Santa Monica is the perfect place for a reset. Whether your getaway is an afternoon on the beach or a weeklong stay, this is a place that will make you feel right at home. And the city’s hotels, local businesses, and community are ready to welcome you with new cleaning policies, a commitment to safety, and social distancing measures to help you #TravelResponsibly and make sure your stay will be all about good, clean fun. So come for our sun-drenched beach, renowned dining, and easy-going approach to life. Dream with the waves and rise with the sun in Santa Monica.

Here Are Some Quick Tips To Travel Responsibly To Santa Monica:

1. Wear a Face Covering

Face coverings are required throughout the State of California. Face coverings save lives and help stop the spread of COVID-19. View guidance from the California Department of Public Health on the use of face coverings here.

Santa Monica businesses are permitted to refuse service to any person who does not wear a face-covering or fails to comply with social distancing. Administrative citations for failing to wear face coverings, for individuals, like $100 for a first violation, $250 for a second violation, and $500 for a third violation.

woman wearing face mask

2. Maintain Physical Distance

Please remain six feet away from those not in your traveling party. This will not only help you stay safe but also help you travel responsibly. With the cases increasing, you never know, even if you are vaccinated, you might be a carrier. Take as many precautions as you can.

3. Plan Ahead and Set Expectations for Your Visit

Research a business or activity you’re interested in doing before you go. Call the business directly or check their websites and social media channels to find out if their operations are different. If you still have questions please call our Visitor Center at (310) 319-6263 or text (424) 443-8830 seven days a week from 9 am – 5 pm, or stop in at 2427 Main Street, Wednesday – Sunday from 11 am – 4 pm. We’re happy to help answer any questions you have about visiting Santa Monica right now.

Woman uses a smart phone to make flight reservation.

4. Be Aware of What’s Allowed to be Open Right Now and What is Not

Santa Monica is part of Los Angeles County, so our city abides by all health officer orders from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. For the latest overview of sectors that are currently allowed to be open, do your research in advance. The City of Santa Monica has created a map of all Santa Monica businesses that are currently open.

5. Support Local Businesses

Did you know that for every $10 spent at a Santa Monica business, as much as $7 stays in the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures? With each purchase made in Santa Monica during your visit close you make an investment in our local economy, save time and reduce your carbon footprint. We hope you will give the businesses a little bit of understanding and patience as they adapt to new operations and protocols.

local market in Santa Monica


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