An idyllic luxury holiday destination, Santa Monica is a beachfront city that delivers more than just sand and sea. Found in Western LA, expect to be running along the pier, hiking up mountains and devouring world-class cuisine from touchdown until departure. All this and more is why Santa Monica is sure to make your holiday hall of fame.
Seafood is top of the menu at this city’s culinary hotspots. Seasonal and local produce from farmer’s markets ensures your taste buds are suitably tantalised with many restaurants offering breath-taking views of the Pacific Ocean too making every meal a feast for the senses. With food and vistas this good, its hard to believe you’re not in the Mediterranean.
Many visitors flock to Santa Monica Beach. With five-star resorts and restaurants calling the sands home, this choice is ideal for those not wanting to travel far to experience the fantastic culture. Home to the Santa Monica Pier, families will be in their element thanks to Pacific Park. With a solar powered Ferris Wheel, Hippodrome carousel and an array of amusements on offer, visitors simply can’t get enough in this epicentre of Los Angeles life.
The area is also a haven of health and fitness, and no trip to Santa Monica would be complete without a trip to Muscle Beach. With the original on Santa Monica Beach and the more modern (and popular) one at Venice Beach, just a 10-minute drive away, pump some iron or simply spectate the locals… either way it’s worth a visit.
Alternatively, hike and trek through canyons and mountains or relax with a picnic in the lush green parks found near the pier. Be sure to check with the concierge of your hotel to find if any exclusive adventures can be had, with Temescal Canyon being a must. The Santa Monica Stairs have also become a popular venue in recent years, with many joggers taking on the challenge of the outdoor staircase.
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Santa Monica is the ideal place to go if travelling with a large group or family in tow thanks to the range of activities available. Have all the fun of the fair on the pier or head to the museums at Bergamot Station. Shop in Montana Avenue or swing by the rugby club to watch a game, the choices are endless. Call one of our personal travel managers now, and start booking your perfect trip.
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC -8
- Currency: USD
- Time to destination: 11-hours and 20-minutes from London
- Nearest Airport: Los Angeles International Airport
Best Time To Travel
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|Oct: 18°c||Nov: 17°c||Dec: 14°c|