60 days in Santa Monica Itinerary

60 days in Santa Monica Itinerary

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Third Street Promenade and Montana Avenue. Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Malibu Lagoon State Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Carpinteria (Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, Rincon Bike Trail, & more), Ventura (Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, Serra Cross Park, & more) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains, take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Community Beach House, stop by Bergamot Station, and wander the streets of Rodeo Drive.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Monica online vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Santa Monica State Beach
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