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Santa Monica Beaches: The Basics

Santa Monica beaches have it all - 3.5 miles of soft sand shoreline, picnic areas, parks, playgrounds, manned lifeguard stations, the Original Muscle Beach and sports galore.

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Travel to Santa Monica

IIf your travel to Santa Monica is by air, the easiest place to arrive is at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). It is just 8 miles to Santa Monica.

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New Years Eve in Santa Monica 2022

What better way to ring in 2022 than by celebrating New Years Eve beachside in Santa Monica? From rooftop dancing and club parties to a yacht cruise and pub crawl, New Year's Eve in Santa Monica has all that and more on tap.

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Jim Morrison Bike Tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach

The Jim Morrison Bike Tour Goes Back to Where it All Started for Jim - Santa Monica and Venice. This 3-mile beach cruise hits 10 of Morrison's favorite haunts.

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Santa Monica Events, Music & Nightlife

Santa Monica events, music, and nightlife offer something for everyone. From weekly farmers markets and holiday performances to live music and stand-up comedy, there's always something going on .

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Viceroy Santa Monica

Viceroy Santa Monica has been an icon of the beach scene for 20 years. And it keeps getting better. A recently completed $21 million renovation includes an all-new poolside experience with an expansive outdoor patio and open-air cabanas;

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Holiday Hotel Deals

'Tis the season... to take advantage of holiday hotel deals in Santa Monica. With nearly a dozen of the city's hotels offering discounted rates this holiday season, why not take advantage of discounted rates?

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Santa Monica Holiday Dining & Events

The holidays are happening in Santa Monica! Holiday dining and array of physically-distanced events are set to make for an especially festive holiday season around Santa Monica this year.

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7 Santa Monica Happy Hours to Help You Forget It's Only Monday

From chill ambiances and tasty appetizers to ocean views and half-price margaritas, you can make any workday feel like a weekend at one of these Santa Monica happy hours!

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Ice at Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. regrets to announce that Ice at Santa Monica will not return for the 2021-2022 season. In January of 2021, the electrical infrastructure at the surface parking lot that serves as the home of Ice at Santa Monica was damaged substantially.

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