About Santa Monica
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Located west of downtown near the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica is the stomping ground of everybody from beach bums and fitness nuts to super models and silver screen sensations. The area is also home to world-famous Sony Studios, where the likes of Columbia and TriStar "can" dozens of the cinema industry’s top blockbusters each year. The great weather, the beach, Promenade, Palisades Park, Santa Monica Pier, star-studded restaurants, and great shopping highlight this region of Los Angeles. Retail venues include Santa Monica Shopping Mall, Third Street Promenade and Montana. This is one of the better places to see and be part of the scene in LA, so don't be surprised if you find yourself standing in line or sitting at a red light alongside your favorite celebrities.