Spring Flings

family on beach at sunset

Santa Monica Beach

Spring break spells fun, and this year it takes on an entirely new meaning as families and friends feel the urge to explore new surroundings and experiences together, after staying apart for so long.

The Fairmont Miramar Resort & Bungalows strikes the perfect balance for everyone–it’s family-friendly, with plenty of fun activities for kids, while offering an elevated experience for adults. Bring plenty of sunscreen because you can always count on perfect weather while you swim or lounge around the pool, take a stroll on the beach, head over to the Third Street Promenade or hit the Santa Monica Pier and take the littles on the carousel.

With luxury accommodations–including family-friendly connecting rooms, bungalows with private patios and room service (including a children’s menu)–as well as beautiful gardens directly across from the ocean, there is no end of things to do, and places to explore. Gaze at the Koi Fish Pond, grab a smoothie (or coffee) at Dogtown, window shop on Abbott Kinney or head over to Rori’s Artisanal Creamery on Montana for homemade ice cream for everyone.

Here are some very special activities around town that you won’t want to miss:
Trapeze School – Starting at age six, kids can get a taste of what it might be like to run away and join the circus at a two-hour Flying Trapeze class, and adults can learn to navigate their way around Aerial Silks.

Ferris Wheel – Take a spin 130 feet high in the sky on the only solar-powered Ferris wheel in the world at the Santa Monica Pier. At night, enjoy the twinkle of more than 174,000 flashing energy efficient LED lights.

Splash Park – Tongva Park, next to the beach, is six-acres of greenery where kids can play on the splash pad and slides, and adults can gaze at the landscaping and beautiful gardens.

Cayton Kids Museum – Located in Downtown Santa Monica just blocks from the Pacific Ocean, the Cayton Children’s’ Museum offers 21,000 square feet of discovery-based exhibits and interactions for kids to enjoy.

Spring Farmer’s Market Tour with FIG

Every week our chefs weave their way through the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, one of the biggest and best in the country, to greet their farmer friends and hand-select the finest organic bounty grown that week.

Of course, the crop is always changing, and our menu is, too, based on whatever is bursting with flavor at that particular moment. Because our chefs have deeply rooted friendships with local growers, they get the inside track, which means our guests do, too.

AVAILABLE NOW: We’ve decided to bring the local farm experience full circle for our guests, who can now book a tour of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market with the chefs, and learn from the experts how to select the best produce, what to look for and how to gain an even greater appreciation of the important work these farmers do.

Guests can help our team select items at the Market, and join us for a special dinner later that evening to enjoy the so-called “fruits” (and vegetables!) of their labors. Because this bespoke dinner is so special, capacity tops out at up to four guests, $250 per guest. Dinner includes a champagne toast and a unique memory-making experience, with a photo.

A Breath of Fresh Air

With spring just around the corner, breathing in fresh clean air is now top of mind–indoors and out. When a soft breeze wafts through the bungalows, Lobby Lounge, front desk, exhale fitness center and spa at Miramar, we want our guests to feel safe and protected, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing the air is clean and particle-free.

That’s why we recently partnered with Molekule, one of the most effective–and sleekly designed–air purifiers out there. A good air-purifier is a game-changer, and Molekule offers an added layer of protection, not only from allergens like pollen and or second-hand smoke, but it’s designed to filter out contaminants including virus particles. “At Miramar, our commitment to wellness holds to the highest standard,” says Sam Jagger, general manager, Fairmont Miramar. “If there is a silver lining to the pandemic, it is this: We know there are airborne pollutants that we cannot see, and now that we have become aware of them, we can do something about it.” Learn more, here.

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