SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA
Santa Monica is a coastal city in Los Angeles County,CA. Situated on Santa Monica Bay of the Pacific Ocean, it is surrounded by the City of Los Angeles. Santa Monica is named for Saint Monica of Hippo because the area on which the city is now located was first visited by Spaniards on her feast day. In the skateboard and surfing communities, Santa Monica’s Ocean Park neighborhood and adjacent parts of Venice are sometimes called Dogtown. Santa Monica is sometimes referred to with the colloquial abbreviation “SaMo.” Shopping is hugh here due to the 3rd Street Promenade outdoor street mall. Because of its agreeable weather, Santa Monica had become a famed resort town by the early 20th century (I did not know that!). The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core with significant job growth and increased tourism due to the Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. We get a ton of tourist here honestly during the Summer months, you may want to ride the Bus to get here and save the parking and traffic headaches. Believe me, I know…I am a SM resident for more than 15 years in the Ocean Park and Beach areas.