Santa Monica offers a blend of urban energy, beach town atmosphere, world-class oceanfront hotels and a glorious Pacific Ocean setting that make it one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Beach Cities in the World. Top attractions include the iconic Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade, as well as numerous restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions that have attracted celebrities for decades. Santa Monica’s award-winning culinary scene is renowned for fresh Farmers Market ingredients, diverse international influences and al fresco dining with ocean views. Shop for the perfect LA beach look at trendsetting boutiques and Santa Monica Place, a three level open-air shopping haven. Embrace the Santa Monica lifestyle and live like a local with beach yoga, surfing and bicycling.