Seaside chic in Santa Monica

05 September 2019

Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Los Angeles, the beautiful beach community of Santa Monica offers the perfect base to explore the delights of Southern California. With its iconic pier, famous Ferris wheel, twinkly carousels and mile upon mile of soft sands, Santa Monica effortlessly combines seaside charm with some big city sophistication.

A laidback beach town at a totally walkable 8.3 square miles, hip Santa Monica is made up of eight neighbourhoods; each one offering a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options.

With so many things to see and do, your days can be as relaxed or as active as you like in Santa Monica, so whether you want to laze on the beach and watch the world go by, or get a culture fix with some museum-hopping, you can do it all.

Here are some of the top things to see and do whilst you’re in stunning Santa Monica.

What to see and do in Santa Monica  

When is the best time to visit Santa Monica?

With its moderate year-round climate and perfect setting within Southern California, Santa Monica is a popular tourist destination at any time of the year, so choosing the best time to visit depends on what you want to see and do. If it’s the beaches that you’re coming for, the summer months are the peak tourist time, but the autumn also offers lovely warm weather but with fewer crowds.


If you’re ready to explore lovely Santa Monica, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of a range of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.

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