Located south of Malibu where the I-10 freeway and the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) intersect, Santa Monica features a stunning coastal setting, luxury hotels, acclaimed restaurants and high-end shopping centers. Named one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Beach Cities in the World,” Santa Monica is also home to the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, galleries and museums, live performance venues and expansive parks. With the Pacific Ocean as the spectacular backdrop, meeting planners can exprience a unique blend of beach town charm and urban energy in one of L.A.'s most popular neighborhoods.
Santa Monica hotels offer numerous lodging options and versatile spaces for meetings and events of every size. From historic and luxurious properties to modern, eco-friendly designs, Santa Monica offers a wide range of hotels that can usually be found in much larger regions. Shore Hotel, opened in 2011, is the only property in the city of Santa Monica that is LEED Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. This chic hotel, located just steps from the city’s popular beaches and shopping districts, offers 164 rooms and over 3,900 sq. ft. of meeting event space. he AAA Four Diamond property features an open-air, U-shaped design with stainless steel-clad trellis, outdoor “living room,” with pool, cocktail bar, water feature, and patio dining at Blue Plate Taco.
For a luxurious beach front experience, check out the 347-room Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. This stunning property offers over 17,000 square feet of indoor function space, plus a wide array of creative outdoor spaces such as their gorgeous oceanview pool deck. Every space is backed up by state-of-the-art A/V services and award-winning catering with mouthwatering menu options. They also offer on-site event planning services which take care of things such as beach team building, specialized tours and one-of-kind meeting décor.
Santa Monica’s award-winning culinary scene is renowned for fresh farmers market ingredients, diverse international influences and chic al fresco dining. The seafood restaurants are among the best in Southern California, offerng everything from casual stands on the pier to elegant dining surrounded by the sparkiling sea. Dive deeper into dining options that include one of the city’s most popular Italian delis, superb hotel offerings and a Michelin-starred French restaurant. For a casual private dining experience complete with an ocean breeze, check out Del Frisco's Grille located just steps from the Santa Monica Pier. This classic bar and grille offers a twist on all-American comfort food, along with a buzzing bar scene and signature cocktails. They also boast a luxe private dining room, ideal for hosting intimate lunches and dinners or professional meetings. With a drop down flat screen television equipped to stream business presentations or cable TV and room for up to 25 guests , the Cellar room is the perfect space for a memorable night out.
Santa Monica attractions offer numerous options for shopping and entertainment. From posh Montana Avenue to the perennially funky Main Street and sleek indoor-outdoor shopping centers like Santa Monica Place, this laidback beach community offers shoppers luxury retail, one-of-a-kind boutiques and vintage shops that appeal to every taste and budget. Shop for that perfect L.A. beach look, then embrace the coastal lifestyle with beach yoga, surfing, swimming and bicycling, among other activities.
The arts and cultural scene in Santa Monica is one of the most active and influential in the area, from taste-making galleries to vibrant arts complexes and a museum dedicated to the region’s aviation history. The Museum of Flying features interactive exhibits, video kiosks and a theatre highlighting the Douglas Aircraft and the history of the Santa Monica Airport. With accommodations for up to 600 total attendees for conferences, meetings, seminars, receptions, sales meetings, ceremonies, product announcements, luncheons and happy hours, the Museum of Flying is an ideal location to allow your functions to ‘take flight’ in an interesting and unusual venue that is unlike any other.
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, it's no surprise Santa Monica is home to a number of unique outdoor venues. Your guests can enjoy a fun filled, over-the-ocean event with unlimited rides, midway games and delicious food all mixed with sun, ocean breezes and spectacular views on the historic Santa Monica Pier. Pacific Park is the perfect iconic location for corporate events, company picnics, wrap parties, movie premiers, sales incentives and more! Pacific Park’s new Event Pavilion offers spectacular views of Malibu, the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, and can host groups from 75 to 400 guests. An exclusive Park buy out can accommodate up to 2,000 guests.
The Annenberg Community Beach House sets the stage for a creative flow of ideas and exchange of information with indoor event spaces and unlimited ocean views. From team-building exercises to executive presentations, meetings to retreats, this coastal chic destination allows your group to mix business with California beach leisure. Flexible space for groups from 10 to 400. For events requiring all guests in one room, we can accommodate up to 120 persons. The Sand & Sea Room and Event House rooms are equipped with one-touch projectors and screens and wireless internet is available throughout the site. Board shorts or high heels, you set the tone for your next beach meeting or event.
Santa Monica is located within Greater Los Angeles, making access to the city easy by public transportation, air travel or car. With the opening of the Metro Expo Line extension, you can Go Metro and travel from Santa Monica to Downtown L.A. in just 45 minutes. The Expo Line is part of the greater Metro Rail system, connecting Santa Monica with Hollywood, Pasadena, Long Beach and dozens of points in between. Santa Monica is also a pedestrian-friendly destination so visitors can enjoy easy access to some of the cities most popular destinations.
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