Those who want to venture beyond the doors of The Georgian will discover a mecca of shopping, sightseeing, and recreation made all the better by the picturesque vantage points and gifted good looks of this town overlooking the sea. There are many things to do in Santa Monica that are within walking distance or a short drive.

Enjoy the many attractions in Santa Monica and fun activities that are easy walking or driving distance from the hotel:

Walking Distance from the Hotel

Within 1-2 Miles

  • Back on the Beach - A Santa Monica landmark with umbrella shaded tables in the sand, seasonal California cuisine and breathtaking views of the ocean, mountains and Catalina Island.
  • Bar Monette - Intimate tapas bar serving Neapolitan style pizza and refined tapas dishes in a cozy minimalist setting.
  • Capo - Homemade pasta, fresh seafood and fireplace-grilled meats complimented by an award-winning wine list.
  • Chez Jay - Nautical-themed landmark dating from 1959 with a die-hard local following and lots of celebrity lore.
  • Ivy at the Shore - Classic American and Italian dishes served in a whimsical flower-filled room with a bamboo bar.  A celebrity favorite.
  • Massilia - Stylish eatery offering contemporary Italian, French & Moroccan dishes, plus happy hour cocktails.
  • Michael’s Santa Monica - Early pioneer of inventive California cuisine featuring market-driven plates in an art-filled room.
  • One Pico - 2012 Wine Spectator Award winning coastal chic; Mediterranean inspired cuisine with panoramic views of the ocean.
  • Pasjoli - Seasonal and luxe Parisian bistro fare from award-winning chef Dave Beran.
  • Stella Bara - Artisanal pizzas, including creative breakfast options and drinks in an airy space with open kitchen.

On the Westside (Santa Monica, Venice, and Malibu)

  • Baltaire - An elegant dining room & buzzy outdoor patio set the stage for cocktails & prime cuts.
  • Cassia - Casually cool spot for upscale Vietnamese-French fusion and seafood served indoors or on the cozy patio.
  • Coucou - A celebration of aperitif culture and artisanal cocktails inspired by the timeless bars and bistros of France.
  • Felix Trattoria - Inspired by the deeply rooted culinary traditions of regional Italy enriched with ingredients grown by California’s greatest family farms.
  • Fia - Cocktails, handmade pastas & seasonal fare in a stylish but relaxed space with an expansive patio and bar.
  • Geoffrey’s - Magnificent views of the California coastline set the stage for this Mediterranean meets Malibu special occasion restaurant.
  • Giorgio Baldi - Family-run celebrity hotspot known for its warm, attentive service and authentic Tuscan cuisine.
  • Gjelina - Brick floors and creeping vines fashion a picturesque, garden-like setting that is an idyllic match for their simply prepared Mediterranean menus of pizzas, vegetables and shared plates.
  • Malibu Farm Café - A counter-service café located at the end of the Malibu Pier overlooking the Pacific.
  • Malibu Farm Restaurant - White washed dining room and oceanside patio bar located at the beginning of the Malibu Pier.
  • Mastro’s Ocean Club - Classic entrees including steaks & seafood star at this sophisticated spot with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Nobu Malibu - Sweeping ocean views compliment Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s exquisite fusion cuisine which blends traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients.
  • Rose Café - An iconic boho-chic all-day eatery in the heart of Venice with two patios, a bar and a bakery serving farm fresh foods since 1979.
  • Rustic Canyon - Farmers market inspired dishes designed to share and made from the finest ingredients sourced from local farmers, ranchers and fishermen with sustainable practices.
  • The Tasting Kitchen - Neo-classical Italian cuisine, highlighted by an exquisite wine portfolio, is served in a romantic, intimate space.

Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood

  • A.O.C. - A beautiful outdoor garden courtyard sets the stage for premium Californian-French small plates & fine wines.
  • Avra - Greek-inspired Mediterranean seafood restaurant specializing in whole grilled fish and Greek specialties.
  • Croft Alley - With locations in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, these beloved neighborhood restaurants are rooted in simplicity and balance and feature delicious, artful food in an intimate setting.
  • Dan Tana’s - One of LA’s most iconic restaurants, this clubby, red sauce Italian is a beloved slice of old Hollywood.
  • The Eveleigh - Country inspired neighborhood meeting place in urban setting on Sunset Blvd. with a gorgeous patio reminiscent of California wine country.
  • Formosa Café - Located in a red trolley car, this beloved LA landmark has been a popular Hollywood hangout for nearly a century, dishing up Chinese American food to icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.
  • Funke – A new Beverly Hills restaurant that's about time-honored recipes.
  • Horses - A California restaurant and drinkery with a nod to the European bistro, influenced by the original Ye Coach & Horses, a historic Hollywood watering hole.
  • La Dolce Vita - A legendary Italian restaurant and Hollywood favorite, known for its famous red sauce
  • Musso & Frank Grill - Dating from 1919, classic American fare and martinis are served to diners in red booths at Hollywood’s oldest eatery.
  • Nerano - Modern dining inspired by the beauty of the Amalfi Coast where the temperate climate influences the coastal cuisine.
  • Pace - Located in the heart of Laurel Canyon, this dreamy local favorite features a rustic Italian menu created with seasonal, organic produce.
  • Republique - Modern French plates served in a striking space, plus a bakery & cocktail bar)
  • Spago - Wolfgang Puck’s legendary flagship restaurant continues to set the standard for cuisine, service and is consistently recognized as the ultimate in fine dining.
  • Yamashiro - Sushi & Cal-Asian fare served amid gardens & a koi pond in the Hollywood Hills with stunning city views.
  • Ysabel - Contemporary American fare & mixology- focused cocktails in a midcentury-modern space with a patio.

Downtown Los Angeles 

  • Bavel - Ori Menashe’s Middle Eastern follow-up to his always-packed Bestia, with a similar downtown vibe.
  • Bestia - Trendy Italian restaurant from an acclaimed husband and wife team highlighting creative seasonal fare.
  • Cabra - Spirited rooftop dining and drinking destination inspired by the vibrant flavors of Peruvian Cuisine.
  • Damian - Polished eatery making Mexican dishes & desserts with locally sourced ingredients from master chef Enrique Olvera.
  • Perch - Glamorous rooftop setting with French small plates, handcrafted cocktails & grand views of the city.
  • Redbird - Modern American cuisine served in a gorgeous atrium located inside the former Cathedral of Saint Vibiana.
  • Rossoblu - Steve Samson’s Bolognese-inspired menu, including handmade pastas and Italian wines.