Cliffs cascade into the coast in Santa Monica, an autonomous west Los Angeles locale defined by its easy-going attitude and stylish mindset. A quintessentially-California beach town, Santa Monica's blend of surf, sand, and sun attract Angelenos and outsiders to promenade its shopping plazas, its boardwalk, and Montana Avenue, its chic boutique-filled corridor. If you're in Santa Monica without a car, you'll feel slightly sequestered on the coast. Trust us, the sunshine makes up for it.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Seaside City With Surf, Sand, and Style
Oceanfront Amusements at Santa Monica Pier
Sand, Sun, Surf In Santa Monica
From Beach to Boulevard: Downtown Santa Monica
Arts and Culture In Santa Monica
Montana Avenue: Santa Monica's Beverly Hills
The Dining Scene: Santa Monica
The Great Outdoors In Santa Monica
Santa Monica's Architectural Landscape
After Sunset In Santa Monica
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."
Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighborhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.