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Santa Monica Essential Info

Overview

Santa Monica is a city on the Pacific Ocean coast, anchoring the West Side of Los Angeles County in Southern California.

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Fun Facts

  1. Opened in September 9, 1909, the Santa Monica Pier originally served the purpose of carrying sewage out past the breakers.
  2. Pacific Park’s nine-story Pacific Wheel is the world’s first and only solar powered ferris wheel.
  3. National Geographic ranked Santa Monica as one of the “Top Ten Beach Cities in the
    World”.
  4. The city has been an artistic center for Southern California for generations, and 43% of local residents work in creative businesses.
  5. At 22 miles long, the South Bay Bicycle Trail in Santa Monica, is the world’s longest
    oceanfront bike path.

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