For couples looking to experience Los Angeles, there is no better place to base their stay than in Santa Monica, the beachfront of Los Angeles, where amazing dining, near-perfect weather, and a laid-back atmosphere sets the stage for romance. All of Los Angeles’ major attractions are within an hour’s drive and there’s plenty to enjoy within Santa Monica for those who are looking to keep things easy and casual.
Jiraffe: Owned and operated by Raphael Lunetta, a local surfer, Jiraffe serves French-inspired dishes based on farmers’ market-fresh ingredients in an intimate setting.
The Lobster: Serving award-winning classic American seafood specializing in live Maine lobster. A panoramic 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean showcasing some of the most spectacular sunsets in Southern California.
Melisse: From the intriguing season-driven menu to its world-class wine list, Melisse inspires all of the senses with its chic ambiance, superb, contemporary French cuisine, and gracious service.
Classic Beachfront Elegance- Casa del Mar and Shutters on the Beach: Situated directly on the beach with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Pier, Hotel Casa del Mar is a modern version of a classic beach club, with lots of beach, just the right amount of club, and a magical something extra.
Chic Boutique- Viceroy: Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel fuses classic sophistication and contemporary chic to create a thoroughly modern and uniquely luxurious Santa Monica, California boutique hotel.
Intimate Hideaway- Oceana Santa Monica: With a prestigious address directly adjacent to the sweeping Pacific Ocean, this Santa Monica hotel offers visitors calming views and a contemporary, elegant atmosphere. Inspired by the azure calm and bright sun native to the French Riviera, Oceana’s colorful surroundings inspire and provide a welcome haven from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. As a starting point for a night on the town, frolic in the ocean or a retreat into relaxation, Hotel Oceana provides all the comfort you require.
Couples Massage at Sea Wellness Spa- will arrange for the massage on the pool deck overlooking the ocean.
Beach Butler Service provided by Perry’s Beach Café– this service allows you and your sweetheart to relax on the beach in chaise lounge chairs while your butler sets everything up for you. Includes chaise lounge chairs, umbrella, cooler with waters, towels, and for an added fee, the ability to order your lunch via walkie-talkie and the butler will deliver it to you.
Bike Rentals for Two provided by Perry’s Beach Café- Santa Monica offers a beautiful beachfront bike path from which to explore the Southern California coastline. Take the bikes on the path and see movie shoots, volleyball games, the famous Venice boardwalk and more.
Nearby Tours to Malibu Wineries with Malibu Grapes Wine Tours- This tour will pick you up directly from your hotel in Santa Monica and whisk you away to the wineries of Malibu. You’ll have the chance to visit these intimate wineries, enjoy wine tastings and lunch and a romantic drive up the coast.
Sunset Ride-on Solar- a popular spot for marriage proposals, being on the Ferris Wheel, which is directly over the Pacific Ocean, gives you an unmatched view of the water, beach and Los Angeles region.
Black & White Biplane at the Santa Monica Airport- Taking off from the Santa Monica Airport, you’ll fly over the best of Southern California – the Pacific Ocean, the 100-year-old Santa Monica Pier, the Hollywood Sign, Sunset Strip, Malibu beaches and more.
Shopping- Whether you’re looking for designer name brands at Santa Monica Place and Third Street Promenade, or unique California boutiques on Montana Avenue and Main Street, or fresh produce and gourmet foods from the Farmers Market or Marketplace.
Cocktails with Sunset View
ONYX Rooftop Bar – Perched atop the iconic Hotel Shangri-La is Santa Monica’s only open-air rooftop bar and lounge. Suite 700 effortlessly captures an elusive sense of Hollywood glamour at the ocean. This exclusive hideaway blends a timeless Art Deco design with a world-class ocean view.
The Penthouse at Huntley – Venture into a Santa Monica ultra lounge that pulses with excitement 18 stories above the California shore. Contemporary cuisine and creative cocktails blend with a surge of style and celebrity, sweeping through the intimate cabanas and fireside hangouts.
Sonoma Wine Garden – The ambiance of Sonoma’s outdoor patio dining transports guests to the type of outdoor gardens Sonoma’s wine country is famous for. The bonus, here in Santa Monica is ocean breezes and sunset view.