Did you know that within Santa Monica’s 8.3 square miles are eight unique neighborhoods, each with their own personality and diverse offerings of things to eat, see and do? From an artsy boulevard to a chic street perfect for shopping, scroll below for videos that highlight these areas that are all must visits while in our beach city.
Downtown Santa Monica/Third Street Promenade
Downtown Santa Monica really is an entertainment hub for the city, thanks to the farmers markets, restaurants, boutiques, bars, and movie theaters that line the streets.
Cafés, shops, sandy beaches, and ocean breezes add to a welcoming neighborhood vibe along Main Street.
The centrally located Mid-City is home to a thriving arts scene and the Metro Expo Line, which opened in 2016.
Stretching for 10 blocks, Montana Avenue’s tree-lined shopping district is filled with popular eateries, juice bars, upscale boutiques, and a historic theater.
Ocean Park Blvd/Santa Monica Airport Area
Ocean Park Boulevard sits on the city’s southeastern border and is an up-and-coming destination for diners and shoppers in the know.
Culture abounds on the lively Pico Boulevard—in the form of street art, international cuisine, a weekly farmers market, and the sands of Santa Monica State Beach.
Santa Monica Pier Area/Ocean Ave
The landmark Santa Monica Pier, soft, sandy beaches, miles of bike paths, and the sunlight-bathed eateries and hotels of Ocean Avenue add up to a quintessentially California scene.
The bustling Wilshire Boulevard is lined with restaurants, superb shopping, and a trio of parks, including Palisades Park, a favorite for oceanic vistas.