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Experience Santa Monica

Santa Monica connects everything you love about the classic Southern California beach town with a vibrant cityscape full of adventure, art and style. Los Angeles’ coolest neighbor is nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean, and is a seaside playground offering something for everyone. Shop, eat, and see street performers at the Third Street Promenade. View the Santa Monica Pier and beyond from atop Pacific Park’s shimmering ferris wheel.

Peruse the farmers markets and take in an art gallery on Pico Boulevard. Feel the energy of Main Street or take a stroll up Montana Avenue. Santa Monica is home to upscale accommodations, world-class restaurants, swanky nightlife and unmatched shopping, all rubbing shoulders with the laid back surf culture that can only be found by the Santa Monica Bay. Come explore for yourself.

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Celebrate Black Artistry

This February, Santa Monica is proud to celebrate Black History Month. Honoring this year’s theme of Black Americans and the Arts, locals and visitors are invited to take part in educational experiences and events celebrating the profound and evolving impact of Black artistry on our culture, national identity, and social movements. See what’s happening this month and how you can celebrate Santa Monica’s Black community!

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Day and night

The distance from Santa Monica to Los Angeles may be short, but this beachside city has a style all its own. So many experiences are packed into an easily walkable 8.3 square miles, and you get to pick your own adventure. From family-friendly exploration and exciting day trips to chic nightime escapades and decadent world-class restaurants, Santa Monica melds laid-back with upscale like nowhere else.

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Explore itineraries, local tips, hot spots and curated adventures to make sure you get the most out of your Santa Monica experience.

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