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4.5/5Wonderful!(431 area reviews)
While you're in Downtown, take in top sights like Santa Monica Pier and jump on the metro at Downtown Santa Monica Station to see more of the city.
5/5Exceptional!(21 area reviews)
You'll enjoy the museums and gardens in Brentwood. You might want to make time for a stop at Getty Center or J. Paul Getty Museum.
4/5Very Good!(178 area reviews)
Even though there aren't top sights in Mid-City, you can explore the larger area and take in top sights like Third Street Promenade. Jump on the metro at 17th Street/SMC Station to see more of the city.
5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)
If you're spending time in Pico, check out sights like Third Street Promenade or Santa Monica Place and hop on the metro to see more the city at 17th Street/SMC Station or 26th Street/Bergamot Station.
Travelers to Santa Monica give high marks for the beaches, shopping, and top-notch restaurants. Tourists who journey to this walkable city can discover its sporting events, cafés, and art. Top sights in the city include Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach.
The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Venice Beach, International Chess Park, and Original Muscle Beach. Shopping is one of the favorite things to do, so consider an excursion to Santa Monica Place, Third Street Promenade, and Montana Avenue. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica History Museum.
In Santa Monica, you'll find 70 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ones based on our user reviews:
Outside the city, popular places to see include J. Paul Getty Museum, located 3.9 mi (6.4 km) from the heart of the city, and Sony Pictures Studios, which is 4.9 mi/7.9 km away.