This city by the sea offers great shopping, including Third Street Promenade, restaurants, special event locations, meeting venues, museums, art galleries, world-class beaches, Santa Monica Pier and unique local attractions. Santa Monica offers the best in dining and lodging. Enjoy the beach and the other southern California attractions while visiting Santa Monica.
Santa Monica is bordered on the north by Malibu and the south by Venice Beach. Santa Monica is the perfect place to stay while visiting Disneyland, Beverly Hills, Universal Studios Hollywood, or Santa Monica's own unique attractions due to easy transportation to the neighboring communities.
Santa Monica is located in Los Angeles County on the western city limits of Los Angeles between Ventura and Long Beach along Highway 1 near Santa Monica Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 89,522, an increase of 2,617 since 1990.
Santa Monica is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach, California metro area.