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Whether here for a day or a week, there's always a great variety of things to do on your California vacation, from award-winning dining and top-rated shopping and accommodations to Santa Monica Beach and the attraction-packed Pier.

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Visiting Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica is an unforgettable, seaside city in Southern California. Conveniently located a few miles from Los Angeles and a short drive to the neighboring attractions of the region, Santa Monica is a beach city with all of the culture, events and comforts of an active metropolis. For travelers seeking a Southern California vacation, Santa Monica offers the best of all possible worlds.

Welcome to the online guide of the Santa Monica Visitors Center. Our mission is to inform vacationers, explorers and business travelers of all the benefits that Southern California travel has to offer, and what make Santa Monica the perfect vacation hub.

A range of reasons keeps visitors coming to Santa Monica for business and pleasure. From the beaches of the Santa Monica Bay to award-winning restaurants and accommodations, to cutting-edge California culture, the quality of life in Santa Monica is apparent and abundant. Explore these pages to find out vital Santa Monica Vacation Information – everything you want to know about our home, its history, its happenings and its future.


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