Santa Monica

Santa Monica

Santa Monica, located only 20 minutes west of downtown Los Angeles, is a walking paradise filled with outdoor activities, luxurious shopping facilities, and opportunities to unwind beneath blue sky and awe-inspiring sunsets. Catch some waves, relax on stunning beaches, and ride bike trails with breathtaking sights.

WHAT TO SEE

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SANTA MONICA PIER

Santa Monica Pier, located in the heart of Santa Monica Beach, is home to a variety of attractions.

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PALISADES PARK

This bluff-top park on Santa Monica’s northern shore is the place to go for spectacular views of the ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains.

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SANTA MONICA FARMER’S MARKET

If you’re in town on a Wednesday or Saturday morning, this farmers market on Arizona Avenue is worth checking out!

SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS

The Santa Monica Mountains are a national recreation area in the United States that include many individual parks and open space preserves.

DID YOU KNOW…?

The first solar-powered Ferris wheel can be found at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Los Angeles and Santa Monica take pride in being very environmentally friendly!

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WHERE TO STAY

TOURS TO BOOK

5 Free things to do in santa monica

  1. Santa Monica State Beach – The Santa Monica State Beach stretches for 3.5 miles along the California coast. There are various walkways that allow you to simply wander across the wonderful sand, with chess tables, volleyball courts, and little scenic areas scattered throughout.
  2. Third Street Promenade – Third Street Promenade is located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica, serving as a hub for retail and entertainment. You’ll find well-known retail outlets and restaurant franchises, as well as some more local options.
  3. The Original Muscle Beach – The Original Muscle Beach is not to be confused with Muscle Beach in Venice. This famous spot to watch acrobats and gym enthusiasts perform on the rings is located just south of the Santa Monica Pier.
  4. Santa Monica Farmers Market – They feature an excellent assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as bread and nuts. Park for free at one of the neighbouring 90-minute parking garages.
  5. Santa Monica Stairs – The Santa Monica Stairs were never intended to be one of California’s tourist attractions, but the hidden jewel tucked neatly into an unassuming residential area has recently acquired popularity, particularly among the fitness-oriented community.

what to eat in santa monica

Santa Monica

Godmother Sandwich

Crusty bread is loaded with ham, prosciutto, mortadella, salami, capicola, and provolone cheese, then topped with shredded lettuce and mild peppers.
Where: Bay Cities Italian Deli

Double HiHo Cheeseburger

The double HiHo cheeseburger made with grass-fed, New Zealand wagyu beef with twice-cooked french fries, will make your day perfect.
Where: HiHo Cheeseburger

Maine Lobsters

A seafood lover’s paradise. This elegant restaurant is right on the pier with a view of the water.
Where: The Lobster

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