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Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles. Home to a mixture of Hollywood celebrities, surfers, and students, Santa Monica is a prosperous city, its real estate values among the priciest in the world. Located just 24 km (15 mi) west of downtown Los Angeles, "SaMo," as the locals call it, provides those on vacation with a convenient base for excursions into the surrounding area, including the local landmark pier. The city offers not only hundreds of hotel, restaurant, and entertainment options, but also easy accessibility for trips to other popular communities along the coast, including Malibu and Beverly Hills, where the list of things to do is endless. Put Santa Monica at the heart of your travel plans by using our United States trip planner.
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Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
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Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Duration: 2 hours
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$690 BOOK WITH VIATOR 4 Hours Private Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with Multimedia 4 Hours Private Tour of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills with Multimedia
Duration: 4 hours
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