Some people mistakenly think Santa Monica is a settlement in LA, but it’s her own city. It is best known for its pier and beach, but it also has eight different neighborhoods.
Downtown / Third Street Promenade has the two largest shopping areas in Santa Monica with a high concentration of shops, restaurants and hotels. The agricultural market is on Wednesday and Saturday.
Main street is the artistic side of Santa Monica with surf vibes. Main St has galleries, boutiques and the largest concentration of cafes in the city. There is also a weekly agricultural market on Sundays.
City center: The farthest neighborhood in the interior is a center of art and entertainment. Here you will also find collections of contemporary art.
Montana Ave: Top and local boutiques. You will find 150+ boutiques and restaurants.
Ocean Park Boulevard / Santa Monica Airport Area: Independent cafes, boutiques and art galleries. The airport is for owners of private planes and the Flying Museum.
Peak Boulevard: The most ethnically diverse neighborhood and home of Santa Monica College. Small local agricultural market on Saturday.
Santa Monica / Ocean Avenue Pier: The most popular area with a famous pier and beach and restaurants and outdoor bars.
Wilshire Boulevard: Where Douglas Park is located with playgrounds and reflective pools. A bunch of food options including a concentration of Mexican restaurants.