If you’re dreaming of an idyllic beach getaway, chances are Santa Monica is high on the list of locations that came to mind, and for good reason. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, wellness, or fun, this beautiful oceanside city has it all. Here are just a few reasons why we’re crowning Santa Monica the ultimate spring break destination:

Location, Location, Location

Staying steps away from the beach is easier than ever when you book at the Viceroy Santa Monica, a beachside hotel perfectly situated on Ocean Avenue. Whether you want to take a stroll along the iconic Santa Monica Pier, do some shopping in downtown Santa Monica, or take a cruise along PCH, everything you need for the perfect Southern California stay is at your fingertips. 

Stay in Style 

We know that Santa Monica provides a beautiful backdrop for your vay-k (and your Instagram posts), and staying in a chic and stylish hotel will elevate the vibes even more. Last year, Viceroy Santa Monica unveiled a $21 million renovation, complete with wood-planked ceilings that make you feel as if you’re taking a walk along the pier, topped off by a two-tone bench made of real driftwood. A fan-favorite feature is the hotel’s art collection curated by Art House and created by local artists. 

The newly-designed, beach-inspired guest rooms and suites bring the outdoors in, with natural textures and color palettes reminiscent of a day by the water. The furniture is mid-century style, with carpet, wall coverings, and curtains that evoke colors of the sea and sun. All rooms have a Juliet balcony so you can enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze, and western-facing rooms offer unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and awe-worthy California sunsets.


All About the Amenities 

The best vacations are a perfect balance of fun, sun, and relaxation, where you can easily go from hanging on the beach to finishing the afternoon poolside, followed by a delicious dinner, cocktail in hand. The hotel’s brand new pool and cabana area is just the escape you need to really feel like you’re in full vay-k mode. 

Treat Yourself

After a day well-spent by the ocean or pool, head over to the Sugar Palm, the hotel’s new restaurant that is the heart of its social scene that features an indoor lounge, wraparound bar, outdoor patio with a firepit, and private dining cabanas. The restaurant boasts the finest in California cuisine, with fresh seafood and locally-grown produce. If you want to head out on the town, Elephanté has some of the best sunset views in town.

Don’t Forget the Self-Care

A trip to Santa Monica isn’t complete without some wellness activities, and luckily, it’s front and center when you stay at the Viceroy Santa Monica. Guests can partake in complimentary beach yoga classes hosted by Beach Yoga SoCal, all within walking distance of the hotel. For massages, facials, and all the R&R you need after a busy trip, Alchemie Spa is just a few blocks away and known for their eco-friendly space and amazing service.

xx, The FabFitFun Team