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Hotel California
1670 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Ocean View Hotel
1447 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Le Merigot A Jw Marriott Beach Hotel & Spa
1740 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Georgian Hotel
1415 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Hotel Shangri-La
1 1301 Ocean Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Viceroy Santa Monica
1819 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Doubletree Guest Suites Santa Monica
1707 4th St
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Huntley Santa Monica Beach
1111 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA, 90403

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
530 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA, 90405

Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
120 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA

JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot y
1740 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA

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About Santa Monica

Santa Monica is one of California's premier beachfront communities. Sun and fun rule the day here. The city is located on Santa Monica Bay and is 14 miles from Los Angeles. The population is a mix of Hollywood celebrities, surfers, executives, and single-family citizens.

The city has always been known for its pleasant Mediterranean climate. Ten out of every 11 days are sunny. The beach is always 5 to 10 degrees cooler than the city proper. A cool breeze blows in from the ocean, refreshing the area with bountiful clean air. The average high temperature is 70 degrees Fahrenheit while the average low is 55 degrees. The rainy season starts in October and ends in March.

New World settlers arrived here in 1769 and named the area Saint Monica. Two ranchers sold off part of their large land holdings and created the city of Santa Monica in 1875. Investors moved in and bought lots to build homes and businesses. Since that time, people have moved into the area and expanded the city boundaries.

The city boasted a population of 89,736 living souls in 2010. The median age is 40 years with more women than men. The median income per household is $71,095. The per capita income is $42,874.

The economy supports the entertainment industry with film, television, and recording studios. Microsoft, Yahoo, and MTV established offices here. Rand Corporation and Universal Music Group are the largest private employers in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica State Beach is 3.5 miles in length and features parks, picnic sites, kiddy playgrounds and is the original Muscle Beach site. People visit here for swimming, fishing, volleyball, bicycle riding, paddle boarding and watching people. Nearly 250 acres of warm sand and sun attract tourists from throughout the world.

The waves here are suitable for beginning surfers. Shopping and dining are available, and there are plenty of souvenir shops for visitors. Numerous street performers show off their talents for contributions from passersby. Adequate parking is available. Swings and climbing bars are here for kids. Mini cafes along the boardwalk offer snacks and refreshments. The International Chess Park attracts players from the Los Angeles area.

The 100-year-old Santa Monica Pier is the main attraction on the beach and features the Pacific Park and an amusement park suitable for families. Visitors can enjoy snacks and beverages on the pier. Arcade games allow visitors to try their hand at skill games, and the historic Carousel, built in 1922, features 44 wooden horses carved by hand that go around to the accompaniment of a calliope.

The La Monica Ballroom opened in 1924. It features a French Renaissance decor with a Spanish-theme exterior. In its heyday, more than 5,000 people could dance on its ballroom floor.