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Oceana is in the heart of the vibrant seaside city of Santa Monica, at the edge of the Palisades bluffs on the palm-tree-lined Ocean Avenue. It’s a haven away from the bustle but still within walking distance to its best-of beach favorites—from the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, to the upscale boutiques and dining on Montana Avenue, to open-air shopping at Santa Monica Place and the Promenade. Want a taste of the rest of LA’s expansive, style-meets-substance culture? You’ll find other must-see attractions from shopping to a booming art scene just a short drive away.

California fare and flare

Peruse luxe and local shopping

A mix of local boutiques and iconic global brands, shopping in Los Angeles is as diverse as the city itself. Beyond Santa Monica, shop quintessential-LA on nearby Abbot Kinney, ride a surprisingly hip trolley between stores at The Grove mall and Farmer’s Market, and take in the intrinsic glitz glam combo that is Rodeo Drive.

irresistible attractions

Explore irresistible attractions

In the midst of beach adventuring, you’ll want to make time to explore a bit of the rest of Los Angeles. Enjoy the unique landscapes of the Venice Canals and the La Brea Tar Pits. Take in man-made design on neighborhood-specific Architecture Tours. Visit iconic museums like LACMA, the hillside classic Getty Center, and interactive newcomer The Broad in DTLA. And, of course, check out Hollywood must-dos The Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, and Runyon Canyon hiking. Want specific must-see recommendations? We love to help, just ask our concierge.

local shopping

Indulge in California

fare and flare

L.A. may have invented ‘food truck famous’, but they’ve taken it far beyond blown out streetside burritos and banh mi. Now you’ll find a collection of celebrity chef cuisines that rival the best in the world. From fusion—think tofu-skin lasagna and pork-belly quesadillas—to on-every-corner fresh juice shops and contemporary takes on traditional American standbys (hello, foie gras burgers!). Too many tastes to decide? Let our foodie friendly concierge tell you a little about the perfect local selections ripe for pleasing your palette.