Visit Santa Monica - Best of Santa Monica

Situated in southern California and a few miles from Los Angeles, is the coastal city of Santa Monica. It is a charming little sea side city spread across an area of only 22 km². From pubs to museums, from bike tracks to hiking in the mountains, from food delicacies to surfing, you can enjoy these various things the city has to offer.

While on a trip to Santa Monica, take a stroll along the Santa Monica Pier, grab a beach towel and a good book and head to the beach, window shop along Montana Avenue or soak in the culture by visiting the many museums. There is a lot to do once you travel to Santa Monica. Here’s a gist of what you may expect.

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Santa Monica Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Santa Monica

  • Whale Watching Day Cruise Santa Monica, Redondo, and Palos Verdes Bay
    Whale Watching Day Cruise Santa Monica, Redondo, and Palos Verdes BayNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Join us aboard the 65 ft/45passengerexcursion vesselto experience the spectacular adventure of whale watching and nature crui...

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  • Save 10% The Perfect Los Angeles Tour
    The Perfect Los Angeles Tour2 Reviews

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    Surf City Tours offers"The Perfect LA Tour."Learn about the city, and get out to explore the best parts on your own. This is ...

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  • Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour
    Santa Monica and Venice Beach Segway Tour13 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience of Southern Californias beach culturefamous worldwide for its surfers, body builders, ...

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  • Save 20% Shop and Dine Santa Monica Place
    Shop and Dine Santa Monica Place

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    A tour which promises to give the customary satiation to the taste bud, along with working up an appetite for you as well. Yo...

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Facts and Stats for Santa Monica*

  • Pollution Statistics in Santa Monica

    Know the pollution level of Santa Monica before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 15 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45 (Moderate)
  • Santa Monica: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Santa Monica for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Santa Monica.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.17 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.17 (Moderate)
  • Living in Santa Monica - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 49.51 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.95 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 52.5 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.35 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.62 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 131.93 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Santa Monica

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Santa Monica

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 58.25 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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