administration Building. Both areas are excellent spots to watch airplanes, take photographs, and listen to the air and ground activity from the control tower which is broadcasted in the background.
3223 Donald Douglas Loop South

Museum of Flying

The Museum of Flying provides displays and interpretive exhibits on the history of flight and the development and growth of the aviation and aerospace industries in Southern California. Based on our heritage, the Museum places heavy emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company and the history of the Santa Monica Airport. The museum has a popular hands-on interactive and education center for children.

DC 3 Monument

The “Spirit of Santa Monica” DC3 aircraft on display was originally built by Donald Douglas on the current site of the Santa Monica Airport in 1942, and was refurbished in 2009. It is displayed with a bronze sculpture of Donald Douglas and his dog, Bar.
3100 Airport Avenue


The Cloverfield   The new friendly neighborhood eatery in Santa Monica, serving fresh, ingredient-driven food, artisanal wine, craft beer and signature cocktails.


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