Your Santa Monica


Visit Santa Monica with your style

As one of the most popular destinations on the west coast, it’s no surprise that Santa Monica, CA offers many ways to visit. Find out where to go in Santa Monica, where to find your next favorite meal and how to explore this iconic playground. No matter what kind of traveler you are, there are experiences and adventures that will make your trip exactly what you want it to be.

Travel Santa Monica Responsibly

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

A beachgoer’s paradise and so much more

No proper seaside escape is complete without a sandy beach, and Santa Monica’s brand of laid back luxury wouldn’t exist without Santa Monica State Beach. The crashing waves, breathtaking views and endless recreation are just the beginning of the experience. Beyond the natural elements and fitness opportunities, there’s also the iconic Santa Monica Pier with its own amusement park, equipped with the world’s only solar-powered Ferris Wheel and a roller coaster.

So much of Santa Monica’s culture stems from the beach and is reflected throughout the city. For a quick break from the sand and surf, the Annenberg Community Beach House and its historic swimming pool offers freshwater splashing and family-centered activities. Art appreciators find many opportunities to explore, whether in a traditional studio or the informal open-air galleries, with vibrant murals around every corner. And foodies will satiate their palate at a wide variety of restaurants from fine dining establishments to casual beachside eateries. No matter your style, you will find yourself in Santa Monica.

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Santa Monica vibe

Much like our diverse residents, Santa Monica has a personality all its own. When you ask, what is Santa Monica like? You will get many different answers, because defining the vibe is up to you. Some who visit Santa Monica may picture the sunny weather, swaying palm trees, and gorgeous surf, while others will boast about Santa Monica Farmers Markets or the short drive from Santa Monica to Los Angeles. That’s the best part about this seaside paradise, you get to define the character of the city.

Experience Santa Monica’s neighborhoods

You will quickly discover that Santa Monica’s neighborhoods each have a look and feel that is all its own. Peruse the unique storefronts at Downtown Santa Monica and the Third Street Promenade, find your new favorite restaurant on Montana Avenue, relish a donut on Wilshire Boulevard, grab a cocktail on Main Street or spend an evening on the Santa Monica Pier. Wherever you end up, you will find an experience that will not be soon forgotten.

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