As the new year rolls in, so do ideas for vacation plans in 2019. Santa Monica is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country thanks to the year-round warm weather combined with all the things to do. Whether you’re planning on vacationing in Santa Monica for the first time or coming back for your annual family trip because there is always more to do and see, it’s a good idea to find out what is happening before you arrive.
Santa Monica and Pacific Park are highlighted on the ‘Travelers’ Choice Awards: The Top Destinations for 2019’ list, with mention of the “neon-lit rides on the Santa Monica Pier.” Our amazing team has continued to expand and improve upon our amusement park year after year, making each season more exciting than the next for our visitors.
We are still in the planning stages for many of the 2019 events on the Pier, but you can always find the most recent information on our Twitter and Facebook pages. There are a lot of exciting things in the works!
If anything, the problem you’ll find is that there might be TOO much fun stuff going on to fit it all in on your vacation. Santa Monica offers some of the best restaurants, entertainment venues, and relaxing views you can find. Here are some of the best in each category to visit on your vacation to SoCal this year.
Santa Monica offers a great variety of restaurants for vacationers to try while in town. Grab a quick bite from HiHo Cheeseburger, or enjoy ramen at Ippudo Santa Monica to experience some of the best that our city has to offer. For more, check out the full list of top Santa Monica Restaurants from Eater Los Angeles to find the perfect meal for your trip.
Looking to spend the night out on the town in Santa Monica? Check out one of our amazing entertainment venues. Check out Harvelles Blues Club or TRiP Santa Monica for nightly shows that you just can’t find anywhere else. During late summer nights, you can often find the beach transformed into a concert venue during the annual Twilight Series.
Get the best views of Santa Monica during your stay when you dine at the Penthouse Restaurant at the Huntley Hotel. Need something closer to sea level? Just head to the Santa Monica State Beach for amazing ocean views. Something in between? Come ride the Ferris Wheel for the best scenic views of both city and ocean in Santa Monica.
We Look Forward to Seeing You This Year
Pacific Park is open year-round, with an average of 281 sunny days per year. Santa Monica is above the US average of 205. Come join us and the sun any time of year! Check back before your visit to see special events at the Park while you’re here and confirm our operating hours prior to visiting.