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NEW BUS LOADING ZONES

Effective December 1, 2020, the City of Santa Monica relocated the Ocean Ave Tour Bus active loading/unloading zones to 2nd St between Colorado Blvd and Broadway. This new dedicated zone on 2nd St provides direct and easy access to Santa Monica Place, Downtown Santa Monica and the world-famous Santa Monica Pier.

To view the new map and a full list of active loading/unloading zones, click here.

TOUR BUS PARKING PERMIT PROGRAM

The City of Santa Monica, in conjunction with Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) and Downtown Santa Monica, welcomes Tour Bus Operators to our community. The City would like to extend courtesy parking and use of designated zones within the City to Tour Bus Operators who are certified by SMTT for their contribution to the visitor industry in Santa Monica.

If you are a Tour Bus Operator interested in receiving certification and access to courtesy parking, click here to download the application. Please email completed applications, along with at least one sample itinerary that includes Santa Monica for a minimum of four hours, to trade@santamonica.com.

PAID BUS PARKING

Paid parking is currently available in Lot 4 South (2030 Barnard Way). The lot is open from sunrise to sunset and rates vary by season. Please email parking@smgov.net for more information.

Overnight bus parking is also available in nearby Marina del Rey. Advanced notice is required to reserve overnight parking for tour buses and oversized vehicles. For more information, click here.

SHOPPING REWARDS PROGRAMS

Make your clients' shopping experience in Santa Monica even better with visitor rewards programs full of special offers and discounts, motor coach incentives and much more. Click here to learn more about the rewards incentives that are offered by Santa Monica Place.

DINING IN SANTA MONICA

Santa Monica restaurants offer some of the most varied and world-class dining in all of Los Angeles and Southern California. From organic, vegetarian fare and California fusion to fresh seafood and a top-rated steak, there are options for every palette, taste and budget.