LA County’s fave beachside town
Santa Monica is Los Angeles County’s popular and prosperous beachside paradise that groans with multi-million-dollar real estate reserved for the rich and famous. However, the residential mix seen here makes the suburb young and fun. What makes a better recipe for a party than a congregation of affluent young professionals, students and surfers along with a pleasant summertime climate and beaches?
Located in California, the city of Santa Monica sits along the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by Los Angeles on 3 sides. The resort spot boasts 300 days of sunshine as well as a range of open-air activities along its iconic State Beach, such as free volleyball facilities and surf gear for hire, to make the most of the awesome weather.
Defining Santa Monica is the cosmopolitan neighbourhood vibe it presents, which is seen by the rows of quaint coffee shops on Main Street and boutiques that line Montana Avenue. To fully immerse yourself in Santa Monica’s culture, don’t forget to check out some of the 40 publicly displayed pieces of art around the area. A couple of the most popular art galleries around town include Bergamot Station Arts Centre on Michigan Avenue and The Angels Attic Museum, which can be found on Colorado Avenue.
If you’re here in the fall, head over to Santa Monica for its very own Oktoberfest with a twist – dubbed the Annual Sausage Fest. The beachside festival happens at the end of October with special beers and LA-style hotdogs served up with a side of community spirit and a dollop of dancing!