Going on an impromptu "for relaxing purposes" trip to Santa Monica in California. I was wondering if there are any locals that can perhaps share what places I should visit to eat at? Any kind of cuisine as well since I'm thankfully not picky. I want to avoid the places that are there for tourists and stuff so if anyone knows of great places that I must visit and eat at, I would greatly appreciate the help.
Also, if anyone knows places I should go to visit in general. I was just going to relax on the beach and take it easy, but if there are certain "attractions" I should visit other than the pier, I'd also greatly appreciate any help with that too. Thanks!