Santa Monica Pier (File photo)

No matter what your interests are, there’s always a large number of options in our beachside city. Lucky for us residents, the wealth of resources provided by Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) online at aren’t just for visitors. In fact, the informative website offers a variety of tools to help residents and visitors alike stay in the know and keep their pulse on things to do and events in our beachside city.

To start, check out the SMTT blog, found at Updated regularly, the SMTT blog shares insider tips on what to see and do in our destination. Whether you are looking for activities to celebrate the season, plans for date night, or hosting visitors and in need of new ideas to entertain or just want to be a visitor in your own hometown, let the SMTT blog be your go-to resource for all things Santa Monica.

For the most comprehensive calendar of events in the destination, visit the Santa Monica Events page at Here you’ll find full listings on local events. Learn how to explore our community through a variety of special activities from walking tours and concerts to food festivals and wellness offerings – no passport needed.

Keep your friends and family busy while they enjoy our endless summer. Stop by one of the four Santa Monica Visitor Information Centers found throughout the city. Serving as your source for all things Santa Monica, each visitor center provides friendly, knowledgeable staff, free visitor guides and maps, foreign language lines as well as information on attractions, hotels, shopping, dining, museums, galleries, services and entertainment. These locations are also a great place to stock up on Santa Monica swag or gifts for friends and family with a curated collection of merchandise available for purchase.

To learn more about how tourism works for our community, visit

About Santa Monica Travel & Tourism

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) is a non-profit organization designed to increase visitor expenditures, tourism revenues and local employment opportunities through the promotion of Santa Monica as a travel destination. For travel and accommodation information or a free copy of the official Visitors Guide, the public can write to the Santa Monica Visitor Center, 2427 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405; call (800) 544-5319 or (310) 393-7593; visit; or email Follow SMTT on Twitter @GoSantaMonica, on Instagram @SeeSantaMonica or become a Facebook fan at

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