Why Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a beautiful seaside city, with miles of beach, loads of things to do and easy access to neighboring areas of Los Angeles. The destination provides all of the following elements to make the perfect campus setting for any meeting or event.


Santa Monica is located only eight non-freeway miles (13km) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Santa Monica provides easy lift from most major metropolitan areas. Santa Monica's 38 hotels, 400+ restaurants and 100,000+ square feet of unique event space are all located within eight square miles, creating a truly accessible and pedestrian-friendly destination. Visitors also enjoy the city’s prime location within greater Los Angeles, which allows for easy day trips to all of Los Angeles’ most famous landmarks and attractions.


Santa Monica itself is a walkable seaside city with plenty of public transportation options and easy access to greater Los Angeles and Southern California destinations. The city offers a number of convenient transportation methods including a direct shuttle to and from LAX and the Metro Expo Line, connecting Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica.


Whether it's a guided tour through one of Santa Monica's four weekly farmers' markets with one of our destination's top chefs or a fun improvisation class focusing on your attendees, let our team help you plan the most invigorating team building experience for your group.


Santa Monica has over 400 restaurants, from casual to elegant, offering award-winning, world-renowned dining. There are plenty of options for group dining with a/v and for catering your meeting.


From its early days as a global center for aviation to the city’s high-tech emergence as "Silicon Beach," Santa Monica has always been at the forefront of what is to come. The city’s blend of urban sophistication and natural beauty have long drawn artists and innovators eager to break new ground in pursuit of their visions. Santa Monica is forever looking forward to what’s next. And when you hold your meeting or event in this one-of-a-kind city, your company will surely catch Santa Monica’s creative wave.


Santa Monica has a wide variety of attractions, activities and entertainment options, making it an ideal place to host meetings while the benefits of our city will entice you into a mini vacation in your free time.