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Welcome to Santa Monica! Find all you need to know about where to eat, beach activities, nightlife and more! As AFM attendees, find out how you can receive discounts at participating Santa Monica businesses.

Santa Monica - "Top Ten Beach Cities in the World" by National Geographic

Santa Monica is proud to have been the home of American Film Market for the past 24 years! There's so much to do in our award-winning beach city, we hope you'll sneak some time in between meetings to enjoy the sand between your toes, a Pacific Ocean sunset, an award-winning meal or an indulgent shopping trip! Visit this page as the market gets closer to see special offers from Santa Monica businesses for AFM attendees.

Location: Situated between the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles and just 13 km north ofLos Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Area: A walkable downtown named one of "America's Best Downtowns" by Forbes, with shopping, dining, theaters and nightlife close tohotels and the world-famous Santa Monica Pier

Weather: Over 300 sunny days each year

Hotels: Eveything from budget, boutique to resort options

Dining: Fresh and innovative cuisine using farmers market ingredients creates fabulousfood; local, friendly, varied in over 400 restaurants

Shopping: From world famous brands and chic boutiques to surf shops and yoga gear,5 distinct neighborhoods and a new outdoor shopping center with Nordstrom,Bloomingdale’s, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and more

Outdoors: Attractions, Beaches, surfing, running trails, and a 35 km bicycle path offer endlessopportunities to experience the healthy California lifestyle


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