27 days in Santa Monica Itinerary

27 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and State Street Underpass. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica Mountains and Running Horse Ranch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Fillmore Fish Hatchery (in Fillmore), Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Santa Barbara (Douglas Family Preserve, El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, & more). On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Zuma and Trancas Canyons. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Community Beach House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica road trip planner .

Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Museums Outdoors

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Santa Barbara, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes, Ventura
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Santa Monica Pier
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Old Mission Santa Barbara

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