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We have all the latest sightseeing tips for your next trip to Santa Monica. Grab your travel diary and get ready to start topping up that itinerary.
If you're planning to stay in Santa Monica, there's no way you'll be able to miss out on Santa Monica Pier. This iconic attraction lures visitors from all around the world. Ready to see what all the fuss is about?
Santa Monica College has long been fertile ground for fresh ideas, visionary research and future leaders. See if you can tread through its historic halls and learn about its achievements during a guided tour. There's a great range of things to keep you busy in this destination. If you're interested in seeing where the local people go to do their shopping, visit Santa Monica Place. Have a look around and check out which stores they frequent the most. Still got some time to spare? You'll want to don your most artistic outfit if you're visiting Bergamot Station Arts Centre. Facilitating a variety of performances and festivals around the year, it's a crucial part of the cultural landscape.
Holidays are pretty cool to start with. But opening yourself up to the fantastic activities on offer always makes them better!
Your trip to Santa Monica is about to get really exciting. There are loads of activities on offer, including:
If you want to take a look at a full list of activities, go to our Santa Monica things to do page.
With a wide range of properties available in Santa Monica, you'll always be able to find one that's ideal. Luxury getaways and cheap holidays — Expedia has got your back.
If you need to keep a close eye on your bank balance, why not take a look at low-price accommodation like The Hotel California (1670 Ocean Avenue) and the Bayside Hotel (2001 Ocean Ave)? Both have great reviews! Swanky options are also close by, such as the Shutters on the Beach (1 Pico Blvd) and the Casa Del Mar (1910 Ocean Way). Their style, service and amenities make for a memorable holiday.
Staying within easy walking distance of Santa Monica Pier will prove very handy when you're ready to experience this quintessential attraction. Kick your feet up at the Viceroy Santa Monica or The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and you'll be able to head over as often as you like.
Nearest Airports to Santa Monica
Let's be honest, no one looks forward to standing around at the airport. However, if you envisage the unforgettable trip to Santa Monica that is awaiting you, it becomes a little less arduous. After all, you'll be just 7 miles (11 km) southeast of your destination when you land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.com from January through December 2017, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.
Good location, great value, updated rooms, and the friendliest staff in the world. It was a perfect stay for my 3 night stay in Santa Monica for a work trip.
A lovely beach side resort - great location by the sea (2 mins walk to the start of the beach), handy getaway point for other parts of LA, with a electric car shuttle service to take you within a mile of the hotel. A nice alternative to taking car everywhere. A double bed room was very spacious and ...
The location is awesome, you can't beat that location, so close to the pier and the beach. But for the price, in 2019, I would have expected free WiFi instead of having to buy a $25/day welcoming package.
Hotel is priced right and convenient to Santa Monica Hotel needs an overhaul. Lobby, hallways need better lighting , rooms need refreshing and modernizing Asked valet to leave car up for 20 minutes on arrival So I could go to airport to pick up kids Came back in 14 and it wasn’t there They charged ...
Awesome views and great location! Loved the proximity to beach, good food and shops!
The setting was lovely. The proximity to the beach provided easy access to biking and walking around the beach.