Live Like a Local
Stay in the heart of Santa Monica and live like a local. Enjoy the fresh ocean breeze under blue skies and palm trees. Hike up to panoramic views or swim at the beach. Bike the coast, shop ‘til you drop, and celebrate the local harvest with the L.A. area’s star chefs. Discover our friendly, welcoming, inclusive Southern California community and visit some of our favorite local attractions.
Santa Monica Beach
The shoreline of Santa Monica Beach is a postcard-perfect Southern California playground. Picnic, swim, surf, paddleboard or just bask in the sun. Take advantage of our seasonal Miramar Beach Club (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) — a private area exclusively for our guests that features games, activities, equipment and a full-service menu.
Hike the Mountains
The wild and green Santa Monica Mountains stretch from Malibu to downtown L.A. Hike the extensive 500-mile trail network of this coastal range, marked with numerous historical and cultural sites, glittering city vistas, and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
Vibrant and welcoming, our Santa Monica farmers’ markets are cherished community meeting places — buzzing with conversation, color, delicious aromas, and fun activities.
Shopping is a pastime here in Santa Monica! Choose from specialty stores, brand name flagships, upscale artist ateliers, and bohemian shops. Shop the 3rd Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place or head to legendary Rodeo Drive.
Bike the Boardwalk
Take one of our complimentary beachcombers and pedal all or part of The Strand, a 26-mile coastal cycling path that extends from Pacific Palisades to Torrance.