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What are the Most popular activities for a Santa Monica Beach vacation?

Life is either a bold adventure or nothing at all, so why not plunge into some new and interesting experiences?

There are some terrific things to do in Santa Monica Beach. Why don't you try a LA Hollywood & Beaches Tour or a Hollywood VIP Day Tour from Las Vegas?

Got a little time on your side? Visit our Santa Monica Beach things to do page for a full range of options.



Accommodation in Santa Monica Beach

When a place is as popular as Santa Monica Beach, it's no surprise there is a comprehensive range of hotel and apartment options to choose from. You'll find 104 Santa Monica Beach lodgings on Expedia's global accommodation website.

Fine examples of the more upmarket hotels in Santa Monica Beach are the Shutters on the Beach, 1 Pico Blvd, and the Hotel Bel-Air, 701 Stone Canyon Road. Alternatively, if you're after somewhere a bit more economical, you'll find the cheapest deals at The Hotel California, at 1670 Ocean Avenue, or the Bayside Hotel, at 2001 Ocean Ave.

A vacation is a wonderful time to stop, recharge and unwind. It's also the ideal time to dive into new experiences!

Make sure your trip to Santa Monica Beach is one to remember with one of these awesome experiences:

For the entire list of options, go to our Santa Monica Beach things to do page.

Make the most of your time spent at Santa Monica Beach. Here is a list of the best things to do:

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Best Lodging Options Near Santa Monica Beach

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Ocean View Hotel $209
Ocean View Hotel

Ocean View Hotel

1447 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Beach are also within 15 minutes.

    Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier $251
    Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier

    Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier

    120 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, and Santa Monica Beach. Venice Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows $413
      The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

      The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

      101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in North of Wilshire, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Shore Hotel $259
        Shore Hotel

        Shore Hotel

        1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          With direct access to the beach, this Downtown hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier, and Santa Monica Place. Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica $279
          Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

          Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica

          1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Georgian Hotel $269
            Georgian Hotel

            Georgian Hotel

            1415 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nestled on the beach, this Downtown hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Beach are also within 15 minutes.

              The Huntley Hotel $350
              The Huntley Hotel

              The Huntley Hotel

              1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Santa Monica hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Beach, and Santa Monica Place. Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica $242
                DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica

                DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica

                1707 4th St, Santa Monica, CA
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Main Street Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach, and Third Street Promenade. Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Place are also within 15 minutes.