Santa MonicaSan·ta Mon·i·ca
city in SW Calif., on the Pacific: suburb of Los Angeles
Origin of Santa MonicaSpanish Santa Mónica, Saint Monica, mother of Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
A city of southern California west of Los Angeles on Santa Monica Bay. Laid out in 1875, the city developed as a resort. To the north are the Santa Monica Mountains, a range rising to 948 m (3,111 ft).