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Santa Monica Vacation Rentals

Santa Monica Travel Guide

Santa Monica, California, known best for its iconic pier and sunny beachside settings, is calling your name for a visit. The town has a population of just under 100,000 residents, and is just outside of Los Angeles, CA.

Things to Do in Santa Monica

While in Santa Monica, be sure to plan a visit to Santa Monica Pier, home to Pacific Park, rides, games, and tons of events all summer long, including concerts and shows right on the pier. Santa Monica State Beach is another popular spot to visit in the city. The beach is always full of visitors, both locals and tourists, and stretches the entire length of the town. Head to Third Street Promenade for the best shops, bars, and restaurants, and check out the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market for some Californian fresh fruits and veggies.

Best Time to Visit Santa Monica

Santa Monica is warm and full of sunshine all year, but can get crowded in the summer and in the spring during spring break season. Try to plan a trip around these dates.

A Local's Guide to Santa Monica Vacation Rentals

Possibly one of the most iconic coastal cities in all of the United States, Santa Monica offers visitors so much more than just a beautiful beach and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Santa Monica is truly the perfect destination for a vacation rental.

With 3.5 miles of pristine sandy Pacific Ocean beach and a total walkable area of 8.3 square miles, Santa Monica, California is the perfect home base for any Los Angeles area vacation. Additionally, Santa Monica is only eight miles north of LAX, making it a convenient destination for any traveler.

See & Do

Santa Monica is of course known for the iconic, family-friendly Santa Monica Pier, home to Pacific Park amusement park, the historic Looff Hippodrome Carousel, and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier is the famed Muscle Beach which was popularized by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Those renting vacation homes in Santa Monica will have access to some of the best shopping in the world at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica. In Santa Monica, visitors can shop boutiques, straight from the runway designer labels, and classic beach fashion.

Surrounding Nature

In addition to the iconic attractions of Santa Monica, the surrounding natural landscape of Santa Monica offers unrivaled outdoors experiences. Explore the rugged California coastline or head inland to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area to hike or climb with a stunning view of the Pacific.

Price and Availability Index in Santa Monica

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Santa Monica is in August, while the cheapest month is in December. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Santa Monica is in the high season in July. Santa Monica has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Santa Monica tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Santa Monica tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.

The Weather in Santa Monica

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Santa Monica. The warmest months in Santa Monica are June and March, when temperatures reach 99 ˚F. The coolest month is February, when temperatures drop to 40 ˚F. The wettest month in Santa Monica is March with 4.15 inches of rain, while the driest month is October with 0.62 inches of rain.

What Expert Travelers Think

Vacation Rentals in Santa Monica

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more. We have 1,969 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Santa Monica ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. A trip to Santa Monica can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $10 per night. A typical accommodation in Santa Monica costs on average $264 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Santa Monica can pick from 1,019 places to stay that provide WiFi. 85 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 111 accommodations that have gym facilities. Driving to Santa Monica? Then choose one of the 883 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 124 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

AllTheRooms has 283 pet-friendly places to stay in Santa Monica, so if you're travelling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 8 providers in Santa Monica, including 911 places to stay from Airbnb, 68 accommodations from VRBO and 37 places to stay from Homeaway

1,027 accommodations in Santa Monica have been reviewed: 51% are rated excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 615 places to stay right now.

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