Celebrities Santa Monica:
The Stars Are Out

Celebrities Santa Monica - it's a natural pairing. Santa Monica is a favorite stomping ground of celebrities who flock here to savor the great restaurants, shopping, and A-list attractions with friends or family.

Many celebrities live either in Santa Monica or in the surrounding areas, such as Malibu, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.

Favorite places for celebrities Santa Monica include the Third Street Promenade, the weekly farmer's markets, and of course, Santa Monica's beaches and restaurants.

Favorite celebrity eateries include Giorgio Baldi, Ivy at the Shore, and Locanda Portofino.

And they're the ones often singing Santa Monica's praises the loudest, looking to "keep it local" as seen in the Instagram post below by Ali Larter:

Because Santa Monica is so close to the hub of movie-making - Hollywood - celebrities are often called to Santa Monica for work related events:

Celebrities Santa Monica Jessica BielJessica Biel at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica.
Celebrities Santa Monica - Ian Somerhalder,  also at the 2016 Independent Spirit event.Ian Somerhalder, also at the 2016 Independent Spirit event.
Celebrities Santa Monica - Jessica Chastain at the 2016 awards presentation in Santa Monica.Jessica Chastain at the 2016 awards presentation in Santa Monica.

Whether visiting during a film shoot or attending an awards show, celebrities can often be seen enjoying all things Santa Monica before or after - as seen by this Instagram post from Miranda Kerr:

Santa Monica sunshine ☀️

A photo posted by Miranda (@mirandakerr) on

Celebrities Santa Monica - A Natural Pairing

Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Reese Witherspoon, Sean Penn, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Kayne West are among the most frequent celebrity visitors to Santa Monica.

Because there's so much to do in Santa Monica, with special events that vary from season to season, and year-round agreeable weather, there's always a good reason for the A-list - or anyone, for that matter -  to visit Santa Monica.

For the record, those celebrities I've met around the city and come to know are at their best - happy and relaxed - here on the beach or at their favorite Santa Monica haunts.

They go to Cannes to be seen, but celebrities come to Santa Monica to escape the celebrity treadmill. Instead, it is a place for them to relax, enjoy the world-class dining, agreeable weather year round, and, of course, the beaches - all without the fuss of their normal on-camera lives.

It is, after all, what Santa Monica is known for - a place where you can be yourself. No fuss, no drama, but plenty of low-key places to chill and have fun.

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