The pier in Santa Monica

These are our top travel tips and things to do during your Santa Monica destination wedding:

A pedestrian-friendly city, Santa Monica is home to a vibrant community of writers, artists and entertainers.

Pack a light sweater. Santa Monica's weather has a tendency toward cooler, foggier days than nearby Los Angeles.

Head to Hermosa Beach for a casual spot to dip your toes in the water and easy access to pubs and restaurants.

Take a day trip up the Pacific Coast Highway, where you can cruise along the Pacific and enjoy the scenery in towns like Malibu.