The new Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica has glamorous Hollywood past. It was originally the beach house that William Randolph Hearst built for Marion Davies back in the 1920's. It's been renovated and reopened as a public pool and recreation center.
Admission is normally $10 to use the pool and facilities, but on Mondays you can get in for just $1. Passes go on sale at 8:30 a.m. and there's no advance purchase for Dollar Splash Mondays.
Docent-led tours of the Beach House are offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekdays. There are two beach volleyball courts and a beach tennis court. Food is available from the Back on the Beach Café from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from the Take Out Window from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit the Beach House website.