Santa Monica: L.A.’s Micro City

Everything that’s new and cool at the beach—now without the traffic to get there

Bonnie Tsang
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Get Beach-Ready

Only 3 percent of Santa Monica visitors head to Montana Avenue, a ten-block stretch with chic boutiques and fun restaurants beloved by locals. Before donning flip-flops, get a pedicure at the new Olive & June (1426 Montana Ave.; 310-899-1029; olivejune.com), the third outpost of the popular Beverly Hills nail salon.