Santa Monica Travel & Tourism

Known as Los Angeles’ beach city, Santa Monica is California’s quintessential playground. Set along a 3.5-mile stretch of coastline, Santa Monica is home to sandy beaches, friendly locals, burgeoning startups and a wellness culture all of its own.

Santa Monica manages the ideal balance of seaside charm and coastal sophistication. At just 8.3 square miles, the city is home to eight diverse neighborhoods – each infused with character. 

Spend time here and you’ll quickly discover just how much Santa Monica packs into its compact area. Along the oceanfront, you’ll find an extraordinary selection of hotels ranging from beachfront luxe to vintage gems, celebrated restaurants, world class shopping, and famous attractions like the Santa Monica Pier.  

Serving as an artistic center for generations, Santa Monica boasts more than 150 galleries, public art installations, theaters, and museums. Culture is at your fingertips wherever you are throughout the city.

Home to four weekly farmers markets, frequented by health-conscious Angelenos and local chefs, Santa Monica is a leader in the local foods movement. The city’s dining scene features restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs and rising culinary stars alike. 

Moving around car-free in Santa Monica is simple with the advents of light rail, shuttle and bus services, a bike-sharing program, and more. Santa Monica’s gorgeous topography, temperate weather and over 100 miles of bikeways make it one of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S. 

Centrally located, Santa Monica also provides an ideal home base for visiting other Southern California hot spots. Visitors can travel to Downtown LA via the Metro Expo Line in under an hour, access neighboring Marina del Rey and Venice by bike, and take a day trip to Beverly Hills and Hollywood via bus. 

With its intersection of near-perfect weather, outdoor activities, abundant locally grown food, and walkability it’s no wonder Santa Monica is a hub of healthy living. You can bike for hours, learn to surf, or simply take time to rejuvenate your body and mind.

No matter what you do in this city, where art, nature, and urban excitement all converge, you’ll quickly discover that Santa Monica is as inspirational as it is irresistible. 

We are delighted to showcase Santa Monica as our Partner of the Month.  However you choose to see Santa Monica, wherever you choose to stay – receive VIP recognition and special privileges that enhance your travel experience.  Cultural immersion, complimentary meals & upgrades, local insider expertise, personalized amenities…and more.

We invite you to contact your TTI Travel Advisor or Barb Finn, VP, Leisure Travel at 416.369.3264 or to learn more.