From Los Angeles, take I-10 west to the Fourth St. exit, and take a left. Turn right on Pico Blvd. and left on Main St. INFO santamonica.com or 800/544-5319.
Why go in winter: Fulfill your New Year’s resolutions for a healthy body and planet.
The green scene’s main drag: Main St., between Wadsworth Ave. and Pacific St.
Dress code: Hard Tail yoga clothes, surf shorts, organic cotton and hemp sundresses, flip-flops.
Ride code: Bikes, hybrid cars, and BMWs converted to run on vegetable oil.
City bragging rights: Ninth greenest in the United States.
Most sustainable spot in town: Santa Monica Main Street Community Gardens (2200 Main St.; 310/458-8300).
Number of garden plots: 68
Best brew: Organic Spirit Mint tea at Urth Caffé ($; 2327 Main St.; 310/314-7040).
Number of parks in town: 26
Where to pick up a Buddha: Thai Teak Furniture (2400 Main St.; 310/581-4255).
Get a free green-design consult: Green Building Resource Center (call for hours; 2218 Main St.).