Rainbow chinese lanterns hanging over outdoor shopping plaza; people sitting and walking to shops

Welcome to Santa Monica

Welcome to Santa Monica, the iconic Southern California beach city for global LGBTQ+ travelers. Explore an array of unique venues and attractions catering to the LGBTQ+ community—including a prime three-mile long section of Pacific Coast beach. And virtually all the top hotels, restaurants, shops and other businesses are categorically queer-friendly. Celebrate Santa Monica Pride on June 22 as well as other pride events in West Hollywood, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles throughout the month.

Come flow against the grain, and start planning your Santa Monica getaway now!

Travel Santa Monica Responsibly

Travel safely and sustainably to help maintain Santa Monica’s beauty while staying healthy with these tips.


Discover Santa Monica

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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