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Popular things to do in Santa Monica

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Side trips from Santa Monica

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Hidden gems in Santa Monica

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Museums in Santa Monica

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Parks in Santa Monica

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Kid-friendly things to do in Santa Monica

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Places to visit with Santa Monica

San Francisco BEST FOR: Island, Bridge, Pier / Boardwalk
Yosemite National Park BEST FOR: Geologic Formation, Hiking Trail, Waterfall
Los Angeles BEST FOR: Theme Park, Specialty Museum, Historic Walking Area
San Diego BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Zoo, Beach
Anaheim BEST FOR: Disney Park / Activity, Ride / Activity, Room Escape Game

Where to stay in Santa Monica

Santa Monica's hotels range from luxury to boutique, offering more than 3,500 rooms located at or near the waterfront. Staying at a beachfront resort can cost a bundle, so if you have a limited budget in mind, consider accommodations away from the water. Hotels just a few blocks from the ocean offer comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV at a fraction of the cost charged by their beachfront equivalents. For an even more affordable stay, consider one of the city's inns or motels.
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