Santa Monica Travel & Tourism Wins Numerous Awards
The seaside city of Santa Monica has been awarded North America’s Leading Beach Destination by the World Travel Awards and leading Eco-Friendly Green Destination by the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. The awards highlight Santa Monica as a sustainable city–from green initiatives to eco-friendly architectural designs—set along one of California’s most iconic stretches of coastline. At just 8.3 square miles, visitors are able to move around the city via 113 miles of bikeways, public bike share programs, electric scooter rentals, Metro Expo Line, Big Blue Bus, and the electric Free Ride Shuttle. In addition, Santa Monica offers numerous eco-friendly attractions, including the world’s first and only solar-powered Ferris wheel, year-round farmers’ markets, acres of lush parks, and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Santa Monica’s walkable neighborhoods and celebrated outdoor retail destinations make it a shopper’s paradise, all set near one of Southern California’s most iconic coastlines.