Santa Monica’s pleasant Mediterranean-like climate and its dramatic setting on a cliffside overlooking its famed stretch of golden sand beach, make it the perfect place to experience a taste of the glamour of LA at its most relaxed. This coastal paradise boasts some excellent shopping haunts, world-class restaurants, and, thanks to the amusement park on its historical Pier, a round-the-clock atmosphere of vibrant festivity. The city bustles during the day and positively heaves at night. Visitors are spoiled for choice with a wide range of evening entertainment options on offer. From the laid back outdoor cafes, cocktails on the beach, sophisticated hotel lounges, heaving dance clubs, and live music hotspots, there really is never a dull moment in this city by the sea.