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Exploring Santa Monica

Santa Monica is one of the most pleasant districts of Los Angeles. It covers a section of the city’s western edge, with some great beachfront area and a fantastic boardwalk. Santa Monica was originally developed as a seaside retreat from Los Angeles, so it has a noticeably laid-back feel compared to other parts of the city. Today, it’s an affluent neighbourhood of young professionals that is peppered with a solid selection of restaurants, bars, and shopping strips.

Visitors to Los Angeles are well-advised to consider staying in Santa Monica. It’s an excellent base of operations and just minutes to the beach, but also within easy driving distance of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Venice Beach. When it’s sweltering in downtown LA, it’s usually 20 degrees cooler in Santa Monica. The huge beach and its lively pier are the main attractions. But visitors will also find diverse shopping at the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place.


Accommodations in Santa Monica

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Santa Monica is the Channel Road Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, which has been booked 80 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica as it has been reserved 139 times.

There are some amazing options offering top-notch services and facilities. Check out Georgian Hotel and The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.


Sightseeing in Santa Monica

- Santa Monica Pier


This bustling boardwalk at the coastal end of Santa Monica is arguably the most popular spot in the suburb. With its iconic Ferris wheel at one end, small roller coaster, and variety of amusement games and rides, it is reliable fun for all ages. The people-watching here is superb for adults, while kids can spend hours playing games and watching the street buskers.


- Third Street Promenade


This urban renewal project is one of the most successful commercial developments ever completed in Los Angeles. The wide outdoor pedestrian strip, just a few blocks from the beach, is lined with all kinds of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Street performers keep the crowds entertained as they hop between the well-known American retailers, movie theaters, and eateries of every stripe. Hotels like the Shangri-La and the Fairmont Miramar are great choices in this area.


Transportation in Santa Monica

Most of the attractions and amenities in Santa Monica are within casual walking distance of one other. For public transportation, the Big Blue Bus is a great way to move between Santa Monica and other districts in Los Angeles, as well as within the suburb itself. Driving in Santa Monica isn’t an especially pleasant experience, but a car is usually necessary for getting anywhere in Los Angeles conveniently. Taxis are available and are particularly useful for getting home after dark.


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