But there are plenty of other reasons to head to Santa Monica virtually any month of the year, too!
And we'd love to share tips for finding the very best things to see and do in this vibrant California beach city we've called home since 2012.
If you're looking for a local's tips on where to stay, play, shop or surf in Santa Monica... You've come to the right place!
This site is organized to provide you with all the information you need to plan a visit to Santa Monica, from hotels and restaurants to things to do, attractions to visit, and local events to check out during your stay.
Tips for Visiting Santa Monica
If your travel to Santa Monica is by air, the easiest place to arrive is at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Santa Monica activities include more than just laying in the hot sun with a refreshing drink and devouring fish tacos. Though that is a lovely place to start and one of my favorite ways to spend the day.
Both sand and ocean are clean and beautiful here, providing the basics for a sumptuous beach day. Besides sunning, you can get the blood flowing again biking, swimming, surfing, parasailing, paddle surfing, playing basketball and tennis ... the list goes on and on.
In short: There are plenty of Santa Monica activities to choose from that will keep even the most activity-craving of bodies busy.
Santa Monica Nightlife: Where to Go When the Stars are Out
Nightlife in Santa Monica is more laid-back than the scene you'll find in downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, or West Hollywood. And frankly, we like it that way.
We keep it real here (for
the most part) and Santa Monica nightlife reflects that. Sure, you'll still
have to que-up occasionally - after all, is there anywhere worth going to
that isn't going to attract a good crowd?
Whether you're looking for a rooftop bar, live
music, a dance club, or just a cool place in Santa Monica to hang out and grab
a drink - nightlife in Santa Monica delivers.
Check Out This Aerial Overview of Santa Monica!
Our very first impression, the beaches, is still what defines Santa Monica. Here is just one example...
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