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2021 Santa Monica holiday deals


Holidays To Santa Monica

Pack your sunnies and your best boardies and leave the ’tude at home—you’re going to Southern California! Our Santa Monica deals make it easy to channel your inner surfer dude (or dudette).

In this beach town on the west side of Los Angeles, you won’t have to choose between hitting the sand, taking yourself shopping or just celebrity-watching all day (we won’t tell). Take in a bit of culture at the historic museums and movie theatres—it’s near Hollywood after all—to round it all out. With Wotif, there’s no wrong way to holiday. The only requirement is that you come back home happy!

Things to Do in Santa Monica

It should go without saying that Los Angeles gives good beach, but we’ll say it anyway: you’ll get all the sand, sun and sea you can ask for here. Santa Monica State Beach is the place to go for a relaxing time lounging under an umbrella or jumping through the waves. Once you’ve baked yourself to an even tan, get changed and hit the pier. No holiday in Santa Monica is complete without a trip to this old-fashioned amusement park, if only for a ride on the iconic Ferris wheel and the views to Malibu and access to the Third Street Promenade.

Take a stroll past shops for your obligatory souvenirs, followed by a happy hour drink (or several) at one of the beach bars scattered up and down the street. Test out your board strategy at Chess Park, where locals go for breakneck matches conducted by keen competitors.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Santa Monica is basically Los Angeles, so yeah, you’ve got plenty of places to spend your hard-earned dinero. If you want to stay local, a visit to the Third Street Promenade has to be high on your list. This gorgeous outdoor mall is the place to be for live entertainment, good grubbing and all sorts of retail goodies. Find the perfect pair of shoes for that beach party you got invited to, or stock up on postcards and jewellery to send home to your mum. Need more variety? Snag one of our Santa Monica car hire options and make your way to Rodeo Drive to explore the finer things in life—or, you know, to window-shop.

While you’re on your Santa Monica holiday, be sure to sample plenty of the Southern California beach cuisine, which features fresh seafood, loads of ripe avocado and bright, fresh flavours. You can stick to the Promenade for food, or wander down the many beachside bars and restaurants to find the perfect meal. Want to cook your own grub? The Santa Monica Farmers Market is held every Sunday, and is loaded with fresh produce for you to experiment with.

Your Santa Monica holidays aren’t complete without testing out the nightlife, right? Of course not. This area is littered with bars, especially along Santa Monica Boulevard and Ocean Avenue. If you’re looking for something a little more exciting, head to Main Street for nightclubs that only start to liven up when the sun goes down. Of course, this is technically LA, so you can always head inland to one of the famous clubs on Sunset Boulevard. If you make it as far as Hollywood, you might even spot a celebrity!

What’s Next?

Ready to spend that annual leave somewhere nice? We’ve got you covered with our great Santa Monica holiday packages. Wotif offers easy online booking 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, with competitive rates that leave you more money to spend on sun cream. Check out Wotif’s other Los Angeles holiday packagesLos Angeles holiday packages too—there’s tons to see here!

Things to do in Santa Monica

Meeting fascinating people, trying out new things and exploring wonderful sights is exactly what travelling is all about. That sound good to you?

Still got some space on your itinerary? These are our top picks:

Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Santa Monica? Check out our Santa Monica travel guide!

Family Hotels in Santa Monica

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica

1707 4th St, Santa Monica, CA
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.2 out of 5 (6 reviews)

    Located in Downtown, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Main Street Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach, and Third Street Promenade. Santa Monica Pier ...

    from AU$470

    Shore Hotel

    Shore Hotel

    1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.4 out of 5 (5 reviews)

      With direct access to the beach, this Downtown hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier and Santa ...

      from AU$250

      Cal Mar Hotel Suites

      Cal Mar Hotel Suites

      220 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA
        3.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.0 out of 5 (4 reviews)

        Located in North of Wilshire, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Beach ...

        from AU$257

        Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

        Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

        1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Downtown, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Original Muscle Beach and Santa Monica Beach. Santa Monica Pier ...

          from AU$687

          Romantic Hotels in Santa Monica

          The Huntley Hotel

          The Huntley Hotel

          1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

            This family-friendly Santa Monica hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Beach and Santa Monica Place. ...

            from AU$313

            Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

            Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

            1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Downtown, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Original Muscle Beach and Santa Monica Beach. Santa Monica Pier ...

              from AU$687

              Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

              Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

              101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                Located in North of Wilshire, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. ...

                from AU$621

                Channel Road Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

                Channel Road Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

                219 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.4 out of 5 (5 reviews)

                  Located in Santa Monica Canyon, this romantic bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Montana Avenue and Santa Monica Beach. Third Street Promenade and Santa ...

                  from AU$323

                  Top Flight Deals

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