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There's no better way to get to know the vibrant city of Santa Monica than to visit and explore in person. That said, it's quite a story: the history of Santa Monica, and the exciting progress towards becoming the sustainable community it is today.

What Others Have To Say

Santa Monica "Summer of Tourism" video series

Learn about Santa Monica through the eyes and ears of local business owners, residents and employees. Take a peek into the daily lives of 16 individuals working in the travel industry, which supports 12,000+ jobs in Santa Monica!


Job #001 - Surf Instructor

Learn how to catch a wave in Santa Monica with Islands Surf Camp. Hear from Das Jesson from Islands Surf Camp as he talks about working in Santa Monica, California.


Job #002 - Steel Drummer

Get your groove on to the Steel Drummer beats on the Santa Monica Pier. Hear from Desmond Bedlow as he talks about drumming on the Santa Monica Pier.

 

Job #003 - Downtown Santa Monica Walking Tour Docent

Take a walk through history in Downtown Santa Monica. Hear from Kay Pattison as she discusses being a docent for the Downtown Walking Tours in Santa Monica, California.

 

Job #004 - Trapeze School New York

Swing above the waves at Santa Monica Pier's Trapeze School. Hear from Jonathan Conant from Trapeze School New York on the Santa Monica Pier as he talks about working in Santa Monica, California. 

 

Job #005 - Hotel Doorman

Take a peek into the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California. Hear from Fernando Ceron from Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel as he talks about working in Santa Monica, California. 

 

Job #006 - Taxi Driver

Explore the Streets of Santa Monica, California with Taxi! Taxi! Hear from Sandy Clair from Taxi! Taxi! in Santa Monica as he talks about working as a taxi driver in Santa Monica, California.

 

Job #007 - Beach Groomer

See how Santa Monica Beach keeps its shores Summer ready for beach lovers all year round. Hear from Debra Billingsley, a Beach Groomer at Santa Monica Beach, as she talks about what she loves about working in Santa Monica, California.

 

Job #008 - Travel Counselor

Planning a trip to Santa Monica, California? See how local travel counselors can assist you. Hear from Logan Lemberger, a Travel Counselor at Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau, as he talks about how travel counselors can assist you with your next trip to Santa Monica, California.

 

Job #009 - Segway LA Associate

Take a ride with David Goldberg from Segway LA for a tour of Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu and surrounding Los Angeles cities.

 

Job #010 - Starline Tours

Take a tour around Santa Monica with Starline Tours. Hop onto the Starline Tour bus for a trip around Santa Monica, California.

 

Job #011 - Police Officer

On Patrol with Santa Monica Police Officer Scott Pace. Hear from Santa Monica Police Officer Scott Pace and learn how he can assist travelers visiting Santa Monica.

 

Job #012 - Santa Monica Aquarium

Explore the Underwater World at the Heal the Bay Aquarium on the Santa Monica Pier. Hear from Heal the Bay Aquarium Director Vicki Wawerchak and learn about what you can experience at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

 

Job #013 - Pier Maintenance

See how Robert Griffin helps maintain the Santa Monica Pier. Hear from Robert Griffin as he discusses how he helps maintain the Santa Monica Pier for year round enjoyment.

 

Job #014 - Perry's Cafe

Take a Ride through Santa Monica, California with Perry's Cafe. Hear from Richard Chacker as he talks about ways to enjoy Santa Monica on your next trip to the beach.

 
 

Job #015 - Bartender

Travel Tips and Cocktails at The Lobster in Santa Monica, California. Mark Daviau, bartender at the The Lobster, serves up travel tips and cocktails for travelers.

 

Job #016 - Bike Valet

Biking Around Santa Monica, California. Luis Morris, a Bike Valet for the City of Santa Monica, discusses what makes Santa Monica so bike-friendly.

 

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