Shopping Santa Monica’s Neighborhoods

Santa Monica shopping covers the spectrum of options with celebrated destinations, from downtown’s Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place to upscale boutiques along Montana Avenue and the eclectic retail mix on Main Street. Each of the city’s eight neighborhoods offers a distinct character all its own.

Downtown Santa Monica

The world-famous al fresco Third Street Promenade shopping experience includes national stores, name brand clothing and boutiques in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica. Soak up a colorful, upbeat scene filled with musicians and entertainers while basking in breezes from the nearby ocean.

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The open-air Santa Monica Place offers dozens of specialty stores and a rooftop Dining Deck with ocean views and a variety of both casual and chef-driven restaurants.

Main Street

Just two blocks from the beach, Main Street offers chic clothing and design stores, art galleries and a weekly farmers market just two blocks from the ocean, as well as the Santa Monica Walk-In Visitor Information Center. Here many locals can be spotted walking their dogs, sipping coffee or gearing up for a surf session.

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Mid-City is a growing art district, with the 18th Street Arts Complex and Bergamot, that also offers a haven for resale and consignment stores, many featuring top designers.

Montana Avenue

On the north end of town, Montana Avenue is a tree-lined European boulevard – a luxurious shopping destination known for its unique stores as well as its popular bistros, cafes, bakeries and celebrity clientele.

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Ocean Park Boulevard And Santa Monica Airport Area

Ocean Park is a friendly, artsy neighborhood with a wide variety of stores, galleries, coffee shops and a culinary arts restaurant. Santa Monica Airport offers aviation history in the form of the Santa Monica Museum of Flying and a monthly Outdoor Antique Market.

Pico Boulevard

On the southern end of Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard features attractions like Santa Monica College’s performing arts venues and planetarium, as well as award-winning restaurants and a huge Saturday farmers market. The neighborhood offers a list of below-the-radar shopping finds and unique art galleries.

Santa Monica Pier Area And Ocean Avenue

On Ocean Avenue and the Santa Monica Pier, you’ll find shops and restaurants all set against the ocean. While on the Pier and Oceanfront Walk, you’ll find go-to spots for souvenirs and beach essentials.

Wilshire Boulevard

Spanning 15.8 miles from Santa Monica’s Ocean Avenue to Grand Avenue in Downtown LA, Wilshire Boulevard offers a unique mix of boutiques and stores along with many renowned restaurants.

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