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1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA
Shutters is a preppy beach resort that feels more like Martha's Vineyard than Santa Monica. The amenities are luxury but its ambience is charming. With cool ocean breezes and the beach steps away, there's no better place to unwind and discover the...
1001 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403, USA
For a beachside pied-à-terre, Palihouse Santa Monica is surprisingly moody and dramatic, with nary a white linen slipcover or seashell detail in sight. Which is, of course, a good thing, because a Nantucket-style seaside aesthetic...
Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Santa Monica is built for walking with its store-packed pedestrian Promenade, groomed dirt paths along the coastal cliffs and well-kept boardwalk and beaches. The ride-filled Santa Monica Pier with its iconic Ferris wheel is a lively and colorful...
1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Hotels are central to social life in LA and are as much about entertaining as they are about sleeping. From the fabulous poolside parties to the upscale bars and restaurants, hotels are a haven for some of the best food, drink and social scenes in...
1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403, USA
Think lusciously crafted burgers of green arugula and sweet caramelized onion chutney, gruyere cheese, and a chuck of medium-rare goodness. Not to mention the thinly cut fries that come with a side of creamy garlic and parsley aioli or possibly...
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
After losing my rental apartment due to leaky Southern California construction during record-breaking winter rains, I was evacuated to luxury and bliss at the Fairmont Hotel down the street. I spotted a whale in the Santa Monica Bay shortly before...
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