Speed Date a City - Santa Monica, 2023

Santa Monica, CA, USA

5 reviews
Jul 13 - 16, 2023
Group size: 4 - 8
Speed Date a City - Santa Monica, 2023
Santa Monica, CA, USA

5 reviews

Jul 13 - 16, 2023
Group size: 4 - 8

About this trip

Get away from the cold and spend a long weekend in sunny Southern California. Our cute retro motel is just 2 blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Have breakfast right on the beach with your toes in the sand.  Visit the end of iconic Route 66 on the Santa Monica Pier.  In Hollywood, check out the footprints at the Chinese Theater, the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and visit the new Motion Picture Academy Museum. Cruise along the iconic Sunset Strip and down ritzy Rodeo Drive. Visit Marilyn's grave at a tiny cemetery full of celebrities and see Van Gogh's Irises at the Getty Center.    

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Your own room at a cute retro motel just 2 blocks from the Ocean.
  • Admission
    Motion Picture Academy Museum
  • Experienced local guide
    History, stories, fun!
  • Ground transportation
  • Afternoon tea
  • Airport Transportation
    to/from the airport
  • Airfare
  • Trip Insurance



Get picked up at the airport, then settle into your private motel room.  Freshen up then go for a walk along Santa Monica's Main Street.  We will all meet in time for Happy Hour and a delicious dinner within walking distance of the motel. 

Your Organizer

Sheila Stone Tours
5 reviews
I’m Sheila Stone and I love travel so much that I started a tour company when I was 60. (Have I mentioned that I’m also a late bloomer?) I create and lead small groups of women to interesting places in Europe & Japan. I have also created some Speed Date a City weekends here in the States. My tours give women an opportunity to meet other women travelers and local women too. We support local businesses by staying in small hotels and eating at family restaurants as much as possible so this is travel you can feel good about!


I had such a great day with Sheila. She organize all of our stops. Explained the origin of the food we were eating. I felt as if I was in another country. It's always wonderful to spend time with Sheila!
By Judy m for Sawtelle Foodie Walk 1 on 30 May, 2022
Thank you Sheila for a fabulous time in Santa Fe. Everything was perfectly set up for us. The Hotel was in a great location. It was very clean and included breakfast. The museums were so interesting. Sheila is a delight to travel with. So organized. I definitely will travel with her in the future. I'm still thinking about the delicious chocolate tasting!
By Judy m for SPEED DATE A CITY: SANTA FE on 05 Apr, 2022
What a great weekend in Santa Fe. Sheila is a great organizer and everything ran smoothly. Action packed but with plenty of time to walk around and relax. We hit some great spots and I don't think we missed anything. Sheila did a great job and it was just a fantastic trip. Caroline
By caroline.marshall@cshs.org for SPEED DATE A CITY: SANTA FE on 28 Mar, 2022
Really fun four-day weekend! Sheila is a knowledgable tour guide, and was able to pivot when we needed to make changes to the itinerary, and she also kept our needs in mind. I had a great time and hope to join her on another one of her tours!
By Lynne L for GALentine's GETAWAY WEEKEND on 23 Feb, 2022
The Christmas Holiday Tea in Santa Monica was wonderful. Sheila always organizes great events. We all had fun getting to make new friends!
By janet c for Los Angeles Christmas Afternoon Tea on 13 Dec, 2021


The Wild About Harry Tour was amazing! My kids and I had a fantastic time. Sheila was great in making sure we saw as much of Harry Potter that London and Oxford have to offer, and she was also helpful in getting us to see the cities and planning our side trip to Paris. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that we will never forget, and we talk about constantly. Thank you!
By Denise R on 21 Jul, 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed my Bayou trip with tour host Sheila and local host Andrina. Great mix of fun sights including Mardi Gras museum, local food, shopping, bars and music in NOLA. A powerful Whitney plantation visit. Andrina hosted a traditional crawfish boil and an amazing get together with women of the local area representing the various cultures of the region. Felt like visiting with friends and family. Highly recommend this trip! Sheila is a great guide and trip planner.
By Nancy F on 19 Jul, 2021