Santa Monica Travel Guide
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 96%Local Culture
- 76%Family Travelers
- 73%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (109)
- Santa MonicaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 1Feb 16, 2014
Santa Monica is absolutely beautiful. Known as silicon beach, it is the technology haven of Los Angeles.
Beyond technology however, there's plenty to do here. From the beach to the fair, there is a lot to see. Go a little bit more south and you will hit Venice Beach, Popular for helping the bodybuilding craze rise to fame in the 1970s.
- Santa MonicaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Nov 26, 2013
Very nice and B E autiful ... We had fun tons to do and eat.. Cupcake shops are yummy.. The only hard thing was some of the homeless, we tried to hook them up with food.. I felt bad walking out of a high end restaurant with my beautiful wife and seaing that. Hmmm.. I don't know... Other then that it is gorgeous and there is tons to do.
- Santa MonicaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellness+ 2Aug 31, 2013
Love Santa Monica Beach and Promenade. Go there often with grandkids to spend the day by the ocean and to have dinner at one of the outdoor cafes on the Promenade. Good shopping and always something to see.
- Santa MonicaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7May 06, 2013
Normally I am not one to review a city. However, I may have to start making some exceptions to that. This is one of those great extremely well known destination beach cities in Los Angeles.
I bet you ask some random farmer in Nebraska if they have heard of Santa Monica, CA they will know its a beach city with a fun zone pier. Its like Coney Island, NY or Venice Beach, CA. Everyone knows it.
Pro Tip: Parking here is a royal BEE-ATCH! but the structures at Third Street Promenade give you an hour and a half for free, longer with a movie validation on Third Street. Otherwise say hello to the meters running rampant everywhere
However this is a cultural mecca for LA. This is where you can go to experience a ton of kewl things that dont exist in most of the rest of LA. Street performers on third street; the fun zone on the pier; the workout that "the staircase" is; the restaurants; the malls; the clubs; the beach; seriously what is not here that is "Elle Ehhhhh"?
We love it. At least I do. This is one of the few places that I really enjoy on the westside. I think everyone should check it out at least 55 bazillion times...
- Santa MonicaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Sep 15, 2013
One of the most charming places in the city. The beaches certainly won't win any awards but a nice place to take a break. The main shopping strip is a bit too commercial but still pleasant.
- Santa MonicaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersWellness+ 3Nov 28, 2013
Santa Monica is the best part of LA, hands down. The breeze blows in off the ocean - there is very little smog as a result. The traffic and parking can be kind of tough, but deal with this by walking or riding a bike! The restaurants are great, the bar scene is poppin, and the shopping is excellent. The rest of LA is pretty gnarly - Santa Monica is the way to go!
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- Santa MonicaSep 15, 2013
Santa Monica on a warm sunny Sunday is a great place to be, friendly people, farers market on the street and of course those lovely views of the beach and sea. A little crowded in places, it doesn't take much to get away from everyone else and find some quiet space if that's what you're after
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