Have it both ways in Santa Monica, where urban and beach attractions are equally out of this world. Take a ride on the carousel on the 100-year-old Santa Monica Pier, splash in the pool at the Annenberg Community Beach House, bike or skate along the bicycle path, or surf in Santa Monica’s perfect beginner waves. Back on dry land, swanky Montana Avenue, home to Roseark and Moondance Jewelry Gallery, and laid-back Main Street offer chic retail and solid dining options, too. Third Street Promenade features shopping, dining and people watching along a three-block pedestrian stretch, and art destination Bergamot Station is home to 33 galleries and shops. The Lobster and Mélisse are among more than 100 fine dining options in Santa Monica.