Are you planning a vacation to Santa Monica? Are you hoping to spot some celebrities while you’re there?

If so, you’ve got your work cut out for you. With over 4 million residents and an additional 48 million visitors each year, finding famous people in LA isn’t the easiest task.

But don’t worry. In this post, we’ll reveal the best places to see celebrities in LA (and Santa Monica in particular). Read on!

1. LAX

Chances are, you’re going to fly into LA through the massive terminals of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Although many celebs hang out in private lounges before their flights, they’re forced to mingle with the crowds in the baggage terminals. Grab a coffee and hang out in the arrivals area for your chance to spot a celebrity coming or going.

2. Santa Monica Farmer’s Market

This lovely outdoor market boasts California’s best local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood. There are also plenty of food stalls, arts and crafts booths, and children’s activities.

Lots of high-profile chefs and other celebrities do their weekly shopping here. It’s the perfect place to spend a fun Saturday afternoon.

3. Hot 8 Yoga

Are you a yoga aficionado? Even if you’re not, lots of celebs are–and many of them take classes at Santa Monica’s Hot 8 Yoga Studio.

If you sign up for a class here, you might be practicing poses next to Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, or Pink. If you’re going to break a sweat, you might as well do it with some of the most famous people in LA!

4. Montana Avenue

Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue is like Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive. Even if your bank account isn’t large enough to shop here, you’re likely to find celebrities and their families wandering the stores.

With over 150 boutique stores, this stretch beckons the rich and famous of Santa Monica. Stroll along its sidewalks and you might be lucky enough to pass Gwyneth Paltrow or Steven Spielberg.

5. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Many celebrities have been spotted bringing their families to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

Not only is this a great spot to find celebs, but it’s also a fun experience for you and your own family. The aquarium boasts over 100 species of marine life, as well as hands-on exhibits and educational shows and programs.

6. 3rd Street Promenade

In downtown Santa Monica, at 3rd Street and Broadway, you’ll find three city blocks to explore–and lots of celebrity sightings to be had.

The Promenade area offers great shopping opportunities, a huge cinema, and plenty of local street performers. Take a walking tour or go on a shopping spree and get ready to mingle with a celebrity or two along the way.

The Best Places to See Celebrities in LA (And More)

With its beautiful beaches and easygoing vibe, it’s no wonder so many celebrities call Santa Monica home.

So grab your camera and a pen and paper for that autograph! You’ll be hanging out in the best places to see celebrities in LA in no time.

Of course, between all those celebrity sightings, you’ll want to take a break to enjoy some delicious food and a nice cold beer.

Check out our menu and then pay us a visit when you’re in town. See you soon!