Welcome to Santa Monica
Leisure and luxury in a vibrant seaside metropolis
Situated off the iconic Pacific Coast Highway that runs along the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica is a beachfront city located 23 miles outside downtown Los Angeles. Brentwood borders it to the east, Venice Beach to the south, Pacific Palisades and Topanga State Park mountain ranges to the north. Home to a world-class selection of city and beachside amenities, it attracts thousands of visitors annually from around the globe. It is a blend of vibrant commercial districts and residential communities featuring pristine single-family homes in various classic and modern architectural styles, luxury condominiums, and townhouses.
Downtown Santa Monica has the feel of a big city featuring endless fun and family-friendly recreational activities. It is also home to various major technology and entertainment companies like Lionsgate and Hulu. Iconic attractions like the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier and trendy shopping at the bustling Third Street Promenade are popular among tourists and locals alike.
What to Love
- Fun, family-friendly recreation on the Santa Monica Pier
- Surfing, swimming, sunbathing, bike riding, and other fun beach activities
- Family-oriented community with excellent schools
- Laidback coastal atmosphere and leisurely lifestyle
Often referred to as the “city by the sea,” Santa Monica offers the best of city and coastal life and is the preferred place of residence for many affluent families, high-earning professionals, and celebrities. A wide variety of family-friendly outdoor recreational activities like bike riding along the Santa Monica Beach Bike Path promotes an active and healthy lifestyle.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Santa Monica’s elite selection of acclaimed restaurants and eateries attract foodies from all over the world. Giorgio Baldi is a family-run beachside Italian restaurant. It prides itself on culinary tradition and simplicity, values that are reflected in its nationally acclaimed menu. Musty try items include antipasti dishes like Tonno alla palmaria and risotto dishes like risotto paveron.
A fixture in the community since 1925, Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery is a one-stop shop for all your culinary needs. Must-try items on the menu include cannolis and sfogliatelle. In addition to serving authentic homemade Italian fare and fresh bread, it is also a gourmet market with an extensive selection of cheeses, wine, and other culinary essentials.
Crudo e Nudo is a family-owned Italian-inspired seafood restaurant, market, bar, and wine shop located on quaint and charming Main Street. Having built close relationships with local farmers and fishermen, it prides itself on using only the finest sustainable and locally sourced produce. Top menu items include the rockfish with mandarin oil and the prawns a la plancha.
Things to Do
Santa Monica’s beachside amenities and vibrant city landscape provide residents with plenty of fun and exciting things to do. Locals and tourists alike flock to The Santa Monica Pier for family-friendly recreation. It is the city’s most iconic landmark and features a Ferris wheel, carnival games, and tasty treats. Annenberg Beach House is a unique community space that offers residents a selection of fun, family-friendly recreational amenities. It features a playground, a splash pad, a pool, a guest house, and beach volleyball courts. It is also home to various community and cultural events. The Santa Monica Beach Bike Path runs along the beach and is a great way to soak up the scenic beach atmosphere while getting in a workout.
The bustling Third Street Promenade is a walkable, upscale outdoor shopping mall that is a popular destination among Angelenos and tourists alike. It features both independent and mainstream retailers in addition to an endless selection of world-class restaurants and eateries.
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