Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue is a refreshing change from the city’s bustling promenade and famous neighboring pier. From locally crafted goods to bespoke luxury brands, you’ll find plenty to do, see, eat, and experience along this classically Southern California shopping street.
Only a few minutes’ walk or a short Uber ride from the downtown area, Montana Avenue is a perfect place to while away a Sunday afternoon or indulge in a day of much-needed retail therapy.
Start off your day by paying a visit to Sweaty Betty
, an ideal place to pick up some new workout gear. Get into the L.A. spirit with a pair of brightly patterned yoga pants. Or simply browse the wide variety of activewear and be inspired by the West Coast’s culture of running, hiking, and all things healthy
John Kelly Chocolates
signature truffle fudge and walnut clusters are enough to invite any passerby in for a delicious bite. These tiny morsels, handmade to perfection, are so visually stunning that it is surprising they are also an edible snack. This minimally designed boutique offers an ideal setting for an after-lunch delicacy, a decadent sugar fix, or an unexpected dainty delight.
This bright and cozy boutique
is an excellent stop when looking for that perfect gift to give or keep. Wander inside and feel as though you are in an authentic Italian
casa. With a wide variety of handcrafted wares and other lovely items from around the world, it is easy to get lost among the handmade jewelry, cashmere throws, and one-of-a-kind home accessories.
Restaurant, American, $$$