Welcome to Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a classic California beach town on the western edge of the Los Angeles urban area. The proximity to LA, beautiful weather, and long sandy beaches brought the city fame in the early 20th century as a resort and beach home location favored by Hollywood celebrities. The iconic Santa Monica beachwalk, legendary Muscle Beach, and the Santa Monica Pier with the Pacific Park amusement park have appeared as backdrops in countless movies and television shows. Famous music venues, many art galleries, three main shopping districts, Palisades Park along the oceanfront bluffs to the north, and of course the wide beach and its funky neighborhood strip of shops and cafes offer visitors plenty of diversions.

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