Santa Monica/Beach Cities



Santa Monica and the adjoining beach communities, like Venice and Marina Del Rey, offer visitors a glimpse of the quintessential California lifestyle. Built in 1909, the Santa Monica Pier is the last of the remaining amusement park piers. Santa Monica saw a huge growth in 1966 after the completion of the Santa Monica Freeway, or I-10.

Just south of Santa Monica, Venice Beach boasts world-famous Muscle Beach, a popular Skatepark, and eccentric street musicians and performers. Today, Third Street Promenade and Pacific Park at Santa Monica Pier are popular destinations for locals and visitors. After major renovations, Santa Monica Place open-air shopping center provides an upscale experience with celeb-friendly stores like Kitson, Betsey Johnson, and Burberry. While shopping and dining, visitors will often see surfers and movie moguls intermingling with relative ease.

Take a tour of the unique Venice canals or rent a bike or skates and travel the Boardwalk from Santa Monica through Venice to Marina Del Rey. Rest well at night at top Santa Monica luxury hotels like Shutters on the Beach, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, or Fairmont Miramar Hotel.

Nightlife

Hinano Cafe
Pacific Resident Theatre
Air Conditioned
Brennan's Pub
Harbor Room
Venice Cantina

Attractions

The Getty Villa Malibu
L.A. Louver Gallery
Riviera Village
Gallery of Functional Art
Lake Shrine
Penmar Golf Course
Adamm's Stained Glass Studio
Murphy Ranch via Sullivan Ridge Fire Road
First Friday's at Venice
Venice Beach's Ocean Front Walk
Venice Beach Skate Park
Will Rogers State Historic Park
Will Rogers State Historical Park
Gersten Pavilion
Willow Spa
Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Otis College of Art and Design Gallery
Redondo State Beach

Restaurants

Melisse
Lilly's French Cafe & Bar
Chaya Venice
Hamakaze Sushi & Izakaya
PRIMITIVO Wine Bistro
The Tasting Kitchen

Hotels

Casa de Mary B&B
Venice Beach House
Inn at Playa del Rey
Ramada Limited Marina del Rey
Casa del Mar

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