Santa Monica - the city in the west of Los Angeles County in the US state of California - is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is located in the gorgeous Santa Monica Bay, south of Pacific Palisades, Malibu and Brentwood.
The city differs from many cities in the U.S. because Santa Monica has a historic downtown. The relaxed coastal paradise also offers more than 280 days of sunshine per year and is located only about 20 minutes west of downtown Los Angeles by car.
Outdoor adventurers, in particular, will find Santa Monica a wonderful vacation oasis with unique sunsets, varied bike tours and unforgettable views of the pristine beaches.
The historic Santa Monica Pier beckons for extended and relaxing hours on the Pacific West Coast. Plus, wild roller coasters and bumper car stalls - all overlooking the vast ocean. In the eight individual neighborhoods, you can experience the colorful and diverse life of the city up close.
In addition to the lively art scene, great restaurants, small weekly markets and many entertainment options, you will find excellent and charming hotels!
During your trip through Santa Monica you should enjoy every moment to the fullest! The breathtaking panorama and the numerous sights make your stay in the sunny oasis an unforgettable experience!
Sports enthusiasts will find their sporty balance to urban travel on the numerous trails around the city. Well-known and popular - even among the locals - is the 35-kilometer Marvin Braude Bike Trail. "The Strand," as this is also known, runs along the coast and offers a dreamlike view of the seemingly endless horizon.
Other Santa Monica attractions:
- Santa Monica Pier
- Santa Monica Beach
- Third Street Promenade
- Getty Villa
- Parker Mesa Overlook
- Muscle Beach
- Rapp Saloon
If you want to take a souvenir from Santa Monica, you should definitely visit the Third Street Promenade! Next to small stores you will find great boutiques - ideal for an extended shopping trip.