News / Spotlights

Wednesday
Oct312018

The delicious evolution of Santa Monica

Forbes.com:  Although enveloped into the greater Los Angeles metro area, Santa Monica has long existed in its own cozy, little beach bubble. It's got the sun, it's got the sand, but until relatively recently it didn't offer visitors very much of anything else. You'd come to soak up the sights, people watch along the pier, and then perhaps brave the traffic back to whatever part of town offered more reliable high end food and lodging. Not anymore. The Santa Monica of 2018 is suddenly a premiere destination not just for tourists, but for Southern Californian gourmands in search of a weekend staycation right in their own backyard. What gives?

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Tuesday
Sep112018

12 reasons why Santa Monica is a top choice for a sustainable holiday

Irish Examiner:  There’s no denying travel and tourism have an impact on the environment. But as a consumer, it is possible to minimise damage by putting some thought into the places you choose to visit. 

At the forefront of urban environmental thinking, American city Santa Monica is a favourable option for eco-conscious tourists, thanks to its longstanding environmental commitments. By 2030, the city aims to achieve zero waste through diversion, composting and recycling.

Still need convincing? Here are 12 more green reasons to go… Read more > 

Sunday
Sep092018

Santa Monica holds festival to promote buying local

ABC Channel 7 News:  Good health and good food were on tap in Santa Monica. 

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Saturday
Sep082018

BUY LOCAL Health and Fitness Festival

Thursday
Sep062018

This Weekend: Walk with the Mayor Protem to the Buy Local Health & Fitness Festival!

Santa Monica SPOKE:  Come visit us at Santa Monica Spoke, Santa Monica Safe Routes to School, GoSaMo Team, and the Santa Monica Safe Street Alliance AND SO MUCH MORE. We will host another fun bike & small wheels obstacle safety course and bike safety checks by Performance Bicycle for the kids. Free and low cost helmets and lots of materials and information to share! A day of healthy outdoor activities for all ages!  Read more >