Santa Monica is located on the Pacific Ocean, where Wilshire Boulevard meets the sea. Known for its sunshine and beaches, and plenty of celebrity sightings, Santa Monica prides itself as a national model for progressive issues, including social services, quality of life for local residents, and environmental leadership. This urban village has spectacular views of its vast white sand beaches from Palisades Park, unparalled shopping on Third Street Promenade, Main Street and Montana Avenue, and the region’s most renowned restaurant scene. Santa Monica stretches for about two miles along the coast before joining up with Venice Beach.
Some of my favorite places in Santa Monica:
Third Street Promenade
Always fun to walk around, shop and watch the street performers.
The Penthouse – The Huntley Hotel, 1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Located on the top of The Huntley Hotel this place has a busy bar scene and amazing views.
Bungalow – 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Great for Happy Hour drinks during the week and all day on the weekends. Gets very busy.
Melisse – 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
For the ones that appreciate high end dining. This Michelin star restaurant will not disappoint you.