The mere thought of visiting Santa Monica tends to conjure up images of endless white sandy beaches, the ultimate in fine dining, and no-limit budgets lavished on ultra-luxe Santa Monica hotels.
Santa Monica is all that, and is also a great place to vacation on a real-life budget, too. You can spend a week or two here as inexpensively as you can in most other California beach cities. Or, you can max out your AMEX Black card and live the California dream.
Either way, you'll need information on visiting Santa Monica to help you plan your trip. Things like when the weather is at its finest; where to stay on a shoestring (or not); and not to miss attractions while you're here. You'll find all that, and more, in the articles below.