Santa Monica Travel & Tourism

CVB or DMC
Hotels40
Convention Center
Guest Rooms3,863
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel347 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues
Average Room Rate$330.00
Restaurants500
Daily Food Cost$71.00
Occupancy Rate
Tax Rate9.5%

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism

CVB or DMC

Why Choose Our Destination?

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism is an unforgettable seaside city, with easy access to metropolitan Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California. Equal parts coastal getaway and urban center, Santa Monica serves as a perfect base for vacationers and business travelers alike. Located a convenient eight miles north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and itself a walkable 8.3 square miles, Santa Monica is comprised of eight distinct neighborhoods, each featuring its own character and lifestyle options. Ten Reasons to Hold Your Corporate Meeting or Incentive Program In Santa Monica: 1. Affordability and selection: With 3,863 guest rooms in 38 hotels including budget, boutique, and resort options, Santa Monica has endless choices to satisfy every company’s meeting needs. HotelPlanner.com recently named Santa Monica as one of the top 10 cities for groups! 2. Convenience: Santa Monica is only eight non-freeway miles from LAX and close to major Los Angeles attractions. Taxis and shuttles abound! 3. World-Class Dining: Known for fresh and innovative cuisine using farmers’ market ingredients, Santa Monica was named “Best Place to Dine in Southern California” in multiple Zagat surveys. 4. A hotbed for Culture: Sunset magazine once dubbed Santa Monica “Art City,” and even much larger cities can’t rival our vibrant cultural scene: 70 galleries, celebrated museums, public art, live music, and leading theater companies. 5. Sustainability: In Santa Monica, you don’t have sacrifice the indulgences of luxury travel to go green. In fact, in 2015, Santa Monica Travel & Tourism was recognized by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and National Geographic Traveler with a prestigious Platinum Adrian Award for “Leadership in Sustainable Tourism.” As one would expect, the city provides many eco-friendly restaurants, hotels, attractions and transportation alternatives that allows visitors to protect the destination and environment. Also, one of the top 10 sustainable cities in the US as rated by Yahoo!. 6. Outdoor Recreation: Beaches, surfing, volleyball, yoga, running trails, hiking and the world’s longest bike path. 7. Retail Recreation: Chic boutiques to surf shops in 8 distinct neighborhoods. 8. Go Carless: Just 8.3 square miles, Santa Monica is easy to explore on foot or on bikes! Also, the newly completed Expo line connecting Santa Monica to Downtown Los Angeles in just 45 minutes! 9. Family Friendly: Plenty to keep kids busy, whether at the beach, the pier or in the nearby mountains! 10. Perfect Climate: When paired with Santa Monica’s year-round mild, balmy climate and over 300 days of sunshine annually, it is no surprise that National Geographic listed Santa Monica as one of the “Top Ten Beach Cities in the World”.

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Distance from Airport

  • Los Angeles International Airport

    12.87 km from City Center

Nearby


Local Attractions

Pacific Park

Park
Located on the historic Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park is a two-acre family amusement park with 12 rides (including the Park's signautre Pacfic Wheel, the world's first solar-powered Ferris Wheel) and 20 midway games. The park has hosted corporate events by, among many others, McDonald's, Special Olympics and Microsoft. An all-new, 3,300-sq-ft, covered Seaside Pavilion can accommodate groups from 25 to 300. Intimate areas in the pavilion and seaside cabanas can accommodate groups as small as 20. Larger groups-up to 1,800-can rent the entire amusement park. It's the perfect space to create whatever beach event you imagine.
380 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA, US 90401

Perry's

The largest bike and skate rental company in California has eight locations along the Santa Monica Boardwalk that includes four open-air cafes. Groups can head to Perry’s Café for breakfast, lunch or a late afternoon espresso. If the group is feeling more adventurous try some of Perry’s professional surf and skate lessons or just rent a bike and take a spectacular ride along the beach. If relaxing on the beach is a better fit for the group use Perry’s beach butler service, they will accommodate all your beach day needs. Not only is Perry’s a great rental shop and restaurant but they are a great location for custom beach side events.
3621 N. Sepulveda. Blvd. #2
Manhatan Beach, CA, US 90266

Santa Monica Place

Shopping
This reinvented and newly reopened retail and dining center in the heart of downtown Santa Monica offers both indoor and outdoor areas for events. The open-air facility has dozens of exciting specialty stores and a rooftop Dining Deck offering gorgeous ocean views and a tremendous variety of both casual and chef-driven restaurants. Individual stores and restaurants are also available for meetings or events.
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA, US 90401

Pedal or Not

Pedal or Not offers electric bike tours. Choose to pedal or just to coast on one of the multiple guided tours offered each day. Since Santa Monica is only 8.3 miles long this is a great way to get a workout and see our amazing city.
1515 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA, US 90401

Annenberg Community Beach House

Recreation
Originally developed and built by William Randolph Hearst as a 100-room mansion for his beloved Marion Davies, this onetime haven for Hollywood A-listers is now a public beach club. The five-acre facility delivers sweeping ocean views that make a perfect backdrop for a special event or meeting. The beach house is so appealing that it was chosen by a panel of event professionals as the 2010 “Best New Venue” in the BizBash L.A. Event Style Awards. Groups can book a room, a building, or the entire site. Capacity varies by room and building.
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
Santa Monica, CA, US 90402

Museum of Flying

Museum
Opening in 2012, the new Museum of Flying will be an ideal venue for a meeting or event with any focus on travel, airplanes, or aviation traditions. Emphasizing the history of Santa Monica’s pioneering Douglas Aircraft and Santa Monica Airport, the museum will feature the actual Douglas World Cruiser New Orleans—one of two aircraft that made the first round-the-world flight in 1924. The museum will also feature a seven-passenger flight simulator with a variety of ride-film experiences, as well as a 40-seat screening room/theater. The famous Donald Douglas Boardroom, with its huge round table, will offer a dramatic venue for meetings, conferences, and retreats. The boardroom can accommodate 20 at the historic table with an additional 20 participants seated along the perimeter of the room. The museum will be able to accommodate 100 to 150 for a sit-down function and about 250 during reception style events.
3100 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA, US 90405

Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

The Gourmandise School can host your private event with groups up to 24 people for hands on classes, and up to 30 people for cooking demonstrations. Parties include full rental of the space, a private chef for three hours, all recipes, and ingredients. All classes end with a sit-down meal and (when applicable) presentation of celebratory dessert. You are welcome to bring your own wine, or purchase a glass or bottle from our neighbors right next door at Venokado Wine and Gifts or The Curious Palate restaurant. We are happy to suggest menus for your event or help you come up with your own unique menu.
395 Santa Monica Place, #329
Santa Monica, CA, US 90401

Santa Monica History Museum

Museum
A brand new dramatic, 5,300-sq-ft permanent facility at the Santa Monica Main Library, the museum’s backdrop of local history exhibitions and its multi-function spaces with state-of-the-art technology offer a distinctive new option for meetings and events in Santa Monica.
1350 7th St
Santa Monica, CA, US 90401