Santa Monica’s Main Street has led the way for adaptation in this era, transitioning from a busy thoroughfare into a haven for pedestrian dining in a matter of weeks. The street has always had an abundance of personality with quirky retail and restaurants that have become local institutions. That sense of place has blossomed with the expansion of outdoor options as businesses have taken over traffic lanes and created a new al fresco capital for the city.

Also home to farmers markets and shopping, Main Street is a destination to great legacy restaurants like The Galley, and funky shops like Puzzle Zoo.

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