Why Meet in Santa Monica

Santa Monica, Los Angeles’ beach city, blends natural beauty, a beachfront setting, award-winning dining, an incomparable hotel collection and unique event venues which offer the charm and relaxing atmosphere of a Southern California seaside community with the sophistication and cutting-edge business amenities of a world-class city.

Located within eight square miles, Santa Monica creates a truly accessible and pedestrian-friendly destination. Visitors also enjoy the city’s prime location within greater Los Angeles, which allows for easy day trips to all of Los Angeles’ most famous landmarks and attractions.

Whether you’re traveling for a meeting, corporate gathering, special event or incentive program, or adding a couple of days to enjoy one of California’s most iconic stretches of shoreline, Santa Monica is the quintessential Southern California chic experience — the perfect balance between meet and play!

With more than 120,000 square feet of creative event space, meeting planners and attendees have a variety of venue options, from ocean view conference rooms with breezy terraces, poolside cabanas with flat screen televisions, a historic beachfront estate, theatre complexes and art galleries, to airport hangars and the iconic Santa Monica Pier.

Santa Monica is home to 41 hotels with boutique, luxury, and affordable accommodations, many of which are adjacent to, or within walking distance of, the Pacific Ocean.

Santa Monica is also home to eight different neighborhoods all with their own personality? Read a rundown of every neighborhood, how the neighborhoods differ, and what you can expect from visiting each.

With over 400 restaurants and one of the best farmers markets in the country, Santa Monica has a flavor for every taste. Enjoy the variety of fresh, innovative cuisines on setting ranging from intimate restaurants, feet-in-the-sand barbeques, to group dine-arounds.

Santa Monica’s shopping covers the spectrum from Downtown’s Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place — home to stores such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and more — to upscale boutiques along Montana Avenue and the eclectic retail mix on Main Street.

Beaches, surfing, wine excursions, wellness activities, spa treatments and a 22-mile bicycle path offer endless opportunities for team building and group activities while getting a taste of the California lifestyle.

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