As an official Destination Partner for 2019, Santa Monica Travel & Tourism is excited to bring a slice of Southern California to Sydney this Spring. Home to sandy beaches, world-class dining, extraordinary selection of hotels and famed shopping options, Santa Monica is a truly unforgettable destination.
Known as Los Angeles’ beach city, Santa Monica is California’s quintessential playground. Set along a 5.6-kilometer stretch of coastline, Santa Monica is home to sandy beaches, friendly locals, burgeoning startups and a wellness culture all of its own.
Santa Monica manages the ideal balance of seaside charm and coastal sophistication. At just 21 square kilometers, the city is home to eight diverse neighborhoods – each infused with character.
Spend time here and you’ll quickly discover just how much Santa Monica packs into its compact area. Along the oceanfront, you’ll find an extraordinary selection of hotels ranging from beachfront luxe to vintage gems, celebrated restaurants, world class shopping, and famous attractions like the Santa Monica Pier.
Serving as an artistic center for generations, Santa Monica boasts more than 150 galleries, public art installations, theaters, and museums. Culture is at your fingertips wherever you are throughout the city.
Home to four weekly farmers markets, frequented by health-conscious Angelenos and local chefs, Santa Monica is a leader in the local foods movement. The city’s dining scene features restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs and rising culinary stars alike.
Moving around car-free in Santa Monica is simple with the advents of light rail, shuttle and bus services; a bike-sharing program; and more. Santa Monica’s gorgeous topography, temperate weather and over 100 miles of bikeways make it one of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S.
Centrally located, Santa Monica also provides an ideal home base for visiting other Southern California hot spots. Visitors can travel to Downtown LA via the Metro Expo Line in under an hour, access neighboring Marina del Rey and Venice by bike, and take a day trip to Beverly Hills and Hollywood via bus.
With its intersection of near-perfect weather, outdoor activities, abundant locally grown food, and walkability it’s no wonder Santa Monica is a hub of healthy living. You can bike for hours, learn to surf, or simply take time to rejuvenate your body and mind.
With 41 hotels in total and a host of attractions, restaurants and shops, it’s fair to say, no matter what you do in this city, you’ll quickly discover that Santa Monica is as inspirational as it is irresistible.
What’s more, Santa Monica Travel & Tourism is also Luxperience’s official Destination Partner for 2019! This partnership will give event attendees a first-hand taste of Los Angeles’ beach city and will showcase Santa Monica’s growing offerings for the discerning traveller.
This event will take place next week at the official Luxperience Tuesday Night Social at Pier One Sydney Harbour on Tuesday 8th of October 2019 in a fun and immersive space.
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