Welcome to Silicon Beach, the stretch of Southern California that’s rapidly becoming the country’s premier tech hub. Spanning the Pacific Ocean to the Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica is a place where beach vibes, cutting-edge innovation, and artistic spirit exist side-by-side.
Here are some of the fun and safe things you can do in Santa Monica all year long:
The Third Street Promenade is a pedestrian mall esplanade, shopping, dining and entertainment complex in the downtown area of Santa Monica. These three open-air, car-free blocks are anchored by the iconic Santa Monica Place, home to more than 80 retailers. With everything from fresh farmers-market produce to designer fashions, it’s a shopper’s nirvana.
Just north of Downtown Santa Monica, Montana Avenue is an eclectic mix of 150+ boutique shops and cafes along one tree-lined street. Visit for brunch, drinks, or shopping and experience the elegance of Santa Monica without the crowds.
The Santa Monica Pier is a large destination pier at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica. It contains the family-friendly Pacific Park amusement park, concession stands, an arcade, and beautiful areas for ocean views and fishing.
Every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Arizona Avenue between Second and Fourth streets, the Downtown Santa Monica Farmers' Market is acclaimed as the place to go for the highest quality and largest selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables in Southern California.
The Santa Monica Mountains is a coastal mountain range in Southern California, next to the Pacific Ocean. The Mountains stretch for 50 miles across the northwestern boundary of the Los Angeles basin. Because of its proximity to densely populated regions, it is one of the most visited natural areas in California.
The hottest new burger-and-chicken shop in Santa Monica has finally opened at 501 Wilshire Boulevard, featuring a garden room, outdoor patio, and large mural by artist Steph Hendrix. This Shake Shack also provides only sustainable cutlery and straws from Restore Foodware, in a pilot program to protect local marine communities.
The buzzing rooftop bar and restaurant from seasoned designer and restaurateur Nicholas Mathers aims to transport guests from Los Angeles to the Southern Mediterranean all whilst staying in the heart of Santa Monica. The menu is light coastal Italian. Élephante is a place to come and relax, where a tranquil afternoon can turn into decadent dinner and flow into a lively late night scene, with an ever changing DJ line-up Wednesday thru Saturday nights.
Basecamp Fitness Santa Monica uses a varying fitness program, giving you a complete, full-body workout. Combining efficient cardio, strength training, and core movements, they aim to take the guesswork out of your workout. Their high-energy, upbeat environment and motivating instructors keep you moving and coming back for more. Basecamp is the only studio that uses an Assault bike and provides weights, as heavy as you choose, to ensure you get the best work out every time.
Santa Monica Proper marries the elevated design of Kelly Wearstler with a 1920’s era- landmark building and new contemporary architecture. Dine alongside sweeping views of the Pacific at Calabra, an indoor-outdoor rooftop bistro and beach-inspired lounge where ocean views are paired with biodynamic wines, signature cocktails, and Mediterranean and California cuisine.
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica, OnePiece Work is walking distance from Third Street Promenade and right next door to the best local coffee shops and restaurants. Whether you need a productive day away from home or meeting with clients in our chic conference rooms, our space reflects Santa Monica's laid-back vibes with Silicon Beach ambition. Book on-demand meeting rooms or private offices by day, when you need it.
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