Silicon Beach is the area centered on Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles California where high-tech startups and investors have recently been locating in greater numbers.
Don't risk a trip to Silicon Beach without this App, otherwise you'll miss the best the area has to offer.
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," yet "all play and no work makes Jack a mere toy."
Are you caught between the balance of work and play? We'd like to introduce you to a little-known fun beachy entertainment mecca which has found itself directly in the heart of Santa Monica, California. This App shows "where to play" while "working hard".
"Silicon Beach" is the name used to describe this area centered along our beach that hosts a large and growing number of tech startups and investors. There are actually two other places that have been called "Silicon Beach", one in Australia, and one in San Diego. However, this latest iteration plans to overtake them both along with Silicon Valley, Silicon Prairie, and New York City, as the tech startup investment capital of the world.
Why? Two main reasons. First, because the money is here in Los Angeles, which is rated as the 3rd highest city economy in the world as ranked by Price Waterhouse Coopers. Second, because of the proximity to Hollywood. Silicon Beach is in the "Thirty Mile Zone" (TMZ), the area of Los Angeles with a large concentration of entertainment industry celebrities, studios, and companies. Many startups require the world's most talented celebrities, directors, cinematographers, and production effects specialists which can only be found here.
This App helps you tune-in on the area, presenting the history of Silicon Beach, the technology players, and most importantly, the places to have FUN.
- The Silicon Beach tech industry player and the local venture capital companies making the largest investments
- Who are the incubators and co-working spaces
- Where the inexpensive hotels & motels are located
- The bars & restaurants in walking distance that are known only to the locals
- The unpublicized events like the secret farmers market, secret food truck night, secret celebrity spots, and secret street fairs
- The locations of the secret relaxing hidden outdoor and beach view patios
- The fun beach activities including tennis, volleyball, paddleball, basketball, street hockey, Segway, ElliptiGO, bike, and e-bike riding
Much of Silicon Beach's entertainment scene is unnoticed by visitors as it's lost between the popular downtown Santa Monica and Venice hotspots which draw many tourists.
This little-known sector has a surprisingly rich and fascinating history, and a vibrant dining, bar, dance club, entertainment, shopping, celebrity-spotting, and beachy fun scene.
While the locals might prefer to keep it quiet so they can enjoy this secret area of Santa Monica to themselves, it's the goal of this App to share it with our Silicon Beach visitors.
This App reveals all the entertainment secrets about Silicon Beach that will greatly enhance your time here by pointing you to the little known FUN spots for dining, drinking, shopping, dancing, and having fun on the beach. We've lived here over 20 years and it's taken us much of that time to discover these secrets, but now you can know them all instantly.
We know you work hard, but now it's time to play, so come have some Silicon Beach FUN!
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