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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carpinteria State Beach and Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Mission San Buenaventura. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Ventura (Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path & Serra Cross Park), Malibu (Zuma Beach & El Matador State Beach) and Santa Barbara (Old Mission Santa Barbara, Cabrillo Bike Path, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, admire the natural beauty at Lotusland, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, and enjoy the sand and surf at San Clemente State Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica online day trip planner .

In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Clemente, Malibu, Meditation Mount
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Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

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