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Chez Jay: The Ultimate Santa Monica Dive Bar

When you say "dive bar" in Santa Monica, Chez Jay is inevitably going to come up in conversation. Known as the "celebrity dive" or "classy joint", Chez Jay has been serving Santa Monica nightlife

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Top 10 Santa Monica Attractions

There are so many great Santa Monica attractions to visit that National Geographic named it one of the Top 10 Beach Cities in the World. And for good reason.

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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 Beach Hotels for Every Budget

Ocean Avenue is where you'll find Santa Monica beach hotels for every budget - from the don't-ask expensive to the shoestring budget-friendly.

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Santa Monica Parking Tips

Santa Monica parking spaces fill up fast and early seven days a week. These tips will guide you to convenient parking spaces at the right price.

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Santa Monica Night Clubs

Whether you're looking for a rooftop bar, a happening live music venue, or somewhere to dance the night away, these Santa Monica night clubs deliver. We keep it real here, and Santa Monica nightlife reflects that.

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Santa Monica Pier Restaurants

Santa Monica Pier restaurants have an advantage over their land-based counterparts: Location. Atop the historic Pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue, ocean views and stellar sunsets are always on the menu.

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Santa Monica Promenade

The Santa Monica Promenade - three open-air, car-free shopping blocks just east of the iconic Santa Monica Pier - is a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district on the Westside of Los Angeles.

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Santa Monica Train Details

Travel from downtown LA to Santa Monica on the Santa Monica train E Line (Expo) serves popular destinations such as: USC, Exposition Park (including the California Science Center and Natural History Museum).

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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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