8 days in Santa Monica Itinerary

8 days in Santa Monica Itinerary

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Santa Monica
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Santa Monica

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A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Visit Carpinteria State Beach and Zuma Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Monica Mountains and Ventura Harbor Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Irvine Spectrum Center (in Irvine) and Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Old Mission Santa Barbara, & more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, look for gifts at Bart's Books, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission San Buenaventura, and kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica online day trip planner .

May in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Ojai, Ventura, Malibu, Carpinteria State Beach
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
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Carpinteria State Beach
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Santa Monica State Beach

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