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Choose from two Inspirato hotels in Santa Monica, a chic and quirky city just 15 miles outside of Los Angeles. Stay at Oceana, a seaside escape just steps from the beach and blocks from the best of Santa Monica—including the iconic Pier, Promenade, and shops and cafes on Montana Avenue.
Or, make Santa Monica Proper Hotel your home base, an elegant hotel located in a landmark 1920s-era building nestled on Wilshire Boulevard. Surrounded by bistros and boutiques, Santa Monica Proper Hotel is just a short walk from the state beach.
Casually hip and easily walkable, the small city of Santa Monica is hugged by Los Angeles on three sides and the Pacific Ocean on the fourth. Take a sunset stroll along the photogenic Santa Monica Pier, featuring an iconic waterfront Ferris wheel and roller coaster. For excellent people watching, spend an afternoon on Third Street Promenade—a dynamic, car-free strip filled with cute cafés, boutiques, and entertainment. On Wednesdays and Sundays, you might catch a glimpse of a celebrity chef or movie star shopping for the freshest organic fruits and veggies at the city’s farmers markets. Whether on foot or bike, you’ll love Santa Monica’s year-round warm weather, miles of coastline, and sophisticated beach town atmosphere.
Extremely recognizable and photogenic, the Santa Monica Pier—dating back to 1908—features an iconic seaside ferris wheel, family-friendly activities, restaurants, shops, and captivating views.
Shop and dine with well-heeled locals along Montana Avenue where you can choose from more than 150 charming boutiques and effortlessly chic eateries, or pop into a yoga class to sweat with Santa Monica’s fit and fabulous.
Pack a picnic and go for a sunset walk along this cliffside park perched dramatically atop sandstone bluffs. Lined with eucalyptus, pine, palm, and fig trees, you’ll have a breathtaking vantage point to watch the sun go down.
Thanks to its Pacific Coast location near Los Angeles, Santa Monica enjoys a pleasant year-round climate. Summer months are dry and sunny, with temperatures in the low 70s; winters are mild—with occasional rain—and temperatures in the 50s and low 60s.
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