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Santa Monica overview

Featuring picturesque views of the sea and beaches, Santa Monica is known for its live music and sports. You'll enjoy the ample bar and cafe options, along with outdoor areas for cycling and walking. Take in some local culture at popular attractions, such as J. Paul Getty Museum and TCL Chinese Theatre. Make plans to visit the popular Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. Santa Monica is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Santa Monica

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Santa Monica has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Santa Monica with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Santa Monica hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Santa Monica hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Santa Monica

Fly in to Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.), 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from central Santa Monica. Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) is the next closest major airport, 14.1 mi (22.7 km) away.

What to see around Santa Monica

Fun activities like cycling and sporting events are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Nicholas Flat Trail
  • • UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
  • • Culver Ice Rink
  • • Tennis L.A.
  • • Toyota Sports Center
It's recognised for its beaches. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Original Muscle Beach
  • • Mary Hotchkiss Park
  • • International Chess Park
  • • Dorothy Green Park
  • • Venice Beach
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window shopping, here are some favourite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Santa Monica Place
  • • Marina Marketplace
  • • Fisherman's Village
  • • Westfield Century City
  • • Robertson Boulevard
Top sights in the area include:
  • • Santa Monica Pier
  • • University of California Los Angeles
  • • J. Paul Getty Museum
  • • Sony Pictures Studios
  • • TCL Chinese Theatre
  • Beaches
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Bar
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