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Santa Monica's compact, easily traveled, eight square miles are packed with a variety of sights and attractions waiting to be discovered. Stay up to date with what's new in and around town.

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What's New in Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a city in motion. Stay up-to-date with what's new in town including news on hotels and attractions, dining and nightlife, shopping, services and more.


Hotels & Attractions

Palihouse Santa Monica

1001 3rd St | (310) 394-1279
Hip boutique hotel, Palihouse, has taken over the Embassy Hotel Apartments in Downtown Santa Monica and completely revamped the interiors, giving them an eclectic vintage feeling.

Tongva Park & Ken Genser Square

Ocean Ave & Main St (south of Colorado Ave) | (310) 458-8310
Transformed from a once flat parking lot, explore the brand new 6.2-acres of winding walkways, rolling hills, expansive lawns and lots of kid-friendly play areas designed by High Line Park Designer James Corner.

Wyndham Santa Monica

120 Colorado Ave | (310) 451-0676
Downtown Santa Monica’s Holiday Inn hotel is under new ownership. Now a Wyndham Santa Monica hotel, expect some slight remodeling of the rooms in the future.

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Dining & Nightlife

Burger Lounge

213 Arizona Ave  | (424) 238-8950
Santa Monica welcomes a new burger joint to town. Located in the downtown area, Burger Lounge, serves grass-fed beef burgers and supports an all-around eco-consciousness.

Café Demitasse

1149 3rd St | (310) 260-6308
The second iteration of Little Tokyo coffee house, Café Demitasse, has opened in Downtown Santa Monica, bringing with it some delicious specialty coffee beverages made with coffee beans roasted in-house.

Casa Martin

1654 Ocean Ave | (310) 663-1732
Take a break from the beach with some tasty, traditional Mexican food located at the new family-owned eatery, Casa Martin, right on Ocean Avenue.

The Courtyard Kitchen

1211 Montana Ave | (310) 587-2333
Grab a bite of some Mediterranean-inspired dishes at the cozy new Courtyard Kitchen, located on Santa Monica’s upscale Montana Avenue.

The Craftsman Bar & Kitchen

119 Broadway | (310) 395-6037
Arcade games, live music, a beach cottage vibe and good food and drinks come together at the new Craftsman Bar & Kitchen just off of Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade.

M.A.K.E. Out Juice Bar

395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 394-7046
Chef Matthew Kenney expands upon his recently opened restaurant and culinary school with the addition of a juice bar in Santa Monica Place, featuring takeaway snacks, juices and smoothies.

Pono Burger

829 Broadway | (310) 584-7005
This isn’t your average burger joint! Pono Burger, which has opened in Santa Monica’s Mid-City district, stands in a Quonset Hut from WWII and serves nothing but fresh, Hawaiian-style grub.

Raw Star Café

306 Pico Blvd | (310) 938-3722
Raw Star Café is right at home in raw food-friendly Santa Monica. Recently opened just a few blocks from the beach, Raw Star Café features a menu full of raw, organic, vegan and gluten-free dishes.

Sea Salt Fish Grill

508 Santa Monica Blvd | (213) 944-6631
Taco Tuesdays just got tastier with the addition of Sea Salt Fish Grille and their fish tacos and veggie sides in Santa Monica’s bustling Downtown area.

Seasons 52

1501 Ocean Ave | (310) 451-1152
It doesn’t get much better than ocean views and delicious food (all under 475 calories mind you!) at Downtown Santa Monica’s new restaurant, Seasons 52.

Taberna Arros y Vi

1403 2nd St | (310) 393-3663
Tapas fans rejoice for the newly opened Spanish restaurant and bar, Taberna Arros y Vi, located just around the corner from Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade.

Tacos Punta Cabras

2311 Santa Monica Blvd | (310) 917-2244
Mexican food meets seafood cuisine at Tacos Punta Cabras – a taco joint in Santa Monica’s Mid-City area – serving up fresh seafood tacos, tostadas, cocteles, raspado.


522 Wilshire Blvd | (310) 451-9341
Famous LA Mexican restaurant, TINGA, has opened a second outpost in Santa Monica’s Downtown area, bringing with them a warm and inviting atmosphere along with great cuisine and cocktails.


304 Santa Monica Blvd | (310) 587-2555
Downtown Santa Monica just got a little sweeter with the opening of a Yogurtland location just off Third Street Promenade, making for a perfect shopping break treat!

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The Art of Shaving

395 Santa Monica Place | (424) 238-6211
One-of-a-kind masculine establishment, The Art of Shaving, has brought a new location to Santa Monica Place. The shop not only provides the finest shaving products and accessories, but is also a resource to men for grooming advice.

Brentwood General Store

1413 Montana Ave | (310) 394-9225
Brentwood General Store is moving closer to the beach from Brentwood to Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue. Inside the quaint store, customers can find a wide array of gifts and accessories.


395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 458-2694
These shoes were made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do…all the way to Santa Monica Place’s newest store - Barcelona-based specialty shoe company Camper.

Dr. Martens

1215 Third Street Promenade | (310) 451-1460
Beloved shoe brand Doc Martens – now aptly named Dr. Marten’s – has opened a brand new store on Santa Monica’s popular open air-shopping street, Third Street Promenade, making it the first for Southern California.

Kate Spade New York

395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 395-5456
Santa Monica just got a little more colorful thanks to its newest resident – Kate Spade New York and her bold and beautiful products in Santa Monica Place.

Larissa Love Cosmetics

1129 Montana Ave | (866) 552-9229
A new unisex bath and body products boutique, Larissa Loves Cosmetics, finds its home on the upscale Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

Pedego Santa Monica Electric Bikes

214 Pier Ave | (310) 917-1111
Pedal…or Not Electric Bikes Tours have moved and expanded to open a showroom – Pedego Santa Monica Electric Bikes – located in Santa Monica’s Main Street neighborhood.


1453 Third Street Promenade | (310) 256-3680
Footwear firm, Sanuk, which is known for their quirky sandals has opened their very first company-owned store on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade.


304 Santa Monica Blvd | (310) 458-6200
Skating and surfing go hand-in-hand so it seems fitting that footwear retailer, Supra, born out of the skateboarding culture, has opened a store just blocks from the beach in Downtown Santa Monica.

Texture – A Sweater Store and More

716 Montana Ave | (310) 393-0707
Texture – A Sweater Store and More is just that! Now located on Montana Avenue, the shop has a sweater to fit every price range and size, not to mention, pants, skirts, accessories and more.


395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 403-7191
Santa Monica Place welcomes, XCVI, a new pop-up store with an international bazaar feeling where shoppers can find hand-selected items with a bohemian aesthetic.

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Bombshell Salon

2431 Main Street | (310) 450-0440
Bombshell isn’t just its name – it’s what you’ll look like after an appointment at Main Street’s newest hair salon located in the Edgemar Center for the Arts.

Circuit Works LA

2005 Main St | (310) 664-1017
Get beach body ready at Main Street’s newest fitness center, Circuit Works, which specializes in group training via a regularly changing circuit of weight, machines, resistance bands, etc.

Massage Envy

729 Montana Ave | (424) 247-2200
As if you really need an excuse to treat yourself to a massage or facial, Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue now has one for you and it’s called Massage Envy Spa.

Momentum by Iron

1919 Broadway | (310) 264-9800
Kiss gym boredom goodbye at Momentum by Iron, a new fitness studio in Santa Monica, which offers a wide array of classes from zumba and hip-hop to barre and yoga.

Skin Laundry

1230 Montana Ave | (310) 319-9400
Give your face the royal treatment at Skin Laundry – a new facial spa on Montana Avenue that specializes in laser facial treatments to rejuvenate skin.


2502 Main St | (310) 581-2800
It’s waxing like you’ve never experienced before at WAX, a newly opened waxing spa on Main Street – say hello to a chic vibe, clean environment and affordable prices.

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