Experience the soul of 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.
Celebrate Black History Month
This February, Santa Monica is proud to celebrate Black History Month. Honoring this year’s theme of Black Resistance, locals and visitors are invited to attend a long list of programs highlighting Black history, culture and more. See what’s happening this month and how you can honor Santa Monica’s Black community!
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