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”.
Distance from Airport
- Los Angeles International Airport
12.87 km from City Center