Advertise with offers unique, well-priced, custom-designed, and targeted Santa Monica advertising options that reach your customers during the crucial trip planning stage.

It offers Santa Monica advertisers, through the format of exclusive sponsorships, the opportunity to increase your business in your sector of Santa Monica's tourism industry.

Reach Visitors Before  They  Visit... Often a Full Year Before

There are many offline ways to advertise your hotel, restaurant, and all other tourist-related services. The usual route is still to place ads in the numerous free, glossy magazines and brochures that visitors pick up after arriving. By the time your ad is seen, they have already made their decision regarding accommodations, rental car, and "must-eat-at" restaurants. 

Businesses tend to buy ads or publicity placement in the major newspapers or influential travel magazines late in the season. It's expensive, and it misses the reality of how people plan trips today. 

They use the Web. Compare targeted online Santa Monica advertising with this offline ad example:

Real estate developers have been known to pay more than $20,000 to reach high net worth individuals in such media as the Robb Report for a one-time exposure to a semi-targeted audience ("the affluent",  who may or may not be interested in the latest Bentley, or in real estate in Bora Bora, and not necessarily Santa Monica).

When it comes to reaching travelers who are thinking of coming to Santa Monica, newspapers and magazines are transient, semi-targeted, limited both geographically and in circulation. A PR piece may give a short-term boost.

The most significant disadvantage, though, of offline "pre-visit" print media is that it is intrusive. It reaches your audience at a time when most are likely not to be considering a vacation.

On the Web, your Santa Monica advertising reaches a highly targeted audience specifically when they are searching for Santa Monica-related information about your sector, whether that is economical or high-end beach hotels, restaurants with a view, or the best place to rent a car or limo from LAX.

The right website has the power to reach those highly-targeted customers, and more of them, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It takes persistent, repetitive, and positive exposure by a trusted authority who shares the passion for delivering the results that your advertising dollars seek. 

Nearly Everyone Goes Online to Research Their Santa Monica Vacation connects with readers before they book a flight, hotel, rental car, or restaurant reservations. They find at the start of the research process for their next vacation or visit, looking for unbiased tips and real recommendations. 

These are exactly the visitors that you want. And you may reach them exclusively, giving you a substantial edge over your direct competition. 

The Unique Flavor of was started in 2014 when Tara Garner moved to the beach in southern Santa Monica with her family. Since then, it has been a labor of love, a product of passion born of living on the shores of Santa Monica and sharing her family's discoveries of the best things to do and see here. reviews favorite restaurants, hotels, day trips, sports, tours, and other adventures in and around Santa Monica. 

This is not a "commercial" website, so there are few sponsorship opportunities. seeks a small number of quality partners on a category-exclusive basis who want to create win-win-win ( promotional partnerships. 

Our goal is to share what is engaging, worth a visit, worth an evening, worth seeing on a vacation or holiday to Santa Monica. 

Sponsorship Opportunities and Rates is accepting a limited number of sponsorships on an exclusive basis in each category (luxury hotels, value hotels, restaurants, excursion providers, etc.) You must indeed have an excellent product or service. will not work with a company that would result in visitors having a sub-par experience during their visit to Santa Monica. 

Ad rates are based on:

  • Value to the sponsor
  • Ad format/size/prominence.

Contact the exclusive local agent of by completing the form below. Together, we can build a program that markets your product directly to your prospective clientele. 

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